IN FLAMES Film Scene For Swedish Movie

IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad and bassist Peter Iwers were joined by longtime friends Fredrik Kreem (IN FLAMES webmaster), Daniel Antonsson (PATHOS, DIMENSION ZERO) and Fredrik Johansson (guitarist/drummer, appears on The Jester Race) during the filming of a performance scene for an upcoming Swedish movie (as yet untitled) based on the book Till Sanningens Lov, ...

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RAUNCHY Hard At Work On "Killer" New Material

Denmark's RAUNCHY have spent the last couple of weeks in the rehearsal room working on new material for the group's second album, tentatively due in early 2003 through Nuclear Blast Records. According to the band, "at this point we have made seven tracks which we think sound KILLER!!!!" In other news, RAUNCHY will be performing ...

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SINERGY Dropped From Spain's ROCK MACHINE FESTIVAL Billing

Finland's SINERGY have been dropped from the line-up of artists performing at this year's Rock Machina Festival in Spain (scheduled to take place on July 27th). According to an official statement posted at the band's official web site, "the festival's organizers'] explanation [for the cancellation of SINERGY's appearance at the event] was due to the ...

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WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit Album: Complete Track Listing Announced

SLAYER's Tom Araya, SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and CLUTCH's Neil Fallon are the among the artists confirmed to appear on Rise Above, an album benefiting the convicted killers known as the West Memphis Three. Due on October 8th through Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 label via Sanctuary Records, the LP was spearheaded by Rollins and ...

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DEATH ACROSS AMERICA 2002: Final Dates Unveiled

The final dates for this year's installment of the Death Across America tour, featuring KATAKLYSM, DIVINE EMPIRE, MISERY INDEX, and BEYOND THE EMBRACE, have been announced. They are as follows: Jul. 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ US Cellular Arena Jul. 29 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Starlight Jul. 31 - Alburquerque, NM @ Launch Pad ...

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SYMPHORCE Commence Work On "phorcefulAhead"

German power metallers SYMPHORCE, featuring BRAINSTORM frontman Andy B. Franck, have signed a four-album deal with Metal Blade Records. The band will enter House of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany on July 27th with producer Achim Köhler (i.e. PRIMAL FEAR, BRAINSTORM) to begin recording their third album, phorcefulAhead. Among the cuts set to appear on ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN To Appear On TOTO Guitarist's Christmas Album

VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen will make a rare recorded appearance on TOTO guitarist Steve Lukather's upcoming Christmas album, Santamental, due in September, according to Launch. Van Halen reportedly appears on a rendition of the standard "Joy To The World" that Lukather stated would sound a bit different than what most people would expect. ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Pleads Guilty To Marijuana Possession Charge

Despite Sebastian Bach's declaration after his arrest in March that "the truth will become known," the former SKID ROW singer pleaded guilty to a charge of marijuana possession at his hearing in Middletown, New Jersey on Monday, according to MTV.com. His other charges of disorderly conduct, simple assault and making terrorist threats were dismissed, partially ...

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AMONG THIEVES To Enter Studio With MICHAEL BARBIERO

New York's AMONG THIEVES, featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and ex-AGNOSTIC FRONT drummer Will Shepler, will enter Water Music studio in Hoboken, New Jersey during September to record a three-song demo with legendary producer Michael Barbiero (i.e. METALLICA, GUNS 'N ROSES, BLUES TRAVELER, LIFE OF AGONY, LOSTPROPHETS). The cuts set to be ...

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