ORPHANED LAND Complete Work On 'Mabool'

Long-running Israeli metallers ORPHANED LAND have completed work on their third full-length album, titled "Mabool", for an early 2004 release through Century Media Records. "Mabool" was recorded at Zaza and Bardo Studios in Israel. Commented singer Kobi Farhi, "[The new CD] is the most hard and painful creation we did in our lives, the album ...

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Former DEATH/CYNIC Guitarist Lines Up Acoustic Shows

Former DEATH/CYNIC guitarist Paul Masvidal will be performing a couple of rare solo acoustic sets at the following intimate New York and London venues: Nov. 11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge Nov. 17 – London, UK @ The Spice Of Life Dec. 02 – London, UK @ The Sound Cafe Bar ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: In Recording Mode

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL is in the middle of recording his new album, titled "Kings & Queens", for a late February release through SPV Records. The new CD is being produced by Axel and co-produced, mixed and engineered by Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, BLIND GUARDIAN, RAGE). Johnny Gioeli is presently laying down ...

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EDGUY: New EP Details Revealed

German melodic metallers EDGUY have announced the details of their upcoming EP, "King Of Fools", due on February 2, 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The complete track listing for "King Of Fools" is as follows: 01. King Of Fools (3:30) 02. New Age Messiah (5:58) 03. The Savage Union (4:14) 04. Holy Water (4:13) 05. ...

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DROID Finish Tracking Instruments For New CD

Long Beach, California's DROID have just finished tracking instruments for their new release at the Corporate Avenger studios. The CD, titled "Swallow the Cure", is not expected to surface until early 2004 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. In the meantime, the band, who served as the backing musicians for KORN bassist Fieldy on his FIELDY'S DREAMS ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Record Duet With SHIRLEY MANSON

GARBAGE frontwoman Shirley Manson is in talks to record a duet with Marilyn Manson, according to Ananova. The singers have been in negotiations to record the single, which they hope will be released early next year. Speaking to the Daily Record, Shirley said: "There's been talk of me collaborating with Marilyn Manson for a duet ...

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LACUNA COIL To Embark On National U.S. Headlining Tour

As the buzz surrounding the Italian sextet LACUNA COIL's latest single "Heaven's A Lie" continues to build at commercial radio, the group prepares to make their much anticipated return to the U.S. After developing a rabid following throughout this past year relentlessly touring with the likes of ANTHRAX, OPETH and TYPE O NEGATIVE, they are ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Guitarist Signs Endorsement Deal

GRAVE DIGGER guitarist Manni Schmidt has signed a new endorsement deal with the German amp company Earforce. He plays the "Booster", which he co-developed as well. On December 13-14, you can watch Manni presenting his new guitar, KXK M.S.II, and the latest Earforce amps at a workshop to be held at the Principal Studio in ...

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THE END Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Mississauga, Ontario quintet THE END have signed a deal with Relapse Records. The group will release their first proper Relapse full-length in North American on January 13 and in Europe on January 26. THE END (Aaron Wolff – vocals, Steve Watson – guitar, Andrew Hercules – guitar, Sean Dooley – bass, Anthony Salajko - drums), ...

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