ARCH ENEMY Prepare To Record New Album

ARCH ENEMY are scheduled to enter the studio in early February to begin recording the follow-up to 2001's "Wages Of Sin". "[Producer] Andy Sneap is coming over to Sweden on the 4th of February for the pre-production," guitarist Michael Amott wrote on the band's official web site. "This process involves a final analysis of the ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Start Work On Sophomore CD

A PERFECT CIRCLE have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to their 2000 debut, "Mer De Noms", tentatively due in the summer. "On Jan 17, 2003, A PERFECT CIRCLE reconvened to begin the writing/recording process," frontman Maynard Keenan confirmed via the group's official web site. "When it's done, you all will be the first ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Drummer's Eurodance Photos Posted Online

"Euro Metal Tour 2003", the Scandinavian dance/metal extravaganza staged by Swedish eurodance star E-TYPE and his current backing band, which includes MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee and ex-HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren, had a successful kick-off last weekend at Valand in Gothenburg and is presently making its way to other parts of Sweden. Check out ...

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CHARON Begin Recording New CD

Finland's CHARON, who have been lambasted in their home country for "ripping off" local heroes H.I.M., have commenced the recording process at BRR studios for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in May through Spinefarm Records. A single release will precede the album in April. CHARON's last album, the excellent "Downhearted", debuted at position #3 ...

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BLO.TORCH: Demo Cuts Posted Online

Dutch death metallers BLO.TORCH have posted their entire "Plan B" demo online at this location. Recorded during February/March 2002 at Excess Studio in Rotterdam, Holland, "Plan B" marks the last recorded appearance with the group of vocalist Michel De Wilde, who was dismissed from the band due to "personal differences." The band, whose ...

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SLIPKNOT: 'We Are Not Breaking Up'

SLIPKNOT have posted the following message via their official web site (www.slipknot1.com): "January 24, 2003 "Hey everybody, what's up? Been awhile since we've updated this thing. Here's the deal. We have not nor are we breaking up. We're going to be getting together in the next few weeks to start writing the third ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'MEGADETH's Negative Imagery Was Getting Me Down'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has not ruled out a future reunion with Dave Mustaine and Co. "Who knows?" Friedman answered when asked about the possibility of taking part in a reformed band. "I'm already playing with two members now [referring to the fact that bassist Dave Ellefson and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso will join him ...

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AC/DC To Make Cameo Appearance In Spanish Comedy

Spanish production company Lolafilms are apparently working on a Spanish film called "Isi-Disi". A comedy about the amorous foils of two university-aged brothers named AC and DC by their rocker dad, the film is set to feature cameos by AC/DC and Ricky Martin. The script is being written by Joaquin Gorriz and Miguel Angel Fernandez ...

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