YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Issue Collection Of Early Demos In December

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's highly-anticipated collection of early demo recordings and other rare material, entitled Genesis, will reportedly be released in Japan by Pony Canyon Records on December 17th. Genesis is tentatively scheduled to include six tracks from 1980, possibly one from 1978, a 12-minute rendition of HENDRIX's "Voodoo Chile" and another track that is 17 minutes ...

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KING'S X Added To DIO/HAMMERFALL Tour

KING'S X have been selected to fill the middle-act slot on the upcoming DIO/HAMMERFALL North American tour, scheduled to run from early November to mid-December. Having just completed the highly-successful DREAM THEATER/JOE SATRIANI trek, KING'S X will play select headline shows on the days off on the DIO tour. The band plan to remain on ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Single Posted Online

Starting today, Wednesday, September 25th, the new AUDIOSLAVE single, "Cochise", will be available for listening in streaming audio via Launch at this location. "Cochise" comes off AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut album, due on November 19th through Epic Records. AUDIOSLAVE features in its ranks ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members ...

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TRISTANIA Take Break From Live Shows To Write New Material

TRISTANIA's upcoming live performance at Folkets Hus in Jørpeland, Norway next Saturday (September 28th) will mark the band's final show of 2002 in their home country. Having completed a substantial amount of touring in support of their last release, World of Glass, the band have decided to spend the next few months focusing on writing ...

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INTENSE Announce UK Dates

British power metallers INTENSE are set to play two UK shows in October as part of their return to the live scene after more than two and a half years away. The group will play a warm-up show at The Carlisle in Hastings on October 4th in support of THE ROOSTERS and The Camden Underworld ...

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ROUGH SILK Part Ways With Singer

Germany's ROUGH SILK have amicably parted ways with singer Thomas Ludolphy, who is said to have left the group for "personal" reasons. The remaining members of the band have no intentions of seeking a replacement and will split all lead vocal parts going forward between drummer Herbert Hartmann, guitarist Nils Wunderlich, and keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg. ...

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CRYPTOPSY Plan Select Dates, Begin Work On New Material

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY are currently preparing for a series of weekend shows in November that will take them through the province of Quebec, Ontario, and Michigan. In addition, "there's been good progress on new material for their fifth release that will be recorded some time next year," according to the band's official web site. ...

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SALEM'S WYCH To Issue Long-Awaited Sophomore Effort

Classic US power metallers SALEM'S WYCH have completed work on their second album, entitled Through All Eternity, at Jamland Studios in Los Angeles, California. The much-anticipated follow-up to Betrayer Of Kings (issued through Metal War Records in 1986) is tentatively set for release later this fall. The complete track listing for the album is as ...

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