DEATH: Promotional Videos Available For Download

DEATH's official web site, EmptyWords.org, has made available for download the group's two official promotional videos: "Lack of Comprehension" from 1991's "Human" and "The Philosopher" from 1993's "Individual Thought Patterns". Check them out here. As previously reported, Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records) are set to issue a collection of unfinished recordings made ...

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FATES WARNING Drummer To Jam With MONTROSE

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder will be playing old MONTROSE tunes with Ronnie Montrose, Ricky Phillips (bass) and Johnny Lesveque (vocals) at the Dallas Guitar Show on April 17. "This should be quite exciting as MONTROSE was my favorite band for many many years," Zonder said in an online posting. "Sort of a dream come ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR To Enter Studio

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), will enter Retread Studio on April 10 to begin tracking drums for a new release, due out this summer. Commented Chief, "I'm very excited about recording the new material! We've really begun to write some great music together ...

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ICED EARTH: 'Gettysburg' DVD Update

JAG PANZER guitarist Mark Briody has issued an update on ICED EARTH's much-anticipated "Gettysburg" DVD, which he is currently producing for his recently formed video production company. According to Briody, "the DVD is still in production so don't look for it in the stores just yet. It's coming out very cool. [ICED EARTH mainman] Jon ...

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It's Official: JEFF PILSON Rejoins DIO

Ronnie James Dio has confirmed in a radio interview that bassist Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN) will be rejoining DIO in the studio next month for the recording of the group's new album, tentatively due in late June/early July through Spitfire Records. "It's a real wonderful, comfortable situation for Jeff to come in," Ronnie said during a ...

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I.C.E. Sign With CRASH MUSIC, INC.

Maryland-based black metallers I.C.E. (IMPERIAL CRYSTALLINE ENTOMBMENT) have inked a four-album deal with Crash Music, Inc. The group will enter the studio later this month to record their debut album, tentatively due in the summer. I.C.E., consisting of Mammoth, Blisserred, IceSickKill and Bleak, have previously released a three-song mini-CD containing the tracks "Astral Frost Invocation", ...

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KOTIPELTO: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new KOTIPELTO track, titled "Reasons", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Reasons" comes off the former STRATOVARIUS singer's sophomore solo album, "Coldness", due in Europe on April 26 through Century Media Records (a May 18 U.S. release is expected). The follow-up to 2002's "Waiting for the Dawn" was ...

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