RAGNAROK: New Album To Surface In February

Norwegian black metallers RAGNAROK will release their fifth album, "Blackdoor Miracle", on February 20, 2004 through Sweden's Regain Records. The follow-up to 2002's "In Nomine Satanas" was recorded and mixed at Abyss Studio in Sweden with engineer/mixer Tommy Tägtgren and was mastered at The Mastering Room in Gothenburg, Sweden. "Never has the band been so ...

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REBELLION Announce New Drummer

REBELLION, the German band that features in its ranks former GRAVE DIGGER members Uwe Lulis (guitar) and Tommi Goettlich (bass), have announced the addition of drummer Gerd Lücking to the group's ranks. Lücking joins the band as the replacement for Randy Black (PRIMAL FEAR, ex-ANNIHILATOR), who left the group under acrimonious circumstances in ...

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U.D.O. To Release Special Mini-DVD

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a special mini-DVD early next year through AFM Records. The disc will contain the video for the title track to the band's forthcoming album, "Thunderball", plus two more as-yet-undisclosed clips. Additionally, the mini-DVD will include two exclusive bonus audio tracks and a ...

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NIKKI SIXX Defends MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Glam' Era

Jason Ferguson of Orlando Weekly recently spoke with MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx about the band's first of three four-CD box sets, "Music to Crash Your Car To, Volume 1". Ferguson told Sixx that his "14-year-old self" crossed the band off his cool list in 1985, having determined they had turned into complete sellout pussies. ...

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METALIUM: New Song Posted Online

A brand new METALIUM track, titled "No One Can Save You", has been posted online in streaming Real Media format at this location. The follow-up to last year's "Hero-Nation Chapter III", "As One - Chapter Four" is due in Europe on February 23, 2004 through Armageddon Products/Soulfood and in the U.S. on March ...

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STEVE VAI: 'YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Doesn't Compromise'

Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai recently spoke to Rock Confidential about the G3 '03 tour with Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Satriani. Asked for his opinion of Yngwie's attitude on stage, especially during the jam at the end (where Malmsteen reportedly seemed to push everyone into the background and just keep on playing), Steve said, "I know ...

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METALLICA To Return To The U.K. In June

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich revealed at Friday night's show at London's Earls Court that the band are scheduled to return to the U.K. next spring with the following two dates: Jun. 02 - Glasgow, SCO - Download Festival Jun. 06 - Donington Park, U.K. - Download Festival According to reports in the Dutch media, both ...

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