FIREBIRD To Tour U.S. East Coast In September

FIREBIRD, the British band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will release their latest CD, "No. 3", in the U.S. on August 31 through SPV Records. An American tour is in the works to coincide with the release. The band plan to play dates across the East Coast in late September. More details ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Play Soccer For Charity

DEF LEPPARD guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell will participate in a charity celebrity football/soccer match taking place on Sunday, June 27 in Carson (close to Los Angeles Airport) at the Home Depot Centre, as part of a musicians team playing against a team of movie/TV stars. Kick-off is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. All proceeds ...

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SILENT FORCE Complete Work On New Album

SILENT FORCE, the band featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, have completed work on their third album for a late 2004 release through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Infatuator" was produced by Dennis Ward (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69) at House of Audio studio in Karlsdorf, Germany. "It's been a long time since the last ...

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DEVILS WHOREHOUSE To Record New Album In September

DEVILS WHOREHOUSE, the "horror-death rock" side-project of MARDUK guitarist Morgan Håkansson, has become a three-piece, with singer Zwedda taking care of the bass as well as the vocals. The group are currently writing material for their second full-length album, which they expect to begin recording around the end of September at the Endarker studio in ...

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FALCONER To Get 'Faster And Harder' On Upcoming CD

Sweden's FALCONER are continuing to write material for their new album despite the recent departures of second guitarist Anders Johansson and bassist Peder Johansson. "[The fact that we are] two members short at the moment . . . does not affect the future of the band in any way, nor the songwriting," guitarist Stefan Weinerhall ...

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RAMMSTEIN Announce New Release Date For 'Mein Teil' Single

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have announced the revised release dates for the first single off their long-awaited new album. According to the group's web site, "Mein Teil" will be released on July 26 in GSA (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), and the international release will follow on August 30. As previously reported, RAMMSTEIN shot a video for ...

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GREEN CARNATION Confirmed For Slovenia's METAL CAMP Festival

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), are the latest band confirmed for the first installment of the Metal Camp festival, a two-day event set to take place August 20-21 in Tolbin, Slovenia. GREEN CARNATION will play the main stage on August 21. The festival is being co-produced ...

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