ROSTOK VAMPIRES To Release New CD

Reunited '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, are working on new material to be released next year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The group's next show will take place in January in Dortmund, Germany. ...

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RICK MYTHIASIN: 'STEEL PROPHET's Songwriting Was Boring'

Vocalist Rick Mythiasin has spoken out about his decision to leave STEEL PROPHET and concentrate completely on his German/American band TARAXACUM. In an interview posted on the TARAXACUM web site, Mythiasin revealed his reasons for exiting his previous band on the eve of the release of their latest CD, "Unseen". "To make a long story ...

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Promoter: Rest Of GUNS N' ROSES Tour Officially Cancelled!

GUNS N' ROSES' North American tour has been officially canceled, concert promoter Clear Channel Entertainment confirmed Wednesday evening. "The remainder of the GUNS N' ROSES concert dates promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment have been canceled," read a brief statement to the press. "Refunds will be available at point of purchase. Clear Channel Entertainment takes pride ...

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CENTINEX To Re-Release Back Catalog

Sweden's CENTINEX spent a day at Black Lounge Studios in early December editing and digitally mastering their back catalog, planned for re-release by Candlelight Records in 2003. Each CD will include bonus material previously unavailable and new artwork. Of special interest are the band's remakes of KREATOR's "Ripping Corpse" and DEATH's "Mutilation", the latter of ...

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WITHERING SURFACE Pursue Side Projects

Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE are spending the down time during the songwriting process for their next album by actively pursuing side projects. Guitarist Jacob Krogholt and drummer Nikolaj Borg have teamed up with Jakob Albrechtslund to form THE SOUTHERN BONDAGE CORP., a "hard punky redneck blues" act that has just finished recording a promo CD ...

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VANISHING POINT Prepare To Record New CD

Australian progressive metal band VANISHING POINT will enter Palm Studios in Melbourne with producer Endel Rivers in early January to begin recording their third album, due in late spring. "Nothing has changed in VANISHING POINT in the way that we approach our songs and the way that we write," the band stated about their new ...

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OPETH, LACUNA COIL, PARADISE LOST: The Complete Itinerary

The complete itinerary for the "4 Absent Friends Tour", featuring OPETH, LACUNA COIL, PARADISE LOST and TAPPING THE VEIN, has been released. Presented by Guitar World, the trek — named after a track on OPETH's recent album "Deliverance" — will feature the Swedish band in the headlining slot, with main support coming from LACUNA COIL. ...

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IN FLAMES, GARDENIAN Members Team Up In PASSENGER

Sweden's PASSENGER, the new project featuring IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Friden, ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE drummer Patrik J. Sten, GARDENIAN guitarist Niclas Engelin (ex-IN FLAMES), and HEADPLATE bassist Håkan Skoger, have completed work on their as-yet-untitled debut album at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman. The band, whose music is being described as "a cross between DEPECHE MODE and ROB ...

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