AMORPHIS Confirmed For Austria's AERODROME Festival

Finland's AMORPHIS have been confirmed as the opening act at the Aerodrome festival on June 11 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Other bands set to perform at the two-day event (June 10-11) include METALLICA, KORN, SLIPKNOT, MOTÖRHEAD, STATIC-X and LOSTPROPHETS. For more information, visit www.aerodrome.at. As previously reported, AMORPHIS' most recent CD, "Far From ...

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VAN HALEN: New Song Details Revealed

According to Hits Daily Double, the first single from the retooled, Sammy Hagar-fronted VAN HALEN will be "Up for Breakfast", one of three tracks produced by Glen Ballard. The other two are "Learning to See" and "It's About Time". All three cuts are expected to surface on the band's upcoming best-of set, tentatively due this ...

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FEAR FACTORY Singer: Making The New Album Was Therapeutic

FEAR FACTORY vocalist Burton C. Bell has told Canada's Chart magazine that the group's new album, "Archetype", "basically wrote itself" once they worked through the emotional and financial turmoil that followed the departure of a founding member (Dino Cazares) and split with longtime record label (Roadrunner). "It was a therapeutic album for us, ...

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LACUNA COIL Guitarist: 15 Songs Completed For Next Album

LACUNA COIL guitarist Cristiano Migliore has revealed to Wichita's F5 that the Italian quintet have written roughly 15 tracks since the release of 2002's "Comalies" and will work on recording a new disc toward the end of this year with a projected release date of early 2005. With regards to the band's upcoming appearance at ...

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BEHEMOTH Begin Recording New Album

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH entered Hendrix studios in Poland on May 2 to begin tracking their highly anticipated new album, "Demigod". This is the follow up to their acclaimed offering "Zos Kia Cultus" (Here and Beyond). Drummer Inferno commented, "I've never worked on better equipment in my life...it seems like we've never been so well ...

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GLENN HUGHES, CHAD SMITH To Perform At SAMMY HAGAR's Cabo Wabo

Bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH), drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and guitarist JJ Marsh (GLENN HUGHES, HTP) will be playing two shows at Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15. Hughes, Smith and Marsh performed live late last month at The ...

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ALICE COOPER To Receive Honorary Doctorate

Alice Cooper is being awarded an honorary doctorate by a Christian liberal arts college, according to the Associated Press. The 56-year-old will receive the honorary degree at Grand Canyon University's commencement ceremony Saturday. Cooper, whose classic albums include "Killer", and "Welcome to my Nightmare", has been a financial supporter of the school, university officials said. ...

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