KALMAH Commence Work On New CD

Finland's KALMAH have set "Swampsong" as the title for their third album, which is currently being recorded for a May 19 release in the group's home country. According to the band, "Everything has worked out well so far. We have recorded drums, bass and rhythm guitars." The follow-up to last year's "They Will Return" will ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: STALEY Biography Includes Personal Drawings, Letters

Hot on the heels of Kurt Cobain's "Journals", a biography of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, dubbed "Angry Chair", chronicles the singer's heroin addiction and his death by overdose and includes Staley's last interview, photos and personal drawings and letters from his journal. Author Adriana Rubio began the book with the Staley family's ...

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ARCH ENEMY's ERLANDSSON: Expect A Masterpiece!

ARCH ENEMY drummer Daniel Erlandsson has posted the following studio update to the "Studio Report 2003" section of the band's official web site: "Greetings to you all! "We arrived in the UK (in 'Ripley' outside of Nottingham to be precise) just under a week ago to start the recording of 'Microwave That Curry', (yeah, that's ...

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ROB ROCK Sets Release Date For 'Eyes For Eternity'

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock has set a May 26 release date for his second solo album, "Eyes Of Eternity". The effort, which will be issued under the band name ROB ROCK'S RAGE OF CREATION, will feature appearances by guitarist Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD), drummer Butch Carlson (SAHARA, JAG PANZER), guitarist Rick Renstrom, keyboardist ...

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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Guest On NEIL TURBIN Solo Debut

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN singer Jeff Scott Soto has contributed vocals to five tracks on the upcoming solo album from ex-ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin, entitled "Threatcon Delta". Soto appears on the following cuts: 01. The Truth Is The Best Lie 02. What You Can't Control 03. Blue Screen Of Death 04. Wrecking Ball ...

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IN AETERNUM Scrap REGAIN Deal, Announce European Tour

Sweden's IN AETERNUM have decided against releasing their next album on Regain Records. "We are currently waiting for an answer from another label," the band write on their official web site. "We'll have more info about that during the coming week." In other news, the group fired bassist Andreas V a few weeks back. "Different ...

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DEE SNIDER, GAVIN ROSSDALE To Jam With CAMP FREDDY At NYC Gig

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider and BUSH singer Gavin Rossdale are the latest celebrity musicians to have confirmed their participation in an all-star jam set to take place during CAMP FREDDY's appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 22 as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show. Also set to ...

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