Former EMPEROR Drummer Inks Deal For New Project

Norwegian black metallers SHADOW SEASON, featuring ZYKLON/ex-EMPEROR drummer Trym, bassist/vocalist B. Winter, and guitarist Void, have inked a deal with Portugal's Sound Riot Records and will issue a four-song EP, titled "The Frozen", in December. Recorded and mixed at Tram Lydstudio during the summer months of 2002, "The Frozen" features guest appearances by GEHENNA's Sanrabb ...

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TED NUGENT Sets New Record

Over 3,000 people turned out for TED NUGENT's Nov. 14 CD/book signing at Borders Books & Music in Traverse City, Michigan, where the Motor City Madman signed copies of his latest album "Craveman" (his first in seven years), his newest book "Kill It And Grill It" (co-written with wife Shemane) and his New York Times ...

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MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND Members Join Forces In New Band

MERCYFUL FATE guitarist Hank Shermann has teamed up with KING DIAMOND bassist Hal Patino and MERCYFUL FATE drummer Bjarne T. Holm in a new project. The group, which is presently unnamed, is due to record a new demo shortly at the Danish studio owned and operated by KONKHRA mainman Anders Lundemark (who will also produce ...

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DARKTHRONE Album To Be Co-Produced By SATYRICON Mainman

DARKTHRONE's forthcoming "Hate Them" album will reportedly be mixed and co-produced by SATYRICON frontman Satyr. Due to be recorded in December, "Hate Them" is tentatively due in February 2003 through Moonfog Productions. Among the cuts set to appear on the album are "Rust" and "Fucked Up And Ready To Die". ...

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PISSING RAZORS Announce New Guitarist

PISSING RAZORS have announced the addition of ex-SINGLE BULLET THEORY guitarist Matt Difabio to the group's ranks following the recent departure of Cesar Soto. Difabio will join the rest of the band — Eddy Garcia (drums), Rick Valles (bass), and Andre Acosta (vocals) — during the songwriting sessions for the group's next album, tentatively due ...

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PARAGON: New Album Will Be More Aggressive Than Last

German melodic metallers PARAGON are writing songs for the follow-up to this year's critically-acclaimed "Law Of The Blade" CD for a tentative July 2003 release through Remedy Records/Zomba. "Judging from the instrumental stuff we have so far it will be even more aggressive [than] the last album — so don't say you have not been ...

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JASON NEWSTED: I Have Always Aspired To Play Bass In VOIVOD

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has admitted that he has harbored a secret desire to join the latter group for several years — long before his much-publicized split with Hetfield and co. in January 2001. "I guess, over the years at different times, it was always a secret, true aspiration to be ...

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