TECHNOCRACY Ink Deal With MAUSOLEUM RECORDS

San Francisco Bay Area's TECHNOCRACY, who feature in their ranks VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel, have inked a deal with Belgium's long-running Mausoleum Records. The band, who were signed to the company based on a recommendation by Andre "Dynamo" Verhuijsen, will issue their long-completed debut album in November, with a European tour tentatively planned for February ...

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ACE FREHLEY Drops Off ROCKTOBERFEST

KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has dropped off the list of scheduled performers at Rocktoberfest, an all-day rock festival set to take place on Saturday, October 19th in Polk City, Florida. Although no official reason was given for Ace's cancellation, the festival's organizers are reportedly attributing the guitarist's absence to a scheduling conflict caused ...

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VOIVOD: A Near-Miss!

The recording sessions for VOIVOD's much-anticipated new opus, The Multiverse, came very close to having to be delayed after guitarist Piggy and drummer Away nearly missed their flights to California from their native Quebec on Tuesday. According to the Chophouse Records web site, "Piggy and Away arrived at The Plant Recording Studios [yesterday] from Montreal, ...

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STRATOVARIUS Frontman Offers Update On Solo Activities

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has posted the following message via his official web site: "I just thought to inform you about my activities in the past couple of weeks... "I've been composing some songs lately. If they will be used for my next possible (KOTIPELTO) album is still a little bit open. "There's also been ...

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BLACK SABBATH Biography On The Way

A BLACK SABBATH biography, written by Rockdetector editor-in-chief Garry Sharpe-Young and documenting the most tangled yet creative period of the band's history from 1980 to the present day, is tentatively slated for early 2003 publication. Over two years in the making, the book will include exclusive photographs, interviews (including those conducted face-to-face with the late ...

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JACKYL-ing Off During XXX-Mas!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JACKYL frontman Jesse James Dupree will team up this holiday season with Atlanta radio station WKLS for their annual "Breast Christmas Ever" event, which traditionally presents a girl in need with a new pair of breasts...all in the spirit of giving. The ultra-popular promotion is the brainchild of WKLS morning team "The ...

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AMON AMARTH To Issue Special 'Viking Edition' Of New CD

Sweden's AMON AMARTH will issue a "Viking Edition" of their forthcoming CD, Versus The World, containing 14 bonus songs on an extra CD and a 20-page-booklet (eight pages more than the regular jewel-case version). The complete track listing for the bonus CD is as follows: 01. Siegreicher Marsch (German version of the song "Victorious March" ...

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