FRANTIC BLEEP Continue Work On Debut Album

Norway's FRANTIC BLEEP have issued the following update via their official web site: "We're still working on our debut album, things [have] been going a bit slow lately, but we hope to finish the album within the next couple of months. We've recorded the basic tracks and we hope to finish all the instrumental tracks ...

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EMERALD: New Album Samples Available For Download

Swiss melodic metallers EMERALD have posted sound clips of three songs from their recently released third full-length album, "Forces Of Doom". The three tracks — "Tears Of A Warrior", "Blood Of Our Kings" and "On The Wings Of The Night" — can be previewed here. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2002's "Calling ...

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DESTRUCTION: Another DVD Preview Posted Online

DESTRUCTION's official web site has posted yet another preview clip from the group's upcoming live DVD, "Live Discharge - 20 Years Of Total Destruction", due on March 8. The latest clip available for download is the track "Ravenous Beast". Still available for download from the group's web site are clips of "Machinery of Lies" and ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK Talks About Playing In OZZY OSBOURNE's Band

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has spoken out about the experience of auditioning for — and ultimately landing — the guitarist gig in OZZY OSBOURNE's band, only to be told less than a month later it had been given to someone else. Asked via his message board what was it like playing with Ozzy and ...

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SIEGES EVEN Set Title For New Studio Album

Reunited German progressive metallers SIEGES EVEN have set "The Art Of Navigating By The Stars" as the title of their forthcoming studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year. As previously reported, SIEGES EVEN will record their show at the Headway Festival 2004 for their very first live album, tentatively due in late ...

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STEVE VAI To Perform At CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL

Steve Vai will be performing at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival at the Cottonbowl in Dallas, Texas. The three-day music event will raise funds for the Crossroads Center. Set for June 4-6 at Fair Park, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will culminate in an all-star concert on June 6, featuring Clapton, B.B. King, Carlos Santana, Brian ...

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LEAVES' EYES Set Release Date For First Single

LEAVES' EYES, the new band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY (who are fronted by Liv's husband Alexander Krull), will release their first single, "Into the Light", on April 19 through Napalm Records. "Into the Light" comes off the group's debut album, "Lovelorn", due on May 24. ...

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PRONG Bassist Explains Temporary Lineup Changes

PRONG bassist Mike Longworth has issued the following update on the band's official web site regarding the group's temporary lineup changes for their upcoming festival appearances "Hey you all, it's Mike. I just wanted to fill you all in on what's going on right now with the lineup of PRONG... Monte [Pittman, guitar] will be ...

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