AMON AMARTH To Begin Recording In May

Sweden's AMON AMARTH will enter Berno studio in Malmö in mid-May to record the follow-up to last year's "Versus The World", tentatively due in late 2004 through Metal Blade Records. No further information is available at this time. AMON AMARTH recently teamed up with DESTRUCTION, DEICIDE, NILE, DEW-SCENTED, GRAVEWORM and MISERY INDEX for the X-Mass ...

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QUIET RIOT Singer To Record Album Of Covers

QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow is currently recording an album of his favorite cover tunes from the 1970s. "This album's a real labor of love," says DuBrow. "When Mike Varney of Shrapnel Records approached me about doing this I already had the songs selected." The album will feature songs originally done by HUMBLE PIE, MOTT ...

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DOMINE: New Album Details Revealed

Italian "epic power metal" band DOMINE have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Emperor Of The Black Runes", at New Sin Audio Design studios in Loria for a tentative early 2004 release through Dragonheart Records. According to the band, "It's been a tough challenge to come up with an album which would top 'Stormbringer ...

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OPETH Offer End-Of-Year Update

Sweden's OPETH have posted the following update at their official web site: "OPETH are confirmed to play the annual Sweden Rock festival in Karlshamn/Sölvesborg in July 2004. The festival will be one of very few FESTIVAL appearances during 2004 as the band will be in resting/writing and eventually recording mode. Sweden Rock is headlined by ...

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HAMERFALL Guitarist Reports From The ROCKFABRIK 20-Year-Anniversary Jam

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Happy holidays, Templars! As you might have gathered from the Forum, some of us were at the Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Gemany, last weekend. The legendary club celebrated its 20-year anniversary, and HAMMERFALL was invited to the festivities. So Anders, Joacim ...

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Judge Says Ex-MEAT PUPPETS Bassist Must Remain in Custody

A judge has ruled that former MEAT PUPPETS bassist Cris Kirkwood, who has been charged with assault, is a flight risk and a danger to others and must remain in custody, according to the Associated Press. U.S. Magistrate Judge Virginia Mathis also ruled Wednesday (Dec. 31) that there is enough evidence to try Kirkwood, 43, ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Confirmed For England's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bloodstock Festival, set to take place September 3-4, 2004 at The Assembly Rooms in Derby, England. Also scheduled to appear are EDENBRIDGE, CRUACHAN, BALANCE OF POWER and FOURWAYKILL. More confirmations will be announced soon. As previously reported, PRIMAL FEAR's new album, ...

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