DESOLATION ANGELS Say They Are Victims Of Greek Bootleg Operation

Legendary NWOBHM band DESOLATION ANGELS have become the latest victims of a large-scale bootleg operation originating from Greece which specializes in producing cheap CD bootlegs of many '80s metal rarities. Guitar player Keith Sharp had this to say on the matter: "It has come to our attention that a bootleg has been issued which originates ...

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DAMNED NATION Complete Work On New Album

Swedish heavy rock act DAMNED NATION have completed work on their fourth album, "Sign of Madness", tentatively due in mid-November via Italy's Scarlet Records. Produced by the "father" of the Swedish death metal sound, Tomas Skogsberg, "Sign of Madness" features a "modern and raw approach, still linked to the old and traditional DAMNED NATION classic ...

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GODSMACK: 'Changes' DVD To Receive European Release In December

GODSMACK's long-form live in-concert DVD, "Godsmack - Changes", will receive a European release on December 6 via Coming Home Studio. Filmed throughout GODSMACK's 2003-2004 worldwide "Faceless" tour, much of which included the coveted support slot for METALLICA's "St Anger" tour in Europe and North America, "Changes" offers in-depth interviews with all four band members, behind-the-scenes ...

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DEFLESHED Complete Basic Tracks For New CD, Plan Video Shoot

Sweden's DEFLESHED have completed the basic tracks for their fifth studio album, "May the Flesh Be With You", at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden. The group are scheduled to return to the studio in November to record the vocals and mix the effort. "The good thing about this slow process is obviously the result, which ...

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IN FLAMES Confirm NYC Cancellation, Singer To Become Father

A spokesperson at IN FLAMES' management company has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the group have cancelled their previously announced Sept. 29 show at CBGB in New York City. "Anders' [Fridén, vocals] girlfriend is pregnant. Originally the baby was supposed to come on Oct. 13 but the contractions started yesterday (Sept. 27) already and it seems ...

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New DEREK SHERINIAN Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By ZAKK WYLDE, JOHN SYKES

Former DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian will release his fourth solo album, "Mythology", on November 9 via InsideOut Music. Special guests include Zakk Wylde, Steve Stevens, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Lukather, Simon Phillips, John Sykes, Tony Franklin, Marco Mendoza, Brian Tichy, and Jerry Goodman. "Mythology" track listing: 01. Day of the Dead (mp3 ...

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