AFTER ALL Negotiating New Record Deal

Belgium's AFTER ALL are in the final stages of negotiations with record labels for the release of their recently completed new album, "The Vermin Breed". The follow-up to 2002's "Mercury Rising" was recorded with producer Harris Johns (VOIVOD, SODOM, KREATOR) at the Spiderhouse Studios in Berlin, Germany. A final decision regarding the new record deal ...

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HELLFUELED Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Sweden's HELLFUELED are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, OVERKILL, THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, UNLEASHED, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, SONATA ARCTICA, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN SHALL BURN. More information ...

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IN BATTLE Set Working Title For New Album

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have set "Terrorkings" as the tentative title of their next album, tentatively due in 2005 via Cold/Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to this year's "Welcome to the Battlefield" will be produced and mixed by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL/ex-MORBID ANGEL guitarist), who worked with the group on their most recent ...

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BLACK CLOUD: All-Star Thrash Metal Band's Performance Posted Online

VOIVOD fan site VoivodFan.com has uploaded an audio recording of the entire Nov. 9, 2002 show by BLACK CLOUD, the one-off Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, and B.A.R.F. ...

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JERRY CANTRELL, BILLY DUFFY To Perform At HELP THE HOMELESS Benefit

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT axeman Billy Duffy, former JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Chris Chaney (bass) and ex-THE CULT touring bassist/DOHENY guitarist Billy Morrison are among the musicians that will be performing a short acoustic set to benefit Help The Homeless at The Falcon (7213 Sunset Blvd.) in Hollywood, CA this coming ...

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GRIFFIN: New Demo Samples Available For Download

Norwegian metallers GRIFFIN have posted several new demo samples at their official web site. "Remember that these are just sketches, not the finished product," reads a posting on the site. "It's just meant to give you an idea of what direction we're headed with the material." Check out the tracks "Building a Future", "Moment of ...

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POISON Singer Eyed For Film

On hand in the VIP section at POISON singer Bret Michaels' capacity show at Joe's Bar in Chicago on Saturday, November 6 were Rikki Lee Travolta and wife Sonia, who were there to consider Bret for a character in the upcoming film adaptation of the best-selling novel "My Fractured Life". After the show, the couple ...

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