Former DEFIANCE Guitarist To Re-Launch SORRY

Guitarist Jim Adams, formerly of the San Francisco Bay Area thrashers DEFIANCE, is looking to restart his project band SORRY. The group has in the past had guest appearances by Steve Chinn of FANG, John of FLIPPER and Mitch Mayes of DEFIANCE. The project will begin recording songs and looking for gigs at a later ...

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THANATOS Complete Work On New Album

Veteran Dutch death metallers THANATOS have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Undead. Unholy. Divine", due in late February release through Black Lotus Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Angelic Encounters", which contains a guest appearance on backing vocals by Ashmedi (MELECHESH) and Ed Warby (STAR ONE, AYREON, ex-GOREFEST), was recorded at Excess studios in ...

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MNEMIC To Support MACHINE HEAD In Europe

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will support MACHINE HEAD on the rest of their European tour beginning on December 8 (not including Helsinki, Finland). The dates are as follows: Dec. 08 – Docks - Hamburg, GER Dec. 09 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, ...

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KISS To Resume Touring In April — Without AEROSMITH

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has told the Associated Press that the rockasaurus spectacle KISS/AEROSMITH tour that launched last summer is getting near the end of its final leg, with a swing of U.S. dates — including a Dec. 18 gig at the Forum in L.A. — wrapping up toward the end of December. And then, ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Record In The Spring

Finnish "new wave" death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM are busy writing and demoing new material for their sophomore album, tentatively due next summer. The follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, "Spirits and August Light", is scheduled to be recorded late spring 2004 with engineer Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland and will be ...

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ZAKK WYLDE's Bullseye Guitar To Be Auctioned Off For Charity

Zakk Wylde's Bullseye guitar is currently being auctioned off on eBay, with proceeds going to help victims of the Rhode Island nightclub fire. The auction will last until December 20. The guitar was originally raffled by Daddy's Junky Music in Warwick, Rhode Island and raised over $6,400, which was donated to the fund. The "Doc" ...

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NOSTRADAMEUS Drummer Checks In From Recording Studio

NOSTRADAMEUS drummer Esko Salow has posted the following message on the band's web site: "Hello Nostras!! Just wanted to tell you that the recordings of the fourth NOSTRADAMEUS album is going as planed. [Guitarist] Jake [Fredén] and [vocalist] Freddy [Persson] recorded their first parts [on Nov. 11] and during that week Jake recorded all his ...

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Former ANGEL DUST Bassist Joins COUNTER CLOCKWISE

Former ANGEL DUST bassist Frank Banx has joined Indianapolis-based metallers COUNTER CLOCKWISE. The band are currently working on their debut album, tentatively due in the spring. Download the group's early-2003 three-song demo in MP3 format: 01. Do You Believe (mp3) 02. No More Faith (mp3) 03. Taste the Darkness (

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MANOWAR Guitarist Wins Motocross Racing Event

MANOWAR guitarist Karl Logan received First Place in the category 250B (Amateur) at this year's Western NY Off-Road Association motocross racing event. Karl's title is a "great victory" after the accident he had a couple of years ago — the details of which can be seen in the "Hell On Earth Part 3" double DVD ...

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