KAMELOT: More New Album Details Revealed

KAMELOT are scheduled to release the follow-up to last year's "Epica" in January/February 2005 via SPV Records. "Miro just finished the keys and orchestral arrangements and I am very happy," guitarist/main songwriter Thomas Youngblood writes on the band's web site. "Also I saw the final cover and it is killer, Derek has done his best ...

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Bassist TONY DOLAN Quits MANTAS, Blames Record Company Politics

Bassist Tony Dolan (ex-VENOM, ATOMKRAFT) has officially left MANTAS, the new band led by ex-VENOM guitarist Mantas. "After short deliberation, I have been forced to walk away from MANTAS owing to the decision from the [group's record] label, Demolition Records, to hinder and obstruct the [MANTAS] debut album, 'Zero Tolerance', if I remain as part ...

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RIKETS To Release Debut EP In November

RIKETS, the new metal "supergroup" made up of former members of SWITCHED, THE BEDROOM ALL-STARS, and ERASE THE GREY, will be releasing their debut EP, entitled "Anything for the Devil", via the Internet on November 23. The six-song EP was produced by Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, SWITCHED) and mixed by Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, MEDICATION). ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE: 'aMOTION' CD/DVD Details Revealed

A PERFECT CIRCLE have set a November 16 release date through Virgin for "aMOTION", a special CD/DVD package featuring remixes and the group's classic videos. The double-disc "aMOTION" is being described as "the ultimate A PERFECT CIRCLE fan piece," featuring nine remixes of such A PERFECT CIRCLE favorites as "3 Libras", "The Outsider" and "Weak ...

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VADER Drop Off CANNIBAL CORPSE/NAPALM DEATH North American Tour

Polish death metallers VADER have been forced to drop off the upcoming North American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, NAPALM DEATH, GOATWHORE, and KATAKLYSM due to an injury suffered by the band's frontman, Peter. An official statement from the group's manager, Mariusz Kmioek, reads as follows: "We are sorry to inform everyone that during Scandinavian tour ...

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THE KILL Hard At Work On Material For Sophomore Album

THE KILL, the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based band featuring former FORTE members Richard Sharp (guitar), Greg Nicholson (bass) and Kevin Valliquette (vocals), have finished writing four of the ten tracks that are projected to appear on the group's second effort, tentatively set for an early spring 2005 release. The group, whose lineup also includes former members ...

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