LANFEAR Set Title For New Album

German power metallers LANFEAR have set "aNother gOlden rAge" as the title of their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2005. The recordings for the follow-up to 2003's "The Art Effect" will begin October 3 at Dreamscape studios in Munich, Germany. The lyrical theme for the new CD will be a continuation of the story ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Album Release Party Filmed For Possible New Video

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have posted the following message on their official web site: "The [CD] release party went all fine and we thank MYRKSKOG ...

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IRON MAIDEN Illustrator To Sell Cover Artwork Reproductions

Mark Wilkinson, the illustrator behind the covers of the IRON MAIDEN reissues "Live At Donington", "The Wicker Man", "Out of the Silent Planet" and part of the "Eddie's Archive" will be present at the ProgSol festival in Switzerland next week. He will be exhibiting some of his original artwork as well as being signing art ...

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Former DIO Keyboard Player Talks About VIVIAN CAMPBELL's Exit

In a question-and-answer session with the Dio Message Board, former DIO keyboardist Claude Schnell discussed the often discussed and controversial exit of guitarist Vivian Campbell in 1986, "Prior to Vivian leaving, there was a slow and steady, yet very perceptible sense that he was drifting away from us," Claude explained. "As I recall, it was ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Added To GWAR/DYING FETUS U.S. Tour

ALL THAT REMAINS, the Massachusetts-based act featuring former SHADOWS FALL vocalist Philip Labonte, have secured the opening slot on the upcoming GWAR/DYING FETUS U.S. tour. A complete list of the tour dates is available at this location. ALL THAT REMAINS are touring in support of their sophomore album, "This Darkened Heart", available now ...

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BELPHEGOR Prepare To Record New Album

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR will enter Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany on September 13 to begin recording their fifth full-length album, tentatively due in March 2005 through Napalm Records. "The three recording sessions will last 'till the 10th of November," the band write in a newsletter. "In [these] three months (Sept./Oct./Nov.) the group is ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Upcoming 'Best Of' Collection To Include New Cover Song, DVD

DEF LEPPARD have confirmed the plans by Island/Def Jam and Universal/Mercury to release a new DEF LEPPARD compilation album in October, titled "Best Of Def Leppard". Described as "an updated 'replacement' version" of the band's previous greatest-hits compilation, "Vault" (1995), the new collection will be released in North America under the title "Super Vault". "The ...

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