FEINSTEIN: Former THE RODS Frontman To Release New CD In April

FEINSTEIN, the new band featuring former THE RODS frontman/ELF guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein and ROYAL HUNT singer John West, have set an April 19 European release date through MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music for their debut album, "Third Wish". A U.S. release is expected in June. FEINSTEIN's current lineup is completed by Bob Twining (keyboards), Jeff ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE Go 'On Hiatus', Bandmembers Launch New Project

SLAVES ON DOPE have effectively disbanded following the rumored departure of vocalist Jason Rockman. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "Due to personal life changes, SLAVES ON DOPE have decided to place their career on hiatus for the foreseeable future. We'd like to thank our fans, once again, for their incredible ...

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KITTIE Shuns Outside World For Recording Of New Album

Canadian metal band KITTIE have been holed up in the isolation of Longview Farm Studios in Massachusetts for three weeks working on their third full-length album, "Until the End". "The studio we are recording at is on a farm," said drummer Mercedes Lander. "At night you can hear the horses walking around in the stables, ...

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THE HAUNTED: Vocals Almost Done, New Songtitles Revealed

THE HAUNTED bassist Jonas Björler has posted the following studio report on the band's official web site: "[Singer Peter] Dolving is almost done with the vocals for the album. He has screamed his way through 12 songs already this past week, and now there are only 3 songs to go. We'll go through the material ...

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NAGLFAR: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of Swedish death/black metallers NAGLFAR performing the track "I Am Vengeance" at Norrlandsoperan in Umeå, Sweden last December has been uploaded at the band's web site. Download it here (Windows Media, 15.1 MB). NAGLFAR's most recent album, "Sheol", was released last March through New Hawen Records (formerly WAR Music) in ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND To Release Three-Disc DVD/CD Set Through INSIDEOUT MUSIC

DEVIN TOWNSEND has gotten the "green light" from InsideOut Music to begin compiling "the sickest DEVIN TOWNSEND DVD ever." The three-disc set will reportedly consist of a complete THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND live performance, archive footage spanning Devin's entire career (including GREY SKIES and STEVE VAI material), animations from Konrad (who was responsible for the ...

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Spokesperson: JUDAS PRIEST Is Not Opening For OZZY OSBOURNE

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted another statement on the band's official web site, this time to defend the group's decision to take part in this year's Ozzfest. "The band chose to do the Ozzfest during the Summer — nobody pushed us into it," she writes. "We looked into everything and decided this ...

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