YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Collaborate With Keyboardist RICHARD ANDERSSON?

Legendary guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen may appear as a special guest on one of the songs on an upcoming solo album by virtuoso keyboardist Richard Andersson (TIME REQUIEM, SPACE ODYSSEY, MAJESTIC). The pair are reportedly good friends and Andersson came close to joining Yngwie's band around the time of Malmsteen's "War To End All Wars" release. ...

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VEHEMENCE Added To GATHERING OF THE BESTIAL LEGION Festival

VEHEMENCE, the Phoenix, Arizona-based melodic death metallers, are the latest band confirmed for this year's Gathering of the Bestial Legion festival, set to take place June 26, 2004 at the Knitting Factory in N. Hollywood, CA. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: Alternit Lounge: 3:00 - ...

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RAGE Guitarist Undergoes Surgery

According to a posting on Victor Smolski's web site, the RAGE guitarist underwent "intensive tests" after he was taken ill shortly following the group's appearance at Italy's Gods of Metal festival was "operated on on Tuesday and is out of danger to life now. [However] it will take some more weeks until he will be ...

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ALTER BRIDGE: First Single Available Online

"Open Your Eyes", the first single from ALTER BRIDGE, the band formed by CREED guitarist Mark Tremonti, CREED drummer Scott Phillips and exiled CREED bassist Brian Marshall, can currently be previewed in streaming audio at VH1.com. "Open Your Eyes" comes off ALTER BRIDGE's debut album, "One Day Remains", due on August 10 through ...

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THREE INCHES OF BLOOD Name New CD

Canadian metallers THREE INCHES OF BLOOD have set "Advance and Vanquish" as the title of their Roadrunner Records debut, tentatively due in September/October. Recorded at a Chicago studio with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE), the album is slated to be mixed beginning in early July with Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Checks In From Europe

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "Comrades, if it's Wednesday it must be Glasgow, and you know what that means. Tonight has been sold out for a while and will probably be the best show of ...

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HATESPHERE Record Soccer Team Tribute

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE recently entered the studio to record a tribute song for their local soccer team, AGF. "The local fan club is making this tribute CD with all kinds of bands and we are happy to be on it," the band write in a statement. "Our song is called 'Hvornår Er Det Søndag Igen?!', ...

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