AXEL RUDI PELL: Acoustic Performances Cancelled

German guitarist AXEL RUDI PELL has abandoned plans to perform a few acoustic shows in Germany to promote his upcoming "The Ballads III" compilation. The cancellation is being attributed to "different reasons," according to a posting on Axel's web site. One of 'em was the very tight schedule to promote the tour properly." "The Ballads ...

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BLITZKRIEG To Enter Studio In February

Legendary NWOBHM outfit BLITZKRIEG are currently hard at work writing and arranging tracks for their next studio release. The follow-up to 2002's "Absolute Power" is at present scheduled to be recorded in February 2005 for a spring release date. More information will be made available soon. ...

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ANCIENT: Early Demo Recordings To Be Released On CD

Germany's Supreme Chaos Records will be issuing a CD containing ANCIENT's original "Eerily Howling Winds" demo tapes from 1993 along with other unreleased demo tapes from the beginning of the band's career. The CD, entitled "Eerily Howling Winds - The Antediluvian Tapes", is slated for release in March 2005. In other news, ANCIENT's management is ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist Has No Plans For NIGHTWATCHMAN Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: Tom Morello's protest-singing alter ego THE NIGHTWATCHMAN has finally appeared on an album, but don't expect a lot more from him anytime soon. The AUDIOSLAVE guitarist said he hasn't thought about doing a full-scale NIGHTWATCHMAN project. "Not that I have plans for," he said. "There's a song on the Michael Moore ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY Announce New Album Title

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY have set "Elements of Creation" as the title for their third full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. Artwork and layout will be done by C.A Interactive (KATATONIA, MORIFADE, AXENSTAR, SKYFIRE). SUPREME MAJESTY issued their second album, "Danger", in September 2003 through Germany's Massacre Records. Several MP3 soundclips from the ...

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TROUBLE: Negotiating With Record Labels

According to a posting on the group's official web site, reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE are currently in negotiations with three different labels about the release of the band's recently completed uplugged CD, "Simple Mind Condition", as well as the upcoming full-length album, "Seven". "That is playing a big role in why the CD is not ...

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