MADDER MORTEM Announce New Lineup

Norway's MADDER MORTEM have announced the addition of guitarist Odd Eivind Ebbesen and bassist Tormod Langøien Moseng to the group's ranks. "Odd has been and still is the MADDER webmaster and was also a member of MYSTERY TRIBE, the predecessor to MADDER MORTEM," the band write on their web site. "He has also helped us ...

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CORNERSTONE: New MP3 Samples Posted Online

Three short soundclips from the forthcoming CORNERSTONE album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", have been posted online in MP3 format at this location. The tracks available for preview are "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", "When the Hammer Falls", and "Welcome to Forever". CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN ...

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BLACK SABBATH Guitarist Seeks Singer For Solo Project

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has told Guitar One magazine that he is currently stockpiling riffs and searching for a singer for his next solo album. Iommi was previously in talks with SUPERJOINT RITUAL/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo about a possible collaboration, but scheduling conflicts eventually forced Anselmo to bow out of the project. ...

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Former ILL NINO Guitarist To Record With SOULFLY

Former ILL NINO and current CORETEZ guitarist Marc Rizzo has confirmed that he will be the featured second guitarist on the next SOULFLY album, tentatively due in the summer 2004 through Roadrunner Records. Rizzo completed three gigs with the group last week as the replacement for Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT), who — along with drummer Roy ...

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EXCITER Completing Work On 'Greatest Hits' Compilation

Canadian thrash pioneers EXCITER have entered the studio next month to re-record 16 of their "best" songs for an upcoming "Best Of" album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Osmose Productions. The group, who were recently rejoined by frontman Jacques Belanger, are re-recording material from the following albums: "Heavy Metal Maniac", "Violence and Force", "Long ...

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