DEEP PURPLE Frontman Pays Tribute To Fallen Columbia Crew

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has paid tribute to the fallen crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia via the following message posted on his official web site: "Dear Friends, "I'm sitting here stunned and hopeless in my apartment in Los Angeles, re-reading yesterday's LA Sunday Times. The headline reads 'Columbia Is Lost'. "On behalf of ...

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THE CROWN Book Studio Time For Next Album

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN, recently rejoined by original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have booked studio time at Gotheburg's Studio Fredman for the recording and mixing of their forthcoming album, tentatively due in early September through Metal Blade Records. The band — whose last album, 2002's "Crowned In Terror", featured the services of former AT THE GATES ...

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HASTE Begin Recording Third CD

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE have entered Synchromesh studios in their hometown to begin recording their third album for a tentative May release through Century Media Records. "We will be recording 10 to 12 songs and have several surprises in the way of guest vocals," the band said in an official newsletter. "One we will go ahead ...

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MUDVAYNE, MINISTRY, IN FLAMES To Tour The U.S.

MUDVAYNE, MINISTRY and IN FLAMES will be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning in early March, according to IN FLAMES' official web site. Exact dates and venues will be announced soon. In related news, IN FLAMES have posted a performance video of the song "Cloud Connected", recorded live at Rockbjörnen in Stockholm, Sweden on ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: New Song Posted Online

A brand new CRADLE OF FILTH track, entitled "Presents From The Poison-Hearted", has been made available for download at this location. "Presents From The Poison-Hearted" comes off the group's much-anticipated "Damnation And A Day" CD, due on March 10 via Sony Music. "Damnation And A Day", which was recorded in part at Parkgate ...

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POSSESSED: Legendary Demo To Surface On Limited-Edition Vinyl

Agonia Records, in collaboration with former POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra, will release a strictly limited-edition 10" MLP containing the band's legendary "Death Metal" demo tape, plus previously unreleased recordings of "Pentagram", "Swing Of The Axe", "Twisted Minds", and "Fallen Angel". Also included will be one brand new studio track from Becerra's new band SIDE EFFECT, ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN Confirmed For PARADISE LOST's European Tour

Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN have been confirmed as an opening act on the upcoming PARADISE LOST European tour starting on Feb. 13 in Strasbourg, France and ending on March 24 in London, England. The tour is the first full European tour for TAPPING THE VEIN and the band are "looking forward to playing for the ...

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