SCARVE Complete Work On New CD

France's SCARVE have completed the recording sessions for their third album at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.). The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Luminiferous" is due in January 2004 through Listenable Records. According to a post on the band's web site, the ...

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SKINDRED: 'New Tracks Are Flowing Fast And Strong'

Welsh combo SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have posted the following update on their official web site: "SKINDRED [have a] new rehearsal space, the guys have been busy moving and doing up their new rehearsal space. They still are in the St Josephs ABC in the basement of the boxing club, the guys ...

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GENE SIMMONS Checks Out Comedy Show With Ladies In Tow

The Philadelphia Daily News reports KISS star Gene Simmons was in attendance at the Laff House Saturday night (August 30) to catch insult comic Lisa Lampanelli's show. Simmons arrived with four hot young women, tried to buy tickets and refused VIP treatment, but the club whisked him through the door to avoid a box office ...

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'THE SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW': First-Week Guests, Performers Announced

Sharon Osbourne's new, nationally syndicated talk show premieres on Monday, Sept. 15, with Justin Timberlake and Wynonna Judd. The rest of the first week's guests and featured musical performers will include Macy Gray (9/16), Lance Bass and Keanu Reeves (9/17) and Brian McKnight (9/19), according to Hits Daily Double. Other scheduled guests include actors Mo'nique, ...

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NIGHTWISH Single Certified Double Platinum!

NIGHTWISH's "Over The Hills And Far Away" (2001) single has been certified double platinum in Finland for sales in excess of 20,000 copies. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH will issue a DVD, entitled "End Of Innocence" (view cover here), at the end of the month through Spinefarm. The disc will consist of 12-14 tracks ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Explain Spanish Festival Cancellation

THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger has issued a statement explaining the group's decision to withdraw from last week's Serie Z festival in Cadiz, Spain. "The band didn't play the Spanish festival as we had to write, rehearse and record new B-sides for the up-coming single," he said. "[Guitarist] CJ, as you know, no longer lives in ...

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THY PRIMORDIAL Get 'Faster And Heavier' On Forthcoming CD

Swedish mythological black metallers THY PRIMORDIAL have completed work on their sixth album, "Pestilence Upon Mankind", tentatively due in late 2003 through Blackend Records. According to a posting on the group's web site, the new CD is "faster, heavier, more complex and sounds better then our previous albums. Right now we just waiting for the ...

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