VELVET REVOLVER To Perform On German TV

VELVET REVOLVER will appear on "TV Total", one of Germany's most popular comedy shows, on September 6. The band will perform "Fall To Pieces" live and guitarist Slash will be interviewed by the show's host Stefan Raab. In other news, VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum has posted the following message on the band's web site: ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS Finalize Title, Track Listing For New Album

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS have set "Free Fall Into Fear" as the title of their fourth album, due in October through Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2002's "A New Dimension of Might" was recorded at Dub Studio with producer Endre Kirkesola (GREEN CARNATION, BLOOD RED THRONE). The complete track listing for the CD is as ...

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EPICA To Release First DVD In October

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST), the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, will be releasing their first DVD, "We Will Take You With Us / 2 Meter Sessies", on October 4. This DVD will come in a limited-edition deluxe ECO-Book (containing a 40-page booklet) ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Talks About DAVE MUSTAINE

In a brand-new interview with ElectricBasement.com, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke about the band's latest endeavour, the "Some Kind of Monster" feature documentary. Asked about the inclusion of a scene in which METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich sits down with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine for a one-on-one therapy session and whether he's had a chance to ...

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END OF GREEN To Record New Album In October

German "suicide rockers" END OF GREEN are hard at work on the material for their fifth album, tentatively titled "Dead End Dreaming", due in early 2005 through Silverdust Records. The follow-up to last year's "Last Night On Earth" will be recorded in October and will feature such tracks as "Weakness", "Drink Myself To Sleep", "Sickone" ...

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Judge Grants SCOTT WEILAND Permission To Tour Europe

VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland was granted permission to leave the country for the group's European tour when he appeared in a Pasadena, California court on Tuesday (August 3), according to MTV.com. In allowing the singer to travel overseas, the judge overseeing Weiland's probation from two felony charges of drug possession deemed his efforts to ...

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Dutch Thrashers OUTBURST To Record Debut Album

Dutch thrashers OUTBURST will enter Double Noise studio in Tilburg, Holland later this month with producer Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES, HIDING WITH GIRL) to record their first full-length album with the working title "From Hell". The band, who are unsigned, are currently in talks with interested parties to release the CD in late 2004/early 2005. "From ...

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DEMENTRA To Release Final CD

Indian extreme metal band DEMENTRA will release their second and final CD, "Lost At Creation", on August 7 via various online music outlets and stores. "Since we have always believed in the power of online distribution through the Net, we feel like giving back to the you the fans what you have given to us ...

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PURE INC. To Release Debut Album In September, Hit The Road With MSG

Swiss rockers PURE INC. will release their self-titled full-length debut on September 13 through AFM Records. Produced by former CORONER/KREATOR axeman Tommy Vetterli, "Pure Inc." "demonstrates another major advance in the band's craft, blending mainstream rock with modern ferocity," according to a press release. "Gorgeous tunes highlight acute social commentary and heartfelt tales of life ...

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