MASTERPLAN Revise Album Track Listing

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, have revised the track listing for their forthcoming self-titled debut album, due in January through AFM Records in Europe and Avalon Records in Japan. The songs "Through Thick And Thin", "The Kid Rocks On" and ...

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Former 24-7 SPYZ Drummer Seeking Band

Joel Maitoza, former drummer for EastWest/Atlantic recording artists 24-7 SPYZ is currently seeking an established national act to record and tour with as a permanent member. He's also available for session work or touring as a "hired gun". Maitoza received his music degree from the Yamaha School of Music at age six. He has continued ...

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EPICUREAN Ink Deal With NIGHTFALL/TERRORIZER RECORDS

Minneapolis-based "dark metal" act EPICUREAN have signed a deal with Nightfall/Terrorizer Records to release their debut full-length, Twilight Symphonies, sometime this fall. EPICUREAN, who are currently recording Twilight Symphonies at Triple 444 Studios in St. Paul, Minnesota, recently released a three-song rough mix demo/advance primarily for distribution at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest. The three cuts ...

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Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Guitarist Announces US Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will embark on the first of several tours in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation in late August/early September. According to Skolnick, "this has been the subject of much planning and organizing which continues as we speak. ...

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STRATOVARIUS Commence Mixing "Elements Part I"

Finland's STRATOVARIUS have commenced the mixing process for their ninth studio album, entitled Elements Part I, at Helsinki's Finnvox studios. The band have been busy at work in the studio since March and the project is expected to be completed by mid-September. Elements Part I will be released in early 2003, followed by a worldwide ...

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