KATATONIA Enter Studio To Record New Album

Sweden's KATATONIA have entered a "very exquisite studio, located just outside Stockholm" to begin recording their sixth full-length album, due in early 2003 through Peaceville Records. The group will spend four weeks tracking 15 songs, which guitarist Anders Nyström has described as the "hardest" the group have ever written. ...

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VANIZE Members Leave En Masse

Germany's VANIZE — who feature in their ranks Peter Dirkschneider, the younger brother of former ACCEPT/current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider — have parted ways with bassist Marcus Bielenberg, drummer Pierre Fienhold and guitarist Rolf Munkes. "I don't want to deal with the reasons for that right here," Marcus wrote on the band's official web site. ...

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TOMMY LEE Parts Ways With MCA RECORDS

TOMMY LEE has parted ways with MCA Records following the disappointing sales performance of his second solo offering (first under his own name), "Never A Dull Moment". The former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer is believed to have started shopping around for a new record deal. Lee's debut solo CD, "Methods of Mayhem" (released under the METHODS ...

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'THE OSBOURNES' To Return In November?

"The Osbournes", the hit MTV show about Ozzy Osbourne and his family, could return to MTV with its second season as early as November. MTV President Brian Graden says "all systems are go" for the show, which is expected to feature Sharon Osbourne's battle against cancer as she undergoes chemotherapy sessions. However, the network may ...

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SPINESHANK Prepare To Enter Studio

SPINESHANK will enter Hollywood's Henson Studios (formerly the legendary A&M Studios) on Monday, October 28 to begin recording their new CD, "Violent Mood Swings", with producer Gggarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE). An early 2003 release through Roadrunner Records is expected. ...

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NORTHER To Issue New Single In January

Finland's NORTHER are currently mixing the first single from their as-yet-untitled second full-length album at Finnvox studios for a January 20 release through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Dreams of Endless War" effort was recorded at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta with producer Anssi Kippo. ...

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ENGINE To Participate In AOL Chat

ENGINE frontman Ray Alder (FATES WARNING) and bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT) will participate in an America Online chat on Tuesday, October 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The chat is exclusive to America Online and its members and will take place at AOL Keyword: Rock Chat. Non-AOL subscribers may also participate by visiting www.aol.com and ...

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CHASTAIN Hard At Work On New CD

CHASTAIN are in the final stages of recording their first CD since 1997's "In Dementia". As yet untitled, the band's eighth release will feature vocalist Kate French, guitarist David T. Chastain, and original VICIOUS RUMORS members Larry Howe (drums) and Dave Starr (bass). Among the song titles set to appear on the effort are the ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Cough Up Cash For Rights To Name

The following article comes to us courtesy of NME.com: AUDIOSLAVE, the supergroup featuring former members of SOUNDGARDEN and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, have handed over $30,000 just to share their name with an unsigned Liverpool, UK band. AUDIOSLAVE were formed in 2001 with ex-SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell on vocals and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members ...

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