MACHINE HEAD's ROBERT FLYNN: New Songs Are 'Sick As Hell'

MACHINE HEAD have been "writing [new material] like crazy" during the past few weeks, and "have about 10 songs/rough ideas written, and three others that have already been sent to the scrap yard for parts," guitarist/vocalist Robert Flynn revealed via his latest diary entry posted at the group's official web site. Among the working song ...

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Finnish Prog Group Lines Up Hometown Gig

Finnish progressive instrumental act LUOKKASOTA, featuring drummer Mikko "Junior" Pietinen (MANNHAI), keyboardist Henri Sorvali (FINNTROLL, MOONSORROW), producer/guitarist Mikko Raita (MANNHAI, PRODE), and bassist Jussi Korhonen (PRODE), are scheduled to perform at Helsinki's Mocambo on Wednesday, September 4th. ...

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Y&T Announce Additional West Coast Dates

The reformed Y&T have announced several additional West Coast shows during November. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 01 - Sacramento, CA @ The Roadhouse Nov. 02 - Concord, CA @ Pavillion (w/JOURNEY, MONTROSE) Nov. 07 - Hollywood, CA @ Key Club Nov. 08 - Anaheim, CA @ Galaxy Theater(w/MONTROSE) Nov. 09 - ...

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MNEMIC: 2002 Demo Posted Online

The Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have completed work on their 2002 Promo CD with producer Tue Madsen (i.e. THE HAUNTED, KONKHRA, 2 TON PREDATOR, etc.) at AntFarm Studios. A self-described mixture of MESHUGGAH, DEVIN TOWNSEND and FEAR FACTORY, the group have made ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Split With MASSACRE, Seek New Record Deal

THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have parted ways with Massacre Records and are presently seeking a new deal. According to guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson), "we do not want to make the same mistake again and sign a deal too fast this time as those two years ...

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KILLING JOKE Reunite, Commence Work On 'Most Violent' Opus To Date

The reunited KILLING JOKE — featuring vocalist Jaz Coleman, guitarist Geordie, bassist Paul Raven (ex-PRONG), and drummer Ted Parsons (ex-GODFLESH/PRONG) — are reportedly tracking their new album in London and Los Angeles with producer Andy Gill for an early 2003 release. According to sources, the forthcoming CD will be the group's "most violent" opus to ...

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BLUE OYSTER CULT Record Show For Live CD/DVD

BLUE OYSTER CULT recorded the June 21st show at Navy Pier's Skyline Stage for an upcoming live CD and DVD, entitled Long Day's Night. Among the cuts recorded for possible inclusion on the CD/DVD are the following: 01. Stairway to the Stars 02. Burnin' for You 03. OD'd on Life Itself 04. E.T.I. 05. Dance ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Support DORO, U.D.O.

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL have been confirmed as the support act on the first leg of DORO's European tour between October 23rd and November 3rd. They will then jump over to the U.D.O. European trek, which will take them through November 17th. Also scheduled to appear on the DORO tour as co-support are MESSIAHS ...

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