MOTOGRATER Dropped By NO NAME RECORDS?

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER are rumored to have parted ways with No Name/Elektra Records before a single note has been released through the label. An official confirmation on the matter has yet to be made. MOTOGRATER recently entered a Vancouver, British Columbia studio with producer GGGarth Richardson (MUDVAYNE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SPINESHANK) to ...

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NIGHTWISH Get Involved In Side Projects

NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen will make guest appearances on the debut album from SETHIAN, a new Helsinki, Finland-based act that also features in its ranks former WIZZARD frontman Tapio Wilska (who had previously done session studio work with NIGHTWISH). The album will be recorded at Walltone studios and will be mixed ...

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SILENCER Complete Work On New EP

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), have completed work on a new EP, entitled Structures, for an October 29th release. The five-song EP will be available at Denver-area independent record stores (to be announced shortly), select distributors and from the band directly. The full track listing ...

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KULT OV AZAZEL Prepare To Record 'Oculus Infernum'

South Florida black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL are completing the songwriting process for their forthcoming album, Oculus Infernum, which they are scheduled to begin recording on October 28th for an early 2003 release through Arctic Music. Eight songs will be included on the effort, the group's first with new guitarist Nocturath. In other news, Germany's ...

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Ex-CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES Singer Records Guest Appearance For RICK RENSTROM Solo Album

Former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES frontman Wade Black recently laid down lead vocals on a track called "Towers of Babylon" for the forthcoming solo album from ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom, tentatively titled Until The Bitter End. Also appearing on the CD are ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, bassist/vocalist Mat Sinner (SINNER, PRIMAL FEAR), keyboardist Ferdy ...

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TNT Enter Studio To Record New CD

TNT frontman Tony Harnell will enter Norway's Studio Studio (owned by TNT guitarist Ronni LeTekro) on September 24th to lay down the lead vocals for a new TNT CD, due in November through Voices Music and Entertainment AS, according to the Oslo newspaper Avis 1. It is not presently clear if these recordings will surface ...

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DECEMBER To Appear On Muchmusic USA's 'Uranium'

Reno, Nevada's aggro-tech metal-core machine DECEMBER are scheduled to be featured next week on Uranium, MuchMusic USA's metal video show. The segment consists of an interview with DECEMBER as well as footage of DECEMBER's blistering live set, all taped last week at the band's show in New York City. The segment will air on MuchMusic ...

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LAMB OF GOD To Support NEVERMORE In Hollywood

LAMB OF GOD will be supporting NEVERMORE at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California on Tuesday, October 29th. LAMB OF GOD will also be performing a headlining gig at CBGBs in New York City on November 2nd as part of the CMJ Matinee Showcase. ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN End RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chart Reign

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have ended RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' seven-week reign atop Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. SOAD's "Aerials" has taken the top spot away from the PEPPERS' "By the Way", giving the Armenian-American outfit its first-ever No. 1 hit. "By the Way" does top the Modern Rock Tracks chart for the 14th consecutive ...

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