MEMORY GARDEN Negotiating New Record Deal

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, the band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, are in talks with an as-yet-undisclosed label about a new record deal for the group. "It all seems very promising and we really hope it all will turn out well," Johansson writes on the band's web site. "We can't give you any ...

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The Making Of AC/DC Road Movie 'Thunderstruck'

The West magazine has published a three-page article focusing on the making of the AC/DC road movie "Thunderstruck". The film, which is expected to receive a release in early 2004, is about five friends who make a pact during AC/DC's Australian Tour in 1991 that the first of them to die will be buried in ...

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KID ROCK Set For MOTORCYCLE MANIA 3

Kid Rock, who is currently finishing up his new album in Los Angeles, is making time to attend the upcoming Motorcycle Mania 3 event, sponsored and organized by Jesse James and his motorcycle company West Coast Choppers. Rock will join James for a ride through Mexico as part of the event, according to Launch. The ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Singer To Release Solo Compilation

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant is currently putting together a two-CD compilation album entitled "Sixty Six to Timbuktu", according to Concert Live Wire. The set, which is expected to surface before the end of the year, is scheduled to include not only Plant's own solo hits, but also pre-ZEPPELIN solo tracks from 1966-67 along ...

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ANTHRAX Perform In Colorado

ANTHRAX performed at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado on Tuesday (august 5). Check out pictures from Wire Image. In other news, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante recently told BoulderWeekly.com that his band are focused on restoring the legacy of inventive, aggressive music that they started over 20 years ago. "I just think music, ...

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GODHATE To Cover AT THE GATES Classic

Swedish death metallers GODHATE (formerly THRONEAEON) will enter Studio Underground shortly to record a cover of AT THE GATES' "Kingdom Gone" for an upcoming tribute album. The group's recently released sophomore full-length CD, "Godhate" (issued under the band's previous moniker), contains "furious, blasphemous and uncompromising death metal in the vein of SLAYER, DEICIDE and MORBID ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Announces In-Store Appearances

ROB ZOMBIE will be making three in-store appearances next week in conjunction with the DVD release of his horror-flick directorial debut, "House Of 1000 Corpses". The details are as follows: Tues., Aug. 12 Best Buy 1000 West 78th St. Minneapolis, MN 55423 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wed., Aug. 13 Hastings 2311 Colorado Blvd. Dallas, TX ...

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Australia's DESTRUCTION OF OZ Festival Canceled!

Australia's Destruction Of Oz festival, which was set to include appearances by DORO, CRYPTOPSY, SODOM and MARDUK (among others), has been officially canceled due to poor ticket sales. The following is a letter from the festival's organizer, Mark of Extreme Noize magazine, explaining the cancellation: "To The Metal Community, "As of today (August 6, 2003) ...

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