Former MSG Frontman Springs Back To Action with New Album, Reissue

SILVER, the new British/German all-star project featuring vocalist Gary Barden (ex-MSG), guitarist Bernie Torme (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, GILLAN, DESPERADO), keyboardist Don Airey (ex-MSG, TEN), bassist Michael Voss (ex-CASANOVA/currently in DEMON DRIVE) and drummer Marco Minnemann (ex-H-BLOCKX), will issue their second album, entitled Dream Machines, on September 9th through Point Music Records. The full track listing for ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Recovering Faster Than Expected

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett appears to be recovering faster than expected following his accident this past weekend when he was stabbed by his surfboard while being tossed by a wave. According to the group's official web site, "a couple of days ago we all heard from Kirk, 'I should be back playing guitar in about ...

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ANTHRAX's Record Label Seeks Distribution Home

Despite rumors to the contrary, ANTHRAX's U.S. record label, Beyond Records, is not in talks with ADA for distribution following the breakdown of negotiations to sell the company to IRON MAIDEN manager Rod Smallwood's Sanctuary Music Group, according to Hits Daily Double. No further information is available at this time on who may end up ...

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MACABRE Want Your Children

On Wednesday, September 18th, MACABRE will be conducting a photo shoot for their debut recordings release of their acoustic campfire songs and are looking for children to sit around the campfire with Corporate Death (lead guitar/lead vocals) and Nefarious (bass/backing vocals). The campground is in Romeoville, Illinois and the shoot will take place one hour ...

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LINKIN PARK Make Early EP Available Via Official Fan Club

Copies of LINKIN PARK's seven-song Hybrid Theory EP, recorded prior to the release of the group's full-length Hybrid Theory album, can still be obtained through LINKIN PARK's official fan club, LP Underground, through November 2002. Recorded before the band settled on their present moniker, the EP includes such songs as "Carousel", "Step Up", "And One", ...

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SAXON To Issue CD Of Re-Recorded Classics

SAXON's album of re-recorded classic tracks, Heavy Metal Thunder, is set for release on September 23rd through SPV/Steamhammer Records and features the following track listing: 01. Power & The Glory 02. Strong Arm Of The Law 03. Heavy Metal Thunder 04. And The Bands Played On 05. Crusader 06. Dallas 1pm 07. Princess Of The ...

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BAL-SAGOTH To Embark On UK Tour With RETURN TO THE SABBAT

BAL-SAGOTH are tentatively scheduled to team up with fellow Brits RETURN TO THE SABBAT (featuring ex-SKYCLAD singer Martin Walkyier) for several UK shows in November. Exact dates and venues will be announced in the coming weeks. In other news, work on the sixth BAL-SAGOTH album is reportedly progressing well, with the cover artwork (by the ...

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OMEN Finish Recording New CD

Classic US metallers OMEN have finished recording their eagerly-anticipated follow-up to Reopening The Gates, entitled Eternal Black Dawn. The group's first CD with new vocalist Kevin Goocher, Eternal Black Dawn is tentatively scheduled to be mixed next month for an early 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined record company. ...

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