FIREBIRD Complete Work On New CD

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have completed work on their as-yet-untitled album at Berno Studios in Malmö, Sweden for a late 2002 release. 12 tracks in total were recorded, with the European release likely to contain 10 cuts and the Japanese version (via JVC Records) to include a bonus song. ...

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ELVENKING Part Ways With Singer

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING have parted ways with singer Damnagoras a little over a week prior to the band's scheduled appearance at Bloodstock 2002 festival in Derby, UK. "The decision was taken by mutual consent," according to a statement posted on the band's official web site. "ELVENKING did their very best to find a ...

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ENEMYMAKER888 Hard At Work On Debut CD

Britain's ENEMYMAKER888 (formerly RAINMAKER888) are in the process of recording their debut album, Planet Dow Jone$, due later in the year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. 16 tracks are being recorded, with 12 set to appear on the album and the remaining songs to be included as bonus tracks for other territory releases. The tracks recorded ...

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RAG MEN: MP3s Posted Online

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring MERAUDER/GOD IS I frontman Jorge Rosado, SKARHEAD/CROWN OF THORNZ guitarist Mitts, NEMESIS/ex-EARTH CRISIS bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards, and SKARHEAD/ex-HATEBREED drummer Rigg Ross, have posted three full-length MP3s via their official web site at the following locations: 01. My World 02. Insomnia 03.

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JANE'S ADDICTION Shuffle Bassists

JANE'S ADDICTION have reportedly replaced bassist Martyn LeNoble with ex-ROB ZOMBIE/ALANIS MORISSETTE studio bassist Chris Channey. Reports that RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea has re-recorded all of Martyn's work on the group's upcoming album have not been confirmed. ...

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JOE SATRIANI Offers Reward For Stolen Guitar

JOE SATRIANI has had one of his Chromeboys (chrome Ibanez guitars) stolen after the Clearwater, Florida show at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday, August 21st. Here is a message from Joe on the matter: "My 'Pearly' Chrome Ibanez guitar was stolen last [Wednesday] during load out at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL. If ...

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