CROSSFADE To Release Debut In April

CROSSFADE, the Swedish band featuring vocalist Göran Edman (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, STREET TALK, KHARMA, MADISON), are scheduled to release their debut album, "White on Blue", on April 5 through MTM Music. Joining Edman in the new group are Per Lindvall on drums, Sven Lindvall on bass, Lars Hallbäck on guitars, and Richard Stenström on keyboards. The ...

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ADDICTION CREW Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

ADDICTION CREW, the Italian band formerly known as ADDICTION, have inked a worldwide deal with Earache Records. The group's new album, "Break In Life", will be released before the summer. ADDICTION CREW, who were recently joined by two new members (Marta Innox on vocals/emcee and Ale Lera on drums & grooves), are currently filming a ...

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BORISLAV MITIC To Participate In INTERNATIONAL GUITARART FESTIVAL

Acclaimed Yugoslav guitarist Borislav Mitic (currently residing in Montreal, Canada) has issued the following update regarding his current and upcoming activities: "I made a guest appearance on the track 'Message of Hope' from the new instrumental album of the virtuoso keyboard player Vitalij Kuprij. The album is titled 'Forward and Beyond' and is out now. ...

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Former HADES Guitarist To Film Video

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo will be filming a video for the track "Frozen Planet" off his solo CD, "Cassius King". "I have two versions of that song on my CD because Johnny Milnes (MUCKY PUP) and Ron Lipnicki (HADES) both wanted to play drums on it," Lorenzo said. "I recorded two separate versions of ...

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1349 Set U.S. Release Date For 'Beyond the Apocalypse'

1349, the Norwegian black metal band featuring SATYRICON drummer Frost, have set a May 4 U.S. release date through Candlelight Records for their second full-length album, "Beyond the Apocalypse". Recorded, mixed and produced at Studio Nyhagen in Norway, the follow-up to last year's "Liberation" was produced by the band, with engineering assistance by Kjartan Hesthagen ...

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NIGHTWISH Confirmed For Holland's DYNAMO OPEN AIR Festival

Finland's NIGHTWISH is the latest band confirmed for Dynamo Open Air, a one-day Dutch heavy metal festival scheduled to be held Saturday, June 5 in the Goffertpark in Nijmegen, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are headlinders SLAYER, plus LIFE OF AGONY, DIMMU BORGIR and CHILDREN OF BODOM. There will be a total of 14 bands ...

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It's Official: GENE SIMMONS Is An '***hole'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has set "***hole" as the title of his highly anticipated solo album, due on April 20 through Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group. The title track, ""***hole", will be the first single released to rock radio on April 15. This release will mark the second solo album from Simmons since his self-titled platinum ...

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Drummer CHRIS TESCH Quits LOLLIPOP LUST KILL

Drummer Chris Tesch (a.k.a Knits) has once again left Toledo, Ohio's LOLLIPOP LUST KILL. "The band will still remain writing another album, and there's talk of one final reunion show," Tisch said in an e-mail sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Thanks for all the support and a big FUCK YOU! to Artemis Records. That is a label ...

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THRESHOLD Continue Work On New Album

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have added BALANCE OF POWER as a second special guest for their London show in September. So far three UK shows have been confirmed for THRESHOLD, which are likely to be the forerunner to a European tour later in the autumn. Sep. 02 - The Underworld - London, UK (w/ POWER ...

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HER ENCHANTMENT Announce New Singer

Dutch "melodic gothic death metal" band HER ENCHANTMENT have announced that they have succeeded in the search for a new female vocalist. "Last Friday, during her audition, Lucy Straates was able to convince all of HER ENCHANTMENT of her vocal abilities and with that shown that she is the worthy replacement of Marije," the band ...

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