AREA 54 Set Release Date For 'Beckoning Of The End'

Britain's AREA 54 have set an April 21 European release date through Casket Records for their sophomore full-length effort, "Beckoning Of The End". The album, which was produced by Dave Chang, features a guest appearance from ex-AT THE GATES/THE CROWN vocalist Tomas Lindberg. The band were previously signed to Dreamcatcher Records. An extensive U.K. tour ...

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ROY Z Speaks Out On Working With HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON

In a recent interview with Dinosaur Rock Guitar, producer extraordinaire Roy Z (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN) explained his recording approach while working with some of the most respected and celebrated heavy rock artists of the last few decades. "Well, [working with] Bruce [Dickinson] was different from [working with] Rob [Halford]," he said. "They both run ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Announce New Singer

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have posted the following update via their official web site: "Let us introduce you fuckers to our new vocalissa. We welcome Ms. Jo Enckell to the family of HATE. You have yet to wait to hear what she sounds like, ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams With TRIBE OF JUDAH, METAL SHOP

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony dropped in at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California Monday night [Jan. 20] to check out ex-VAN HALEN singer Gary Cherone's new band, TRIBE OF JUDAH. At the end of their set, "Michael jumped up on stage, hijacked TRIBE OF JUDAH bassist] Pat Badger's bass and the boys tore ...

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LED ZEPPELIN 'As Close As Ever' To Reuniting: JEFF PILSON

LED ZEPPELIN are "as close as they have ever been" to reuniting, according to former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, a close friend of Jason Bonham — son of late ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham — who jammed with Jason briefly in an early incarnation of Jeff's current group L/P (also featuring ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch). "[George ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Going Electronic On New CD

The forthcoming JANE'S ADDICTION album, "Hypersonic", will feature a musical direction that has been influenced in part by vocalist Perry Farrell's passion for electronic music. "I love to listen to and play electronic music but rock n' roll doesn't always go with electronic music," Farrell told Australia's Beat magazine. "It can if you have a ...

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SKID ROW's SABO: We Never Argue

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo says that the addition of vocalist Johnny Solinger and drummer Phil Varone to the band's lineup came about very naturally and did not include an awkward "adjustment period" before the five members of the group began to feel like a "band". "Not at all," Snake said in an interview ...

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CRO-MAGS Unveil 'Farewell' Lineup

New York hardcore veterans CRO-MAGS are scheduled to embark on an Australian tour in late February. The band's lineup for what is being billed as the group's "farewell" tour will reportedly consist of the following: John Joseph – vocals Rocky George (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) – guitar A.J. Novello (LEEWAY) – guitar Franklin Rhi (CROWN OF THORNS, ...

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