RAUNCHY Finish Recording Sophomore Album

Denmark's RAUNCHY have finished recording their sophomore album at producer Jacob Hansen's (INVOCATOR) Hansen Studios in Ribe and are currently preparing to mix the effort for an early 2004 release through Nuclear Blast Records. 12 songs were reportedly tracked for the CD, including a cover of FAITH NO MORE's "From Out Of Nowhere", which will ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer Joins ICED EARTH!

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens has officially joined ICED EARTH. Owens, whose split with PRIEST was said to have been amicable, has already finished laying down vocals to the group's new album, "The Glorious Burden", tentatively due this fall through SPV/Steamhammer Records. "The album is done, and it's not just done, it rules!!" ...

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METALLICA Guitarist: 'SUMMER SANITARIUM Is Not A Big Money Maker'

Despite the fact that tickets for METALLICA's Summer Sanitarium extravaganza are going for an eye-popping $75, the group's guitarist Kirk Hammett says that the band don't stand to make much money from the month-long trek. "I'll be 100 percent honest, Summer Sanitarium is not a big money maker," Hammett told Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "There are so ...

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APOCALYPTICA Team Up With NINA HAGEN For RAMMSTEIN Cover

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA have teamed up with German punk rock diva Nina Hagen to record a cover version of RAMMSTEIN's "Seemann". The song will be featured on APOCALYPTICA's new single, due on October 6. Upcoming APOCALYPTICA tour dates: Aug. 02 – Budapest, HUN - Sziget Festival Aug. 09 – Mannheim, GER - Alte Feuerwache ...

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SKYCLAD Confirmed For Britain's HAWKFEST

Britain's SKYCLAD are a last-minute addition to the Hawkfest, a three-day event set to take place August 8-10 near Preston. SKYCLAD will be hitting the stage on Sunday, August 10 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Other bands set to appear at the festival include THE LEVELLERS, HAWKWIND, SPACEHEAD, TRIBE OF CRO, MR QUIMBY'S BEARD, LITMUS and ...

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DAVE NAVARRO To Wed CARMEN ELECTRA In October

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro and Carmen Electra have reportedly finally set a wedding date, after a two-year engagement, according to World Entertainment News Network. Pals of the pair say they're going to exchange nuptials on October 18 in a mansion once owned by legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix in the Silver Lake area of Los ...

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THE COLOR RED Complete Work On New Demo

THE COLOR RED, the band featuring former DOPE/PRIMER 55 drummer Preston Nash, recently completed work on a three-song demo with Tye Zamora from ALIEN ANT FARM producing. Mixing and mastering will be completed over the next two weeks. The group, who are currently unsigned, hope to land a major label deal in the coming months. ...

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EQUIMANTHORN Reform, Announce New Album

EQUIMANTHORN, the acclaimed Sumerian and ambient "supergroup" led by Equitant (ABSU, EQUITANT) and Proscriptor (ABSU, MELECHESH), have reformed. Joining Equitant and Proscriptor in the group are Mark Riddick, Michael Riddick (both of THE SOIL BLEEDS BLACK), and David Harbour (DAVID HARBOUR, ex-KING DIAMOND, CHASTAIN). The band's third opus, "Second Sephira Cella", is currently being recorded ...

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