KING DIAMOND To Begin Mixing Live Album In March

KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque will begin mixing the group's upcoming live album at the end of March at his Los Angered studio outside Gothenburg, Sweden. According to a posting on the band's web site, "no details are known at the moment such as album title, if it's going to be 2 CD etc. Andy ...

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RUNNING WILD Bassist Discusses Upcoming Studio Album

RUNNING WILD bassist Peter Pichl gave a lengthy interview to the band's official web site in which he briefly discussed the group's upcoming studio album. "I can't tell you anything [concrete] yet besides that it's going to be out [this] summer," Peter said. "Rolf [Kasparek, guitar/vocals] is still writing songs. He wasn't able to start ...

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ELVENKING: 'Wyrd' Cover Artwork Posted Online

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING have posted the cover art (painted by Duncan Storr) for their new album, "Wyrd", at this location. "Wyrd" was mixed in December at the House Of Music facility in Stuttgart, Germany with producer Achim Kohler (PRIMAL FEAR, BRAINSTORM) and is tentatively due on March 15 through AFM ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Members Get Busy With Side-Projects

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, are finishing up the mixing process for their new album, according to a posting on Wilton's official web site. A spring/summer release is expected. In related news, QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield's side-project ...

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PRONG Announce Record-Release Party In Hollywood

PRONG have announced a special one-off show on Wednesday, March 3 at The Dragonfly in Hollywood. "This should prove to be a cool event," PRONG frontman Tommy Victor writes on the band's web site. "The show is doubling as a record release party. I can't recall PRONG ever having done this before for any of ...

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OZZY To Address ATV Accident On SHARON's Show, ABC's 'Primetime'

Ozzy Osbourne and his bodyguard will make an appearance on "The Sharon Osbourne Show" next Wednesday (Feb. 11) to address Ozzy's all-terrain vehicle crash that caused him to stop breathing twice and left him in a coma for eight days. Osbourne, 55, fractured his collarbone, eight ribs and a neck vertebra when the 272-kilogram ATV ...

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BEHEMOTH: New Album Update

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH are continuing work on their seventh full-length album, "Demigod", tentatively due in late 2004 through Regain Records (Europe), Century Media (USA and South America) and Mystic (Poland). So far, nine songs have been completed for the follow-up to 2002's "Zos Kia Cultus - Here And Beyond" (Avantgarde), which will be recorded ...

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DISMEMBER: New Song Available For Download

A brand new DISMEMBER track, titled "Where Ironcrosses Grow", has been posted online at this location. "Where Ironcrosses Grow" is the title track of DISMEMBER's long-awaited new album, due on March 8 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The follow-up to 2000's "Hate Campaign" was recorded at Stockholm's Sami studio and features ...

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