STEREOMUD Finish Work On Sophomore Album, Prepare To Hit The Road

New York-based STEREOMUD, who feature in their ranks former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, have finished mixing their as-yet-untitled sophomore effort with Jack Joseph Puig (HOLE, GOO GOO DOLLS, BECK) at a Los Angeles studio for an early 2003 release through Loud/Columbia Records. "We've been hearing some 'tentative' plans of a January ...

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THE DEFACED Complete Recordings For 'Karma In Black'

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have completed the recordings for their sophomore effort, Karma In Black, and are preparing to begin mixing the effort for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Italy's Scarlet Records. According to guitarist Mattias Svensson, "I can easily say that we've all done ...

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Swedish Hard Rock/Metal Web Site Get Launched

Stark Music is a new site totally devoted to Swedish hard rock/metal. It contains news, interviews, sound-clips, reviews, a forum for trading information/records/thoughts and also information about The Encyclopedia Of Swedish Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Vol. 1 and now also Volume 2 (which has just been published). To visit the site, click

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STEEL ATTACK Begin Work On Third Album

Swedish heavy metal act STEEL ATTACK will enter Studio Underground in December to begin recording their third album for an April 2003 release through Spain's Arise Records. The as-yet-untitled effort — the band's first with new vocalist Dick Johnson — will be mastered by Mika Jussila (STRATOVARIUS) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. ...

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FORGE Record New CD, Embark On Tour

Detroit, Michigan-based punk/metal four-piece FORGE have completed work on their new CD at Backwoods Studios in Rochester, Michigan for a November release through Static Records. Among the cuts set to appear on the effort are "The Fold", "Mastermind", "Stickman", "Departure", and "One Swift Motion". In the meantime, you can catch the band performing live at ...

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AMERICAN DOG Prepare To Issue Sophomore CD

Columbus, Ohio-based AMERICAN DOG, featuring former SALTY DOG bassist Michael Hannon, will release their second studio album, Red, White, Black And Blue, on October 1st through Outlaw Recordings. The release date was set back due to guitarist Steve Theado's run-in with a Buick in a hit-and-run accident back on January 12th that left the guitarist's ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist To Host VH1's 'Graveside Groupies'

MÖTLEY CRÜE/COCKSTAR bassist Nikki Sixx filmed a "guest host" appearance on a VH1 show called Graveside Groupies on Thursday, September 26th. Commented Sixx: "There's this underground of people who collect stuff from dead rock stars, including bones (etc. etc.)…. Now, some good grave-robbing always keeps me interested, but these people need a fucking hobby. It ...

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KISS Release 'Studded Paul Kiss Kondom'

Kiss Kondoms, a line of contraceptives with members KISS on the packaging, have just released the "Studded Paul Kiss Kondom", the second in the series of condoms made available online and through record stores and specialty gift shops near you. The "Studded Paul Kiss Kondom" is a sequel to KISS' prior launch into the health ...

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NICKELBACK's CHAD KROEGER Collaborates With CARLOS SANTANA

NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger has collaborated with guitar great Carlos Santana on "Why Don't You & I", a song that will be featured on Santana's Shaman album, due on October 22nd. Shaman also features a collaboration between Santana and P.O.D. on a track entitled "America", which the guitarist and the band performed together at the ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: The Complete U.S. Itinerary

The following are the final and complete dates for SUPERJOINT RITUAL's upcoming U.S. tour: Oct. 07 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues Oct. 08 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room Oct. 10 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx Oct. 11 - Old Bridge, NJ - Birch Hill Nightclub Oct. 12 - Hartford, CT ...

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