SEPULTURA Set American Release Date For 'Roorback'

Brazil's SEPULTURA have set an August 26 American release date through SPV Records for their latest CD, "Roorback". The follow-up to 2001's "Nation" was recorded and mixed by producer Steve Evetts (SNAPCASE, EARTH CRISIS) at Mosh Studios in São Paulo, Brazil, and was released in Europe in May through SPV. Two versions of "Roorback" will ...

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ACE FREHLEY Says He's Fine Without KISS

Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley recently spoke to Billboard magazine about his decision to sit out the band's co-headlining trek with AEROSMITH. "When I finished the [KISS Farewell] tour, [Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons] told me that was it," Frehley said. "So I'm not gonna sit around and twiddle my thumbs. I started preparing, before ...

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NY Post: IRON MAIDEN Ruffle Feathers At New York Restaurant

The following item was published it today's edition of The New York Post: "Just because heavy metal masters IRON MAIDEN are old and gray doesn't mean they can't create some old-school rock 'n' roll mayhem. The long-maned metallers made headlines last week when drummer Michael 'Nicko' McBrain allegedly got mad at a Jones Beach parking ...

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RUNEMAGICK Split With Guitarist

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have parted ways with second guitarist Tomas Eriksson (ex-INTOXICATE, GROTESQUE, VALEDICTORY). "Tomas has decided to leave RUNEMAGICK, maybe just for a while or forever... He feels that he must quit everything to gather new inspiration and try to get the feeling back. We wish him all the best and ...

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TAROT Secure European, Canadian Deal For New Album

Finland's TAROT, the group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, have secured a European and Canadian deal for their latest CD, "Suffer Our Pleasures". The album, which debuted at No. 10 on the Finnish album chart upon its release in May, will be released in the following territories on September 1: Canada (Universal) England (Universal) ...

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DREAM THEATER To Begin Mixing In Mid-August

DREAM THEATER are scheduled to begin mixing their new studio album in mid-August with producer Kevin Shirley (IRON MAIDEN, LED ZEPPELIN), according to a post on Shirley's web site. The follow-up to 2002's "Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence" is due at the end of the year through Elektra Records. DREAM THEATER are currently finishing up ...

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IRON MAIDEN Bassist: 'We Would Love To Tour With JUDAS PRIEST'

IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris spoke to Phil Freeman of Cleveland Scene about the group's forthcoming CD, "Dance Of Death", due on September 9 through Columbia Records. "It's a really, really strong album," Steve said. "We're really pleased with it. It's quite a varied album. There's two or three songs that veer toward the progressive, ...

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EPHEL DUATH Split With Singer, Seek Replacement

Davide Tolomei, the melodic singer in EPHEL DUATH, has announced his decision to quit the band. He felt that pursuing a career in music wasn't what he really wanted, and he wasn't able to commit himself to the band's forthcoming touring and recording schedule. EPHEL DUATH are now actively seeking a replacement. Applicants should either ...

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