FASTER PUSSYCAT Guitarist To Tour With L.A. GUNS

Guitarist Keri Kelli has been informed by L.A. GUNS that his services will no longer be needed. It has been rumored that due to several drunken outbursts on the L.A. GUNS/BLACK N' BLUE tour, it was time for a change. Artists Worldwide has confirmed that the remaining L.A. GUNS dates will be played with FASTER ...

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DREAM EVIL To Begin Recording Third Album

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will enter Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden on December 15 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. ...

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BESEECH: More New Music Posted Online

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have posted a second sound clip ("Higher Level") from their upcoming fourth full-length album, "Drama", at this location (.zip file, 777 KB). The CD (view cover here) is due on January 26 through Napalm Records The follow-up to 2002's "Souls Highway" was recorded at Studio Mega ...

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AETERNUS Explain French Gig Cancellation

Ares of Norwegian metallers AETERNUS has posted the following message regarding the group's recent gig cancellation in Rennes, France: "This is a message to our fans and friends in France/Rennes! This show was cancelled on tour due to conditions none of the three bands [AETERNUS, 1349 and RED HARVEST] could do anything about. It was ...

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DISIPLIN Confirmed For Norway's BY:LARM

Norwegian extreme metallers DISIPLIN, featuring ex-members of MYRKSKOG and EVILIZER, have been granted a showcase slot at next year's Norway's biggest music industry event, By:Larm. In the meantime, however, the band have also been booked to support GORGOROTH at Oslo's John Dee on Saturday, December 13. DISIPLIN's self-produced debut album features guest appearances by ex-EMPEROR ...

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THE BERZERKER DVD Due In March

Australia's THE BERZERKER are currently finishing work on their forthcoming DVD, "The Principles and Practices of The Berzerker". Set for a March 2004 release, the disc will reportedly feature a wealth of live performances from their 100+ shows around the globe in 2002 and 2003, backstage shenanigans, interview footage and other features. ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR To Open For REVIS In South Carolina

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), have been "selected by a Epic Records representative" to open for REVIS on December 5 at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, South Carolina, according to a post on the group's web site. Upcoming SHAITAN MAZAR tour dates: Dec. 05 ...

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IMAGIKA To Enter Studio In January

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA will enter Prairie Sun studios in Cotati, California to finish tracking their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. "All new vocal tracks and bass will be laid down," reads a post on the band's web site. "There's also going to be some more guitar since ...

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IGGY POP Says He Plans On Recording A New STOOGES Album

Iggy Pop has told MTV.com that a possibility exists that he will collaborate with WHITE STRIPES frontman Jack White on a full STOOGES studio album that veteran producer Rick Rubin will likely produce. Pop said he decided to work with the STOOGES on their first disc since 1973's "Raw Power" because he was inspired by ...

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ANTHRAX To Record Live Shows For Upcoming CD/DVD

ANTHRAX will record their upcoming shows in Chicago (Dec. 5), Flint (Dec. 6) and Cleveland (Dec. 7) for a live CD/DVD that will accompany the group's previously announced collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs sung by current vocalist John Bush. As previously reported, the studio portion of the set, dubbed "Metallum Maximus Aeternus", will be ...

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