KARI RUESLÅTTEN Lines Up Norwegian Gigs

Former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL "goddess of beauty" Kari Rueslåtten, presently known simply as Kari, has announced the following dates during the coming months: Jan. 12 - Studentkroa – Volda, NOR Jan. 24 - Kvarteret - Bergen, NOR Apr. 06 - Flemma - Nordmøre, NOR Rueslåtten's latest CD, "Pilot", was made available in the ...

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CREMATORY: Planning A Comeback?

German melodic gothic metal band CREMATORY, who split up in spring 2001 after a successful, decade-long career, are apparently contemplating a comeback. The following is a message from the group posted on the Nuclear Blast Records web site: "Somehow, somewhere and sometime we will probably come back! That's what it said on our Homepage in ...

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POISON Drummer To Issue Solo Album

Rikki Rockett, drummer of the multi-platinum group POISON, is set to release his first solo record Tuesday, Jan. 7. The album, entitled "Glitter 4 Your Soul", contains 11 tracks of remakes of 1970's "glitter" songs by such artists as DAVID BOWIE ("Fame"), T. REX ("Rock On"), THE NEW YORK DOLLS ("Trash'), THE ROLLING STONES ("Star, ...

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SINISTER Prepare To Record 'Savage Or Grace'

Dutch female-fronted death metallers SINISTER will enter Excess studio in Rotterdam, Holland on Jan. 21 to begin recording their new album, "Savage or Grace", for a May 12 release through Nuclear Blast Records. "We will be working together with our friend and former SINISTER guitarist Ron v/d Polder to bring you are new release of ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD: New Mp3 Posted Online

Norway's OLD MAN'S CHILD, featuring DIMMU BORGIR members Galder (guitars) and Nick Barker (drums, also in LOCKUP), have posted a full-length MP3 of the track "Black Seeds On Virgin Soil" via their official web site at this location. "Black Seeds On Virgin Soil" comes off the group's "In Defiance Of Existence" CD, due ...

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ENSLAVED Finalize Track Listing For 'Below The Lights'

Norway's ENSLAVED have set Mar. 3 as the release date through Osmose Productions for their new album, "Below The Lights". The follow-up to 2001's "Monumension", "Below The Lights" speaks for itself, but again we are proud to say we have gone further down the road of exploration," according to guitarist Ivar Bjørnson, "And on the ...

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MARDUK: New Music Posted Online

Sweden's MARDUK have posted MP3 clips of two tracks from their forthcoming "World Funeral" CD at this location. The songs available for download are "To The Death's Head True" and the title track, "World Funeral". "World Funeral" is due in Europe on Feb. 24 through the group's own Blooddawn Productions. A U.S. release ...

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BIOHAZARD: 'Kill Or Be Killed' Gets Pushed Back

The American release date through Sanctuary Records for BIOHAZARD's latest effort, "Kill Or Be Killed", has reportedly been pushed back to Mar. 18. The European release through SPV/Steamhammer Records is still expected to take place on Jan. 27. Like it predecessor, 2001's "Uncivilization", "Kill Or Be Killed" was self-produced at the band's own Rat Piss ...

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