DAYLIGHT DIES Finishing Up Songwriting Process For New Album

North Carolina-based doom/death metallers DAYLIGHT DIES are finishing up the songwriting process for their second album, "with six songs completed and two remaining," according to the group's official newsletter. "As previously mentioned, the new material is more varied, dynamic and shows a clear progression from 'No Reply'. A more mature songwriting approach, as well as ...

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APOCALYPTICA Announce First Festival Appearance Of The Summer

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA have spent the past few months keeping busy with other projects. Perttu concentrated on his work with the orchestra, which included touring in Japan, Brazil and Argentina. Paavo occupied himself with his job as music teacher, while Eicca was working on the "sheet-music" project which will be presented on the group's ...

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GLORIA MORTI: Promotional CD Available For Download

Finnish black metallers GLORIA MORTI have uploaded two songs from their "Ephemeral Life Span" promotional CD at their official web site. Check them out: "The EnNightenment" (mp3), "Cliffs of Geburah" (mp3). As previously reported, GLORIA MORTI have finished recording their debut album, "Lifestream Corrosion", for an August release through Japan's World ...

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FILTER Collaborators Talk About The Band's New Album

Legendary JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Eric Avery, FAILURE mastermind Ken Andrews and FILTER's Frank Cavanaugh recently answered a few questions for FILTER's official web site about their work on the new FILTER album, tentatively due later in the year: Q: What does the new FILTER album sound like? Ken: "It sounds really good. Rich ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Jams With DAMAGEPLAN In Los Angeles, San Francisco

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde joined DAMAGEPLAN on stage at the Los Angeles (May 4) and San Francisco (May 5) stops on the "Headbanger's Ball Tour". According to an attendee at the San Francisco show (at The Fillmore), Zakk "joined [DAMAGEPLAN] for ['Reborn'], performed a blistering solo then joined [DAMAGEPLAN guitarist] Dimebag Darrell ...

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ANDREW W.K.: 'Totally Stupid' On The Radio

ANDREW W.K. will be on the radio in New York City, on his birthday, May 9. Tune in to Q104.3's "Out Of The Box" and hear Andrew and "Totally Stupid" "in all of its glory!" according to a posting on Andrew's web site. As previously reported, ANDREW W.K.'s new MTV2 show, "Your Friend, Andrew W.K.", ...

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RAMMSTEIN: New Album 'Harder Than Before'

The following update was posted on RAMMSTEIN's official web site: "Recently the FanArea Team had a chance to hear roughly half of the upcoming RAMMSTEIN album, in an unmastered state. Since we did not listen to all the songs, we can not state if they are representative for the whole album but here is our ...

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