EXTOL: New Album Title Revealed

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL have set "Blueprint" (short for "The Blueprint Dives") as the title of their fourth full-length album, due in Europe on February 21, 2005 via Century Media Records. A U.S. release date has yet to be confirmed. A sample cut from the CD, "Gloriana", can currently be found on the Century ...

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EDGUY To Record New Album In The Spring

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Been quite a while since we've spoken, but here we are — back again. "The tour has been great and successful and the last two shows in our beautiful home town Fulda had been sold out within a few weeks. ...

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STRATOVARIUS Discussing Band's Future

According to a posting on the group's official web site, STRATOVARIUS members Timo Tolkki, Jörg Michael, Timo Kotipelto, Jari Kainulainen and Jens Johansson met in Helsinki, Finland this past weekend (Decemeber 9-11) to discuss the band's future. Contrary to Internet rumors, the group have done any recording in New York. No further details are currently ...

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WEDNESDAY 13: Solo Album Mastered, E-Card Available

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 has issued the following update on his recent activities: "I just got back from NY visiting the fine people at Roadrunner Records to discuss the album and plans for the future. Everything is looking great and everyone seems to be on the same page as how to market and promote this ...

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ROYAL HUNT In Studio Recording New Album

Denmark's ROYAL HUNT are currently at the North Point studio in Copenhagen recording their new album. Singer John West is scheduled to arrive in Denmark on January 11, 2005. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2003's "Eyewitness" is due in late spring/early summer. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Chicago Show To Be Recorded

QUEENSRŸCHE have added a fourth Chicago date to their 2005 winter tour. The concert, which will take place on January 19, 2005 at the House of Blues, will be recorded, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Will it be for a DVD, Internet broadcast, a CD? It's not quite clear what it's ...

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