MAYHEM Name Upcoming CD

Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM have set "Chimera" as the title for their next album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Season Of Mist Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Grand Declaration Of War" will be recorded at a Danish studio beginning in early November. No further details are available at this time. ...

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METALLICA's 'St. Anger' Storms Charts Worldwide

The new album by METALLICA, "St. Anger", is proving to be a global giant, taking No. 1 chart positions on both sides of the Atlantic — and, in some countries, securing high chart entries on the basis of only a few days' sales. Although the release of the band's 11th album by Vertigo/Mercury Records (Elektra ...

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SARACEN Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK 2003

SARACEN lead the final batch of British bands gearing up for this year's Bloodstock festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Little is known about SARACEN other than they released two albums in the early '80s as part of the NWOBHM (New Wave Of ...

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THERAPY? To Open For THE ROLLING STONES In Belgium

Ireland's THERAPY? will support THE ROLLING STONES on September 7 at Werchter Park in Werchter, Belgium. Also set to appear on the bill are HOOVERPHONIC, CLOUSEAU, and DE MENS. "Some people have expressed 'concern' about us playing this kind of show," the band write on their official web site. "To be honest, as THERAPY? are ...

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RAGE Complete Work On 'Soundchaser'

Veteran German metallers RAGE have completed work on their new album, "Soundchaser", due in late summer through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The follow-up to last year's "Unity" was recorded in April at VPS Studio in Hamm, Germany and was mixed and mastered by producer Charlie Bauerfeind at Mi Sueno studio (owned by Andi Deris of HELLOWEEN fame) ...

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NILE, KREATOR, VADER: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming "Art of Noise II" tour, featuring headliners NILE with support from KREATOR, VADER, AMON AMARTH and GOATWHORE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 01 – Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX Oct. 02 - Villa Real Center - Mc. Allen, TX Oct. 03 - The Backroom - ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Singer Cancels Canadian Tour

Former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno has cancelled his entire Canadian tour. No reason was given for the cancellation. The trek, which was set to kick off Thursday night (June 12) at The Dungeon in Oshawa, was expected to feature a special collaboration with the all-female violin trio WRATH CHILDREN at several dates, including Friday's ...

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No LOVE For POPTONES

Despite previous reports to the contrary, former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has not signed a U.K. record deal with Poptones/Telstar. According to an article published in Saturday's (June 14) The Times, the label's plans to ink a deal with Love were abandoned for undisclosed reasons. As previously reported, Love is believed to be in advanced ...

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HADES Drummer Undergoes Operation To Remove Cancerous Tumor

HADES drummer Ron Lipnicki underwent a 10-hour operation Thursday (June 12) to remove a cancerous tumor. According to HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo, the doctors were very happy with how everything went during the operation, which followed three months of chemotherapy. "Last Sunday (June 8) Jimmy Schulman (former HADES bassist), myself and Ron jammed on old ...

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