RUNEMAGICK Prepare To Record New CD

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have started writing material for their next full-length effort, tentatively titled "Darkness Death Doom", which they hope to begin recording in mid-November at Gothenburg's Los Angered Recording studios. Additional tracking and the final mixing sessions will be done at the band's own Magick Sound Studio for a tentative spring ...

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Ex-CRIMSON GLORY Guitarist Readies New Solo Release

Former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson recently returned from Ohio, where he once again teamed up with longtime friend, guitarist John Bajas, to compose a new tune for Ben's upcoming solo CD, tentatively due in early 2003. John wrote "Whistle In The Wind", which appeared on Ben's latest release, "Here I Come". ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Embark On UK Tour In December

MURDERDOLLS will be embarking on a headlining tour of the UK in December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 07 – London, UK @ Mean Fiddler Dec. 08 – Norwich, UK @ Waterfront Dec. 09 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Dec. 10 – Liverpool, UK @ University Dec. 11 – Newcastle, UK @ University ...

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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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IRON FIRE To Support MOTÖRHEAD In Copenhagen

Danish power metallers IRON FIRE will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD at Amager Bio in Copenhagen on November 26. The band, who issued two full-length albums through the Sanctuary/Noise label, recently completed work on an album-length CD/demo, which they're currently using to procure a new record deal. ...

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LITHIUM Announce Upcoming Gigs

Sweden's LITHIUM, featuring former TIAMAT bassist Johnny Hagel, have announced the following gigs during November: Nov. 08 – Tampere, FIN @ Club Ground Zero Nov. 09 – Stockholm, SWE @ Necromicon (Kolingsborg) ...

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EDENBRIDGE Cancel Brazilian Tour

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE have cancelled their Brazilian tour "due to the enormous devaluation of the Brazilian currency," according to the group's official web site. "I'm very sorry to say that the tour has been cancelled so few days before it should have started," said guitarist/keyboarder Lanvall. "Our record label Hellion Records did ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Cancels Shows After Falling Ill

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell was forced to cancel his headlining gigs in Seattle (Oct. 24) and Colorado Springs (Oct 26) after being taken ill and checking himself into a Washington hospital. Cantrell is expected to resume touring on October 27 in Lincoln, Nebraska. ...

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DESTRUCTION On Verge Of Canceling UK Tour

DESTRUCTION's UK tour appears to be on the verge of cancellation after bassist/vocalist Schmier's hand injury — suffered a couple of weeks ago during the group's American trek — was deemed more serious than originally thought. "This situation really sucks!" Schmier wrote on the band's official web site. "I feel terrible! "The plaster on my ...

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