MÖRK GRYNING Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Swedish black metallers MÖRK GRYNING are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-12, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM EVERGREY ...

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AYREON Sign With INSIDE OUT RECORDS

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), have inked a new deal with Inside Out Records. Lucassen's first release for Inside Out under the AYREON banner will be the band's much-anticipated new CD, "The Human Equation", tentatively due in May. In other news, URIAH HEEP's Ken Hensley and IQ keyboardist Martin Orford ...

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MACHINE HEAD Drummer Discusses U.S. Record Label Situation

MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain recently spoke to the U.K.'s Live 4 Metal about the circumstances that led to the group's split with the U.S. branch of Roadrunner Records after releasing five full-length albums through the label (including the live CD, "Hellalive"). "It's weird," McClain explained. "All the different territories of Roadrunner are kind of ...

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NIGHTWISH: More North American Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been released for NIGHTWISH's first-ever tour of North America, set to take place in late August/early September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House Aug. 17 - Montreal, QUE @ Metropolis Aug. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Aug. 20 - Worcester, MA @ ...

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DROWNING POOL To Announce New Singer On 'Headbanger's Ball'

DROWNING POOL are advising their fans to tune in to "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, January 24 at 10:00 p.m. for a "special announcement that you don't want to miss!" The Texan band are expected to reveal that they have recruited ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to fill the singer slot left vacant by the ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Jams With MELDRUM In Hollywood

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister came up on stage during MELDRUM's set at Club Lingerie in Hollywood, California Tuesday night (Jan. 20) for a rendition of the MOTÖRHEAD classic "No Class" (a song previously covered by MELDRUM on a MOTÖRHEAD tribute album). In addition, MELDRUM performed a track they recently co-wrote with Lemmy, entitled "Miss Me ...

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ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY Begin Work On New Album

ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY will enter Richmond, Virginia's Glass Hand Recording studios with producer Mark Miley (ATP's "Staring at the Divine") beginning February 6 to begin laying down tracks for their new album, "Fulton Hill" — the band's first recording with new vocalist Johnny Weils. Advance songtitles from "Fulton Hill" include "Last of all Last Calls", "Blasphemy", ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Pens Tune With COMES WITH THE FALL Guitarist

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has reportedly collaborated with COMES WITH THE FALL guitarist William DuVall on one song for Cantrell's upcoming solo album. DuVall, who regularly plays with Cantrell as part of his backing band, is said to have penned the lyrics for the track, which reportedly features some of Jerry's trademark ...

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