BLAZE To Begin Recording Third Album

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, will enter Backstage Studios in Ripley, England on Monday (Dec. 8) to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early 2004 through SPV Records. According to producer Andy Sneap, who worked with the band on their previous two offerings, the tracking for ...

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RAVAGER Split

After three years of existence and two albums via France's Osmose Productions, Mexico's RAVAGER (formerly DOMAIN) have officially split up. According to the label, the cause of the break-up is "musical and personal differences" between the bandmembers. Bassist/vocalist Antimo and drummer Oscar have plans to form a new band that will keep "the essence" of ...

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FEAR FACTORY Begin Mixing New Album In Vancouver

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers has made his way to Vancouver, British Columbia to begin mixing the group's new album, "Archetype" with Greg Reely (MACHINE HEAD, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEVILDRIVER). Drummer Raymond Herrera and vocalist Burton C. Bell are expected to join him shortly. Check out a bunch of new pictures taken in the ...

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P.O.D. 'Banned' By Christian Bookstores

Christian rock act P.O.D. have apparently had their latest CD banned by 85% of Christian bookstores in the U.S., who say the album cover is "occult". "It's quite ironic that throughout my art career I have been censored by a reputable art publication and denied inclusion into art exhibitions because my work is ...

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Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist Collaborating With AVRIL LAVIGNE?

Former EVANESCENCE guitarist Ben Moody is working with Avril Lavigne "on a track or two" for Avril's upcoming album, according to a posting on the Avril fan site Avrilbandaids.com. Unconfirmed reports suggest Moody may also join Avril's touring band. Last month, EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee dashed any hopes of Moody rejoining the band — insisting ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND To Complete SYMPHONY X Tour

Despite having announced yesterday that the band would be dropping off the SYMPHONY X U.S. tour after December 4 due to illness, DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND will now complete the last four remaining dates of the tour, beginning with tonight's show in Davenport, Iowa. Remaining DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND/SYMPHONY X dates: Dec. 05 - Davenport, IA - ...

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ALICE COOPER Signs Deal To Host Radio Show

United Stations Radio Networks, Inc., (USRN) an independent leader in original network radio programming, has announced it has signed a deal with legendary rocker ALICE COOPER whereby the performer will host a weeknight shift targeted to classic rock stations. United Stations will work closely with Cooper to develop the creative content of the program. The ...

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HEAVENLY: New Song Posted Online

A HEAVENLY E-card containing a preview of the group's new song "Evil", taken from their forthcoming album, "Dust To Dust", has been posted online at the Noise Records web site at this location. As previously reported, "Dust To Dust" (view cover here) is due on January 12 through Sanctuary/Noise Records. The ...

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