FU MANCHU Prepare Live Album, Shop For New Label

FU MANCHU are set to enter the studio with producer/engineer Brian Joseph Dobbs (MANMADEGOD, ECHOBRAIN) in October to begin mixing tracks for a forthcoming live album. The two-disc, 20-song set, tentatively titled Go For It — Live, will feature material from the band's entire career, and is tentatively scheduled to be issued in early 2003, ...

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Korea's SOYOROCK 2002 Cancelled — Again

Korea's Soyorock 2002 (a.k.a. World Rock) festival, which was set to include appearances by HALFORD, DIO, GAMMA RAY and RAGE, has reportedly been cancelled for a second time, according to a Noise Records newsletter that was circulated yesterday, September 27th. No reason was given for the cancellation. Soyorock 2002 was originally scheduled to take place ...

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VINTERSORG Offers Update On Current And Future Projects

VINTERSORG/BORKNAGAR/HAVAYOTH frontman Vintersorg has released the following update on his recent and upcoming projects: "Right now we're working on the pre-production for the next VINTERSORG album, which is going to have the format of a concept/theme album, a story running through the albums entirety, and with a musical flow that includes small compositions between the ...

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MASTERPLAN Part With Keyboardist, Announce Replacement

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, have parted ways with keyboardist Janne Wirman, who was unable to commit himself to the group due to his involvement with CHILDREN OF BODOM. Replacing him in the band is Axel Mackenrott, who has previously ...

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SKYCLAD To Issue New Album In March

Britain's SKYCLAD have entered the studio and are said to be well on their way to having their new CD finished before the end of the year. Although the as-yet-untitled album isn't scheduled for release until March 2003, a single — probably "A Good Day To Bury Bad News" — is likely to be issued ...

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CHEN MO: Full-Length MP3s Posted Online

Dutch "crossover metal" act CHEN MO, featuring former members of FROZEN SUN, CURFEW, WITHIN TEMPTATION, BLOODSESSIONS, THRENODY and SILICON HEAD, have posted three full-length MP3s from their recently-completed demo via their official web site at this location. The tracks featured are as follows: 01. Life Process 02. Star Dancing 03. Part of Me ...

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XYSMA To Perform At Finnish Book-Launch Party

Legendary Finnish metallers XYSMA will reunite to perform at the launch party for Jone Nikula's new book, Rauta-aika, on October 19th at Nosturi in Helsinki. The book tells the history of Finnish metal music from late 80's to the present and includes an interview with XYSMA frontman Joañitor Muurinen (currently in MANNHAI). In related news, ...

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