DUSKFALL: 'Frailty' Samples Posted Online

Luleå, Sweden-based DUSKFALL have posted three MP3 samples from their debut album, entitled "Frailty", via their official web site at this location. "Frailty", which includes guest appearances by ex-DARKANE/current SEETHINGS vocalist Lawrence Mackrory and "guitarist from hell" Magnus Olsson, was recorded at Uppsala's Dug-Out studios and contains the following track listing: 01. The ...

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CHARON To Record New CD In January

Finland's CHARON, who have been lambasted in their home country for "ripping off" local heroes H.I.M., have finished writing "about 20 new songs" for the group's next studio album. The as-yet-untitled CD — CHARON's fourth — will be recorded in January 2003 for a May release through Spinefarm Records. A single release will precede the ...

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STEREOMUD: New MP3 Posted Online

New York-based STEREOMUD, who feature in their ranks former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, have posted an MP3 of the track "Anythingbutjesus", taken from the group's forthcoming "Every Given Moment" CD, at this location. "Every Given Moment" was recently mixed Jack Joseph Puig (HOLE, GOO GOO DOLLS, BECK) at a ...

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VENI DOMINE Cancel Norwegian Gig

Sweden's VENI DOMINE cancelled their appearance at Subchurch in Oslo, Norway, originally scheduled for this past weekend, "due to a matter of health in the near VENI family," according to the band's official web site. No further information is available at this time. ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE: Why I Decided To Abandon Hard Rock

Former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore recently spoke with ClassicRockRevisited.com about his decision to leave behind the hard rock sound of his previous groups and move into a Renaissance direction with his current project BLACKMORE'S NIGHT (which also features Blackmore's longtime companion, Candice Night). "In 1995, when I reformed RAINBOW and recorded 'Stranger In Us ...

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LEATHERWOLF To Re-Release Early Albums

Reunited hard rockers LEATHERWOLF will be re-releasing their first three CDs with bonus tracks on each CD. "If anyone comes across other re-issued CDs like the ones under Wolfpack Music, these are bootlegs so please don't buy them!" the band write on their official web site. "These bootlegs also sound like cheap copies taken from ...

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CONFESSOR Reform!

Once-promising North Carolina metallers CONFESSOR have regrouped and their branch-off group, FLY MACHINE, have ceased to exist, according to Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. The reformed CONFESSOR reportedly features all of the original members except for guitarist Ivan Colon, who passed away last year. In the beginning of 2003, Earache Records will release a CONFESSOR ...

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STAR ONE To Release Live CD, DVD

STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), will issue a live CD and DVD recorded during the band's recent Intergalactic Space Crusaders European tour. Commented Lucassen: "Before I went on this tour I decided not to record any of the shows because I didn't want to put any extra pressure ...

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