CRADLE OF FILTH: Studio Report No. 2

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hail. Now we are well into week two of the session and I went home this weekend for a two-day break while guitars were started on the tracks me and Adrian had laid down in the first week. ...

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THUNDERSTONE To Support AXEL RUDI PELL In Europe

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE will be supporting AXEL RUDI PELL on a European tour in April/May. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 24 - Biebob - Vosselaar, BEL Apr. 25 - Zeche - Bochum, GER Apr. 27 - Markthalle - Hamburg, GER Apr. 28 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, GER Apr. 29 - Batschkapp - ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'The Test Of Time' DVD Due Next Year

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will start filming live and behind-the-scenes footage from their "No More Serenity" tour for an upcoming DVD, "The Test of Time", tentatively due in late 2005. The band will continue compiling footage until summer 2005 and will also record the making of their next studio album (which will be the band's ...

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MIKE PATTON Finds Success Of New FANTOMAS Album 'Astounding'

Former FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton has told Billboard.com that his plan to release two diverse FANTOMAS albums months apart was derailed after something completely unexpected occurred with the first disc, "Delirium Cordia". "It shipped like double what [FANTOMAS' 2001's release] 'Director's Cut' shipped, and that to me is astounding," said Patton. "This is ...

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ICED EARTH To Appear On MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball'

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer and vocalist Tim Owens will be appearing this weekend on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" in the U.S. The show has already played "The Reckoning" video, and now the guys will appear in the studio throughout the broadcast. It airs on Saturday, March 6 at 10:00 p.m. EST. It's two hours long, ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole' Delayed Until May

Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group has pushed back the release date of Gene Simmons' highly anticipated sophomore solo album, "Asshole", to May 18 from the previously announced April 20. The title track, "Asshole", will be the first single released to rock radio on April 15. Like his 1978 self-titled solo album, "Asshole" features a number of ...

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AGENT STEEL Begin Writing New Material

AGENT STEEL have issued the following update on their recent and upcoming activities: "We've started writing new material for our follow up to last year's 'Order Of The Illuminati' release and so far we got two new songs in the works and plan on having another solid idea or two by the end of the ...

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GODSWALLOP: NEWSTED/KISSER Project Posted Online

A Real Audio clip of the GODSWALLOP track "...And Another Thing" has been posted online at this location. The song, originally recorded in 1996, features Jason Newsted (VOIVOD, ex-METALLICA) on bass, Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) on guitar, percussionist extraordinaire Carl Coletti on drums, and Sofia Ramos on vocals. Ramos is said to have since ...

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ACHERON Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Longtime ACHERON guitarist Michael Estes has left the cult Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal band. The split is being attributed to "a living situation, which put a 1,000-mile gap between the band and Estes," according to an official press release. Commented band founder Vincent Crowley, "It was not an easy thing to part ways with Michael. ...

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