Acclaimed Guitarist AMY SCHUGAR Lands Endorsement Deal

Acclaimed female guitarist/songwriter Amy Schugar has landed an endorsement deal with Daisy Rock Guitars after having attended music trade show NAMM earlier this year. Daisy Rock Guitars is a relatively new company that has many heavy hitters including Ann and Nancy Wilson from HEART endorsing their line of guitars. Daisy Rock Guitars is a company ...

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KING DIAMOND Set Release Date For Live Album

KING DIAMOND have set a September 21 release date through Metal Blade Records for their forthcoming double live CD, "Deadly Lullabyes Live". The album was recorded during the band's last U.S. tour and was mixed at guitarist Andy LaRocque's Los Angered studio outside Gothenburg, Sweden. "Deadly Lullabyes Live" track listing: 01. Funeral 02. A Mansion ...

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METALLICA's 'Monster' Earns $45,000 In Opening Weekend

"Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", which follows the heavy metal band through the creation of their latest album, "St. Anger", and group therapy, had the highest per-screen average of the two documentaries that opened in limited release this weekend. The IFC Films release, which is unrated, earned $15,000 at each of the three sites it ...

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ANATHEMA To Return To Turkey In October

ANATHEMA will be playing two shows in Istanbul, Turkey on October 1-2, 2004 at the Beyoglu Music Hall (Yenimelek). ANATHEMA are continuing to tour in support of their seventh studio album, "A Natural Disaster", which was released in the U.S. in February through KOCH Records/Music For Nations. The follow-up to 2001's "A Fine Day to ...

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WOLVERINE Commence Songwriting Process For New Album

Sweden's WOLVERINE have commenced the songwriting process for their next studio album, tentatively due next year through Elitist/Earache Records. "This time around we won't do a concept album," the band write on their web site. "We decided we wanted to try to create an album that just has a collection of really great songs that ...

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NILE's KARL SANDERS Records Guest Appearance For New BEHEMOTH Album

Karl Sanders, guitarist and vocalist of the American death metal band NILE, has recorded a guest solo for the song "Xul" off the upcoming BEHEMOTH record, "Demigod". The CD is currently being recorded at Poland's Hendrix Studios and will soon be mixed at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING ...

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BRAINSTORM, EKTOMORF Confirmed For Germany's NIGHT OF POWER Festival

German power metallers BRAINSTORM and the Hungarian thrashcore band EKTOMORF have been confirmed as the headliners of the Night of Power festival on October 16 at the Live-Factory in Adelsheim (near W├╝rzburg), Germany. The event, which will double as a birthday party of the German webzine PowerMetal.de, will feature performances from the following artists (in ...

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STRANGLER: Danish Death Metal Featuring DIMMU BORGIR Drummer

STRANGLER, the Danish death metal band featuring current DIMMU BORGIR drummer Reno Kiilerich and former members of the now-defunct death metal group INIQUITY, have posted their entire 2003 demo at their official web site. The songs available for download are as follows: 01. Infinite Blood Abundance (mp3) 02. From Pubis to Sternum (

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