SUPREME MAJESTY To Enter Studio In October

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY will enter the studio On October 1 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early 2005. "10 songs are almost finished and the band are currently writing the lyrics and rehearsing all songs," reads a posting on the group's web site. "It's the most interesting SUPREME MAJESTY material ...

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BACKYARD BABIES To Play One-Off U.S. Date In August

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES will play a one-off U.S. date on August 11 at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California. Support will come from DOHENY, the new band featuring ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden. BACKYARD BABIES' latest full-length album, "Stockholm Syndrome", was issued in Scandinavia in November ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS: Only Bands Without Original Members Survive

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has defended his band against criticism that the group's current lineup — featuring Simmons and frontman Paul Stanley as the sole remaining original members — is nothing more than a glorified cover band masquerading as the real thing. "We're still KISS. If you want to talk about original members, you can't ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Set Track Listing, Release Date For New Album

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have set an October 11 European release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their new album, "Reckoning Night". The album will arrive in Japan on October 6. Mastering will take place on Monday, June 28 and shortly after that the band will start rehearsing for the summer shows, according to ...

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HATEBREED Cut European Tour Short, Complete New Video

HATEBREED will be cutting their European tour short due to various issues that need to be resolved at home before the band leaves for Ozzfest, according to a posting on the group's web site. All shows between July 3 and July 7 have been canceled. "The band would like to apologize to all the fans ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Tour Europe In The Fall

MACHINE HEAD will be returning to Europe this November/December for a full European tour, according to RockReview.co.uk. Here are some initial U.K. dates that are being listed by on Ticketmaster and Wayahead: Nov. 23 - Southampton, UK @ Guildhall Nov. 24 - Bristol, UK @ Academy Nov. 27 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE: Live DVD On The Way

According to APerfectCircle.net, there will definitely be a live A PERFECT CIRCLE DVD released sometime in the near future. Footage the band taped in Texas is currently being compiled along with random other bits and pieces. No further information is available at this time. A PERFECT CIRCLE singer Maynard James Keenan is currently ...

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