AFTER FOREVER: 'Almost Done' Recording New EP

Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal act AFTER FOREVER are "almost finished with recording the main part" of their upcoming mini-CD, according to the band's official web site. The as-yet-untitled effort is being recorded at Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland with producers Hans Pieters and Dennis Leidelmeijer and is tentatively due in September/October through Transmission Records. AFTER ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Artwork To Be Displayed At English Gallery

Original LED ZEPPELIN album cover artworks from their 20-year career will be displayed at a gallery in Birmingham, England beginning on May 27. Number Nine the Gallery is hosting the second of its "Art of Rock and Roll" exhibitions, and this show will be dedicated solely to the album artwork of the long-defunct British hard ...

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GWAR's URUNGUS Records Guest Appearance For BALLISTIC's Debut

Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus of GWAR) has laid down a "hellish" vocal spot on a track called "The Dissection" for the forthcoming self-titled debut album from BALLISTIC, due in July through New York-based AR Records in the U.S. and Metal Blade Records in Europe. BALLISTIC, who feature in their ranks former DEUCE / TENSION ...

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CHARON Set Release Date For New Single

Finland's CHARON have set a May 16 release date through Spinefarm Records for their new single, "In Trust Of No One". CHARON have spent the past few months recording their fourth full-length album at BRR Studios in their hometown of Raahe and are currently mixing the effort at Helsinki's Finnvox Studios. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members To Guest On MARK LANEGAN's Solo Album

Former GUNS N' ROSES members Duff McKagan (bass) and Izzy Stradlin (guitar) are among the featured guests on the upcoming solo album from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE/ex-SCREAMING TREES singer Mark Lanegan. The record, titled "Bubblegum", was produced by Chris Goss (MASTERS OF REALITY) and is set to surface this fall through Beggar's Banquet Records. ...

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KING DIAMOND Guitarist To Appear On EIDOLON CD

KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque (a.k.a. Anders Allhage) has laid down two solos for the forthcoming EIDOLON album, "Apostles of Defiance". "We have known this for a while, but we really didn't want to release this info until it was a done deal," EIDOLON drummer Shawn Drover said in an official statement. "Now, I 'm ...

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Former SNOT/AMEN Bassist Joins LO-PRO

Former SNOT/AMEN bassist Jon "Tumor" Fahnestock has joined LO-PRO, the new project featuring former members of ULTRASPANK and GODSMACK. LO-PRO recently completed tracking their upcoming debut release for STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis' new Geffen/Interscope imprint label, tentatively dubbed A.D.D. The as-yet-untitled album was recorded with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, TRUST COMPANY) and a mixer ...

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