TERROR 2000 To Support DESTRUCTION In Japan

TERROR 2000, the side project of SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid and DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg, will embark on their first-ever Japanese tour in support of DESTRUCTION in late May. The tour, dubbed "Thrash Disaster", will consist of two shows at Shibuya Club Quattro in Tokyo on May 27-28. TERROR 2000's sophomore CD, "Faster Disaster", ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Frontman Signs With SANCTUARY RECORDS

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has signed a two-album worldwide deal with Sanctuary Records. Warwick's recent Japanese release, "Tattoos & Alibis", will be issued mid-July with two new extra tracks which were not featured on the original version. Ricky is currently on tour in the U.S. with DEF LEPPARD. ...

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ELVENKING Complete Initial Recordings For New Album

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING have completed the initial recording sessions at Gernhart Studio in Siegburg, Germany for their new album, due in late summer through AFM Records. Additional recordings will take place at an as-yet-undetermined Italian studio and the House Of Music facility in Stuttgart, Germany with producer Achim Kohler (PRIMAL FEAR, BRAINSTORM), who ...

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ANATHEMA Guitarist To Play Solo Gig In Ireland

ANATHEMA guitarist Daniel "Danny" Cavanagh will perform a special solo acoustic gig at The Sugar Club in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, May 17. Show starts at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are priced at €9 (pay at the door, no advance sales). Cavanagh will reportedly run through a host of ANATHEMA classics and covers and will ...

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LIVING COLOUR Set Release Date For New Album

Reunited hard-rock/funk pioneers LIVING COLOUR have set a September 22 release date through Sanctuary Records for their as-yet-untitled new album. The band are continuing work on the CD at bassist Doug Wimbish's Nova Sound studios in Connecticut and are expected to complete the effort in June. The two-time Grammy winners are best known for their ...

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Former VIO-LENCE Guitarist Explains Decision To Join MACHINE HEAD

Former VIO-LENCE/TECHNOCRACY guitarist Phil Demmel has issued a statement addressing his recent decision to join MACHINE HEAD as a replacement for Ahrue Luster. As previously reported, Luster had amicably left the group last May due to "creative differences." Demmel's statement reads as follows: "To all my friends who care to know.......... "I'm a firm believer ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Be Given Honorary Degree

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will be given an honorary Doctor Of Music degree from Boston's Berklee College of Music on May 10. Tyler will address the graduates and guests at the school's commencement exercises, which will be held at the Reggie Lewis Track And Athletic Center in Boston. Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves will also be ...

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