SHEAVY Complete Work On "Synchronized"

St. John's, Newfoundland stoner rockers SHEAVY have completed work on their new album, entitled Synchronized, at GAM Studios in Belgium with producer Mike Butcher (who had previously worked with BLACK SABBATH on their Sabotage and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath LPs, among others), and are scheduled to issue the effort in late spring/early summer through Rise Above ...

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SEVENDUST Pull Out Of Australian Tour With CREED

SEVENDUST have pulled out of their Australian tour with CREED, set to start in Brisbane next week, due to undisclosed unforeseen circumstances, according to a statement issued by the group's representatives. Tentative plans exist for SEVENDUST to return to Australia before the end of the year. In their place, new Universal Records signing CRASH PALACE ...

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QUEENSRYCHE "Empire" Re-Release, Frontman's Solo Album On The Way

QUEENSRYCHE frontman Geoff Tate and ex-QUEENSRYCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo came together yesterday to record a lengthy interview for the upcoming DVD/Audio re-release of Empire, which is scheduled to be issued through the EMI label in May/June. The disc will reportedly include a re-mastered version of Empire in Dolby 5.1, all the music videos, the above-mentioned ...

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ZIMMER'S HOLE, THE ALMIGHTY PUNCHDRUNK Team Up For Canadian Tour

ZIMMER'S HOLE, featuring guitarist Jed Simon and bassist Byron Stroud of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, and THE ALMIGHTY PUNCHDRUNK, featuring STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan, will team up for a Canadian tour that is scheduled to begin on March 30th in Nelson, British Columbia. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 30 - Royal ...

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BOLT THROWER Confirmed For WITH FULL FORCE Festival

British death metal veterans BOLT THROWER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The full line-up of acts presently scheduled to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER MOTRHEAD ...

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TAPROOT's STEPHEN RICHARDS: New Material Is Very Different From First Album

TAPROOT frontman Stephen Richards recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the progress of the group's sophomore CD, tentatively titled Welcome, which is currently being recorded with producer Toby Wright (i.e. ALICE IN CHAINS, SOULFLY) for a late August/early September release through Velvet Hammer/Atlantic Records. Here's what he had to say: We've changed a lot ...

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INSANIA Cancel VINCE NEIL Tour, Prepare To Record Third Album

Sweden's INSANIA have pulled out of their scheduled European tour as the support act for MTLEY CRE frontman Vince Neil due to an undisclosed member's illness. The band are scheduled to enter Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Mikko Karmila on June 26th to begin recording their third album, tentatively titled Fantasy, for a ...

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THERION Part With Drummer, Secure Replacement

Sweden's THERION have parted ways with drummer Sami Karppinen. According to frontman Christofer Johnsson, Karppinen is tired of touring and drumming with a band. He will instead concentrate on working in our studio (this mean we will finally have more time available for other bands that want to record there). THERION will still be working ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON has been officially confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. DICKINSON will reportedly perform on Friday, August 2nd. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ...

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