DARKTHRONE To Record "Leper Unction" In The Fall

Veteran Norwegian black metallers DARKTHRONE have commenced the writing process for their forthcoming CD, tentatively titled Leper Unction, which they hope to record in September/October for an early 2003 release through Moonfog Records. Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming CD are "Rust" and "Fucked Up And Ready To Die". According to a ...

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PURE SWEET HELL MP3 Up For Grabs

PURE SWEET HELL, the side project of NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have posted an MP3 of the track "Sentinels" at this location. "Sentinels" comes off the group's recent six-song demo, which features Williams on drums and vocals, and Christ Eichhorn on guitar, bass and keyboards. Longtime friends and bandmates since Williams' pre-NEVERMORE days ...

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MESHUGGAH Demo Track To Appear On OZZFEST Sampler CD

Sweden's MESHUGGAH officially began tracking their fourth full-length album, Nothing, on May 16th for a tentative August 6th release through Nuclear Blast Records. Meanwhile, Swedish metal journalist Martin Carlsson has received a brand new song called "Closed Eye Visuals", which will appear exclusively on an Ozzfest sampler CD to be given out in the US ...

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KREATOR Set Title For Live CD, Make Guest Appearances

KREATOR have set Live Kreation (Revisioned Glory) as the title to their forthcoming live CD, which is due to be released later in the year. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. The Patriarch 02. Violent Revolution 03. Reconquering The Throne 04. Extreme Aggression 05. People Of The Lie 06. All ...

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THE HAUNTED Book Studio Time For Upcoming CD

Swedish high-energy thrashers THE HAUNTED have booked five weeks at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden beginning on August 26th for the recording of their forthcoming third full-length CD, due in early 2003 through Earache Records. According to bassist Jonas Bjorler, "we have at the moment eight songs written, and ideas for another three—so everything seems ...

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DEREK SHERINIAN's Upcoming Solo Effort To Feature Host Of Name Musicians

Yngwie Malmsteen, Billy Sheehan, Tony Franklin (ex-BLUE MURDER/THE FIRM), Al DiMeola, Zakk Wydle, Brian Tichy (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE) and Simon Philips are among the artists scheduled to make guest appearances on the forthcoming solo album from former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian. As yet untitled, the effort is due in September. ...

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PLANET US Hit Las Vegas Stage For Two Impromptu Performances

PLANET US—the new rock supergroup featuring Neal Schon (guitar, JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals, ex-VAN HALEN), Deen Castronovo (drums, JOURNEY) and Michael Anthony (bass, VAN HALEN)—made two more live appearances when they performed the tracks "Vertigo" and "Peeping Through a Hole" at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on Friday, May 17th ...

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