BURN SEASON To Commence Pre-Production For Elektra Debut

Jacksonville, Florida's BURN SEASON (formerly SMAKT DOWN) will be heading to Hollywood, California's A&M Studios in early August with producer Bob Marlette (i.e. HALFORD, BLACK SABBATH, SALIVA, ALICE COOPER) to commence pre-production for their self-titled debut, due in spring of 2003 through Elektra Records. ...

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ROBERT PLANT: Reunion With Ex-LED ZEPPELIN Bassist Unlikely

Although former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant seems open to the possibility of putting out another album with PAGE AND PLANT, his collaboration with ex-ZEP guitarist Jimmy Page, a reunion with the band's bass player, John Paul Jones, remains much more unlikely. "My relationship with 'Jonesy' is hampered by one misinterpreted word, and that was ...

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EVERGREY To Commence Work On Fourth Full-Length Album

Swedish "progressive power metal" band EVERGREY are scheduled to begin recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively titled Recreation Day, in mid-September with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRĊ¸CHE) for an early 2003 release through Inside Out Music. According to guitarist/vocalist Tom S. Englund, "the songwriting is going extremely well. As a matter of ...

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VOID OF SILENCE: New Frontman Needed

Italian "dark/ambient/doom" metal act VOID OF SILENCE have parted ways with frontman Malfeitor Fabban and are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties (male or female) can go to the group's official web site and download two brand new instrumental songs in demo form, which they can use to sing over and submit as ...

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HER ENCHANTMENT Announce New Vocalist

Dutch "death/heavy/black metal" act HER ENCHANTMENT have recruited former WE, THE GODS frontman Richard Noordzij as the permanent replacement for longtime vocalist Richard (no last name provided), who left the group in the spring. HER ENCHANTMENT are currently writing material for their sophomore full-length album, which they hope to record later in the year. ...

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THUNDER To Reunite For MONSTERS OF ROCK Shows

British hard rockers THUNDER will reunite for a series of shows in November to be held under the Monsters Of Rock banner, vocalist Danny Bowes has confirmed via on online posting. "Oh dear....It appears the moggy has slipped well and truly out of the bag, despite my best efforts to keep it in," Bowes wrote. ...

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CHEN MO Line Up Dutch Dates

Dutch "crossover metal" act CHEN MO, featuring former members of FROZEN SUN, CURFEW, WITHIN TEMPTATION, BLOODSESSIONS, THRENODY and SILICON HEAD, have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Aug. 30 - Lisse, NETH @ Magnifiosi Oct. 05 - Dronten, NETH @ Nirwana Oct. 12 - Amsterdam, NETH @ Paradiso Oct. 25 - Oisterwijk, ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Appear In GUITAR ONE Magazine

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland will be featured in the October issue of Guitar One magazine as part of the "What Ever Happened To?" column, written by Dale Turner. Look for the new issue in mid-August at your favorite stores and newsstands. In other news, Poland's Return to Metalopolis CD will be reissued through Lion ...

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