SUN CAGED Guitarist Commences Work On New Solo Album

Guitarist Marcel Coenen of the Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED is currently working on a new solo album. "A few songs have been written already," reads a posting on the group's web site. "The album will be quite different from 'Guitartalk' since it will feature songs with vocals. The mix will be 50/50. Marcel found ...

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IMPERANON Guitarist Collaborates With Keyboardist RISTO KUPIAINEN: Audio Available

Guitarist Aleksi Sihvonen of Finnish melodic thrash/death metallers IMPERANON recently recorded a song called "Pentatonic School" with a young and talented keyboardist by the name of Risto Kupiainen. You can download the track here. For more information about Risto, visit www.speedpianosoolo.cjb.net. As previously reported, IMPERANON recently parted ways with guitarist Lauri ...

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DANKO JONES To Release First Spoken-Word Album

Canadian rocker Danko Jones will release his first spoken-word album, "The Magical World Of Rock", on November 22 via Bad Taste Records. The album was recorded in Norway and Sweden in August 2004 during Jones' first spoken-word tour. In other news, Danko Jones has lined up more spoken-word dates during November. Confirmed dates so far ...

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ENTOMBED: 'Retaliation' Video Posted Online

ENTOMBED's video for the track "Retaliation" has been posted online at Launch.com. "Retaliation" comes off ENTOMBED's latest CD, "Inferno", which received its long-awaited U.S. release in August through Candlelight Records. The special U.S. edition of "Inferno" includes a bonus disc, "Averno", featuring two previously unreleased songs from the "Inferno" sessions as well as ...

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AUDIOVISION Debut To Receive Japanese Release In December

AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel, will release their debut album, "The Calling", in Japan on December 22 via King Records. A European release date has yet to be confirmed. "The Calling" features contributions from some of the best musicians in melodic hard rock and heavy metal. Confirmed guests include: Jeff ...

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D-A-D: New Studio Photos Posted Online

Danish hard rockers D-A-D are around the half way point during the recording sessions for their ninth studio album, tentatively due in early 2005. Check out some recent studio photos at this location. D-A-D's last CD, "Soft Dogs", was officially certified gold (25,000 copies sold) in Denmark within four days of its release ...

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SLIPKNOT: Japanese Reissues Include Bonus DVDs

Roadrunner Records Japan has just released commemorative reissues of SLIPKNOT's first two albums (1999's "Slipknot" and 2001's "Iowa"), each featuring a bonus DVD containing the group's promotional videos. The complete track listing for the reissues (released to coincide with the band's current Japanese tour) is as follows: "Slipknot" (1999) – Limited Edition: 01. 742617000027 ...

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