DISTANT THUNDER Begin Recording Debut Album

DISTANT THUNDER, the new Houston-based group featuring vocalist James Rivera (ex-HELSTAR, SEVEN WITCHES, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist Eric Halpern and SYMPHONY X bassist Mike Lepond, are currently recording their debut album with producer Jack Frost (SEVEN WITCHES, ex-SAVATAGE) for a late spring/early summer release through Massacre Records. The as-yet-untitled CD, which will include ...

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MAYHEM: 'Chimera' Track Listing Revealed

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have revealed the track listing for their new CD, "Chimera", due on March 29 in Europe and April 6 in the U.S. through Season Of Mist Records. The CD, which was recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway, reportedly features a musical direction that is being described by ...

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OZZY Says That He Is Afraid Of Drug Addiction Relapse

Adam Buckman of the New York Post reports that Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that his near-fatal accident last December has left him fearful of becoming dependent on painkillers and wondering if he'll ever perform again. "I'm really frightened," Osbourne tells Diane Sawyer tonight on "Primetime Thursday" (10 p.m. on ABC), "because music is the love ...

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LINKIN PARK, KORN To Tour Together

LINKIN PARK, KORN, SNOOP DOGG and two other artists to be confirmed at a later date will be teaming up for the third Projekt Revolution tour, according to Billboard.com. Projekt Revolution will play amphitheaters from late July into September. LINKIN PARK's "Meteora" (Warner Bros.) debuted last March at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Drummer To Embark On Drum Workshop Tour

Former HELLOWEEN/METALIUM drummer Mark Cross will embark on a drum workshop tour during March and May. The first scheduled clinics will take place March 21-22 (drum recording seminar) at the SAE in Athens, Greece, with additional dates planned in Sydney, Australia and about 12 shows in Brazil sometime in May. In addition, Mark will spend ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS To Issue Split 7" Single

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, who feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, will be releasing a split 7" single with ADAM WEST on March 15 through People Like You Records. THE HELLACOPTERS have recorded "I Get a Sensation" (ADAM WEST cover) and a cover of the LARRY WILLIAMS classic "Boney Maronie", while ...

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ENTWINE Reach No. 3 On Finnish Singles Chart

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE reached position No. 3 on the Finnish singles chart with their latest single, "BitterSweet". In addition, Finnish radio station Yle-X has selected the group's forthcoming album, "diEversity", as "album of the week," and will be playing one song from the CD each day of the week. ENTWINE's fourth album, "DiEversity", is scheduled ...

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AYREON: 'The Human Equation' Cast Of Characters Revealed

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), have revealed the cast of characters included in the storyline on the group's forthcoming CD, "Ayreon: The Human Equation", and the singers performing them. They are as follows: James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER): "Me" Marcela Bovio (ELFON√ćA): His "Wife" Arjen Lucassen: His "Best Friend" Mike Baker ...

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