BLAZE Manager Speaks Out

BLAZE manager Neil Marklew recently spoke to BlazeFans.com about the group's recent lineup changes and the band's future, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: BlazeFans.com: How would you describe the support SPV have given the band over the years? Neil Marklew: "Difficult one this. In the beginning they were very ...

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ACCEPT Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Legendary metal band ACCEPT have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The band's appearance at Wacken and Rock Hard Festival (on May 13-15 in Gelsenkirchen) will mark their only two performances in Germany next summer. ACCEPT's reunion lineup to celebrate the ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Offers Exclusive First Look At 'Bigfoot'

Rob Zombie's web site is currently offering "an exclusive first look" at "Bigfoot", the latest slice of devastating horror from the new masters of all things morbid — Zombie and one of the biggest names in horror comic books, Steve Niles. This is their second collaboration since forming Creep Entertainment International, the first being a ...

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BUTTONHOOK Enter Studio To Record New Album

BUTTONHOOK, the Atlanta-based band featuring former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau and ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson, will enter the studio on November 1 to begin recording their next full-length album. Producing the CD will be Jimmi Bleacher, former singer of Geffen recording artists SALTY DOG. An early 2005 release through an as-yet-undetermined label is ...

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FATAL SMILE Schedule Showcase Gig In Stockholm

Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will play a special showcase gig at the Kool Kat Club in Stockholm on December 3. The group's set list for the show will consist almost entirely of songs from their upcoming album, "Neo-Natural Freaks". As previously reported, the recording sessions for "Neo-Natural Freaks" took place at ...

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WHITESNAKE Perform In Dublin: Photos Available

WHITESNAKE performed live in concert at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday (Oct. 27). Check out pictures from Rex Features. As previously reported, WHITESNAKE's Oct. 20 concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England was filmed for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due next year. No further information is currently available. WHITESNAKE ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Finish Recording New Album

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have completed the recording process for their new album, "The Pale Haunt Departure", and the tapes have been shipped off to the Swedish producer/musician Dan Swanö (BLOODBATH, EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE) for the mixdown. "Recording took about a week longer than originally planned due to the amount of detail we chose ...

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GRIFFIN: New Album To Be Mixed By KING DIAMOND Guitarist

Norwegian metallers GRIFFIN will enter Godt Selskap studios in Trondheim, Norway before the end of the year to begin recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively due next spring/summer via FaceFront Records. The follow-up to last year's "No Holds Barred" will be mixed by Andy LaRoque (KING DIAMOND) at his Los Angered Studio in Gothenborg, Sweden ...

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SUN CAGED Guitarist Commences Work On New Solo Album

Guitarist Marcel Coenen of the Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED is currently working on a new solo album. "A few songs have been written already," reads a posting on the group's web site. "The album will be quite different from 'Guitartalk' since it will feature songs with vocals. The mix will be 50/50. Marcel found ...

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