LORDI To Release Sophomore Album In April

Finnish "monster metal" band LORDI have set an April 14 release date for their second, as-yet-untitled album. The group shot a video for the album's first single, "Blood Red Sandman", at a Helsinki studio last week. The CD was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., SENTENCED, AMORPHIS) and will contain the following track listing: 01. Blood ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Begin Recording New Album, Welcome Addition To Family

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have commenced the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2003's "Winterheart's Guild", tentatively due later in the year through Spinefarm Records. In other news, SONATA ARCTICA drummer Tommy Portimo became the father of a "beautiful little baby girl" (46 cm, 2950 g) early in the morning on Saturday, March 6. ...

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SLIPKNOT To Film 'Duality' Video Later This Month

SLIPKNOT will be filming a video for their new single, "Duality", later this month at an as-yet-undisclosed location. More information will be made available soon. "Duality" is the first single off SLIPKNOT's as-yet-untitled new CD, due on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. The song will impact radio stations on May 4. The band will make ...

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REVEREND BIZARRE To Release New Vinyl EP In The Summer

Finland's REVEREND BIZARRE have set "Thulsa Doom" as the title of their new vinyl EP, tentatively due this summer through Aftermath Music. The release will feature two exclusive tracks from the band — "The Tree of Suffering" and "The Children of Doom" — and the first pressing will be limited to 500 "blood-red" copies. As ...

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DANZIG: New Album To Surface In Late May

DANZIG have set a tentative May 25 release date through Glenn Danzig's label Evilive for their eighth studio album, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "777: I Luciferi". The CD will be released in Europe through Sweden's Regain Records. DANZIG's current lineup (click here to view photo) consists of Glenn Danzig (vocals), Tommy Victor ...

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STRYPER: Live Video Footage Posted Online

A two-minute, 45-second video of STRYPER performing live at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 19, 2003 has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, STRYPER have set "7 Weeks: Live in America 2003" as the title of their forthcoming live album, due in May. The first 500 copies sold ...

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ORGY Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

ORGY will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, March 15. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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MIA ZAPATA Murder Trial: DNA Link Challenged

Christine Clarridge of the Seattle Times reports that jurors in the trial of Jesus Mezquia — charged with killing THE GITS singer Mia Zapata in 1993 — may have to decide whether Mezquia's DNA, which authorities say was found in bite wounds on her body, is enough to convict him of murder. In opening statements ...

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KING'S X Singer Checks In With Latest Update

KING'S X bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey everyone.. dUg here... About time huh? Well, in the past few months we all have been working hard getting stuff done.. as usual we are way behind because of things we cannot control. "Jerry [Gaskill, drums] and Ty ...

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