ANIMAL To Hit The Road In April

ANIMAL, the new group featuring original W.A.S.P. guitarists Randy Piper and Chris Holmes, have lined up the following tour dates during April: Apr. 04 – Cudahy, WI @ Vnuk's Lounge Apr. 05 – Chicago, IL @ Nite Cap's Apr. 13 – Springfield, OH @ Blue Cat Apr. 17 – Clifton, NJ @ Connections Apr. 18 ...

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BELPHEGOR Commence Work On New CD

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR are currently at Mastersound studios In Stuttgart/Fellbach, Germany with producer Alex Krull (ATROCITY) recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the summer. "Eight brand-new, high-speed-brutality tracks" are being laid down for the follow-up to 2000's "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan", which is expected to be completed by the end of March. ...

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NECRODEATH To Release New Album In September

Long-running Italian act NECRODEATH are currently in the studio recording their fifth album for a September release through Scarlet Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the as-yet-untitled effort is a remake of the classic "The Flag Of The Inverted Cross", which was originally included on the group's 1987 debut, "Into The Macabre". ...

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SKUMLOVE Seek Drummer

Los Angeles-based SKUMLOVE, whose current touring line-up includes former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, and SX-10/CYPRESS HILL bassist Frank Mercurio, are seeking a new drummer. Interested parties should contact Skum at [email protected] SKUMLOVE's next live show will take place on March 17 (St. Patrick's Day) at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California. Also appearing on ...

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40 GRIT: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

San Francisco Bay Area metallers 40 GRIT have announced the following tour dates: March 6 Bakersfield, CA - Lucky's (w/ ANKLA) March 7 Las Vegas, NV - The Rock (w/ ANKLA) March 8 Ontario, CA - Sick Life Tattoo (w/ ANKLA) March 9 San Diego, CA - Dream Street (w/ ANKLA) March 10 Newport Beach, ...

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LJÅ Sign With AFTERMATH MUSIC

Norwegian black metallers LJÅ have signed a record deal with Aftermath Music. According to an official press release, "this black metal band has been active for quite a few years, developing their style, now sounding like a raw form for black metal, but with also a touch of acoustic guitars and harmonies in their music. ...

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RAINBOW Double-CD Collection To See Light Of Day

A new RAINBOW collection, titled "Catch The Rainbow", will surface on March 18. The two-disc set will include the following tracks: 01. Man On The Silver Mountain 02. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves 03. Catch The Rainbow 04. Tarot Woman 05. Starstruck 06. Stargazer 07. Light In The Black 08. Mistreated (live) 09. Long Live Rock 'N' ...

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KORN To Produce Themselves On Upcoming Album

KORN's as-yet-untitled follow-up to "Untouchables" will be a self-produced effort, according to singer Jonathan Davis, who told the Los Angeles Times recently that the change in the group's approach "is really cool. Don't have someone outside coming over to tell us what we need to do. It's the fastest we've ever worked — three weeks ...

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THE OSBOURNES To Host Benefit

According to the New York Daily News, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are opening their house of mayhem on March 19 for a party to benefit Elton John's AIDS Foundation and Sharon's Colon Cancer Foundation. Tony Bennett will perform. The guest of honor is Elizabeth Tayor. Daughter Kelly Osbourne, if she's in town, will be solo. ...

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