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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DISINTER Announce Recording Plans

DISINTER are due to enter Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin in October with producer Chris Djurcic (i.e. NOVEMBERS DOOM, ORIGIN, DISGORGE, GORGASM) to record their third full-length release, tentatively entitled Designed By The Devil, Powered By The Dead, for a winter release through Morbid Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are ...

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MY DARKEST HATE To Cover EXODUS Classic On Sophomore Effort

German death metallers MY DARKEST HATE, featuring PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and members of SACRED STEEL, are at House of Music Studios in Winterbach, Germany recording their second full-length CD, entitled To Whom It May Concern, for an October 28th release through Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2001's Massive Brutality (which was released on ...

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