Former 24-7 SPYZ Drummer Unveils CROWN 10

CROWN 10, the new band formed by ex-24-7 SPYZ drummer Joel Maitoza, have finished recording their debut album at DML Studios (BLINK 182, NEW FOUND GLORY, FINCH) in Escondido, California. A U.S. release date for the effort will be announced soon. The band, who will make their live debut at Cane's in San Diego, California ...

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BRAINSTORM: New Song Available For Download

A brand new BRAINSTORM track, titled "Highs Without Lows", has been posted online at this location. "Highs Without Lows" comes off the group's forthcoming CD, "Soul Temptation", due on June 30 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Metus Mortis" was recorded at House of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany. BRAINSTORM will ...

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AMEN Select MIKE FRASER To Mix New CD

AMEN have tapped Mike Fraser (DEF LEPPARD, METALLICA, AC/DC, AEROSMITH) to mix their forthcoming CD, the group's first for new label, Eaturmusic. The Los Angeles outfit have recorded a total of 53 songs, and whittled it down to 20, for the as-yet-untitled effort, which was reportedly produced by SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian. ...

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NASUM Bassist Explains Decision To Leave The Band

NASUM bassist Jesper Liveröd has issued a statement explaining his decision to leave the group to concentrate on his other band, BURST. Liveröd's statement reads as follows: "I don't really know how to start this, so I'm just going to come right out and say it: "As of the end of the summer of 2003, ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer To Re-Release Solo Albums

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Al Atkins will have two of his solo albums re-released shortly. Atkins' 1994 effort, "Heavy Thoughts", will surface through Market Square Records, with worldwide distribution from Koch International, while the singer's last solo album, 1998's "Victim Of Changes" will be made available through Sanctuary Records. The new version of "Heavy Thoughts" ...

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MINISTRY To Launch Festival Tour In Late July

MINISTRY have announced plans to launch a month-long "festival" tour beginning in late July. Joining them on the bill will be REVOLTING COCKS and OGHR (featuring SKINNY PUPPY frontman Nivek Ogre, a.k.a. Kevin Ogilvie), along with four or five other bands, all of whom will be "handpicked" by the industrial metal pioneers. "We plan on ...

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MY RUIN Sign With CENTURY MEDIA, Slam Former Label (Again)

Los Angeles-based MY RUIN, led by the ever-colorful Tairrie B, have inked a deal with Century Media Records. The group's first release through the label will be a four-song EP, "The Shape Of Things To Come", due in August. A full-length album, titled "The Horror Of Beauty", will follow in October. Among the song titles ...

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OIL Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Long Beach, California-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have parted ways with bassist Matthew Joy and are currently seeking a replacement. "Upcoming album release shows or any other concert bookings will not be affected," states a message on the band's official web site. "Our friend — and smokin' bass player — ...

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