Former BROKEN HOPE Guitarist Launches New Project

Former BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner has launched a brand-new project called LUPARA. "During the last year and a half, I focused on putting together a new band and we're now at a point where we're ready to break out," Wagner told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "After writing around 17 original songs, and recording some pre-production, we picked ...

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Thrash Metal Documentary To Film In The San Francisco Bay Area

"Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, will be taping a performance by Bay Area thrashers CONCRETE COFFIN at The Stork Club in Oakland, California on Tuesday, November 18. Everyone is invited to come down to the show and be a ...

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STRATOVARIUS Confirm SANCTUARY Deal, Begin Work On New Material

Finland's STRATOVARIUS have confirmed that they have signed a three-album deal with Sanctuary Records. The contract was signed October 31 in Dortmund, Germany and the signing was followed by a big party. The agreement is said to be the biggest ever for a Finnish band, and is worth over $3.5 million dollars. The contract was ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS: New Song Posted Online

ALL THAT REMAINS, the Massachusetts-based act featuring former SHADOWS FALL vocalist Philip Labonte, have posted an unmixed/unmastered version of a new track, titled "The Deepest Gray", at this location. "The Deepest Gray" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "This Darkened Heart", due in March through Prosthetic Records. The complete track listing for "This ...

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CROSSFADE Complete Work On Debut Album

CROSSFADE, the new Swedish band featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Göran Edman, have completed work on their debut album, "White On Blue". The CD, which is due before the end of the year, was recorded at Eller Studio and was mixed by Ronny Lahti (EUROPE, ROXETTE) at the Megaphone facility. Mastering was done by Björn ...

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Former DIO Guitarist Gets The Blues

CURLY FESTER, the Los Angeles-based "heavy blues" band featuring former DIO/WWIII guitarist Tracy G, have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 24 – Anaheim, CA @ The Doll Hut Dec. 13 – Covina, CA @ Rude Dog Dec. 18 - Ed Cota's Yearly Jam (private party) CURLY FESTER is rounded out by Micheal ...

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SEPULTURA To Play Costa Rica In December

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA will play a one-off gig in Costa Rica in early December. Upcoming SEPULTURA tour dates: Nov. 12 – Münster, GER @ Skater's Palace Nov. 13 – Hannover, GER @ Capitiol Nov. 15 – Göttingen, GER @ ZHG Nov. 16 – Stuttgart, GER @ Rohre Nov. 17 – Fribourg, SWI @ Fri-son Nov. ...

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NAPALM DEATH Guitarist Sits Out European Tour

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has addressed the absence of guitarist Jesse Pintado from the group's current European tour in the following posting to the band's official web site: "Hi there, in France today, show number 7... I noticed that there were a couple of queries as to Jesse's absence from the shows... Basically, he ...

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LIFE OF AGONY: 2004 U.S. Tour Dates Coming Soon!

LIFE OF AGONY have posted the following message on their web site: "LIFE OF AGONY returned home to the USA yesterday from their successful headlining tour of Europe! This was the first tour with the original line-up in over six years. The band would like to thank ALL of the fans that came out to ...

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