ANCIENT Set Title, Release Date For New Album

Norwegian cult extreme metal band ANCIENT have set "Night Visit" as the title of their sixth album, due on June 1 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Proxima Centauri" was recorded at Mirage and Alpha-Omega studios and is currently being mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: 'St. Anger' Songs Could Have Been Shorter

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has admitted that many of the songs on the group's latest CD, "St. Anger", are "long-winded" and could have been made shorter without taking away any of their potency. Asked during a recent interview with the Australian radio station Triple J to share some insight with regards to a possible songwriting/production ...

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NIKKI SIXX To Announce New Partner For Clothing Line

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock 'n' Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "My partnership with Dragonfly clothing is up and I will be announcing in the next 30 days my new partner for N.Sixx clothing. I had a good run with Dragonfly and learned a ...

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UNIDA Finish Recording Song For HIGH TIMES Compilation

UNIDA, the California-based band featuring former KYUSS vocalist John Garcia, have finished recording a song for the compilation CD being released through High Times Records. The album, titled "High Volume: The Stoner Rock Collection", is expected to surface around April 20 and will feature such other artists as CLUTCH, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, MONSTER MAGNET, NEBULA, ...

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Report: SCORPIONS Return To Classic Sound On Upcoming CD

A reporter for Sweden Rock magazine recently visited the SCORPIONS at a Dutch studio where they are mixing their new CD, "Unbreakable", and has described the album's musical direction as "classic hard rock" in the vein of such acclaimed efforts as "Blackout" and "Face The Heat". As previously reported, SCORPIONS — who recently announced the ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: Live DVD To Surface In April/May

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM are scheduled to release their long-awaited live DVD in late April/early May through the Cleopatra label. The as-yet-untitled disc is expected to include footage of the band performing at the Bash On Ash in Tempe, Arizona last July. In other news, the METALLICA tribute DVD — featuring FLOTSAM's rendition of "Damage Inc." ...

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BRUTALITY Prepare To Enter Studio

Reunited Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY are scheduled to enter the studio in late February to record their as-yet-untitled new album for an early 2004 release. "The album will be approximately 42-45 minutes long. Studio choice is narrowed down to Audiolab or Erik Rutan's [HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL] Mana studio, both here in Tampa," according to ...

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METALLICA, EVANESCENCE Among Winners At 46th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS

METALLICA have won a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 46th annual Grammy Awards, which are being held tonight (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. METALLICA ("St. Anger") beat out such other "Metal" nominees as KORN ("Did My Time"), MARILYN MANSON ("mOBSCENE"), SPINESHANK ("Smothered") and STONE SOUR ("Inhale"). Also ...

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