KAYO DOT: Live Dates Announced

KAYO DOT, the Massachusetts-based musical project featuring former members of the now-defunct MAUDLIN OF THE WELL, have lined up the following dates during October: Oct. 16 – Northsix - Brooklyn, NY (w/ TIME OF ORCHIDS, BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS) Oct. 29 - Sky Bar - Somerville, MA (w/ AESMA DAEVA, SALEM FIRES) As previously reported, KAYO ...

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LORD BELIAL: Unreleased EP To See The Light Of Day

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL will be issuing their previously unreleased 2002 EP, "Scythe of Death", on January 11 through Metal Fortress Entertainment. According to the group's web site, the material on the mini-CD was recorded in mid-2002 and was originally scheduled for release in the fall of 2002, but "due to a lack of ...

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SECRET SPHERE Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Italian melodic metallers SECRET SPHERE have parted ways with drummer Luca Cartasegna. The split, which was amicable, was due to the fact that Luca had a "different point of view about the future musical evolution of the band," according to an official statement from the group. The band are currently auditioning potential replacements for Luca ...

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Former POISON/MR. BIG Guitarist To Release New Acoustic CD

Former POISON/MR. BIG guitarist Richie Kotzen will shortly issue a new album, titled "Acoustic Cuts". "This is different from the CD that was sold at my live shows in Japan," Kotzen writes on his web site. The complete track listing for "Acoustic Cuts" is as follows: 01. Change 02. What Is... 03. High 04. Don't ...

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ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES Sign With NAPALM RECORDS

Germany's ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES, the new band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY (who are fronted by Liv's husband Alexander Krull), have signed separate, multi-album deals with Austria's Napalm Records. Both groups are expected to issue new albums sometime in 2004. The music of LEAVES' EYES ...

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PAPA ROACH: Done With Pre-Production, Prepare To Record

PAPA ROACH have almost finished pre-production on their new album, tentatively titled "Dancing In The Ashes". The group have been working with producer Howard Benson (COLD, BLINDSIDE, P.O.D.) for two weeks, making adjustments to some 15+ songs the group have written at both home and on the bus during last year's Lovehatetragedy tour. Video footage ...

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KISS' PETER CRISS: 'I Miss ACE'

KISS drummer Peter Criss has admitted in a recent interview with Rocky Mountain News that he wishes for the return of original guitarist Ace Frehley. "I've got a knot in my gut at times for Gene (Simmons) and Paul (Stanley)," Criss explained. "And I miss Ace. I really do. I wish he was up here. ...

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CARNAL FORGE Side Project ASPERITY Sign With ARISE RECODS

ASPERITY, the Swedish heavy metal act featuring drummer Stefan Westerberg (CARNAL FORGE, ex-IN THY DREAMS) and guitarist Petri Kuusisto (CARNAL FORGE, ex-IN THY DREAMS), have inked a deal with Spain's Arise Records. The group's debut album will be recorded at Black Lounge studios in Avesta, Sweden during November/December for a tentative February 2004 release. ASPERITY's ...

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Former BESEECH Drummer Launches Solo Project

Former BESEECH drummer Morgan Gredåker has posted MP3 samples of 11 songs from his new solo band, THE PROJECT EVERSOUND, via the group's official web site. Check them out here. The songs available for preview are as follows: 01. She's The One 02. An Epic Tale Of Life 03. The Easy Song 04. ...

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