THE KOVENANT Commence Work On "S.E.T.I."

Norway's THE KOVENANT have entered Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany to begin recording their new album, entitled S.E.T.I. (The Search For Extraterestial Intelligence), for a late 2002 European release through Nuclear Blast Records (the album will see the light of day in the US in early 2003). According to bassist/vocalist Lex Icon, "On the new ...

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PAUL STANLEY: "KISS Fans Are Free To Come And Go As They Please"

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has all but admitted that various members of the group were credited for performing on many of the band's albums even when session musicians were used to complete the projects instead. When asked for the reason guest musicians were never credited for their performances on the group's albums, Stanley replied that ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Set Release Date For New CD

FOO FIGHTERS' as-yet-untitled fourth album is due to be released on October 22nd through RCA Records. According to reports, the CD is "a return to the group's earlier sound, with heavier, much more aggressive music" than the band's platinum-selling There Is Nothing Left to Lose album (1999), which was more pop-inspired. ...

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ABSU: No MILWAUKEE METALFEST Appearance Scheduled

Despite the fact that their name is listed on the event's official web site, ABSU will not be performing at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest, according to drummer/co-founder Proscriptor McGovern. No reason was given for ABSU's non-appearance at the festival. As previously reported, ABSU parted ways with bassist/vocalist Equitant Ifernain last month and are currently seeking ...

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HANOI ROCKS' Comeback Single Certified Gold

HANOI ROCKS' comeback single, "People Like Me", has been certified gold in Finland, according to the group's record label RLF Music. The band's first new recording in nearly 18 years was released in Finland in the end of April and spent the first two weeks in the number one spot on the Finnish single chart. ...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING To Commence Work On "Hatefuel" In Late Summer

Long Island death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING will begin recording their long-awaited new album, entitled Hatefuel, in late summer/early fall at Sabella studios for an early 2003 release through Olympic Records. As previously reported, Hatefuel will mark the recording debut with the group of new vocalist Jerry Lowe (ex-BODYFARM), who replaced Mike Lotito at the end ...

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BLUEBIRD To Record Split 7" For UK Label

Los Angeles-based rock act BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Fig will shortly be recording a split seven-inch single with ERROR TYPE 11 for a new UK label called Cheatin Dice (run by Will McGonagle of HELL IS FOR HEROES). A fall release is expected. ...

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