EQUIMANTHORN Reform, Announce New Album

EQUIMANTHORN, the acclaimed Sumerian and ambient "supergroup" led by Equitant (ABSU, EQUITANT) and Proscriptor (ABSU, MELECHESH), have reformed. Joining Equitant and Proscriptor in the group are Mark Riddick, Michael Riddick (both of THE SOIL BLEEDS BLACK), and David Harbour (DAVID HARBOUR, ex-KING DIAMOND, CHASTAIN). The band's third opus, "Second Sephira Cella", is currently being recorded ...

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Veteran Rockers HELIX Welcome Classic Rock Resurgence

David Freeman of Fort Frances Times is reporting that "a heavy metal/rock and roll resurgence has gripped the [North American] continent over the last few years — either out of nostalgia or the fact there is less quality music to be found out there. "Of course, all those 'youth gone wild' who were fans in ...

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UNSPOKEN Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Houston Texas-based "southern stoner metal band" UNSPOKEN have parted ways with former DIRT vocalist Travis Powers. "[Travis] has a new baby and is building a new home so he really didn't have time for this project," the group said in an official statement. "He is our bro and we wish him the best." Stepping up ...

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INTENSE Complete Work On 'Second Sight'

British power metallers INTENSE have completed work on their debut album, "Second Sight", due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. The follow-up to the 1998 mini-album "Dark Season" was produced by THRESHOLD guitarist Karl Groom at his Thin Ice Studios, and is said to be the group's "freshest, most potent offering to date." ...

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PAUL STANLEY: ACE FREHLEY Won't Be Rejoining KISS

KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently told Australia's Queensland Courier Mail that the group's current lineup — which includes original drummer Peter Criss and new guitarist Tommy Thayer — is "stable". "Peter Criss is playing better than he's played in years," he said. "Whatever he needed to sort out and put in perspective, he's done. "It's ...

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NEVERMORE: Expect The Unexpected

NEVERMORE singer Warrel Dane recently spoke to Australia's Beat magazine about the group's brand-new album, "Enemies Of Reality". "What I was trying to do with this record was to avoid the concept," he said. "We've done one concept album, and that was 'Dreaming Neon Black'. I have always felt that if we tried to do ...

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