AUDIOVISION Debut To Receive Japanese Release In December

AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel, will release their debut album, "The Calling", in Japan on December 22 via King Records. A European release date has yet to be confirmed. "The Calling" features contributions from some of the best musicians in melodic hard rock and heavy metal. Confirmed guests include: Jeff ...

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D-A-D: New Studio Photos Posted Online

Danish hard rockers D-A-D are around the half way point during the recording sessions for their ninth studio album, tentatively due in early 2005. Check out some recent studio photos at this location. D-A-D's last CD, "Soft Dogs", was officially certified gold (25,000 copies sold) in Denmark within four days of its release ...

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SLIPKNOT: Japanese Reissues Include Bonus DVDs

Roadrunner Records Japan has just released commemorative reissues of SLIPKNOT's first two albums (1999's "Slipknot" and 2001's "Iowa"), each featuring a bonus DVD containing the group's promotional videos. The complete track listing for the reissues (released to coincide with the band's current Japanese tour) is as follows: "Slipknot" (1999) – Limited Edition: 01. 742617000027 ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: Studio Update

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have posted a 14-second video clip of the recording sessions for the group's new EP, entitled "Wounded". Download it at this location (MPEG, 327 KB). The CD, which is being recorded and mixed over a three-day period (Oct. 29-31) at Fear And Loathing ...

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GORGOROTH: 'European Tour Was A Great Success'

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have issued the following update regarding their recently completed European tour: "The European 'Twilight of the Idol' tour [was] a great success. Lots of people showed up at the gigs and GORGOROTH broke the venue record at two venues. Besides the technical problems at the show in Osnabrück, GORGOROTH delivered great ...

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FOZZY: More Live Dates Announced

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and former members of STUCK MOJO, have lined up additional shows during the coming weeks. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 26 - Camp Hill, PA @ Gullifty's Nov. 29 – Baltimore, MD @ Thunder Dome Dec. 03 - Augusta, GA @ ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Essential' Collection To Include Brand New Song

GMR Music has set a November 22 release date for CANDLEMASS' "Essential Doom" CD, a posthumous collection of the group's best material plus their newly recorded and previously unreleased song "Witches". The album will come with a bonus DVD featuring video footage of the band's performance at the Rock Hard Festival in Germany in 2003. ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Talks Politics, Touring With DIO

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted another installment of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail". A couple of excerpts follow: On upcoming presidential elections: "There have been three televised debates between Kerry and Bush and Kerry has won all three. And don't just think I'm being partisan; I saw polls on Fox News say ...

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