AMARAN Announce Upcoming Dates

Sweden's AMARAN, featuring ex-members of MOURNING SIGN, have announced the following gigs during November: Nov. 27 - Västerås, SWE @ Culturen (w/DEAD AWAKEN, THE ENTHRALLED) Nov. 28 – Nyköping, SWE @ Paparazzi (w/CASCADE) ...

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SILENTIUM to Collaborate With NIGHTWISH Mainman On Upcoming CD

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM will enter Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna on Jan. 13, 2003 to record their third full-length album, "Harmátia de Prudence", with producer and NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen. "I felt I needed some outsider's view for my songs and Tuomas crossed my mind," said keyboardist Sami Boman. "He's definitely one of the ...

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KELLY KEELING Lines Up Hard Rock Veterans For Upcoming Solo CD

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM, etc.), currently signed to Holland's Mascot Records as a solo artist, has posted the following update via his official web site: "I am in Los Angeles recording what I hope will be the last seven songs for the album. "Vinnie Appice rocked last ...

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METAL BLADE RECORDS CEO To Participate In Online Chat

Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel will participate in a live chat via America Online on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 9:00 p.m. Metal Blade, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, has gained widespread notability as the launching pad for the careers of such bands as METALLICA, SLAYER and even GOO GOO DOLLS. To ...

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CLEARING AUTUMN SKIES: New Music Posted Online

San Jose, California-based CLEARING AUTUMN SKIES have made two new tracks available for download in MP3 format at this location. The cuts, "Charles Forensic" and "Structuralism", are both taken from the band's new album, "Patent Distorted", which is due for release on Nov. 29. The complete track listing for "Patent Distorted" is as ...

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INTO ETERNITY Announce Upcoming Gigs

The critically-acclaimed band INTO ETERNITY will be playing two shows in their native Canada before traveling south to open for VADER and IMMOLATION for four dates. Due to the cancellation of the DARK ANGEL tour in December, INTO ETERNITY will have no west coast show dates from December 6th - 10th. INTO ETERNITY's confirmed shows ...

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THE BRAIN CHIGGERS To Record New Demo

Bloomington, Illinois-based THE BRAIN CHIGGERS will be entering SR Audio studios in Des Moines, Iowa on Nov. 11 with producer/engineer Matt Sepanic (MURDERDOLLS) to record a new industry-only demo. The sextet, who are collaborating with former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson's Dave Ellefson Productions, are currently seeking a record deal with a view towards releasing their ...

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CANDIRIA Get Jazzy Via Label Imprint

According to CANDIRIA's official web site, the first jazz-oriented release on the group's own Coma imprint label, "Five Episodes From the Subconscious", features CANDIRIA's Mike MacIvor and John LaMacchia on bass and guitar respectively, and CANDIRIA drummer Ken Schalk on keyboards. Produced by CANDIRIA at Brooklyn New York's legendary Purple Light Studios, the record also ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Continue Work On 'Guilty As Sin'

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have set "Guilty As Sin" as the title for their upcoming full-length CD, which will feature guest appearances by such world-class musicians as Joe Lynn Turner (vocals, ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Göran Edman (vocals, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Jørn Lande (vocals, ARK, MASTERPLAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEN), Mic Michaeli ...

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