SUN CAGED: Japanese Release Date Pushed Back

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, have pushed back the Japanese release date of their self-titled debut album to November 21. The European release through Finland's Lion Music won't be affected and remains October 22. In other news, SUN CAGED recently completed work on ...

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THE DUSKFALL To Enter Studio In August

LuleƄ, Sweden-based THE DUSKFALL will enter Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden on August 18 to begin recording their sophomore album, due in November through Greece's Black Lotus Records. The band are "still rehearsing and working on the new material and now 7 songs are completed," reads a post on the group's web site. "The result ...

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CRYSTAL BALL: In Mixing Mode

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL have set "Hellvetia" as the title for their fourth full-length album, due on November 3 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to last year's "Virtual Empire" is currently being mixed at Roxx studios in Pulheim, Germany with producer Stefan Kaufmann (ACCEPT, U.D.O.). "Everybody agrees that this will be the best ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Guitarist Jams With CAVE IN

Former FAILURE/A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, currently touring the country on Lollapalooza with QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, joined self-confessed FAILURE fanatics CAVE IN onstage at a recent tour stop in Columbus, Ohio, for a cover of FAILURE's "Magnified", according to MTV.com. "[FAILURE are] the band we've not-so-secretly ripped off for years and ...

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NEBULA, THE BELLRAYS To Team Up For Co-Headlining North American Tour

Cosmic rockers NEBULA will be teaming up with THE BELLRAYS for a co-headlining North American tour beginning in late August. NEBULA will be touring in support of their forthcoming fourth full-length album, "Atomic Ritual", due on September 23. NEBULA have already stunned audiences with their new material at the Bilbao festival in Spain earlier this ...

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Star-Telegram: Sticky Sweet Metal Is Pure POISON

Jay Webb of the Star-Telegram reviewed the POISON/VINCE NEIL/SKID ROW show at Smirnoff Music Centre in Dallas, Texas Sunday night (July 20). "It may be easy to mock the annual hair-metal concert headlined by POISON that rolls into Smirnoff Music Centre each summer, but the show consistently draws a good-size audience (about 7,000 this year) ...

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MANMADEGOD: Debut Album Delayed

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have pushed back the release of their self-titled debut to an unspecified date later this summer. In the meantime, the band's first single, "Safe Passage", along with the tracks "Bad Creation" and "Poison Eye" have been posted online for listening ...

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GOTHAM ROAD: New Music Posted Online

GOTHAM ROAD, the new band featuring frontman Michale Graves (MISFITS, GRAVES), guitarist Loki (ANGELSIN, GRAVES guitar tech), bassist JV Bastard (MISTER MONSTER), and drummer Paul Lifeless (A LIFELESS ALLIANCE, MISTER MONSTER), have posted MP3 clips of the tracks "Seasons Of The Witch" and "Bits Of Skin" at their official web site. Check them out at ...

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AEROSMITH Singer Snaps

The New York Daily News reports AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler was being followed by a female paparazzo on Thursday night (July 17) near Cafe Habana on Prince St. when suddenly he turned around. An onlooker says Tyler then "took her camera. He's shouting at her, and grabs her by the wrist, saying, 'Let's see how ...

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