Report: Metal Musicians To Rock For Hungry

Craig Astwood of The Arizona Republic is reporting that the hardcore/heavy metal band TRENCH is using its musical talents and the help of some friends to raise food items for the underprivileged throughout the Phoenix area. TRENCH is teaming with St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix to have a food drive during Friday's (April 23) ...

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PERPETUAL MOTION: Prog/Power Metal Community Back Online

Perpetual Motion represents the first and most prominent online prog/power metal community. After an extended hiatus, the original and legendary Perpetual Motion is back online and in full force. In the past, prog and power metal fans and musicians alike flocked en masse to PM to share their love for the genre and relative components, ...

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EDENBRIDGE Set Release Date For New Album

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE have set an October 25 release date through Germany's Massacre Records for their fourth full-length album, "Shine". The follow-up to 2003's "Aphelion" will be recorded between May and July at guitarist/keyboardist Lanvall's Farpoint Station studio as well as the House Of Audio studio in Germany with producer Dennis Ward ...

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LAMB OF GOD Select Producer For New Album

LAMB OF GOD have chosen Machine (WHITE ZOMBIE, (HED)P.E., PITCHSHIFTER, ONE MINUTE SILENCE) to produce the follow-up to 2003's "As the Palaces Burn", tentatively due before the end of the year through Epic Records. Pre-production is scheduled to begin on April 24 with tracking to commence on May 5 at Sound of Music Studios in ...

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IN FLAMES: 'Soundtrack' Moves Up On Swedish Chart

IN FLAMES' new album, "Soundtrack to Your Escape", has climbed to position No. 11 on the official Swedish album chart in its third week of release. The CD entered the chart at No. 3 and dropped down to No. 14 before climbing up again, according to a posting on the band's official web site,

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FATES WARNING Announce New Album Title, Confirm Drummer's Departure

Progressive-metal veterans FATES WARNING have set "FWX" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in October through Metal Blade Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Left Here", "River Wide Ocean Deep", "Another Perfect Day", "Stranger (With A Familiar Face)" and "Wish". "Ray [Alder, vocals], Mark [Zonder, drums] and I will ...

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AMONG THIEVES: Full-Length Debut Due Next Week

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, have set an April 26 release date through Japan's Daymare Recordings for their full-length debut, entitled "Beginning of the End". U.S. and European distribution is currently in the works, but until then, the Japanese import is available ...

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MOONSPELL Hard At Work On New Material, DVD

Portugal's MOONSPELL are busy working on new songs at their home studio, according to a posting on their web site. "Even on a very early stage we can feel a strongly EPIC pulse on the newborn songs," the band write. "Also we are in the process of compiling and selecting the materials for the MOONSPELL ...

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Former THE CULT Singer To Release Solo Album Next Year

Former THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury has worked on series of demos with producers such as Gordon Raphael (THE STROKES, THE WILDHEARTS) and James LaVelle (U.N.K.L.E.), and he hopes to release a solo album, tentatively titled "Warriors of the Mystic Plains", on a yet-to-be-determined label sometime in 2005, according to Billboard. "My sound will be ...

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