GENE HOGLAN Rejoins DARK ANGEL!!

The reunited DARK ANGEL have been rejoined by drummer Gene Hoglan (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) after a short stint with interim skinsman Al "Mayhem" Mendez, guitarist Jim Durkin has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Gene never said he would NOT [become part of the reunion at some point]," Durkin explained when asked what made Hoglan change his mind ...

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MNEMIC Prepare To Record New Material

The Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will hit the studio in late August with producer Tue Madsen (i.e. GROPE, 2 TON PREDATOR, etc.) to record three songs for promotional use. These tracks will be available for download via the band's official web site ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Sets Release Date For Solo Effort

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover will issue his latest solo effort, entitled Snapshot, on September 2nd via Eagle Rock Records. Recorded at Acme Studios in Mamaroneck, New York, and engineered by Peter Denenberg (who helped on the 25th anniversary remixes for Machine Head), the album "is called Snapshot because it was done very quickly, despite ...

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GORGOROTH Commence Recording New CD

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have reportedly commenced the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled new CD in the group's hometown of Bergen. A total of eight songs have been finished, with Infernus, King and Kvitrafn penning most of the material. However, frontman Ghaal, who was imprisoned for fighting, is still scheduled to be part of the ...

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Ex-FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Produces New E-RACE Demo

Taft, California-based E-RACE (i.e. ELECTRONIC RACE) recently completed work on a new four-song demo, entitled The Electronic Race, with former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares in the producer's chair. The effort was tracked at Plan-A Studios in Los Angeles, California and was co-produced and engineered by PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC frontman Roman Marisak. At present, the ...

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TURBONEGRO Ink Deal With BURNING HEART RECORDS

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — have inked a deal with Sweden's Burning Heart Records. Before their split in 1998, TURBONEGRO released numerous influential records and are considered by many to be the founders of "Scandinavian Rock". The band reformed in the summer of 2002 and made several festival appearances in ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Targeted By PETA Over "Hell Bent For Leather"

JUDAS PRIEST have become the latest targets of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), according to EntertainmentIdaho.com. PETA fired off a letter to band members last week, asking that they change their 1978 album Hell Bent for Leather to Hell Bent for Pleather. "Actually, I'm a big JUDAS PRIEST fan," spokeswoman Lisa Franzetta ...

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