LORD GORE, MURDER SQUAD, DEAD To Contribute To AUTOPSY Tribute

LORD GORE, MURDER SQUAD, DEAD, and IMMURED are among the bands tentatively set to contribute to an upcoming AUTOPSY tribute album, which is being compiled by Italy's Buio Omega, possibly in conjunction with Merciless Records from Germany. Other artists being approached to appear on the CD include GUT, HAEMORRHAGE, FEARER, and EXHUMED. More information on ...

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STRYPER Pay Tribute To Persian Gulf War Heroes In 'Believe'

Back in 1991, during the Persian Gulf War, STRYPER vocalist Michael Sweet wrote the song "Believe", which gave his feelings voice about the events unfolding in the Middle East. Stated Michael: "It's not just about what was going on in Kuwait and Iraq, though that was how the song started. It's about all the men ...

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MORIFADE To Begin Mixing 'Domination'

Sweden's MORIFADE will begin mixing their third album, "Domination", on April 14 for an early summer release through Hammerheart Records. The follow-up to last year's "Imaginarium" was recorded at Los Angered studios in Gothenburg and Monogram studios in Stockholm. ...

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BONFIRE Hard At Work On New Album

Veteran German rockers BONFIRE are busy writing and recording songs for their next studio album, tentatively due in August. A world tour in support of the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Strike X" will begin in October. For more information, visit the band's official web site at www.bonfire.de. ...

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BALLISTIC's GATTIS Speaks Out In Support Of The War

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis has issued a statement via the group's official web site offering support for the Bush administration's decision to wage war on Iraq. The statement reads as follows: "The war in Iraq has begun. I am only speaking for myself, but I am for it. However, I do question the timing. We ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Re-Launches Web Site

Former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz has re-launched his official web site at a new location: www.spitzcity.com. There has been no word yet on the long-promised press release revealing details about Spitz's new SEVEN X SEVENTY project, which at one time was supposed to feature contributions from IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and ex-MEGADETH ...

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Birth Of CHRIS CORNELL's Daughter Changed Him

Even the dark, mysterious Chris Cornell seemed unusually sunny when chatting with Tom Lanham of the San Francisco Examiner — due in large part to the birth of his daughter Lily two years ago, he confessed. "I was a sweet, pretty innocent little kid, but it didn't take long for that to change, for the ...

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CRUACHAN Name New CD

Ireland's CRUACHAN have set "Pagan" as the title for their forthcoming album, tentatively due in the fall through Hammerheart Records. The follow-up to last year's "Folk-Lore" will be recorded and mixed at Sonic studios in Dublin between March 29 and May 11. ...

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