INVOCATOR Reunite, Commence Work On New CD

Veteran Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have reunited and are currently recording their fourth full-length album at Aabenraa Studios for a late 2002 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. Produced and engineered by mainman Jacob Hansen (who named the knobs for RAUNCHY's excellent Velvet Noise CD, among others), the album will include 11 tracks, including an undisclosed cover ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Line Up UK Dates

Reunited NWOBHM veterans DIAMOND HEAD have lined up the following dates during August/September: Aug. 31 - Derby, UK @ Bloodstock Festival Sep. 02 - Northampton, UK @ Roadmenders (TBC) Sep. 06 - Rochdale, UK @ Transport Club Sep. 07 - Dudley, UK @ JBs Sep. 08 - Sheffield, UK @ The Boardwalk Sep. 14 - ...

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DRAGONLAND Announce New Drummer

Sweden's DRAGONLAND, featuring former PROPHANITY / NIGHTSHADE guitarist Nicklas Magnusson and KING DIAMOND touring keyboardist Elias Holmlid, have announced the addition of former NOSTRADAMEUS drummer Jesse Lindskog to he group's line-up. ...

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RAISED FIST Complete Work On "Dedication"

Swedish hardcore act RAISED FIST have completed work on their new album, entitled Dedication, with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STUCK MOJO, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) for a late 2002 release through Burning Heart Records. According to an official press release, "this is real hardcore spiced up with metal and grind parts that will make your ...

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EDGE OF TIME Guest List Expands

The forthcoming debut album from EDGE OF TIME, the new band formed by Italian frontman Chris Heaven and ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Michael Von Knorring, will feature a number of guest appearances from well-known metal and hard rock musicians, including those from former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN bassist Svante Henryson, MASTERPLAN/ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson, ...

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THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY To Record New EP

Sweden's THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY, fronted by former REFUSED screamer Dennis Lyxzen, will shortly enter the studio to record a few songs for a new mini-album that will be released in November through Epitaph Records. Among the cuts set to be included on the CD are "Bigger Cages, Longer Chains" from the group's latest album, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Speak Out On New Album, Dysfunctional Relationships

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has been busy working on the group's forthcoming studio CD with bandmates Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass) and "everything is going very well," according to a posting from Rockenfield on his official web site. "Michael, Eddie and myself have been working extremely hard, and things are sounding great!!!! [Vocalist] ...

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Ex-HELLOWEEN Drummer Joins IRON SAVIOR For WACKEN OPEN AIR Gig

IRON SAVIOR utilized the services of former HELLOWEEN and current MASTERPLAN drummer Uli Kusch during their performance at Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany yesterday after regular drummer Thomas Nack hurt his finger and was unable to join the band for the gig. Said guitarist/vocalist Piet Sielck the day before the show: "We hoped ...

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THRONEAEON: New Drummer Needed

Roger Sundquist, drummer for Swedish death metallers THRONEAEON, recently quit the band in order to pursue his family life. According to an official statement from the group, "[Roger] has to leave the crew during this autumn to focus on his family and soon to be born first child. Although he will of course stick around ...

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