MANNHAI Hard At Work On "Evil Under the Sun"

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, featuring former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, are have entered Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Mega to record the follow-up to last year's The Sons Of Yesterday's Black Grouse CD, entitled Evil Under the Sun, for a November release through Spinefarm Records. The complete track listing for the album ...

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Y&T Frontman To Issue Second Solo CD

Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti will release his second solo album, entitled simply Meniketti, in the UK on September 23rd. The Japanese release is scheduled for September 11th. The full track listing for the follow-up to Out Of The Blue is as follows: 01. Messin' With Mr. Big 02. No Lies 03. Hard As I Try ...

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PUNGENT STENCH To Embark On Australian Tour

Reunited Austrian extreme metallers PUNGENT STENCH are scheduled to embark on an Australian tour during January 2003, according to Metal Shop. Tentative dates are as follows: Jan. 09 – Perth, AUS @ TBA Jan. 10 – Adelaide, AUS @ TBA Jan. 11 – Melbourne, AUS @ TBA Jan. 12 – Geelong, AUS @ TBA Jan. ...

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Former LIFE OF AGONY Frontman To Play Free Dutch Gig

BELLA MAJESTIK, the new Holland-based group led by former LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo, will be playing at MIXtream 2002, a free festival in Heerhugowaard, Holland, on Sunday, September 8th. The band are also scheduled to perform at Atlantis Alkmaar on October 18th. A European tour is expected this fall. Meanwhile, a complete review ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Cancel Brazilian Date

BLIND GUARDIAN were forced to cancel their show in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, scheduled for August 11th, and have replaced it with a date in Bauru. According to the Brazilian promoter, there was a problem with the venue in Belo Horizonte, so the show had to be cancelled," states a message on the band's official web ...

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CATHEDRAL Complete Work On New Album

CATHEDRAL have completed work on their latest album, entitled ether Songs Of Praise (according to the band's official web site) or Seventh Coming (as reported by Terrorizer magazine), for an October release through Dream Catcher Records. "We've finished mixing and I think it's turned out really good," frontman Lee Dorrian told Terrorizer. "The songs are ...

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LAMB OF GOD Book Studio Time, Spring Release Expected

LAMB OF GOD are set to enter the studio on November 16th to begin recording the follow-up to their acclaimed New American Gospel CD for an April 2003 release through Prosthetic Records. The band will co-produce the album with Devin Townsend (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) over a 3-5 week period at two separate Richmond, Virginia ...

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TOOL Tour "Going Smoothly...For The Most Part"

A dozen shows into the group's current North American tour, TOOL have already come across several obstacles, including technical problems, an injury, and at least one protest against the group. Still, "the current tour is continuing smoothly for the most part," as a message on the band's official website reads. The post further explains: "Apart ...

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