SILVERCHAIR Announce Brazilian Dates

Australia's SILVERCHAIR have confirmed three Brazilian shows in May. This will be the band's first international touring since Rock In Rio in January 2001. The dates are as follows: May 09 – Recife, BRA @ Classic Hall May 12 - Rio de Janeiro, BRA @ ATL Hall May 14 - Sao Paulo, BRA @ Credicard ...

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ALPHA SAFARI Announce Swedish Gig

Sweden's ALPHA SAFARI (formerly WASHOE), the new band formed by ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and three former members of MISERY LOVES CO. (vocalist Patrik Wirén, bassist Patrik Thorngren and drummer Olle Dahlstedt), have announced a show at Skylten in Linköping, Sweden on March 23. ...

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HAMMERFALL's DRONJAK Checks In From The Road

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Back on the road again... As I am writing this, I am standing in the lobby at the Courtyard Marriott in Bottrop, Germany, after enjoying a very relaxing off day. The shows so far have been unmeasurably fantastic, and I ...

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LULLACRY: Still Riding High On Finnish Chart

LULLACRY's latest single, "Don't Touch The Flame", has moved down to position #12 on the Finnish Single chart in its third week of release. The band's third album, "Crucify My Heart", is due to receive a Finnish release on Feb. 17 through Spinefarm Records, and an American release on April 8 through Century Media Records. ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Begin Recording 'This Is Hell'

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO — featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — have commenced the recording sessions for their sophomore full-length album, "This is Hell", tentatively due in September/October through Regain Records. "This time, to make ...

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HOUWITSER Book Studio Time For 'Damage Assessment'

Dutch death metallers HOUWITSER will enter Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland on March 28 to record their new album, "Damage Assessment", due later in the year through Osmose Productions. According to bassist Theo van Eekelen, the fans can expect "one fuck-all blistering death metal masterpiece." Among the songtitles set to appear on the CD are ...

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MIKE TRAMP: New Song Posted Online

A brand new MIKE TRAMP track, titled "Don't Want To Say Goodnight", has been posted online at this location. "Don't Want To Say Goodnight" comes off the ex-WHITE LION singer's forthcoming solo album, "More To Life Than This", due in Europe on March 17 through UlfTone Music. ...

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SENTENCED To Take Break, Begin Work On New Album

Finland's SENTENCED have announced that they will be taking a "creative" break while guitarist Sami Lopakka tends to his newborn child. However, it looks like the break won't be a long one as the band are planning to enter the studio in the fall/winter to begin recording their next album for a spring 2004 release. ...

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PRIMATE Complete Work On New Demo

San Francisco Bay Area's PRIMATE, who feature in their ranks former SKINLAB guitarist Mike Roberts and ex-SYSTEMATIC bassist Nick St. Denis (on second guitar), are finishing up work on a three-song demo with engineer Chris Hanson (MACHINE HEAD, TECHNOCRACY). The songs set to be included on the demo are as follows: 01. R.A.T. 02. Doppleganger ...

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