NORTHER Hard At Work On Second Album

Finland's NORTHER are recording their second as-yet-untitled full-length album at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta with producer Anssi Kippo. The follow-up to last year's Dreams of Endless War effort is due in the fall through Spinefarm Records. ...

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HELLOWEEN Prepare To Record New CD, Former Singer Completes Third Solo Album

HELLOWEEN are currently in Hamburg, Germany writing and rehearsing material for the group's next studio album, due in early 2003. In related news, former HELLOWEEN frontman Michael Kiske has completed work on his as-yet-untitled third solo album, which is tentatively scheduled for a late August/early September release through Noise/Sanctuary Records. According to Kiske's official newsletter, ...

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UPDATE: PRONG To Rejoin DANZIG Tour In Cincinnati

Despite previous reports to the contrary, PRONG will be finishing off the remainder of the DANZIG North American tour beginning with tomorrow night's performance at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio, the band's manager, Paul D. Spriggs of Novi Entertainment L.L.C., has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although PRONG had taken several days off following Friday night's show in ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Trio Form Band Together?

GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Matt Sorum (drums) have reportedly been rehearsing, and are trying quite hard to get former GNR guitarist Izzy Stradlin back in the mix with the hopes of possibly touring together, according to Allstar. However, contrary to previous reports, BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd won't be the ...

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PROGPOWER USA III Officially Sold Out!

ProgPower USA III has officially SOLD OUT of all tickets in less than 6 days! The show, to be held in Atlanta Georgia on November 15th and 16th, will feature the following "all-star" line up: BLIND GUARDIAN GAMMA RAY ANGRA PAIN OF SALVATION READING ZERO THRESHOLD DEVIN TOWNSEND ZERO HOUR SILENT FORCE EDGUY ...

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PRONG Kicked Off DANZIG Tour, CHIMAIRA Added

CHIMAIRA have been added to the ongoing DANZIG US tour starting with tomorrow's date at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio. According to an official statement from the group, "the former direct support band [i.e. PRONG] was kicked off the tour, and we were asked to pick up the slot. After this tour ends we will be ...

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DIRT Ink Deal With 2K SOUNDS/EMI

Houston's DIRT have inked a deal with 2K Sounds/EMI Distribution for the release of their long-awaited debut album, entitled From Dirt We Come. Recorded two years ago at AMG Studios recording compound in Houston and produced by COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, the album contains such cuts as "Pain", "Useless", "Disturbed" and "Last Tribe". To ...

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