THE DEFACED Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have completed the pre-production process for their sophomore effort and will enter the studio in early August to begin recording the album for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Italy's Scarlet Records. According to the group's official web site, "the [new] material ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE To Lens Video Clip

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE will soon start shooting a video for either the track "Lobotomico" or "Disconnect Massconnect", taken from the group's recently-relased Grand Amputation EP, which was issued through their own Hoffa Communications via MNW distribution in Scandinavia. In other news, the band recently inked a publishing deal with Misty Music. ...

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VANDEN PLAS Deny STAR ONE Tour Rumors, Plot Headlining Trek

Despite widespread rumors to the contrary, Germany's VANDEN PLAS will not be supporting Arjen Lucassen's STAR ONE project during the latter's European tour in September/October. "It is true that there have been talks about this," acknowledges a message on VANDEN PLAS' web site, "but finally there was no chance to make it happen. VANDEN PLAS ...

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THE KUSH PROJECT Announce Upcoming Dates

THE KUSH PROJECT, featuring FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, have lined up two shows in August. The first concert will take place on August 24th at the Aztlan Free For All festival at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, ...

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METALLICA Celebrate Web Site Launch, "Audition" Bassists

METALLICA threw a party on Saturday, July 6th to belatedly celebrate the launch of their new web site. A hundred or so contest winners were invited, given the mandatory tours of the sites in the Bay Area, the studio and treated to seeing METALLICA bass player "auditions." 12 tried out for the coveted slot, and ...

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