ALTARIA: More Finnish Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA, who feature in their ranks SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen and NIGHTWISH six-stringer Emppu Vuorinen, are in the studio recording their sophomore album, "Divinity", for a May 2004 release through AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven Records. In the meantime, the group will hit the road again in Finland in January 2004. ...

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WITHIN Y: Debut Album Delayed

Swedish melodic death metallers WITHIN Y, who feature in their ranks former GARDENIAN drummer Thim Blom, have pushed back the release date of their debut album, "Extended Mental Dimensions", to February 9 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The CD was recorded and mixed during August and early September at Meta4Music Studios in Gothenburg, ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Complete Work On New Album

MONSTER MAGNET have completed work on their new album, tentatively entitled "Monolithic Babies", with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, SPINESHANK, ANDREW W.K.). The CD, the group's first with bassist Jim Baglino (LORD STERLING), will feature such cuts as "Master Of Light", "On the Verge", "Slut Machine Mach 2", "Ultimate Everything", "Monolithic Babies" and "Little Bag ...

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METALLICA Comment On 'Loss In The Family'

METALLICA have issued the following statement regarding the recent passing of their "S&M" collaborator, Michael Kamen: "The METALLICA family is saddened by the loss of our good friend and 'S&M' collaborator, Michael Kamen on Tuesday, November 18th. Michael lost his battle with multiple sclerosis at the age of 55. "In addition to working with us ...

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TIAGA: Former TO/DIE/FOR Singer Launches New Band

TIAGA, the new Finnish goth-metal band featuring ex-TO/DIE/FOR singer Jape Perätalo, ex-TO/DIE/FOR guitarist Juppe "J.P." Sutela, ex-NEW DAWN FOUNDATION drummer/ex-TO/DIE/FOR drum tech Santtu Lonka, current TO/DIE/FOR guitarist Mika "Alli" Ahtiainen, and ex-H.I.M./NEW DAWN FOUNDATION keyboardist Juska Salminen, have completed work on a three-song demo containing the tracks "Forever Autumn", "World Is Made For Me" and ...

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Former NIRVANA Bassist May Run For State Office

NIRVANA co-founder and bassist Krist Novoselic, who announced in August that he was fed up with the music industry, says he may run for Washington state lieutenant governor, according to the Associated Press. Already active in Democratic party circles, Novoselic indicated he was wary about challenging two-term Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, also a Democrat and ...

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