TALISMAN Finish Recording New CD

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), have completed the recordings for their as-yet-untitled new album and are currently mixing it in Boston for an early 2003 release through Frontiers Records. According to Soto, the style of the tracks is very much in ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Release Compilation Of Polydor Years

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's forthcoming Japanese release, Malmsteen Mania, will be a compilation covering Yngwie's Polydor years (Rising Force to Odyssey). No track listing is yet available for the material, which is expected to have been remastered. Malmsteen Mania is tentatively scheduled for release on November 13th. ...

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COMES WITH THE FALL To Issue Live DVD/CD

Los Angeles-based COMES WITH THE FALL, who consist of members of JERRY CANTRELL's touring band, are continuing work on their first DVD, Comes With The Fall - Live 2002, and the accompanying live album, Live 2002. "Just met with the director Steve Reissner and the editors last night to watch a rough cut of the ...

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STEREOMUD Finish Work On Sophomore Album, Prepare To Hit The Road

New York-based STEREOMUD, who feature in their ranks former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, have finished mixing their as-yet-untitled sophomore effort with Jack Joseph Puig (HOLE, GOO GOO DOLLS, BECK) at a Los Angeles studio for an early 2003 release through Loud/Columbia Records. "We've been hearing some 'tentative' plans of a January ...

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THE DEFACED Complete Recordings For 'Karma In Black'

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have completed the recordings for their sophomore effort, Karma In Black, and are preparing to begin mixing the effort for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Italy's Scarlet Records. According to guitarist Mattias Svensson, "I can easily say that we've all done ...

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Swedish Hard Rock/Metal Web Site Get Launched

Stark Music is a new site totally devoted to Swedish hard rock/metal. It contains news, interviews, sound-clips, reviews, a forum for trading information/records/thoughts and also information about The Encyclopedia Of Swedish Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Vol. 1 and now also Volume 2 (which has just been published). To visit the site, click

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STEEL ATTACK Begin Work On Third Album

Swedish heavy metal act STEEL ATTACK will enter Studio Underground in December to begin recording their third album for an April 2003 release through Spain's Arise Records. The as-yet-untitled effort — the band's first with new vocalist Dick Johnson — will be mastered by Mika Jussila (STRATOVARIUS) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. ...

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