LAKE OF TEARS To Enter Studio This Weekend

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS will enter the studio on Friday, February 13 to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "The Neonai", entitled "Black Brick Road". "The album cover will be done by the brilliant artist Kristian Wåhlin, who [has] painted all of the previous LAKE OF TEARS covers except 'Forever Autumn'," according to a post ...

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VENOM Begin Work On New Album

British "black metal" pioneers VENOM have commenced work on the follow-up to 2000's "Resurrection", according to a post at the VENOM fan site Site Of The Hydra. "Cronos and Antton have arisen from Darkest Hell, and are due to start rehearsals and record new demos, etc, in the coming weeks. As ye freaks will know, ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Names Solo CD

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has set "Suspended Animation" as the title of his new solo album, tentatively due later in the year. No further details are available at this time. DREAM THEATER are scheduled to wrap a European headlining tour Thursday (Feb. 12) at Oporto Coliseum in Oporto, Portugal. The group's "An Evening With ...

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LIVING LOUD: Video Clip Available Online

A Quicktime clip of the first video from LIVING LOUD, the new "supergroup" featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley alongside members of URIAH HEEP and DEEP PURPLE, is available for download at this location. The track in question, "In The Name of God", will be included on the band's forthcoming debut album, ...

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IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER Managers Involved In GRAMMY Brawl

IRON MAIDEN manager Rod Smallwood and SLAYER manager Rick Sales (both of whom work under the Sanctuary umbrella) were involved in a fistfight with record executive Happy Walters at the BMG Grammy party over the weekend. According to a posting at Hits Daily Double, "Big talk of the night was the free-for-all at the Avalon ...

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SEVENDUST To Appear On BUDWEISER's 'True Music Show'

SEVENDUST's performance at NextStage in Grand Prairie, Texas Saturday (Feb. 14) will be recorded for future broadcast on Budweiser's "True Music Show", according to a posting on the band's web site. The group will also be interviewed for the show, which will be broadcast nationally on HDNet — the first all high-definition cable network started ...

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THE GATHERING: New York Show Cancelled, Second Toronto Date Added

Holland's THE GATHERING have added a second Toronto show on Saturday, February 14 following the sudden cancellation of their New York concert. THE GATHERING's previously announced Feb. 14 date at L'Amour in Brooklyn was cancelled after the club owners "lost their lease and [were] unable to successfully negotiate a new term," according to an e-mail ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Part Ways With Bassist NICK OLIVERI

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have officially parted ways with bassist Nick Oliveri. According to MTV.com, Oliveri has unexpectedly left the band, breaking off a musical relationship with frontman Josh Homme that goes back to their days playing together in KYUSS in the early '90s. "A number of incidents occurring over the last 18 months ...

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STRATOVARIUS Fans Give New Singer Shit (Literally!)

STRATOVARIUS mainman Timo Tolkki has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The STRATOVARIUS forum has been closed because 2 individuals sent an email to the Finnish police and claimed that STRATOVARIUS supports Nazis. This claim is outright ridiculous and deserves that I tell these 2 idiots: FUCK OFF!!! "The forum was ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Hit Out At Bootleggers

JUDAS PRIEST have posted the following message on their official web site: "It has come to our attention that yet again someone is trying to sell non-official JUDAS PRIEST product and making out it is official. Someone who calls themself 'Zoom439' is trying to sell on Ebay an album entitled 'The Complete Remastered Bonus Tracks' ...

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