SPINESHANK Drummer Offers Studio Update

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you guys know what has been going on lately. We have been working 12 hours a day and things are moving along. We have 17 drum ...

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CHIMAIRA Set Release Date For Sophomore CD

CHIMAIRA have set Apr. 15, 2003 as the tentative release date through Roadrunner Records of the group's sophomore album, "The Impossibility Of Reason". The band are set to begin recording the CD at Cleveland's Spider Studios on Nov. 25 with SW1TCHED's Ben Schigel at the production helm. ...

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SIEBENBÜRGEN Split With Singer

Sweden's SIEBENBÜRGEN have parted ways with vocalist Turid Walderhaug. As a result, the band will utilize the services of female singer Erika during their show in Gunzendorf on Nov. 22. No further information is available at this time. ...

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MARILYN MANSON: EMINEM Is Delighted With My New Album

Multi-platinum rapper EMINEM gave a "thumbs up" to the new MARILYN MANSON album when the two shock frontmen ran into each other at last week's MTV Europe Music Awards in Barcelona, Spain, according to Manson's latest online journal entry. "I did give the glad hand to Eminem, who seems rather delighted with the bits of ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Name Album, Announce Japanese Tour

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have set "Winterheart's Guild" as the title for their upcoming CD, which is due to be released on Feb. 22 in Japan and Mar. 17 in Finland. "Winterheart's Guild" features a guest appearance by keyboardist Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS/ex-DIO), who plays on four of the album's cuts. In other news, SONATA ...

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