UNLEASHED Guitarist Launches Record Label

UNLEASHED/TERRA FIRMA guitarist Freddie Eugene has started his own independent record label, Sway Records. The first release through the label will be TERRA FIRMA's "Harms Way" as a hand-numbered picture disc. More information will be made available shortly. ...

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MORBID ANGEL: New Album To Surface In September

According to a spokesperson for World Management, the songwriting process for the next MORBID ANGEL album is "moving along great" and the band are planning a September 2003 release through Earache Records for the effort. A world tour in support of the album will commence a short time later. An official announcement regarding the identity ...

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SEPULTURA Complete Drums For Upcoming CD

SEPULTURA's Igor Cavalera needed three days to lay down the drum tracks for the group's upcoming full-length album at AR Studios in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Andreas Kisser will start recording his guitar tracks next week. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to last year's "Nation" is being produced by Steve Evetts (SNAPCASE, EARTH CRISIS), and is tentatively ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Tales Of Insecurity And Fear

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mainman Devin Townsend recently told Canada's Chart Attack that the band's trademark humor is less apparent on the group's upcoming album than in the past — a move that he says was entirely intentional. "One of the new things introduced is that the humor of STRAPPING has sort of changed to irony," ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's TANKIAN Explains Passion For Taking A Stand

SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian, a partner up with AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello in the political activist organization Axis Of Justice, recently explained his passion for taking a stand and fighting against injustice. "I've always had this thing with injustice," Tankian said. "Anytime, if I'm walking on a street and I see a ...

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AMON AMARTH To Tour North America

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have posted the following update via their official web site: "At the moment we are negotiating an American tour and if everything turns out for the best, we'll be hitting the shores of North America in February/March. Apart from that we're working on a four-show tour of the UK in May, we ...

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Bid On Guest Spot As DEF LEPPARD's Lead Vocalist

DEF LEPPARD's official web site, www.defleppard.com, are offering one lucky fan a chance to join the band on stage at an upcoming show The details are as follows: "So you always dreamt of being on stage with DEF LEPPARD and perform[ing] 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' with them? Well, your dream may come true: DefLeppard.com ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Loves Being Club Owner

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna co-owns a New York City club, Dorsia, in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, and it's been a popular destination with locals and celebrities alike. Erna recently spoke about what it's like being a club owner. "I'm very psyched about it. It's really, really cool. We had [actress] Cameron Diaz in there ...

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