MANTICORA Complete Work On New CD

Danish power metal merchants MANTICORA have posted an update on their official web site regarding the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled fourth album, tentatively due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. The group's last CD, "Hyperion", was released in October 2002 through Italy's Scarlet Records. Commented guitarist Kristian Larsen: "We're all back from ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Fired From M3

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin has been fired from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM). An official statement from Tony on the matter is expected soon. In other ...

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KURT COBAIN Guitar Brings $117,500 At Auction

A guitar owned by Kurt Cobain during his early days with NIRVANA was purchased for $117,500 in the "Icons of 20th Century Music Auction" conducted Saturday by Heritage Galleries of Dallas. The guitar is a right-handed model that was modified to be played by a left-handed guitarist, according to Billboard.com. It is the only known ...

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PRONG To Launch U.S. Headlining Tour In Support Of 'Scorpio Rising'

PRONG are preparing to embark on a headlining U.S. tour in support of their new release, "Scorpio Rising", on Locomotive Music. "The new music is similar to 'Rude Awakening', but maybe even a little more simplistic," says singer/guitarist/founder Tommy Victor. "This time I started with lyrics, and developed from there, from what I've got going ...

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SLAYER, DAMAGEPLAN, OTEP: More Canadian Dates Leaked

SLAYER, DAMAGEPLAN and OTEP will be teaming up for a handful of Canadian dates in early June. Also rumored to be appearing on the bill are Newfoundland's BUCKET TRUCK. The trek is shaping up as follows: Jun. 10 - Halifax, NS @ The Halifax Metro Centre Jun. 11 - Moncton, NB @ The Moncton Coliseum ...

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SOILWORK Extend Contract With NUCLEAR BLAST

Sweden's SOILWORK have extended their contract with Nuclear Blast Records. The group will shortly begin work on the video for the song "Departure Plan" off their most recent CD, "Figure Number Five". A brand-new full-length album will likely be recorded before the end of the year for an early 2005 release. No further information is ...

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