FIREBIRD To Issue New Album In February

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will release their as-yet-untitled new album in late February 2003 via JVC Records in Japan. A European release should follow a short time later. Recorded at Berno Studios in Malmö, Sweden, the CD will include most of the following cuts tracked during the sessions: 01. ...

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COMES WITH THE FALL Continue Work On DVD

Los Angeles-based COMES WITH THE FALL, which consists of members of JERRY CANTRELL's touring band, are continuing work on their first DVD, "Comes With The Fall - Live 2002", for a 2003 release. "[The DVD] is coming along nicely, though we obviously missed our originally hoped for Halloween release date," the band wrote on their ...

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LAMB OF GOD Enter Studio To Record New CD

LAMB OF GOD have entered Richmond, Virginia's Montana Studios with producer and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mastermind Devin Townsend to record their much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "New American Gospel". The as-yet-untitled album will be mixed at a Vancouver studio in December for an April 2003 release through Prosthetic Records. ...

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CANDLEMASS Announce Stockholm Gig

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — have announced a gig at Stockholm's Shrine (Kolingsborg) club on Dec. 12. CANDLEMASS's new double DVD, "Candlemass Documents Of Doom", is due on Dec. 2 through Escapi UK. ...

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ROCKDETECTOR Looking For Bands To Include On CD

A new book, "Rockdetector A-Z Of 80s Rock", will be published by London's Cherry Red Publishing in March 2003. Written by Garry Sharpe-Young and Dave Reynolds, the book features 400+ pages and encompasses the hard rock acts that rose up during this decade, both brand new artists and established bands who scored particular success during ...

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BLO.TORCH Announce New Singer, Seek Record Deal

Dutch death metallers BLO.TORCH have announced the addition of vocalist Chris van der Valk to the group's lineup following the departure of Michel De Wilde earlier in the year. The band, whose self-titled debut was released through Wicked World Records in 1999, recently performed their first gig with the new singer and are currently writing ...

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WATCHTOWER Guitarist To Release New Solo CD

WATCHTOWER guitarist Ron Jarzombek has completed work on his latest solo CD, "Solitarily Speaking Of Theoretical Confinement", for a Dec. 10 release through EclecticElectric Records. "What's rather surprising (to me anyways) is how the CD materialized, and how close the CD's final outcome is compared to how I had envisioned it over a year ago," ...

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DERIDE Announce Norwegian Gig

Norway's DERIDE, featuring vocalist Frediablo (NECROPHAGIA, GORELORD), will perform at Garage in Bergen on Nov. 30. DERIDE's sophomore effort, "First Round Knockout", was released on Oct. 15 through The Music Cartel. ...

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Former SINISTER/HOUWITSER Frontman Resurfaces In DEATH SQUAD

Former SINISTER/HOUWITSER frontman Mike van Mastrigt has teamed up with ex-RADIATHOR guitarist Walter Tjwa, drummer Michel, and guitarist J.G. in a brand new group called DEATH SQUAD. Featuring a "fast and aggressive" sound based in the late '80s thrash scene, DEATH SQUAD have completed work on a mini-CD and are currently shopping around for a ...

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