YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Working On New Material

According to a posting on legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen's official web site, Yngwie is currently "working on the songs for his next rock album, and occasionally switching gears to do more work on his eagerly awaited next all-classical opus." In addition, Malmsteen is "spending his time playing tennis" and "hanging out with his family." ...

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Former TIAMAT Bassist JOHNNY HAGEL Launches Record Label

Former TIAMAT/SUNDOWN and current LITHIUM member Johnny Hagel has joined forces with former THERION member Sami Karppinen to form a new record company called Heresy Records. "The company's goal is to release albums with bands and artists where the emphasis lies on the album and not on single songs," according to a press release. "They ...

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HOLLOWED: New Audio Samples Posted Online

Omaha, Nebraska-based black/industrial band HOLLOWED, featuring Sean Baxter (a.k.a. Naeash, BROKEN HOPE, COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN, DIABOLIC), have uploaded several samples from their new CD. Check out the tracks "Ambient Decay" (mp3), "My Fallen Star" (mp3) and "Austere Eidolon" (mp3). HOLLOWED will be embarking on a North American tour ...

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STATIC-X Frontman Can Read The Writing On The Wall

Josh Bell of Las Vegas Weekly writes: Wayne Static can read the writing on the wall. The frontman for industrial-influenced nu-metal band STATIC-X knows the genre that helped push him to success is on the wane. "The hard rock that MTV's playing and the radio's playing now is all that new, like, I call it ...

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