WIZARD Commence Songwriting Sessions For New Album

German power metallers WIZARD have commenced the songwriting sessions for their sixth album, tentatively due in May 2005 through Limb Music Products. The follow-up to 2003's "Odin" will be recorded during January/February 2005 and will feature "WIZARD-style" lyrics again, "just as the fans expect them to be," according to a posting on the Limb Music ...

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STORMWITCH, EVIDENCE ONE To Team Up For Special German Show

German melodic metallers STORMWITCH and EVIDENCE ONE will be teaming up for a special show at Die Halle in Reichenbach (near Göppingen), Germany on September 17. Both STORMWITCH and EVIDENCE ONE will be releasing brand-new albums through Nuclear Blast on November 15 — "Witchcraft" and "Tattoed Heart", respectively. The upcoming show will mark the first ...

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DIO Bassist RUDY SARZO Updates Tour Diary

DIO bassist Rudy Sarzo (ex-QUIET RIOT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, WHITESNAKE) has uploaded a bunch of photos from the group's recent European tour. Check them out here. As previously reported, DIO's latest album, "Master of the Moon", is scheduled for release in the U.S. on September 7 through Sanctuary Records. SPV are planning on issuing ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Thrown Off Air For Using Profanity

DIMMU BORGIR were promptly escorted from the premises after using profanity during a live radio interview Wednesday afternoon (August 18) for commercial rock radio station WMMS-FM (100.7) in Cleveland. The Norwegian black metal act were in town to promote their appearance on the main stage of Ozzfest at the Blossom Music Center in Cleveland on ...

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LACUNA COIL Singer Featured In STUFF Magazine

LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia is featured in the September 2004 issue of Stuff magazine (photo). Asked if she gets any crazy male groupies, Cristina responded "Some people write to me about my feet because of the sandals I wore in one photo session. People went crazy for my feet! But usually when ...

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BODY COUNT Comment On Guitarist's Passing

BODY COUNT members Ice-T and Ernie-C have issued a statement regarding the death of the band's rhythm guitarist Dennis "D-Roc" Miles, who passed away Tuesday due to complications from lymphoma. He was 45 years old. "D-Roc was the backbone of the BODY COUNT sound," Ice-T said in the statement. "He went to school with me ...

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ON A PALE HORSE Select New Producer For Upcoming CD

ON A PALE HORSE, the band featuring ex-SLIPKNOT guitarist Josh Brainard, will now be utilizing the services of producer Warren Riker (DOWN, C.O.C., CROWBAR) for their sophomore album, "Riding the Wind", tentatively due in early 2005 through Mushroom Cloud Records. The follow-up to "Black Is Not the Darkest Colour" will contain 12 songs, including "Eye-In-Hand", ...

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