BLOOD OF TYRANTS Label Imprint Announced

Early 2004 will see the formation of a new exclusively metal label, Blood of Tyrants, formed as an imprint of seminal Indianapolis-based punk/hardcore label Happy Couples Never Last Records. "I have just passed up too many killer releases that I desperately wanted to do but didn't think that they were logical or appropriate for the ...

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GENE SIMMONS: ACE FREHLEY's Drug Problem Was Life-Threatening

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told the Bradenton Herald that he became a rock star for three things: money, girls and fun. Not necessarily in that order. "I've often heard some notions growing up — peculiar notions — that money is the root of all evil," Simmons said. "But that's nonsense. The truth is, lack ...

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THE KOVENANT To Record New Demo In December

Norway's THE KOVENANT will enter the studio in December to record a demo of some of the songs planned for inclusion on the group's follow-up to this year's "S.E.T.I." (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence), tentatively due in late 2004. The forthcoming CD, which is tentatively titled "The Dreaming Spires", will be THE KOVENANT's last for Germany's ...

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KROKUS: Live Album Details Revealed

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have just finished production on their double live album, "Fire & Gasoline". A DVD, entitled "Live at Montreux", will come with the album as a special bonus. "Fire & Gasoline" is due January 23, 2004 in Switzerland, with release dates for other territories still pending. The complete track listing for ...

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DESTRUCTION: DVD To Surface In February

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION will be releasing their first-ever DVD in February, according to a post on the band's web site. The group are currently looking for video footage (old and new) for possible inclusion on the disc. All individuals that send in video material that ends up getting used on the DVD will get ...

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LIEGE LORD Guitarist To Appear On JOHNNY WINTER's New CD

Former LIEGE LORD guitarist Paul Nelson has just completed laying down guitar tracks for rock/blues legend Johnny Winter's new release on which he will appear on as both guitarist and songwriter. Nelson is now part of an elite group of guitarists to have recorded with the famed Texas guitar slinger one other among those being ...

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VADER Frontman To Record Promo CD With Side-Project

PANZER X, the solo project of VADER vocalist/guitarist Peter, are tentatively scheduled to enter Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland in December to record a four-song demo, titled "Steel First". The promotional CD, which will engineered by Szymon Czech and produced by Peter himself, will contain three original tracks plus a cover song from a "well-known ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist Records New Music With GARY MOORE

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley recently spent time in England laying down "lots of new tracks" for the new GARY MOORE recording. Joining Bob and Gary during the sessions was drummer Darrin Mooney from the band PRIMAL SCREAM. No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, Daisley's as-yet-unnamed new "supergroup" — ...

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ADRIFT To Record Debut EP

ADRIFT, the new "emotive, aggro hard-rock" band featuring CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen and ex-EPITAPH/RESURRECTION drummer Kevin Astl, will enter AudioHammer Studios (SUMMON, BURNING INSIDE, CONTROL DENIED, GOD FORBID, MONSTROSITY, TRIVIUM) in Sanford, Florida next week to begin recording their debut EP, tentatively due early next year. Jason Suecof (CAPHARNAUM) will be producing the CD, ...

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