AGENT STEEL Drop Off L.A.'s GATES OF METAL II FESTIVAL

AGENT STEEL have been forced to cancel their participation in the Gates of Metal II Festival in Whittier, CA on June 6. "We will be in The Netherlands for the Dynamo Open Air 2004 festival on Saturday, June 5 and cannot return to Los Angeles in time for the Gates of Metal II Festival," the ...

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DRUG PIG: EXODUS Side Project To Record Debut Album

DRUG PIG, the San Francisco Bay Area-based project featuring EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt and current EXODUS manager/former EXODUS guitar tech Steve Warner, have launched their official web site at DrugPig.net. "Gary and I plan to start recording the DRUG PIG [debut] album after we get back from [EXODUS' tour of] Europe," Warner told ...

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CANDLEMASS Split Up — Again

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have officially split up — seemingly for the last time. "We are truly sorry to inform you that CANDLEMASS have disbanded!" reads a posting on the group's web site. "This is sad news for us and everybody else that love this fantastic band. There will be no more gigs, no new ...

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UNLEASHED Set Title, Release Date For New Album

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED have set "Sworn Allegiance" as the title for their follow-up to 2002's "Hell's Unleashed", due on July 26 through Century Media Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Winterland 02. Destruction (Of The Race Of Men) 03. Only The Dead 04. The Longships Are Coming 05. ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Complete Pre-Production For New Album

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed the pre-production for the group's much anticipated second release on AFM Records at Cabin Fever Studios in Brooksville, Florida. Owned and operated by hit songwriter Troy Montgomery, Cabin Fever Studios is known for its privacy, excellent writing conditions, relaxed atmosphere, ...

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PARADISE LOST: Former BLAZE Drummer Joins The Fold

PARADISE LOST have announced the addition of drummer Jeff Singer (ex-BLAZE, KILL II THIS) to the group's ranks. Singer joins the group as the replacement for Lee Morris, who left the band in March due to "personal and musical differences." More information on Singer is available at his official web site. As previously ...

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