MURDERDOLLS Singer To Begin Recording Solo Album In July

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 will enter the studio in July to begin recording his solo debut, tentatively due before the end of the year. U.S. dates are planned for August/September, to be followed a short time later by a European tour. In other news, Wednesday is currently finalizing a deal to release the FRANKENSTEIN DRAG ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer: New Album Will Be Heavier And Softer

EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee has spoken to MTV.com about the songwriting process for the group's follow-up to their multi-platinum major-label debut, "Fallen". "I just wait until I get inspired, which has been a lot lately, and I just sit there and let it go and I turn on the recorder," she explained. "You go back ...

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DOHENY Recording With ROB ZOMBIE Producer

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, are in the process of recording a new demo track with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, POWERMAN 5000, TOMMY LEE) at an undisclosed location in the Hollywood Hills. Commented Clayden: "I came up with ...

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RAGE Pull Out Of Germany's HELFENSTEIN Festival

Contrary to a previous announcement indicating that RAGE would be joined by former guitarist Manni Schmidt during their performance at the Helfenstein concert in Geislingen, Germany on June 19, it now appears that the band have cancelled their appearance at the festival. As previously reported, guitarist Victor Smolski fell "seriously ill" following the ...

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DANZIG: More European Tour Dates Announced

DANZIG have added more dates to their European tour itinerary. The group's current schedule is shaping up as follows: Jul. 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater Jul. 03 - Tuba City, AZ @ Community Center Jul. 24 – HUN @ Effot Festival Aug. 20 - Stuttgart, GER @ Summer Breeze Festival Aug. 21 - ...

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ABORTED To Enter Studio In December

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED will enter Antfarm Studios in Denmark in December with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, PANZERCHRIST, MNEMIC, EKTOMORF, DESTINY) to begin recording their new full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Listenable Records. ABORTED, who recently announced the addition of drummer Gilles Delecroix to the group's ranks, released a mini-CD, ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' Tops European Album Charts

NIGHTWISH have sold in excess of 80,000 copies of their new album, "Once", in Germany during its first week of release to debut at No. 1 on the German album chart. "Once" has also topped the charts in Greece, Finland and Norway. In Sweden, the album entered the chart at No. 2 while in Austria ...

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RUNNING WILD Cancel European Festival Appearances

German power metallers RUNNING WILD have cancelled their previously announced appearances at the Rockwave (Greece) and Gates of Metal (Sweden) festivals. An official statement from the band, who are said to be "very sad about the cancellations" and who were "looking forward to each show," will follow very soon. RUNNING WILD had previously postponed the ...

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