OPETH Mainman To Collaborate With PORCUPINE TREE Singer

OPETH mastermind Mikael Akerfeldt and PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson will reportedly collaborate on a LINDA PERHACS cover for a tribute CD to the early '70s U.S. singer/songwriter, due later in the year. OPETH's new album, "Damnation", will be released in a limited-edition digipak version (around 20,000 copies) as well as a standard jewel-case edition. ...

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THYRANE Set European Release Date For 'Hypnotic'

Finland's THYRANE have set May 19 as the European release date through Century Media Records for their third full-length effort, "Hypnotic". The album, which is due in Finland on May 5 through Spikefarm Records, was mixed in November/December at SundiCoop Studios and mastered at Finnvox Studios. The complete track listing for "Hypnotic" is as follows: ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Perform In Orlando

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will perform at The Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, March 27. He will be joined at the gig by guitarist Jeff Kollman, keyboardist Dave Schulz and drummer Gary Ferguson. In other news, Hughes will embark on a short tour with Alex Ligertwood and Robin McAuley ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Tarzana Set List Revealed

Former RAINBOW/MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP/ALCATRAZZ frontman Graham Bonnet's set list for his one-off solo appearance at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Friday, Feb. 21 consisted of the following: 01. God Blessed Video (ALCATRAZZ) 02. Stand In Line (IMPELLITTERI) 03. Don't Look Down 04. S.O.S. 05. Love's No Friend (RAINBOW) 06. Island In The Sun (ALCATRAZZ) 07. ...

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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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