KING DIAMOND To Begin Mixing Live Album In May

Guitarist Andy LaRocque and vocalist King Diamond will begin mixing KING DIAMOND's upcoming live album in May at LaRocque's Los Angered studio outside Gothenburg, Sweden. A September/October release through Metal Blade Records is expected. "Still no details are known at the moment such as album title, if it's going to be 2 CD etc.," reads ...

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EUROPE: Studio Photos Posted Online

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have uploaded a bunch of photos from the recording sessions for their new album at this location. As previously reported, EUROPE have selected Kevin Elson ("Final Countdown") to produce their much-anticipated comeback CD, tentatively due later in the year. Upcoming EUROPE tour dates: Jun. 11 – Hamar, NOR ...

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DISMEMBER To Headline Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS METAL FESTIVAL

Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER and Belgian black metallers ANCIENT RITES are among the bands confirmed for this year's Day of Darkness Metal Festival, scheduled to take place June 12 in Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland. The festival "will showcase some of the biggest acts from Ireland's domestic metal scene alongside establish international acts," according to an ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE To Open For EXODUS In Florida

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, will be opening for EXODUS at The Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Wednesday, April 28. Also set to appear are SAQ and KRYPTIC KURSE. In other news, RESPONSE NEGATIVE's music will be featured on the upcoming "Get Thrashed" soundtrack, ...

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Drummer MARK ZONDER To Leave FATES WARNING?

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has revealed that he has no intentions of touring with the band in support of their upcoming CD, due later in the year. Asked by a fan what he hopes to accomplish in the future, both personally and with FATES WARNING, Zonder said, "Actually after this recording of the new ...

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BRUCE KULICK To Appear On Upcoming KISS Tribute Album

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick will be collaborating with Norwegian glam-rockers WIG WAM on a new version of the KISS classic "I Was Made For Loving You" for KISS Army Norway's upcoming tribute album, tentatively due this summer. "We have the intention of making the ultimate version of the song with an extended guitar solo ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: More U.S. Dates Planned In June

VELVET REVOLVER's U.S. tour in support of their debut album, "Contraband", has been extended into the second half of June. The trek is currently shaping up as follows: May 13 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant May 14 - Kansas City, MO @ Memorial Hall May 15 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest May 19 ...

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