CENTINEX To Re-Release Back Catalog

Sweden's CENTINEX spent a day at Black Lounge Studios in early December editing and digitally mastering their back catalog, planned for re-release by Candlelight Records in 2003. Each CD will include bonus material previously unavailable and new artwork. Of special interest are the band's remakes of KREATOR's "Ripping Corpse" and DEATH's "Mutilation", the latter of ...

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WITHERING SURFACE Pursue Side Projects

Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE are spending the down time during the songwriting process for their next album by actively pursuing side projects. Guitarist Jacob Krogholt and drummer Nikolaj Borg have teamed up with Jakob Albrechtslund to form THE SOUTHERN BONDAGE CORP., a "hard punky redneck blues" act that has just finished recording a promo CD ...

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VANISHING POINT Prepare To Record New CD

Australian progressive metal band VANISHING POINT will enter Palm Studios in Melbourne with producer Endel Rivers in early January to begin recording their third album, due in late spring. "Nothing has changed in VANISHING POINT in the way that we approach our songs and the way that we write," the band stated about their new ...

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OPETH, LACUNA COIL, PARADISE LOST: The Complete Itinerary

The complete itinerary for the "4 Absent Friends Tour", featuring OPETH, LACUNA COIL, PARADISE LOST and TAPPING THE VEIN, has been released. Presented by Guitar World, the trek — named after a track on OPETH's recent album "Deliverance" — will feature the Swedish band in the headlining slot, with main support coming from LACUNA COIL. ...

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IN FLAMES, GARDENIAN Members Team Up In PASSENGER

Sweden's PASSENGER, the new project featuring IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Friden, ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE drummer Patrik J. Sten, GARDENIAN guitarist Niclas Engelin (ex-IN FLAMES), and HEADPLATE bassist Håkan Skoger, have completed work on their as-yet-untitled debut album at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman. The band, whose music is being described as "a cross between DEPECHE MODE and ROB ...

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ACE FREHLEY: No Plans To Rejoin KISS

Despite widespread rumors to the contrary, guitarist Ace Frehley has no plans to rejoin KISS in time for their appearance at the Kiss Symphony concert in late February. Frehley, who is believed to be working on a solo album for a late 2003 release, told Eddie Trunk, host of a New York hard rock radio ...

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DAVID COVERDALE: 'I Can't Confirm Or Deny' WHITESNAKE Lineup Rumors

WHITESNAKE mastermind David Coverdale has refused to comment on the growing rumors that he has enlisted guitarist Doug Aldrich (DIO, HURRICANE, LION), bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY) to perform as his backing band on the group's upcoming reunion tour. "I can't confirm, or ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Complete Work On New Demo

Florida female-fronted act WYKKED WYTCH are shopping a newly-recorded four-song demo to interested labels with plans on releasing their third album in 2003. The demo was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and features a guest appearance by ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy. The complete track listing for the promotional CD is as follows: ...

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ELEGY To Tour In 2003

ELEGY frontman Ian Parry has posted the following update regarding the group's toruing plans and the next installment of his CONSORTIUM project: "Dear ELEGY fans, it has come to the attention of the band that there has been advertisements published in German press stating that ELEGY are playing a tour support with a Spanish band. ...

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