KORN Singer To Participate In Online Chat

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will be chatting online Sunday, February 29 at 8:00 p.m. PST in the "Korn Korner" section of the band's official web site, Korn.com. "We look forward to seeing some old faces, and some new ones as well," reads a post on the web site. "For those that have not previously joined ...

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LAST CRACK: New Demo Song Posted Online

Reunited Midwest hard rockers LAST CRACK have made available for download a brand-new demo song, entitled "Siren Song", at this location. "Siren Song" comes off the group's recently recorded four-song demo, which is currently being used to procure a new record deal. LAST CRACK's current lineup consists of the original line-up from the ...

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NIGHTWISH: Studio Update

NIGHTWISH keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "On January 29-30 we went to London for the first orchestra/choir/percussion recording session. The result of these days was beyond my wildest expectations. The musicians were incredible, playing their parts beautifully, passionately, and without any rehearsals. Their musicianship was something ...

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AGATHODAIMON Name New Album

German black metallers AGATHODAIMON have set "Serpent's Embrace" as the title of their fourth album, tentatively due on June 21 through Nuclear Blast Records. "The recordings still aren't over, but we'll have everything recorded and mixed until the end of March," guitarist Sathonys said in a statement. "Afterwards we'll take care of the bonus CD, ...

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GARY MOORE To Release New Album In May

Legendary guitarist Gary Moore is scheduled to release a new studio album in late May through Sanctuary Records. The as-yet-untitled 10-track set will feature some blues standards, together with plenty of blues rock originals, which have been recorded over the past three months. The complete track listing is still undecided at this time, but hopefully ...

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CRASH MUSIC Inks Digital Deal With NAPSTER

Crash Music, Inc. today announced that they have signed a non-exclusive agreement for digital distribution for the companies catalog with Napster. Crash joins those from major labels and other prominent independents to be carried on the new version of Napster. "We are very excited to be able to offer our music digitally through Napster, says ...

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RAGE Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

German power metallers RAGE have been confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 5-6 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. The lineup for the festival is shaping up as follows: Saturday, June 5: JUDAS PRIEST STRATOVARIUS T.B.A. NEVERMORE SYMPHONY X ANATHEMA RAGE T.B.A. T.B.A. Sunday, ...

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IN FLAMES: 'Live In Denver' Bootleg Posted Online

The French IN FLAMES fan site Everdying.com has made available for download a "bootleg" IN FLAMES album, entitled "Live in Denver". Check it out here (go to the "downloads" section). "Live in Denver" contains IN FLAMES' entire November 2000 performance in Denver, Colorado. The track listing is as follows: 01. Bullet Ride 02. ...

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DESTRUCTION Deny Having Cancelled U.K. Tour

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have issued a statement refuting reports that they have cancelled a planned U.K. tour in March. Says DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer: "This tour was never down on paper with us. It was the Metallysee Agency who offered us a U.K. tour but they have never confirmed any dates! To make sure: ...

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