RACER X: 'Getting Heavier' Details Unveiled

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals), will release their new album, "Getting Heavier", on Dec. 18 in Japan. A limited-edition run of 30,000 units will feature a bonus double live CD, "Snowball Of Doom 2". The complete track listing ...

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JOHN SYKES Signs With Z RECORDS

Legendary English guitar superstar John Sykes (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) has signed a European deal with Z Records. As part of the agreement, John's four solo albums — "Out Of My Tree", "Loveland", "20th Century" and "Nuclear Cowboy" — will see the light of day outside Japan for the ...

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DAWN OF RELIC To Release 'Lovecraftian Dark' In January

Finland's DAWN OF RELIC have set Jan. 20, 2003 as the release date through Season of Mist Records for their new album, "Lovecraftian Dark". The CD, which was recorded at Tico-Tico studios and mastered at Finnvox, will include special guest appearances by Alexi Ranta (THE BLACK LEAGUE), Mikko Hyttinen (R.M.S.), Jarno Juntunen (IGNIS FATUUS), and ...

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Former VOIVOD Frontman To Sing On PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Debut

Former VOIVOD and current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest will collaborate with Tim Gutierrez (instruments) and Kevin 131 (instruments, producer) in a brand new band called PROJECT: FAILING FLESH. Forrest, who is set to guest on the next solo album from Yugoslav guitar hero Borislav Mitic, will travel to Assembly Line Studios in Virginia to lay ...

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Former STABBING WESTWARD Frontman Collaborates With VAST's JON CROSBY

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall and ex-STAR 69 members Johnny Haro (drums) and Warren Huart (guitar), have collaborated with VAST's Jon Crosby on a song that is likely to surface ion the band's forthcoming debut album, due sometime in 2003. The group, who are currently unsigned, have reportedly ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR Enter Studio To Record New CD

Sweden's HARDCORE SUPERSTAR are currently in the studio with producer Roberto Laghi working on the follow-up to last year's acclaimed "Thank You (For Letting Us Be Ourselves)" . The as-yet-untitled CD, which will be recorded and mixed over a ten-week period at a studio in Sweden, is scheduled for an Apr. 28, 2003 release. A ...

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SUNRIDE To Release 'Through The Red' In May

Finland's SUNRIDE are scheduled to enter Studio Watercastle in Jyväskylä in February with producer/engineer Arttu Sarvanne to record their new album, "Through The Red". A May 2003 release through People Like You Records is expected. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. False Independence (re-recorded version) 02. Under Control ...

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CYNICON Sign With SPIKEFARM

Norwegian metal band CYNICON have inked a deal with Spinefarm Records subsidiary Spikefarm. Playing a musical style described as "a combination of progressive black metal and some old heavy metal influences," the band are heading to the studio in the spring to record their new album. A late summer release is expected. ...

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