INVOCATOR Ink Deal With SCARLET RECORDS

Reunited Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records and will issue their fourth full-length album — the group's first eight years — in late 2002. Produced and engineered by mainman Jacob Hansen (who named the knobs for RAUNCHY's excellent Velvet Noise CD, among others), the as-yet-untitled album will include 11 tracks, ...

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EXHORDER To Show Signs Of Life?

The much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, may soon show signs of life, according to frontman Kyle Thomas. "I met with [EXHORDER guitarist] Vinnie LaBella recently, and after hearing the recordings of JONES'S LOUNGE [Kyle's collaboration with GREEN LEAF CULT's Dax Thieler, ...

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DREAM EVIL, FULL STRIKE Live Videos Posted Online

Live video clips of DREAM EVIL and FULL SRIKE, filmed during the two bands' performances at Göteborgskalaset on Heden in Göteborg, Sweden on August 12th, can be viewed at this location. DREAM EVIL feature in their ranks acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw ...

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GENIUS Rock Opera: More Details Revealed

More details have emerged concerning the release of the hugely-awaited first episode of the GENIUS Rock Opera, written and performed by the Italian musician Daniele Liverani, known for his work with the prog-metal Italian heroes, EMPTY TREMOR. The cast of characters includes the following: Mark Boals (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, RING OF FIRE) as "Genius" Lana Lane ...

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PUNGENT STENCH To Embark On HOLY INQUISITION 2002 Tour

Reunited Austrian extreme metallers PUNGENT STENCH are set to embark on the Holy Inquisition 2002 tour later in the month. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 08 – Warsaw, POL @ Przestrzen Graffenberga Sep. 09 – Brest, BEL @ Zio Pepe Sep. 10 – Minsk, BEL @ Minsk Sep. 12 – Yaroslavl, RUS @ Partizan ...

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TALISMAN To Record New CD In Italy

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), will travel to Italy next week to begin recording their new studio album, due in early 2003 through Frontiers Records. While in Italy, TALISMAN will also be appearing at the EUROPE Convention in Parma with ex-EUROPE ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Appear On Japan-Only DVD

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman performed a special show in Tokyo, Japan on August 24th as part of Dai-Gakki-Sai, which is said to be "like a NAMM show for Japan," according to the guitarist's official web site. "The theater that Marty played in was jam-packed with wall to wall fans who have patiently waited to ...

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TOOL/MESHUGGAH: More Dates Announced

More dates have been announced as part of the forthcoming TOOL/MESHUGGAH North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of the month. So far the following shows are reported to be taking place: Sep. 30 - Anchorage, AK @ Sullivan Arena Oct. 02 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena Oct. 03 ...

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