BALD DAISY: Audio Preview Available Online

BALD DAISY, the "dark/ambient narcotic metal band" led by former NEUROTICA guitarist Shawn Bowen, have posted a preview of their debut album, titled "Ethereality", at their official web site. "Ethereality" features artwork by Bowen and was recorded using a "brainwave synchronizer" which is "an effect that spatially cycles stereo sounds in a manner that, when ...

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SOULBENDER: New T-Shirts Available

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, are making brand-new t-shirts available for order via Wilton's official web site. "All shirts will be $18.99 plus shipping & handling," according to Michael's webmaster. "I believe the shipping will ...

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VISION DIVINE Ink Deal With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Italian melodic power metallers VISION DIVINE, the brainchild of ex-LABYRINTH mastermind Olaf Thörsen, have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records for the international release (excluding Italy and Asia) of their third album, "Stream Of Consciousness". The follow-up to 2001's "Send Me An Angel" features new singer Michele Luppi, "an amazing talented voice that fits ...

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RUNNING WILD: New Interviews Posted Online

RUNNING WILD's official web site has posted brand-new interviews with the band's former drummer Jörg Michael (ex-STRATOVARIUS) as well as current members Bernd Aufermann (guitar) and Matthias Liebetruth (drums). Check them out: Jörg, Bernd, Matthias. RUNNING WILD's last release was the two-disc compilation of re-recorded classics, "20 Years In ...

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FAITH Sign With DOOM SYMPHONY

Swedish progressive/doom metallers FAITH have signed a deal with Doom Symphony, a division of the Italian label Underground Symphony. The group's debut album, "Salvation Lies Within" (released last year through Stormbringer Productions) will be issued as a "luxury digipack CD" later this year. MP3 clips of the tracks "Now It's Gone" and "The Real Me" ...

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STEEL PROPHET Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

STEEL PROPHET have inked a deal with Massacre Records and are currently recording their new album, tentatively due before the summer. The group's upcoming CD will be their first to feature new vocalist Nadir D'Priest (ex-LONDON, D'PRIEST) and guitarist Pete Skermetta. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Heavenly", "Beware" and "Transfusion Vamp". STEEL ...

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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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