DEEP PURPLE Bassist Defends The Group's Right To Rock

In a recent interview with The Daily Journal, DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover spoke about the contributions of former PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore to the group's early sound and the changes brought about with the addition of Ritchie's permanent replacement, Steve Morse. "You know, it's strange with a group," he said. You think that someone ...

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EUROPE: More Summer Appearances Announced

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have added more dates to their upcoming summer 2004 European tour. The trek is currently shaping up as follows: Jun. 11 – Hamar, NOR @ Valset Arena Jun. 12 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Jul. 17 – Vaasa, FIN @ Rockperry Festival Aug. 07 – Gent, BEL @ Lokerse ...

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DRAGONFORCE: 'Sonic Firestorm' Artwork Posted Online

The cover artwork for DRAGONFORCE's sophomore album, "Sonic Firestorm", has been posted online at this location. "Sonic Firestorm" is scheduled for release on April 19 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Valley Of The Damned" was recorded primarily at Thin Ice Studios, Virginia Water, Surrey, England with producer Karl Groom. All the ...

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LIONSHEART Sign European Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have inked a European deal with Frontiers Records for the release of the group's fourth studio album, "Abyss", due out on May 3. "Abyss", was recorded at the Warehouse Studio in Oxford, U.K. throughout May/June 2003 and was ...

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FORSAKEN To Release Sophomore Album

Maltese doom metal band FORSAKEN are set to release their second full-length album, entitled "Anima Mundi", on Golden Lake Productions (Scotland) during the coming weeks. The album features seven tracks for a total running time of 52 minutes. The track listing is as follows: 01. Kindred Veil 02. Sephiroth 03. The Poet's Nightmare 04. Whispering ...

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NA$H Looking For Drummer

NA$H, a punk-rock band fronted by Preston Nash (ex-DOPE, PRIMER 55, THE COLOR RED), are currently looking for a drummer. "We have a Euro deal, soon to be Australian deal, and talking to labels for a U.S. deal, so shit is moving, just need YOU Mr./Miss drummer to be able to pull the trigger," says ...

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Former MORTA SKULD Members Complete Work On 9MM SOLUTION EP

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based 9MM SOLUTION, featuring ex-MORTA SKULD members Dave Gregor, Jason Hellman, Ed Wallner, and Hobbes Caltous, have released their new EP, entitled "The Trial". The six-song effort was produced by Chris Dujuricic (ORDER BY CHAOS, SOIL) and mastered by Trevor Sadler (NINE INCH NAILS). The track listing for "The Trial" is as follows: 01. ...

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