NIGHTRAGE Enter Studio To Record Sophomore Album

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have entered Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR, THE HAUNTED) to begin recording ...

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THE DARKNESS Writing Songs For Second Album

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that members of THE DARKNESS have begun writing songs for their next album, but singer Justin Hawkins recently said that — although the creative process is moving along — the group could have been a lot further along if they had not had some missteps along the way. "We've got ...

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EUROPE: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have finalized the track listing for their much-anticipated new studio album, "Start From the Dark", due in Europe on September 27 through Epic Records. The group's first collection of new material since 1991's "Prisoners In Paradise" was produced by Kevin Elson (who had previously worked with EUROPE on their multi-platinum ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Hired By Phliadelphia Radio Station

Philadelphia rock station WMMR-FM (93.3) has hired TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider to host the 7 p.m.-to-midnight weekday shift, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "They made me an offer I couldn't refuse," Snider said. After his premiere, Snider will host mostly from his home studio on Long Island. He's been married for 28 years and ...

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P.O.D. Guitarist To Release Solo Album

P.O.D. guitarist Jason Truby, who replaced founding member Marcos Curiel in February 2003, is planning to release a 24-track solo acoustic album before the end of the year. "String Theory" will be available on P.O.D.'s web site beginning in September. Truby reportedly played a remarkable nineteen guitars (including McGill, Ryan, Charis, Breedlove, Lowden, Langejans, Pimentel, ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Perform Showcase Gig In Japan

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White will be traveling to Japan in early September to perform a special showcase gig with young Japanese guitarist Takayoshi Omura at Club Citta in Tokyo. Omura's debut album, entitled "Nowhere To Go", features guest appearances by White, Mark Boals (RING OF FIRE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Richie ...

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Ex-SLAYER Drummer JON DETTE Quits HAVOCHATE, Launches New Project

Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT drummer Jon Dette has officially left HAVOCHATE after laying down the drum tracks for their upcoming self-titled sophomore effort at Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca with producer Alex Perialas (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL). He has since teamed up with original PUSHED guitarist Peter Scheithauer in a "completely brutal," as-yet-unnamed new project which is ...

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TOMMY LEE: 'Tommyland' Book Cover Posted Online

Click here to check out the cover of MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's long-awaited autobiography, "Tommyland". As previously reported, "Tommyland" is scheduled for release on October 19 through Atria Books, the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster. The 320-page book, which was originally rumored to have been titled "Ragz to Riches" (and later ...

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