ANNIHILATOR: New Album Cover Posted Online

Long-running Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have posted the cover artwork for their upcoming CD, "All For You", at this location. As previously reported, "All For You" is tentatively due this spring through Germany's AFM Records. The forthcoming CD marks the recording debut with the group of new singer Dave Padden, who replaced previous vocalist ...

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VENOM Singer Comments On PROBOT Project: 'This Was Heavy Shit!'

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently spoke to Germany's Visions magazine about his involvement with the PROBOT project, the one-off metal album put together by ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl. "It was very, very strange," Cronos recalled about the first time he heard from Grohl. "I didn't know what to expect at all. ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: U.K. 'Warm-Up' Dates Announced

THE WILDHEARTS will be playing several full electric warm-up gigs in February. The dates are as follows: Feb. 06 – Whitehaven, UK - Civic hall Feb. 07 - Wrexham, UK - Central station Feb. 08 - Brighton, UK - Concord 2 As previously reported, THE WILDHEARTS will release a special version of their "Riff After ...

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Former SPINESHANK Singer Explains His Departure

Former SPINESHANK frontman Jonny Santos has issued a statement via the band's official forum explaining his reasons for leaving the group. His statement reads as follows: "Hello everyone. First off, I would like to thank everyone who has stuck by SPINESHANK over the years. You are the single most important people to myself and the ...

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ANDREW W.K. To Tour Canada

ANDREW W.K. is in the process of scheduling a cross-country Canadian tour. "The Wolf Tour Canada 2004" will start sometime in mid-February and "will span the full east-to-west width," according to a posting at Andrew's web site. In other news, Andrew has made an e-mail address available where fans can write to him directly with ...

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CRISIS: Live Dates Announced

CRISIS, the reformed group which up until early 2003 performed and recorded in Los Angeles under the name SKULLSICK NATION, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Jan. 19 – Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA (free show) Feb. 20 - The Pound - San Francisco, CA Feb. 21 - TBA Feb. 22 ...

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PRETTY MAIDS Begin Work On New Album

Veteran Danish hard rockers PRETTY MAIDS have posted the following message at their official web site: "WE'RE BACK!!!!! "Well, in fact we've never really been away, but as some might have noticed, not a lot has been happening on our official homepage the last year or so, and to a certain extent not a lot ...

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SKID ROW Announce North American Tour Dates

SKID ROW have lined up the following dates in February: Feb. 18 – Vernal, UT - Club XS Feb. 19 - Nephi UT - Salt Creek Sports Lounge Feb. 20 – Boise, ID - The Big Easy Concert House Feb. 21 – Spokane, WA - The Big Easy Concert House Feb. 22 – Surrey, BC ...

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SATYRICON Set American Release Date For 'Volcano'

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have set an April 6 U.S. release date through the Sony Music imprint EatUrMusic (run by SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Daron Malakian) for their latest CD, "Volcano". "Volcano" was SATYRICON's first release for the Scandinavian branch of Capitol Records, which originally issued the CD in September 2002. Although SATYRICON were previously ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Film Video For 'Decency Defiled'

Veteran death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE will shortly begin filming a video for the track "Decency Defiled" off their forthcoming CD, "The Wretched Spawn", due on February 24 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Gore Obsessed", "The Wretched Spawn" was recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS ...

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