ARK Commence Work On New CD

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have entered Area 51 Studios in Celle, Germany to begin recording their new album with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, VICTORY). "ARK reunited in Southern France six weeks ago, ...

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ARCH ENEMY: West Coast Dates In December?

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are presently trying to arrange a tour of the U.S. west coast during December. "Nobody will be happier if this works out than us!" the band insisted during a question-and-answer session on their official web site. "The west coast shows with NILE were really something else…even if the Portland one was slightly…ehhh…chaotic!?" ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER To Open For MUDVAYNE

40 BELOW SUMMER will be filling the main support slot on part of MUDVAYNE's upcoming headlining tour. So far the following dates have been announced: Oct. 26 - Elizabeth, NJ - Rexplex Oct. 27 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater Oct. 29 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Oct. 31 - Norfolk, VA - Norva ...

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AUDIOSLAVE's TOM MORELLO: Material For Second CD Already Written

Despite the fact that AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut has yet to see the light of day, the band are already thinking about a follow-up. "There's almost another album's worth of stuff [already done]," Morello told MTV.com. "The most difficult part of the process was narrowing down the [tunes for the first] record because the other songs ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Writes In From The Road

The following is a re-posting of the latest installment of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian's regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail", as it appears on the group's official web site at www.anthrax.com: "I'm on the bus heading to Glasgow. Tonight was the first show in Manchester. I'm currently basking in the after glow of ...

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NIGHTWISH To Play First-Ever Show In Sweden

Finland's NIGHTWISH will perform their first-ever show in Sweden on Saturday, November 16 at the 700-capacity Klubben in Stockholm. If the concert is sold out, an additional show will likely take place the following night, November 17. Ticket price is 210 SEK and advance sales are being handled by www.ticnet.se. NIGHTWISH have shifted nearly 300,000 ...

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NONPOINT To Issue Collection Of Rare Recordings

NONPOINT will be issuing a limited-edition CD, entitled "Separate Yourself The Beginning 1997-1998", in the next few weeks. This collection, which will feature many of the band's early, unreleased recordings, will only be available via the group's official web site and at upcoming live shows. More information will be made available soon. ...

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DISTURBED To Drop Off POP SUX! Tour

DISTURBED will reportedly be dropping off of the Pop Sux! Tour following their November 22 performance in Colorado Springs and will be replaced for the remainder of the trek by MARZ. Current tour openers TRUST COMPANY will move up to the direct support slot on the tour, while MARZ will open the proceedings (with KORN ...

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