TESLA Returns With 'Into The Now'

TESLA will release their eagerly anticipated new studio album, "Into the Now", on Sanctuary Records on March 9, 2004. The original lineup of vocalist Jeff Keith, guitarist Frank Hannon, guitarist Tommy Skeoch, bass guitarist Brian Wheat and drummer Troy Luccketta spent more than two years writing and recording "Into the Now". TESLA co-produced the album ...

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DOKKEN: 'Japan Live' DVD Set For Release Next Month

Sanctuary Visual Entertainment will be issuing DOKKEN's live DVD, titled "Dokken: Japan Live '95", on Monday February 16, 2004. Originally filmed at Tokyo's Kosei Nenkin Hall on March 2, 1995, this "spectacular, adrenalin-pumped" live rock concert experience features the original DOKKEN lineup consisting of Don Dokken (vocals, guitar), George Lynch (lead guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass, ...

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'G3 2003' DVD Due In February

According to Joe Satriani's official web site, www.satriani.com, the forthcoming G3 2003 DVD will be released sometime in February 2004. The DVD was recorded during the October 20 Denver, Colorado and October 21 Kansas City, Missouri shows on the G3 2003 tour and features performances by Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen. (Thanks: ...

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SUFFOCATION Drummer Talks About Upcoming CD

SUFFOCATION drummer Mike Smith has spoken to the Danish web site Supreme Brutality about the group's first full-length release since 1995's "Pierced From Within", titled "Souls To Deny", due in the spring through Relapse Records. The following are some of the highlights of that interview: Supreme Brutality: When do you plan/expect to enter ...

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VADER: New Songtitles Revealed

Polish death metallers VADER have commenced work on the material for their sixth full-length album, tentatively titled "Spiritual Disease", for a May/June release through Metal Blade Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are "Out Of A Deep" and "Lead Us!" The follow-up to 2002's "Revelations" will be recorded in February 2004 ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND Film Video For 'Bear The Scars'

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND have finished filming a video for the track "Bear the Scars" at an undisclosed location just outside of London. The song comes off the group's fourth album, "A New Darkness Upon Us", which is set to receive a U.S. release this month through Century Media Records. The follow up to 2000's "Carved ...

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Former ATHEIST Guitarist Launches New Project

Rand Burkey, former guitarist for the much-missed Florida progressive-death pioneers ATHEIST, has a new project in development called RANDOM XAOS. However, "don't expect much of the music to sound like ATHEIST," Burkey told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. For more information, write to: [email protected] ...

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DOOMSWORD Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Italian epic doom metallers DOOMSWORD are the latest act confirmed for this year's Rock Hard Festival, a two-day event set to take place May 29-30, 2004 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Also set to appear are STRATOVARIUS, RAGE, DESASTER and DEAD SOUL TRIBE, among others. Tickets to the festival, which will mark STRATOVARIUS' only German ...

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OCCULT Sign With KARMAGEDDON MEDIA

Dutch thrashers OCCULT have inked a deal with Karmageddon Media for the release of their fifth studio album, "Elegy For The Weak", due in early March. A U.S. release through Candlelight Records is expected a short time after the European release. The follow-up to 2001's "Rage To Revenge" was produced by Andy Classen at Stage ...

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