GAIA EPICUS Hard At Work On Sophomore Album

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS are currently recording their second album, "Symphony of Glory", at Top Room Studios (TRISTANIA, VINTERSORG, BORKNAGAR) with producer Børge Finstad. The follow-up to 2003's "Satrap" is being recorded and mixed over a five-week period, and will feature artwork by Michael A. Mueller (MEGADETH). A December 7 release through Sound Riot ...

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ANTHRAX Give The Power To The People On 'The Greater of Two Evils'

ANTHRAX's upcoming collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs performed by the band's current lineup, entitled "The Greater of Two Evils", is scheduled for release in the U.S. on November 23 via Sanctuary. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Deathrider 02. Metal Thrashing Mad 03. Caught In A Mosh 04. A.I.R. ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Drummer's Solo Album To Be Reissued

In whetted anticipation of the forthcoming NUCLEAR ASSAULT studio effort, Screaming Ferret Wreckords/Escapi Music has delved into the vaults and, on November 16, is issuing a re-mastered edition of "Attitude", the extremely rare sophomore solo effort by NUCLEAR ASSAULT's legendary drummer Glenn Evans under the moniker CIA. Originally released to limited capacity in 1992, "Attitude" ...

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SLIPKNOT Guitarist, SLAYER Drummer To Take Part In U.K. In-Store

SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson and SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo will be doing an in-store signing at the U.K. midlands top music store PMT (Profesional Music Technology) in Birmingham on Monday, October 5. The exact time has yet to be confirmed, but it will be around lunchtime. For more details, call PMT on 0121 359 5056. ...

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CANCER Announce New Lead Guitarist

Reunited U.K. death metallers CANCER have announced the addition of lead guitarist Dave Leitch (PULVERISED) to the group's ranks. "We look forward to recording the new album with him and touring in 2005, our first show being at Camden Underworld at easter," the band write on their web site. CANCER drummer Carl Stokes and guitarist/vocalist ...

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VICIOUS ART: Debut Album To Surface In November

VICIOUS ART, the new Swedish death/thrash band featuring former DARK FUNERAL members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, along with Jörgen Sandström (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) on bass, will release their debut album, "Fire Falls and the Waiting Waters", on November 1 via Threeman Recordings. An American release through Candlelight Records USA is expected in ...

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GODSMACK: 'Changes' DVD Debuts In Billboard's Top 10

GODSMACK's long-form live in-concert DVD, "Godsmack - Changes", (Zoe/Rounder), has bowed at position No. 7 on Billboard's Top Music Video chart. Filmed throughout GODSMACK's 2003-2004 worldwide "Faceless" tour, much of which included the coveted support slot for METALLICA's "St Anger" tour in Europe and North America, "Changes" offers in-depth interviews with all four band members, ...

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NEW YORK DOLLS Perform In Tokyo: Photos Available

The reunited NEW YORK DOLLS performed at Zepp Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday (Sept. 25). Check out pictures from Wire Image. As previously reported, NEW YORK DOLLS will release their first-ever live album, "Morrissey Presents: The Return of the New York Dolls - Live From Royal Festival Hall, 2004", on September 28 ...

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