AURA NOIR To Release New Album In August

Norwegian thrashers AURA NOIR will release their long-awaited new album, "Merciless", in late August on Tyrant Syndicate Records. Tyrant Syndicate Records is a new label started by Nocturno Culto of DARKTHRONE, and it is a division of Peaceville/Snapper Records. The AURA NOIR album will be the first of several albums to be released under the ...

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SILENCER To Enter Studio In August

Colorado metallers SILENCER will enter Flatline Audio studio in early August to begin tracking drums for their new CD. The remaining instruments will be recorded at Valkyrie Studios shortly thereafter. A tentative late 2004/early 2005 release is expected. The European edition of SILENCER's "Structures" EP, entitled "Found On The Sun", was released last October through ...

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BEATALLICA: Live Recordings Posted Online

BEATALLICA, the Midwestern band which "covers BEATLES songs in the style of METALLICA, infusing the lyrics and arrangements of Fab Four standards with wonderfully unsubtle references to METALLICA's songs and a spot-on imitation of James Hetfield's distinctive vocals" (Ice magazine), have uploaded three live tracks recorded at their first-ever concert on May 31 ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Talks About His Throat Problems

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has spoken to the Boston Herald about the throat problems that forced Boston's biggest rock band to cancel their shows last week. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Boston Herald: So, Steven, how's your throat? Steven Tyler: "It's simple. We're on tour for 5, 6, 7 months. If you get a ...

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E-RACE: New Song Available For Download

Bakersfield, California-based hard rock sextet E-RACE have posted a brand-new song, entitled "Way Passed the Walking Dead", at this location. "Way Passed the Walking Dead" comes off the band's new CD, "The Union", available now via the band's official web site. "The Union" was recorded at PMM Studios in May 2004 and was ...

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Report: JOHNNY DEPP May Take OZZY Role

Sky News is reporting that actor Johnny Depp is understood to be in talks to play Ozzy Osbourne in a film about the rocker's life. In an interview with Kerrang! magazine, Ozzy's wife Sharon said nothing was 100% certain. But she said the former BLACK SABBATH frontman was talking to the "Pirates of ...

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TYRANNY's Four-Song Album To Feature 70 Minutes Of Music

Finnish death/doom metallers TYRANNY are hard at work on their debut full-length album, a four-song, 70-minute affair that is tentatively scheduled to be released in December. According to a posting on the Firebox Records web site, "the production is better and the material will perhaps feature slightly more variation" than on the band's "Bleak Vistae" ...

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ENTOMBED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, CANS Confirmed For Sweden's GÖTEBORGSKALASET Festival

ENTOMBED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, CANS (featuring HAMMEFALL singer Joacim Cans), NASUM and BURST have been confirmed for Göteborgskalaset, a nine-day festival set to be held August 6-14 at Frihamnspiren in Gothenburg, Sweden. The above-mentioned acts will perform on August 9. Göteborgskalaset reportedly offers "great performances from well-known artists, tasty food, and streets filled with cheering and ...

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