TIMO KOTIPELTO: I Am Relieved I Am Not In STRATOVARIUS

Former STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto spoke to Pitriff.com earlier today about the recent events in the STRATOVARIUS camp and his upcoming sophomore solo album, "Coldness". The following are some of the highlights of that interview: PITRIFF: Have you heard about [Timo] Tolkki's condition lately? Timo Kotipelto: "I just heard from a webmaster friend ...

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STATIC-X Film Video For 'So': Photos Available

STATIC-X filmed a video for the song "So" in Los Angeles on Friday (April 9). Check out pictures from the shoot at Wire Image. "So" comes off the group's third full-length album, "Shadow Zone", which was released last October through Warner Bros. Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Machine" was produced by Josh Abraham ...

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MOONSORROW Name New CD

Finnish "epic heathen metallers" MOONSORROW have set "Raah Raah Blääh" as the title of their forthcoming CD, tentatively due in early 2005 through the Spinefarm Records imprint Spikefarm. The follow-up to 2003's "Kivenkantaja" is currently being written at the "infamous" Ragnarök Audio studio and will be recorded after the summer with producer Ahti Kortelainen at ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Talks About Songwriting Process For New CD

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate recently spoke to Ytsejam.com about the band's new live DVD, the current headlining tour and their upcoming studio album. Asked if former guitarist Chris DeGarmo will once again make a songwriting contribution to the new CD, Tate said, "You never know about that guy, sometimes he'll just...like he did for 'Tribe', ...

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LAKE OF TEARS Finish Recording New Album

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have finished recording the follow-up to 2002's "The Neonai", entitled "Black Brick Road", and will begin mixing the effort this weekend. Mixing duties will be completed by April 28, with the mastering sessions scheduled to take place on April 29. The cover artwork will be handled by Kristian Wåhlin, who has ...

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DANZIG: More New Songtitles Revealed

The official Regain Records web site has revealed several more songtitles that are set to appear on DANZIG's eighth studio album, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "777: I Luciferi". Confirmed songtitles so far are as follows: 01. Skincarver 02. 1000 Devils Reign 03. Netherbound 04. Circle of Snakes 05. When We Were Dead 06. Black ...

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GHOSTRIDE Begin Recording Full-Length Debut

GHOSTRIDE, the Sacramento-based band featuring former members of WILL HAVEN, TINFED and ODDMAN, are in the process of recording songs for their debut full-length album, to be released on their own Distruktor Records. The as-yet-untitled CD is being produced by Eric Stenman (FAR, GAMEFACE, 7 SECONDS) and is being targeted for an early summer release. ...

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SAMAEL Sign With REGAIN RECORDS

Switzerland's SAMAEL have inked a deal with Sweden's Regain Records. The group are currently writing material for their next studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year. SAMAEL fulfilled their contractual obligations to longtime label Century Media Records with the delivery of the "Era One" and "Lesson In Magic #1 by Samaël" projects, ...

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