RACER X To Issue New CD By Christmas

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals!), are scheduled to enter the studio in September to record a new CD for a Christmas 2002 Japanese release. Says Martin: "I have a ton of great song titles, more than I've ever ...

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SAGGA Complete Work On "Planetude"

Brazil's SAGGA have just finished mixing their new album, entitled Planetude, in Germany with producers Sascha Paeth and Miro (i.e. RHAPSODY, ANGRA, SHAMAN) for a late summer South American release through Louder Music. The CD, which features a guest appearance by former ANGRA and current SHAMAN frontman Andre Matos, will soon be shopped to American ...

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BESEECH Announce European Festival Appearances, Tour

Swedish "gothic metal" act BESEECH will be appearing at the Eurorock Festival in Belgium on August 3rd at 11:35 AM on stage 2. The group is also scheduled to embark on a European tour with ASHES YOU LEAVE in October/November. The dates are as follows: Aug. 03 – BEL @ EUROROCK Festival Aug. 16 - ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL Sets Release Dates For Live CD, DVD

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL will release a double live CD, entitled Knights Live, and accompanying DVD, entitled Knight Treasures (Live and More), on October 21st through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The CD will feature recordings from the April/ May 2002 tour while the DVD will also include additional footage and special material not previously available. ...

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LAMB OF GOD To Headline HELLFEST 2002

LAMB OF GOD have accepted an invitation to close out the three-day Hellfest 2002 festival at the New York State Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 14th. The 2002 Hellfest is scheduled to play host to 106 of the heaviest hitting bands from all reaches of the planet. LAMB OF GOD will also be appearing at Met ...

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HATE ETERNAL Line Up Brazilian Dates

Florida death metallers HATE ETERNAL, featuring MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan and former MORBID ANGEL fill-in bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, have lined up two Brazilian dates in September, with a possible third show yet to be announced. They are as follows: Sep. 28 - São Paulo, BRA @ Setembro Negro Sep. 29 – Recife, BRA @ ...

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SEPTIC FLESH Complete Work On "Sumerian Daemons"

Greece's SEPTIC FLESH have completed work on their new album, entitled Sumerian Daemons, with producer Fredrik Nordström (i.e. HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR, etc.) at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman for an October release through Hammerheart Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the 13-song effort are the following: 01. Red Code Cult 02. ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Goes Disco!

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash joined disco legends CHIC and NILE RODGERS onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California on June 29th for a rendition of CHIC's timeless smash "Le Freak". The performance took place as part of K-BIG 104's celebration of the Saturday Night Fever 25th Anniversary, dubbed Disco Fever. ...

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SHAMAN Announce South American Dates

Brazil's SHAMAN, featuring former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (drums), have lined up the following South American dates during the coming weeks: Aug. 21 - Porto Alegre, BRA @ Bar Opinião Aug. 23 – Curitiba, BRA @ Moinho São Roque Sep. 14 - São Paulo, BRA @ Via Funchal ...

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