DEF LEPPARD Singer Performs With THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND

DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott made a surprise appearance with THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND Sunday night (Nov. 21) at the Boardwalk in Sheffield, U.K. During the encore, the band and Joe performed "Boston Tea Party" from the 1976 THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND album "The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Stories". The song was recorded ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Finish Mastering New EP

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have finished mastering their new EP, "Wounded", at Polar Studios in Stockholm. Photos from the mastering session can be viewed at this location. "The sound is killer, and we even got 'Wounded' [the song] sounding better as we decided to re-master it for ...

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BORN FROM PAIN: In Pre-Production Mode

As first reported here on Oct. 10, Metal Blade Records has now confirmed the signing of Dutch metalcore act BORN FROM PAIN. The band commented on the signing: "We are proud to be part of one of the world's most authentic and dedicated labels when it comes to hard and heavy music. We ...

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Guitarist/Main Songwriter KARI KAINULAINEN Quits AMARAN

Guitarist/main songwriter Kari Kainulainen has left the Swedish progressive metallers AMARAN. "I have decided to leave AMARAN to devote my energy to my new band, SIBLIANCE," Kainulainen writes on the band's web site. "I not not leaving AMARAN because of any personal indifferences... AMARAN has just been working poorly lately, which has made me frustrated. ...

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COMMUNIC Complete Work On Debut Album

Norwegian progressive/power metallers COMMUNIC, featuring ex-SCARIOT members Oddleif Stensland (vocals) and Tor Atle Andersen (drums), have completed work on their debut album, "Conspiracy In Mind", at Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, ILLDISPOSED, ANCIENT, MANTICORA, MERCENARY). A February 21, 2005 release through Nuclear Blast Records is expected. "Conspiracy In Mind" track ...

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AMPT: SLIPKNOT/BIOHAZARD Side Project To Play Benefit Concert

AMPT, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT DJ Sid Wilson (a.k.a. DJ Starscream) and BIOHAZARD guitarist Scott Roberts, are scheduled to perform at a benefit concert for underprivileged kids, Toys for Tots, on December 17 at DingBatz in Clifton, NJ. AMPT's current lineup consists of the following: Rob Gee – Vocals Scott Roberts (BIOHAZARD, AMONG THIEVES) ...

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