LED ZEPPELIN To Issue Live DVD/CD Before Spring

LED ZEPPELIN will be issuing an ambitious DVD/CD package, tentatively titled Led Zeppelin: The Ultimate Collection, sometime before Spring 2003 through Atlantic Records, according to Guitar World magazine. The DVD set will include concert footage, interviews and remastered performances in one incredible set. Among the goodies available will be a film of the band's legendary ...

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NEMESIS Record New Material, Seek Label Home

Upstate New York-based NEMESIS, featuring former EARTH CRISIS members Karl Buechner (vocals), Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (bass), and Erick Edwards (guitar), are presently shopping a six-song CD containing the three tracks from the band's first demo and three newly-recorded compositions. The songs featured on the CD are as follows: 01. Negative Infinity 02. Glass Eating Smile* ...

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TROUBLE Bassist Drops Out Of PLACE OF SKULLS

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner will NOT be joining Knoxville, Tennessee's PLACE OF SKULLS as a permanent member. "Due to logistics, we regretfully announce that Ron Holzner will not be joining PLACE OF SKULLS after all," the group wrote on their official web site. "With careful consideration of the ...

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VIRGIN STEELE: U.S., European Dates Planned

VIRGIN STEELE are currently preparing for a few more end-of-the-year concerts in the U.S. before returning to Europe in early 2003. In other news, VS frontman David DeFeis is heavily involved with composing for two major works. One is a "metal opera" type of thing based on Ancient Sumerian Myth Cycles, while the other is ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Finish Recording New CD

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have finished recording the follow-up to 2000's Follow The Reaper, due out on January 7th, 2003 through Spinefarm Records. The effort was tracked at Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland and will be mixed and mastered within two weeks. ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Guitarist, Drummer Launch SCUM OF THE EARTH

ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs and longtime ZOMBIE drummer John Tempesta have joined forces in new project called SCUM OF THE EARTH. The band — whose musical direction is said to be very similar to that of ZOMBIE — are presently shopping a rough four-song demo recorded at the guitarist's home studio in hopes of releasing ...

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DIAMOND HEAD To Commence Work On New CD

Reunited NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD will be entering the studio at the end of October to start recording their first full album of new songs since 1993's Death & Progress CD. Included on the effort will be the two tracks performed during the band's recent live dates, "Shine On" and "Forever 16". Andrew Scarth, who ...

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VENOM Drummer Joins NU-FUTURE COWBOYS

VENOM drummer Antton has joined a Newcastle, UK-based band called NU-FUTURE COWBOYS. Antton will remain a member of VENOM, who are currently on hiatus while frontman Cronos continues to recover from an injury sustained in a climbing accident earlier in the year. ...

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