FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK: New Album Is "Absolutely Perfect"

FILTER have set August 6th as the release date for their long-awaited The Amalgamut CD through Reprise Records. Says mainman Richard Patrick: “Last Saturday night I went to [producer] Rae Dileo's house for a party that was held in my honor for finishing the 3rd record. After a couple of beers, we put on the ...

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SYSTEMATIC Enlist P.O.D. Producer For Sophomore Album

San Francisco Bay Area's SYSTEMATIC, now featuring former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph, have enlisted Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., MOTÖRHEAD, SEPULTURA) to produce the group's as-yet-untitled sophomore album, which is tentatively due to be recorded in July. So far, the band have written 22-23 songs for the upcoming release and will likely track the effort at ...

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ICED EARTH Cancel Vancouver Date

ICED EARTH have cancelled their headlining performance in Vancouver, British Columbia, originally set for Friday, April 26th. According to an official statement from the group, “it was determined that it would be impossible to arrive in time without jeopardizing the rest of the tour. The band apologizes to all the fans who were looking forward ...

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GRAVES To Issue Debut CD, Embark On US Tour

GRAVES, the new band of former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, will issue their full-length debut, entitled The Web Of Dharma, on May 15th. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. One Million Light Years From Her 02. So Don't ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announce Spring Tour

MONSTER MAGNET will embark on the We're Free 25-date spring tour beginning May 3rd in Boston. Support will come from NYC rockers ADHARMA, featuring Tom Capone, formerly of QUICKSAND. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 03 - Boston, MA @ Axis May 04 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights May 05 - ...

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VOIVOD Guitarist To Play On Next THE GATHERING Full-Length

VOIVOD guitarist Denis D'Amour (a.k.a. Piggy) will be collaborating with Holland's THE GATHERING on the latter's next full-length release, which is scheduled to be issued in October. According to THE GATHERING drummer Hans Rutten, Piggy will do a solo on a yet-to-be-titled song. The whole band are all big admirers of VOIVOD. CD's like Dimension ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Confirmed For Japan's SUMMER SONIC Festival

The current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSESfeaturing vocalist Axl Rose as the sole remaining original memberhas reportedly been confirmed to appear at the Summer Sonic festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Osaka. GNR will apparently perform two showsone in ...

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"Lemmy"The Movie To Receive Los Angeles Premiere

Legendary documentary filmmaker Peter Sempel will premiere his latest film, Lemmyapparently based on the life of MOTRHEAD's Lemmyduring a retrospective of his films and photographs, which is being held in Los Angeles this week. The show is being held at the Goethe Institut German Cultural Center at 5750 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. The Lemmy ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Release Sanctuary Debut In Early September

British melodic speed power metal act DRAGONFORCE will enter the studio on May 27th to record their debut album, entitled Valley of the Damned, for a September 2nd release through Sanctuary/Noise Records. Recordings will reportedly take place in three different locations: at Denmark's Jailhouse studios with producer Tommy Hansen (i.e. HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, etc.), at ...

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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Keyboardist Guests On New DESTINY CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson has made a guest appearance in the title track to the forthcoming CD from long-running Swedish metal act DESTINY, entitled Future Of The Past. According to bassist Stefan Bjrnshg, this is the only song on the new album that features keyboards. It's a more than eight minutes long song. ...

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