SILVER Sign With MTM MUSIC

SILVER, the band featuring singer Gary Barden (MSG, STATETROOPER, PRAYING MANTIS), guitarist Michael Voss (DEMON DRIVE, CASANOVA, MAD MAX, ex-BONFIRE), and keyboard player Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, GARY MOORE), have inked a deal with MTM Music. The group are currently working on the follow-up to their debut album, "Dream Machines" (2002), for ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE: Video Posted Online

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, have posted their video for the track "Carnivorous Lust" at this location. "Carnivorous Lust" comes off the group's recently completed five-song EP, which was recorded at Studio 13 with producer Jeremy Staska and mastered by Mike Fuller. The complete ...

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JUDAS PRIEST-Inspired Art Exhibit Opens In Toronto

Mike Doherty of The Globe and Mail reports that an Ontario-based artist has opened a gallery in Toronto dedicated to the work of JUDAS PRIEST. The show "Electric Eye", a fundraiser for Toronto's Sis Boom Bah gallery, features 49 works in various media by 49 artists, each of whom was assigned a song by Birmingham's ...

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Former HEAVENLY Members Name New Project

Ex-HEAVENLY members Frédéric Leclercq (guitar), Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (bass) and Maxence Pilo (drums) have decided on SUXEED as the name of their new band. The group, which is completed by Danish singer Søren Nico Adams (STARRATS), have completed work on a seven-song demo, which they are currently using to procure a record deal. "The rehearsals with ...

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PRIMORDIAL Set Working Title For New Album

Irish "dark metal" band PRIMORDIAL have set "The Gathering Wilderness" as the new working title of their fifth studio album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Metal Blade Records. "I must say in the last month things have been coming together better then before and the songs are becoming clearer and clearer for all of ...

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Former 25 TA LIFE, BLITZSPEER Members Join Forces In RESURGE

Former 25 TA LIFE bassist Dave Urban has joined forces with ex-BLITZSPEER drummer Brian Essing in a new project called RESURGE. The band are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their four-song EP with recording and mix engineer Darrel Herbert (former guitarist of THE TOADIES). RESURGE, whose lineup is completed by vocalist/bassist ...

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SAVATAGE Part Ways With Singer DAMOND JINIYA?

SAVATAGE have parted ways with singer Damond Jiniya (DIET OF WORMS, THE NEGLECTED), according to a recent interview with former SAVATAGE and current CIRCLE II CIRCLE vocalist Zack Stevens. Although SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery was previously quoted as saying that the group's next studio album would feature contributions from three singers — Jiniya, Jon Oliva ...

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USURPER Name New Album

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have set "Cryptobeast" as the title of their fifth full-length album, tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through Earache Records. The CD will be recorded in August at Engine Music Studios in Chicago with producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE) and will contain the following songtitles, among others: "The Bones ...

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