TANKARD Lay Down MANOWAR, METALLICA Covers

Veteran German thrashers TANKARD have recorded cover versions of MANOWAR's "Fast Taker" and METALLICA's "Damage Inc." for inclusion on upcoming tribute albums being released by Nuclear Blast Records. The two tracks, which are due to surface next year, were recorded at Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany with producer Andy Classen, who worked with ...

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ETERNA Sign North American Deal

Brazilian melodic power metallers ETERNA have signed a North American deal with Crash Music. The group's latest CD, "Terra Nova", which has been out in the group's home country for the past few months, will receive a domestic release in January. ...

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STRIPPING THE PISTOL Announce Upcoming Gigs

Chicago's STRIPPING THE PISTOL, who feature in their ranks former SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez, have announced the following dates during December: Dec. 01 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro (w/ MURDERDOLLS) Dec. 13 – Chicago Heights, IL @ Oasis 160 (w/ LOCAL H) In other news, STRIPPING THE PISTOL's demo track, "I Think There's Something ...

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SKINLESS Select Producer For Upcoming CD

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have tapped veteran producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, MACABRE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to man the knobs during the recording sessions for their next studio effort, due in the spring via Relapse Records. ...

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DAWN PATROL, WYTCHCRAFT Confirmed For Pre-DOOM SHALL RISE Concert

DAWN PATROL, WYTCHCRAFT and an as-yet-undetermined third act will perform at a special concert on Jan. 31, 2003 at Talentschuppen in Steinfurt-Burgsteinfurt, Germany. The show, which is being staged by Unstoppable Force Concerts, will serve as a warm-up gig for Doom Shall Rise — the first-ever European two-day doom metal festival — which is set ...

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SHADOWLORD Announce New Members, Release Latest CD

Dutch extreme/melodic metallers SHADOWLORD have announced the addition of keyboardist Daphne Alberda and second vocalist Marit Pietersen to the group's ranks. The septet, which has been in existence since 1995, have just released their debut full-length CD, titled "Scourge Of Heaven", through State Off Art Productions. For more information on SHADOWLORD, visit the band's official ...

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VOIVOD Drummer Guests On PARADISE Debut

VOIVOD drummer Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away) and ex-SWORD guitarist Mike Plant are among the musicians that have contributed to the debut album from Montreal-based "volcanic rock" act PARADISE. Titled "Rock Anthropologists On The Kon-Tiki Voyage", the CD was mixed and mastered in New York by veteran producer Glen Robinson, who has previously worked with VOIVOD, ...

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DANGER DANGER Guitarist Offers Live DVD/VHS

DANGER DANGER guitarist Andy Timmons has made available a DVD/video, titled "Andy Timmons Offical Live Bootleg Vol. 1", via his official web site, www.andytimmons.com. The DVD, which contains eight live performances, is "the first commercially available video that gives insight to Andy's incredible technique and live energy." The complete track listing for "Andy ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Cancel European Shows

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE cancelled the last three shows of their European tour as a result of a mysterious ailment suffered by bassist Nick Oliveri. The affected dates are as follows: Strasbourg, France on Nov. 29, Paris, France on Nov. 30, and Amsterdam, Holland on Dec. 2. No official statement has yet been released ...

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