ARISE Set Title For New Album

Swedish death/thrash metal band ARISE have set "The Beautiful New World" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in early 2005 via Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Kings Of The Cloned Generation" was recorded at StudioMega in Bollebygd, Sweden and will contain 11 tracks. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include ...

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THE RED CHORD Continue Drummer Search

Massachusetts-based metal/grind band THE RED CHORD have issued the following update regarding their drummer search: "We have been busy writing and trying people out for drums. We have had a few options of having people fill in for the record, but we all decided that it would be a better idea if the band searched ...

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PHANTOM-X Recording With PANTERA/KING DIAMOND Producer

PHANTOM-X, the new project featuring OMEN singer Kevin Goocher along with guitarist Russell D. Contreras (TYR), bassist Glenn Malicki (STRANGERS) and drummer Danny White (ASKA), will enter the studio later this month to begin recording their new CD with producer Sterling Winfield (KING DIAMOND, PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN). The new album is expected to include guest vocal ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: U.S., European Tour Dates Announced

ADLER'S APPETITE, the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, VINCE NEIL/ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have lined up the following dates during December/January: Dec. 09 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound SF Dec. 10 - Sacramento, ...

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Former INCANTATION Axeman Schedules Guitar Clinic

Guitarist extraordinaire Sonny Lombardozzi (ex-INCANTATION, SEVEN GATES, FLESHTIZED) will be doing a guitar clinic at 3rd Fret Music in Gadsen, Alabama on December 4. Lombardozzi will be playing his new custom double-guitar by Dean Guitars. 3rd Fret Music is located at 438 Chestnut St. Telephone: (256) 547-9210. ...

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ROB ROCK Signs With AFM RECORDS

Singer Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has signed a worldwide record deal with Germany's AFM Records. Rock and his band, who will continue to record for JVC/Victor Entertainment in Japan/Asia, are currently working on their AFM debut, tentatively due in March/April 2005. Rock's second solo CD, "Eyes of Eternity", was released in June 2003 through ...

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VINCE NEIL Re-Schedules U.K. Tour: New Dates Announced

TotalRock.com is reporting that former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil has now re-scheduled the U.K. dates postponed from this month. The new dates will take place in November/December 2005. The details are as follows: Nov. 30 – Dudley, UK @ JB's Dec. 01 – Newport, UK @ City Live Arena Dec. 02 – Bradford, UK ...

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THE APPARATUS: Debut Album Delayed

Dream Catcher Records has pushed back the release date of the debut album from Norwegian melodic death metalers THE APPARATUS to January 2005. The delay is being attributed to "marketing reasons," according to a posting on the group's web site. As previously reported, "Heathen Agenda" will include 10 original tracks with an approximate playing time ...

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DEFLESHED To Begin Laying Down Vocals For New CD This Week

Sweden's DEFLESHED are scheduled to return to the studio on Thursday (Nov. 11) to complete the vocal tracks for their fifth studio album, "May the Flesh Be With You". "Don't worry — we do NOT aim for a sterile or clean production," the group's bassist/vocalist Gustaf Jorde writes on their web site. "Make no mistake ...

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