HANOI ROCKS Frontman Speaks Out On Reunion, Solo Album

In a recent interview with Metal Reference, Finnish sex icon Michael Monroe commented on the release of his upcoming solo album, "Whatcha Want", and the recent reunion of his '80s glam band, HANOI ROCKS. "One might say that my solo career and the rebirth of HANOI ROCKS go kind of hand in hand, but the ...

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MORIFADE To Enter Studio In January

Sweden's MORIFADE will enter Los Angered Recording in Gothenburg on Jan. 20, 2003 with producer Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND guitarist) to begin recording their as-yet-untitled third album, due in late spring/early summer through Hammerheart Records. The band will record all the music at Los Angered before switching to Monogram Recording in Stockholm to track the ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: More European Dates Announced

Additional shows have been confirmed for the upcoming European tour featuring STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and ZIMMER'S HOLE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 15 - Bradford, UK @ Rio´s Mar. 16 - Bristol, UK @ Bierkeller Mar. 18 - Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse Mar. 19 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun ...

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DESTINY: Video Trailer Available For Download

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY have put together a "promotional video trailer" for their upcoming "Future of the Past" CD, due in the spring through an as-yet-undetermined label. The video, which includes live footage from Sweden Rock Festival 2002 as well as animations, can be downloaded from the group's official web site at

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SLIPKNOT's JOEY JORDISON Dreams Of SLAYER Gig

The surprising commercial success of SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor's STONE SOUR project has led to much speculation with regards to his status in SLIPKNOT and the possibility that he may leave the group to focus on STONE SOUR full-time (which Taylor has thus far denied). When recently asked by Australia's Metalshop if the rest of ...

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ANTHRAX's BENANTE To Fans: 'Please Don't Download Our Album'

In light of the unusually long lag between the projected European and American release dates of the band's new album, "We've Come For You All", ANTHRAX are understandably worried that the CD's availability on the Internet will cut into its initial sales and offer yet another blow to what has been a career filled with ...

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STONE SOUR To Tour Australia

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will embark on an Australian tour in March, according to Metalshop. Exact dates won't be available for a few weeks, but the band are expected to play in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, before setting off for Auckland, New ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE To Film Show For Upcoming DVD

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have announced a headlining gig at Twilight in Ybor City, Florida on Feb. 28, 2003. The show will be filmed for an upcoming DVD. As previously reported, CIRCLE II CIRCLE's debut CD, "Watching In Silence", is due for release in February/March 2003 ...

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Former DOKKEN Guitarist Delays Album, Issues Solo EP

Former DOKKEN and current L/P guitarist George Lynch has pushed back the projected release date of his upcoming solo CD to late 2003. "Because of all the time I have spent working on the L/P and 'Revolution' (remake album of DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB numbers) projects, my long-rumored solo CD has been delayed," Lynch writes on his ...

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