BLACK MAJESTY: New Album To Be Produced By IRON SAVIOR Frontman

Australian power metallers BLACK MAJESTY will begin recording their second album in November with acclaimed producer (and IRON SAVIOR guitarist) Pete Sielck (GAMMA RAY, BLIND GUARDIAN, GRAVE DIGGER and SAXON) at Sielck's Powerhouse Studios in Germany. BLACK MAJESTY have spent the last six months in pre-production for the follow-up to 2002's "Sands of Time", aiming ...

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METALLICA: Montreal Show Sold Out In Less Than Three Hours

METALLICA's hotly anticipated return to Montreal, Quebec, scheduled for Monday, October 4, 2004 at the Bell Centre, sold out less than three hours after tickets went on sale Saturday (August 7). Approximately 19,000 tickets were sold to the event, one of three Canadian dates METALLICA are playing on the second leg of their North American ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: GALACTIC Drummer To Guest On New Album

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist Woody Weatherman has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "[Bassist] Mike Dean and myself just rolled back up that long road from New Orleans to Raleigh after about a week and a half of solid recording down there. [Guitarist/vocalist] Pepper [Keenan] is coming back up in a ...

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BLACK CROWES Reunion In The Works?

Chris and Rich Robinson are rumored to be in discussions about reforming the BLACK CROWES, according to Billboard. It is presently unclear which, if any, other former members may take part in the reunion if the brothers Robinson decide to bring the group back to life. Chris and Rich, who performed together for the first ...

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ZARAZA Reissue Debut Demo

Belgian doom metal label NULLL Records has reissued the long out-of-print debut 1995 demo, "Life is Death Postponed", by Canadian industrial doom/death metal mongrels ZARAZA. Back in 1995, Dead Angel 'zine described this demo as "This is bizarre. Brilliant, but bizarre nonetheless. Imagine industrial death metal with disemboweled gutter-stench vocals, crazed industrial percussion and assorted ...

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Bassist JOE ROLLAND Quits TAPPING THE VEIN

Bassist Joe Rolland has left Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN due to personal reasons. "This was a very difficult decision for me to make," Joe said in a statement. "I would like to sincerely thank Nuclear Blast, World Entertainment, and all the fans and friends over the years for all your continued support. I hope TAPPING ...

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DARKANE: Recording Of New Album To Begin 'As Soon As Possible'

Guitarist Christofer Malmström of Swedish thrashers DARKANE has posted the following message on his web site: "It's going to be a busy autumn. Finally it seems like [drummer] Peter's [Wildoer] hands are healed and we can start the serious work on our upcoming album. All songs are written but never rehearsed and [this week] we ...

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ON A PALE HORSE To Enter Studio In September

ON A PALE HORSE, the band featuring ex-SLIPKNOT guitarist Josh Brainard, will enter Junior's Motel studio in Otho, Iowa in September with producer Kirk Kaufmann to record their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Riding the Wind". The follow-up to "Black Is Not the Darkest Colour" will contain 12 songs. Two additional cuts will surface on a ...

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