TANK Frontman 'Feeling Much Better'

TANK bassist/vocalist Algy Ward is feeling "much better" than he did a few weeks ago and is currently taking a break on the coast of England after visiting the hospital for several check-ups following a tumor scare earlier in the year, according to a posting on the TANK "This Means War" web site. ...

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EDENBRIDGE To Release New Album In October

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE have set "Shine" as the title of their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in October through Germany's Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Aphelion" will be recorded between May and July. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include: 01. October Sky 02. Centennial Legend 03. Shine 04. The ...

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OPETH Seek Fan Drawings

Sweden's OPETH have posted the following message on their official web site: "OPETH just returned home from Australia where the band undertook their last tour in support of 'Deliverance' and 'Damnation'. All 6 concerts were fantastic and the support from the crowd was overwhelming! Almost 1800 people came to the Sydney show at the Enmore ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole' Delayed (Again), World Premiere Announced

Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group has pushed back the release date of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' highly anticipated sophomore solo album, "Asshole", to June 8 from the previously announced May 18 (and before that April 20). If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like be the first to be officially certified by Simmons as ...

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IMAGIKA Finalize Title, Track Listing For New CD

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA have set "Devils on Both Sides" as the title of their fourth full-length album, tentatively due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. "[Producer] Neil Kernon [NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE] has been working on the new CD tying up all the loose ends and we should have the mix ...

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YOB: Live Dates Announced

Eugene, Oregon's YOB are getting ready to hit the road in support of their current album, "Catharsis". Confirmed dates are as follows: May 07 - Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR May 12 - Samurai Duck – Eugene, OR May 14 - Musichead – Medford, OR May 15 - Bottom Of The Hill - San ...

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Magazine: AC/DC Among Australia's Richest Entertainers

AC/DC earned $14.9 million in 2003 to land at the third place on a list of Australia's richest entertainers, according to Business Review Weekly magazine. Oscar winner Nicole Kidman earned an estimated $18.6 million last year in 2003, making her Australia's richest entertainer, while singer John Farnham landed in the second place with an estimated ...

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Bassist DEREK BOYER Quits DECREPIT BIRTH, Joins SUFFOCATION

Bassist Derek Boyer has left Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH to join SUFFOCATION as their new full-time bassist. "We wish [Derek] the best of luck while playing in one of the best extreme bands of all time," DECREPIT BIRTH write on their web site. "Derek remains a close friend of ours, and we ...

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SHADOWS FALL Begin Recording New Album, Prepare To Hit The Road

The dynamic thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL will embark on a national U.S. headlining tour this summer in preparation for their highly anticipated fourth full-length release. The trek, dubbed the "Strhess Tour", will also feature AS I LAY DYING, HIMSA and REMEMBERING NEVER. SHADOWS FALL just entered Planet Z Studios (HATEBREED) to track the follow ...

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