GODSMACK Set Release Date For 'Faceless'

GODSMACK have set an Apr. 8, 2003 tentative release date through Republic/Universal Records for their new album, "Faceless". The follow-up to 2000's "Awake" is currently being recorded at The Hit Factory/Criteria Studios in Miami and is set to include the following cuts, among others: "Faceless", "Releasing the Demons", "Serenity", "Changes", "Erased", and "Straight Out Of ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS: Bassist Needed (Again)

Knoxville, Tennessee's PLACE OF SKULLS, who feature in their ranks former SPIRIT CARAVAN/ST. VITUS/THE OBSESSED guitarist/vocalist Wino, are continuing to experience problems landing a permanent bassist. According to the band's official web site, "the relocation for Greg Turley [COUNTERSHAFT, PENTAGRAM] hasn't worked out. He will still be recording the new CD with us in January ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Drummer Breaks Wrist

PITCHSHIFTER drummer Jason Bowld has a broken wrist and will be enable to play the drums for the next few weeks. Jason, an ardent soccer player, sustained the injury during a recent match. "I have a cast on my arm and I can't play drums at all," Bowld said. "The cast comes off early January ...

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SAXON DVD Delayed

SAXON's upcoming "The Saxon Chronicles" DVD, previously scheduled for a Jan. 27, 2003 release, has now been delayed until March 2003. "This is due to the uncovering of many more previously unseen video clips and live footage of the band, and it has been felt that these items must be included within the DVD," states ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Sign With G.U.N. RECORDS

Holland's WITHIN TEMPTATION have signed a deal with G.U.N. Records. The group's sophomore album, "Mother Earth" — which has been certified platinum in Holland and gold in Belgium — will be re-released on Jan. 27, 2003 and will include four bonus tracks and a new cover. WITHIN TEMPTATION, who released their first-ever live DVD on ...

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LULLACRY Finalize Track Listing For 'Crucify My Heart'

Finland's LULLACRY have finalized the track listing for their upcoming CD, "Crucify My Heart", due on Feb. 17, 2003 through Spinefarm Records. "After [an] enormous amount of hard work we finally made it," LULLACRY guitarist Sami Vauhkonen wrote on the band's official web site. "I started to write new songs somewhere in February this year, ...

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ONKEL TOM, AMON AMARTH, MOB RULES: European Dates Announced

ONKEL TOM (led by SODOM mainman Tom Angelripper), AMON AMARTH and MOB RULES will team up for a European tour during April 2003. Confirmed dates for the trek — dubbed "W:O:A Roadshow" — are as follows: Apr. 14 – Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle Apr. 15 - Kassel, GER @ Musiktheater Apr. 16 - Ludwigsburg, GER ...

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THE DEFACED To Film Video

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, will film a video on Dec. 22 for one of the songs off their recently-completed new album, "Karma in Black". "The video is going to be shot by the same crew that made DARKANE's video for 'Innocence Gone'," guitarist Mattias Svensson wrote ...

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