AMONG THIEVES: Full-Length Debut Due Next Week

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, have set an April 26 release date through Japan's Daymare Recordings for their full-length debut, entitled "Beginning of the End". U.S. and European distribution is currently in the works, but until then, the Japanese import is available ...

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MOONSPELL Hard At Work On New Material, DVD

Portugal's MOONSPELL are busy working on new songs at their home studio, according to a posting on their web site. "Even on a very early stage we can feel a strongly EPIC pulse on the newborn songs," the band write. "Also we are in the process of compiling and selecting the materials for the MOONSPELL ...

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Former THE CULT Singer To Release Solo Album Next Year

Former THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury has worked on series of demos with producers such as Gordon Raphael (THE STROKES, THE WILDHEARTS) and James LaVelle (U.N.K.L.E.), and he hopes to release a solo album, tentatively titled "Warriors of the Mystic Plains", on a yet-to-be-determined label sometime in 2005, according to Billboard. "My sound will be ...

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SEPULTURA Film 'Mindwar' Video: Photos Available

SEPULTURA filmed a video for the track "Mindwar" in a 30-story parking garage in downtown São Paulo, Brazil last Sunday (April 18). Click here to see pictures from the video shoot. The "Mindwar" (mp3) video was directed by Ricardo DellaRosa, who had previously worked with the group on the clip for ...

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METALLICA: JAMES HETFIELD Suicide Hoax Shot Down

Several news agencies have falsely reported a rumor that METALLICA frontman James Hetfield took his own life by swallowing a dozen sleeping pills. The rumor has manifested onto METALLICA message boards and across the world. These reports are FALSE. Here is a statement from Metallica.com concerning this issue: "Contrary to what you may have read ...

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DANZIG Name New Album

DANZIG have set "Circle of Snakes" as the title of their eighth studio album, tentatively due on June 22 through Glenn Danzig's Evilive label in the U.S. (Regain Records in Europe). Confirmed songtitles so far are as follows: 01. Skincarver 02. 1000 Devils Reign 03. Netherbound 04. Circle of Snakes 05. When We Were Dead ...

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LEPRECHAUN: New Song Posted Online

LEPRECHAUN, the Italian "folk metal" project featuring former ELVENKING singer/composer Damnagoras and STORMLORD bassist Francesco Bucci, have uploaded a full-length MP3 of their track "Rook Black Crow" at this location. "Rook Black Crow" comes off the group's first promotional CD, entitled "The Ultimate Dance". "The Ultimate Dance" was recorded, mixed and mastered at ...

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PAUL STANLEY: 'KISS Is A Reality'

KISS guitarist Paul Stanley has spoken to The West Australian about the group's decision to continue touring without lead guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss (replaced by longtime KISS associate Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, respectively). "Things do change and if there are some diehard fans who cry foul, then they need to realize ...

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