BURN SEASON Finish Tracking Debut

Jacksonville, Florida's BURN SEASON (formerly SMAKT DOWN) have finished tracking their Elektra Records debut at Hollywood, California's A&M Studios with producer Bob Marlette (HALFORD, BLACK SABBATH, SALIVA, ALICE COOPER) and are scheduled to begin mixing the effort in January with Tim Palmer (OZZY OSBOURNE, PEARL JAM, U2, THE CURE). An April/May release is expected. ...

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DECEASED Add New Drummer

Virginia-based DECEASED have announced the addition of drummer Dave "Scarface" Castillo to the group's ranks. "After surviving a life-threatening blood clot in my lung this past year, I've been left with permanent damage to both my airways and right lung, basically ending my duties behind the kit," mainman King Fowley announced in an official statement. ...

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PETER DURST Rejoins DARKSIDE

Peter Durst, original singer and guitar player Austrian death metallers DARKSIDE, has rejoined the band. Durst, who spent time in DESPERADO INC. during his hiatus from the group, left DARKSIDE in the fall of 2000. "Peter's comeback does surely not mean that DARKSIDE [will] return to its previous style, the goals for the band are ...

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TWISTED SISTER Make Unannounced Appearance In New York City

TWISTED SISTER made an unannounced appearance at Don Hill's in New York City last night (Dec. 13) as part of frontman Dee Snider's scheduled solo headlining gig at the venue. The band, who reunited for their first performance in 14 years at last year's "New York Steel" benefit for the New York Police & Fire ...

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Partial EUROPE Reunion Brings House Down At Stockholm Club

Three-fifths of the most celebrated EUROPE lineup — guitarist John Norum, bassist John Levén, and drummer Ian Haugland — reunited on stage last night (Dec. 13) at the Hard Rock Café in Stockholm, Sweden to perform the EUROPE classic "Rock The Night" and a version of LED ZEPPELIN's "Rock And Roll". The gig, which took ...

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UNJUST: New Songs Posted Online

San Francisco Bay Area metallers UNJUST have posted full-length MP3s of two new tracks — "Facepaint" and "Knuckles" — online at this location. The songs — which are presently available only in demo form — will be included on the band's upcoming third album, titled "Glow", which is currently being recorded for a ...

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DREAM EVIL: 'Evilized' Details Unveiled

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have finalized the track listing for their sophomore CD, "Evilized", due in Europe on Jan. 27, 2003 through Century Media Records. It is as follows: 01. Break ...

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GOD DETHRONED Complete Work On 'Into The Lungs Of Hell'

Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED have completed work on their new album, "Into the Lungs of Hell", at Berno studios in Malmö, Sweden with producer Henrik Larsson (AMON AMARTH). The album features eight songs with a total running time of 38 minutes. According to an official press release, the songs this time have a more ...

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LULLACRY To Play Hometown Gig

Finland's LULLACRY have announced a hometown show to celebrate the release of their upcoming CD, "Crucify My Heart". The group will perform at Tavastia in Helsinki on Feb. 28, 2003. LULLACRY's third CD — and their first with new vocalist Tanja Lainio"Crucify My Heart" was recently completed with producer Mikko Karmila for a ...

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