POWERGOD To Record HELLOWEEN Cover, Embark On European Tour

Germany's POWERGOD will soon be entering the studio to record a version of HELLOWEEN's "Starlight" for a spanish tribute to the German melodic metal pioneers. In other news, POWERGOD, CHINCHILLA, and VALLEY'S EVE will be embarking on a European tour during October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 01 - Lübeck, GER @ Treibsand Oct. ...

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AMON AMARTH Set Title For Next CD

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have set Versus The World as the title of their forthcoming CD, which is due to be recorded at Berno Studios in Malmo, Sweden in August for a late 2002 release through Metal Blade Records. Among the cuts set to be included on the CD are the following: 01. Bloodshed 02. Vs. ...

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PRIMUS Frontman To Issue Solo Debut

PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool has set a September 24th release for his solo debut, The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Presents Purple Onion, which will be issued on his own Prawn Song label. "This is the first time I've actually sat down and written material without other musicians in mind," Claypool told Billboard.com. "It was the ...

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WILL HAVEN: Why We Cancelled Tour

WILL HAVEN have posted the following message regarding their recent tour cancellation via their official web site at www.willhaven.com: "Hello everyone, quick post to tell everyone that we are fine and well. We really want to apologize for canceling the tour. We had some big problems come up so we had to regretfully ...

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Former FLYBANGER Bassist Joins LOCO

LOCO have officially recruited ex-FLYBANGER/JAR bass player Tom MacDonald to replace guitarist Brent Bednar, who left the group last month. Tom is no stranger to LOCO, having been close friends with the band over the last few years. Band drummer Anton had the following to say: "We did the few week stint with Tom and ...

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THRESHOLD Complete Work On "Critical Mass"

UK progressive metallers THRESHOLD have completed work on their new album, entitled Critical Mass, for an early September release. The artwork is currently being completed by Thomas Ewerhard who was also responsible for the band's two previous studio album sleeves, and a multimedia section is also being put together for a limited-edition release of the ...

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SHAMAN Announce Hometown Gig

Brazil's SHAMAN, featuring former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (drums), have announced a hometown show at Via Funchal in São Paulo, Brazil on September 14th. As previously reported, SHAMAN's debut album, entitled Ritual, is due to be released through Italy's Lucretia Records in July. ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Issue "Toxicity" Outtakes

SYSTEM OF A DOWN are planning on issuing the previously-leaked, unreleased Toxicity outtakes which were the subject of much online speculation last month. "We are gonna release some of them, mixed the way we would actually put them on an album," bassist Shavo Odadjian told MTV. "But we're gonna do it in a ...

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