ALCHEMIST Complete Work On New CD

Australia's ALCHEMIST have completed work on a new studio album, titled "Austral Alien", for an April release. The band are scheduled to support OPETH on their Australian tour in April and will embark on a headlining tour of their own in May. Of the album's title, ALCHEMIST said, "Behind the obvious play on words the ...

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TRIBE OF JUDAH Keyboardist Joins POPULATION-1

Steve Ferlazzo, keyboardist for TRIBE OF JUDAH (the band fronted by former VAN HALEN/EXTREME frontman Gary Cherone), will be touring Japan later this month with POPULATION-1, the new group featuring ex-EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. The band, who recently issued their debut CD, also include in their ranks TOMMY LEE bassist Marty O'Brien. Confirmed tour dates ...

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SOILWORK To Release 'Figure Number Five' In May

Sweden's SOILWORK have set "Figure Number Five" as the title for their follow-up to last year's acclaimed "Natural Born Chaos" CD, due in North America on May 5 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will surface in Europe on April 21. The complete track listing for "Figure Number Five" is as follows: 01. Rejection Role ...

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PARAGON Record MANOWAR Cover, Continue Work On New CD

German melodic metallers PARAGON have finished recording a cover of MANOWAR's "The Gods Made Heavy Metal" for an upcoming MANOWAR tribute CD, due in August through Nuclear Blast Records. During the same sessions, the band tracked a brand new song, "Eye Of The Storm", to be released as a limited 7" EP (250 vinyl picture ...

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MUDVAYNE, MINISTRY, IN FLAMES: First Dates Announced

According to Nuclear Blast Records, the following are the first confirmed dates for the forthcoming North American tour featuring MUDVAYNE, MINISTRY and IN FLAMES: Mar. 08 - Metropol - Pittsburgh, PA Mar. 10 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT Mar. 11 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY Mar. 12 - Staircase - Pittson, PA ...

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KONKHRA Ink Deal With CODE666, New Album Due In April

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have signed a worldwide deal with Code666 Records. The group's long-awaited new album, "Reality Check", is scheduled for an April release. The complete track listing for "Reality Check" is as follows: 01. Warmonger 02. The Lions Are Hungry 03. Reality Check 04. Eye Of Horus 05. Hellhound On My Trail 06. ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Sign With SPV/STEAMHAMMER RECORDS

The classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan Robert (bass), Joey Z (guitar) and Sal Abruscato (drums) have signed a deal with Germany's SPV/Steamhammer Records for the release of their upcoming double live CD and DVD, tentatively due later in the year. The as-yet-untitled effort, which was recorded at the group's reunion ...

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MUDVAYNE's CHÜD: 'Fuck GEORGE BUSH!'

MUDVAYNE frontman Chad Gray (a.k.a. Chüd) has slammed President George Bush over his foreign policy and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. Speaking to the audience last night (Feb. 13) during the group's gig at l'Elysée Montmartre in Paris, France, Gray stated, "I'm sure that fuckin' you guys know all about this ...

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METALLICA: SANITARIUM Schedule To Accommodate Working Fans

METALLICA have made every effort to accommodate their fans who have to work during the week when devising the touring schedule for the upcoming Summer Sanitarium 2003. "We learned last time around that booking stadium shows on weekdays...not a great thing," METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich said. "Not to get too smart and too analytical, but ...

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