BURNING POINT Announce New Keyboardist, Complete New Single

Finnish power metallers BURNING POINT have announced the addition of keyboardist Jussi Ontero to the group's ranks. Jussi had previously worked with several Finnish metal bands, including BURNING POINT singer Pete Ahonen's side-project, GHOST MACHINERY. BURNING POINT have just completed work on their new single, "To Hell And Back" at Soundmix Studio in Oulu. Mastering ...

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STURCH: Demo Tracks Available For Download

Germany's STURCH have uploaded several songs at their official web site, including an acoustic cut titled "Teamlove". Download them at this location. The quartet, who consist of Dennis Wendig (vocals), Armin Roehrs (guitar), Mario Evers (bass) and Martin Bendig (drums), play a musical style described in a recent Rock Hard review as a ...

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JANE SCHULDINER: CHUCK's Last Masterpiece Deserves To Be Heard

Jane Schuldiner, mother of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, has abandoned her previously announced plan to make available for free download the unfinished recordings originally slated to appear on the sophomore CONTROL DENIED album. As previously reported, Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare ...

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MANNHAI: New Album Samples Available For Download

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, who feature in their ranks former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have uploaded several audio samples from their third CD, "The Exploder", to their official web site. Check them out here. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2002's "Evil Under the Sun" was mixed at ...

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ULI JON ROTH: U.S. Touring Plans 'Unclear'

The following message was posted on legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's (ex-SCORPIONS) official web site: "It is currently still unclear precisely when U.J.R. will begin touring the US this year. There have been some rumours that Uli would be part of the UFO tour, which was being envisaged at the time. Accordingly, some over-eager promoters ...

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SAVATAGE Singer, MORBID ANGEL Producer Launch New Project

Vocalist Damond Jiniya (SAVATAGE, DIET OF WORMS) and producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (LOVER OF SIN, DIET OF WORMS) have formed a brand-new project called THE NEGLECTED. The group's debut CD, "The Neglected", was written and recorded in February at D.O.W. studios in Mango, Florida. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. ...

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