ROYAL HUNT: 'Eye Witness' To Surface In June

Due to unspecified delays in the recording process, Denmark's ROYAL HUNT have pushed back the projected release date of their new album, "Eye Witness", to late June through Frontiers Records. Photos taken during the recording sessions have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2001's "The Mission" will ...

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LOUDNESS To Issue New Live Album

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release a new live album, titled "Loudness Live 2002", on May 21. Recorded in Tokyo, Japan on December 31, 2002, the CD features 18 tracks, including "Crazy Night", "In The Mirror", "Slaughter House", "Crazy Doctor", and "S.D.I." ...

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LINKIN PARK's 'Meteora" Debuts At #1!

LINKIN PARK's second album, "Meteora", sold more than 810,000 copies in its first week, according to SoundScan figures released Wednesday, easily securing the group the #1 slot on next week's Billboard Pop Album chart. By comparison, LINKIN PARK's slow-burning debut, "Hybrid Theory", which wound up being the best-selling LP of 2001, took more than 12 ...

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DEFLESHED Confirmed For Sweden's MOTALA METAL FEST

Sweden's DEFLESHED have replaced FINNTROLL on the bill of this year's Motala Metal Fest, which is set to take place on April 19 at Folkets Park in Motala, Sweden. FINNTROLL had originally withdrawn from the event due to scheduling conflicts caused by their European tour with KATATONIA. Motala Metal Fest will now feature performances from ...

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Ex-EUROPE Guitarist To Release New Solo Album

Former EUROPE guitarist Kee Marcello has completed work on a new solo studio album, "Melon Demon Drive", due later in the year. In addition to Marcello, the album features contributions from drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL, MEMENTO MORI) and bassist Klatuu. The complete track listing for "Melon Demon Drive" is as follows: 01. ...

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COMES WITH THE FALL: Spring Tour Dates Announced

Los Angeles-based COMES WITH THE FALL, which consists of members of JERRY CANTRELL's touring band, will embark on a spring tour in support of their recently released "Live 2002" CD and the soon-to-be-issued "Live 2002" DVD. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: May 23 - The Pound SF - San Francisco, CA May 29 ...

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