KRITICKILL Turn Down NICKELBACK Offer

Killeen, Texas-based act KRITICKILL have reportedly turned down a record deal offer from 604 Records, the label venture headed by NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger and his longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin. Although no specific reason was given for their decision, the group are said to have ended contract negotiations with the label on the advice of ...

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ARCH ENEMY Prepare To Record New Album

ARCH ENEMY are scheduled to enter the studio in early February to begin recording the follow-up to 2001's "Wages Of Sin". "[Producer] Andy Sneap is coming over to Sweden on the 4th of February for the pre-production," guitarist Michael Amott wrote on the band's official web site. "This process involves a final analysis of the ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Start Work On Sophomore CD

A PERFECT CIRCLE have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to their 2000 debut, "Mer De Noms", tentatively due in the summer. "On Jan 17, 2003, A PERFECT CIRCLE reconvened to begin the writing/recording process," frontman Maynard Keenan confirmed via the group's official web site. "When it's done, you all will be the first ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Drummer's Eurodance Photos Posted Online

"Euro Metal Tour 2003", the Scandinavian dance/metal extravaganza staged by Swedish eurodance star E-TYPE and his current backing band, which includes MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee and ex-HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren, had a successful kick-off last weekend at Valand in Gothenburg and is presently making its way to other parts of Sweden. Check out ...

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CHARON Begin Recording New CD

Finland's CHARON, who have been lambasted in their home country for "ripping off" local heroes H.I.M., have commenced the recording process at BRR studios for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in May through Spinefarm Records. A single release will precede the album in April. CHARON's last album, the excellent "Downhearted", debuted at position #3 ...

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BLO.TORCH: Demo Cuts Posted Online

Dutch death metallers BLO.TORCH have posted their entire "Plan B" demo online at this location. Recorded during February/March 2002 at Excess Studio in Rotterdam, Holland, "Plan B" marks the last recorded appearance with the group of vocalist Michel De Wilde, who was dismissed from the band due to "personal differences." The band, whose ...

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