Acclaimed German Keyboardist Embarks On Solo Tour

Ferdy Doernberg, the acclaimed session musician and recording/touring keyboardist for German axe hero Axel Rudi Pell, is set to embark on a solo tour of Germany, where he will perform material from his 2000 CD Storyteller's Rain (which featured guest appearances by members of HELLOWEEN, ROUGH SILK, SODOM and EDGUY, among others). The dates are ...

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SOULFLY Nearly Done Recording Third CD

SOULFLY are nearly done with the recording portion of their as-yet-untitled third album, and are presently preparing to mix the CD for a late spring release through Roadrunner Records. At present time, there are 10 LP tracks and a bunch of B-sides that have been completed, including a cover of PAILHEAD's "I Will Refuse", SACRED ...

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PAIN: New CD, Tour, Reissue On The Way

Swedish "industrial" metal act PAIN, led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tagtgren, will issue their third album, entitled Nothing Remains the Same, on January 23rd through Stockholm Records. On the very same day, PAIN will perform at the official record release party at The Shrine in Stockholm, to be followed by the group's first-ever Swedish tour, ...

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BALLISTIC Ink Deal With Metal Blade Europe

BALLISTIC, the new band of former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis (which was previously going under the moniker AFTERBURN), is on the verge of signing a deal with Metal Blade Records Europe. According to Gattis, "the deal fits in perfectly to our schedules, and we can't wait to get started on our ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Live Album In The Works

Finnish melodic power metallers SONATA ARCTICA have finished mixing their live album, entitled Live In Japan 2001, at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila. The band are due to enter Tico Tico Studios shortly to record a couple of new songs, which may or may not appear on the aforementioned live CD as “bonus” cuts. A ...

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Original NUCLEAR ASSAULT To Reunite For Four Shows In April!

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)—will reunite for the first time in a decade (if you discount a poorly-promoted reunion show that took place in May 1997 in Manchester, New Hampshire) to perform four East Coast shows in April. Details are sketchy at ...

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PAPA ROACH's "Lovehatetragedy" To Drop In June

PAPA ROACH are presently completing work on their brand new album, entitled Lovehatetragedy, at a North Hollywood studio with producer Brendan O'Brien (i.e. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, KORN). Scheduled to be issued through Dreamworks Records in June, the follow-up to 2000's Infest will include the following tracks, among others: 01. Explosive Energy ...

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No WILL HAVEN For The 'KNOT!

Sacramento's WILL HAVEN will not be supporting SLIPKNOT on their forthcoming UK tour, despite recent rumors to the contrary. As previously reported, original support act DOWNTHESUN were forced to pull out of the tour after their label London/Sire Records went under, prompting rumors that WILL HAVEN would fill the vacant slot. However, it now appears ...

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MESHUGGAH: The Evil Eight-String!

Swedish aggro virtuosos MESHUGGAH are hard at work on the material for their fourth full-length album and are mere days away from completing a four-song demo for the upcoming effort, due out in June via Nuclear Blast Records. The notorious perfectionists' desire to focus all their attention on the pre-production sessions for the forthcoming CD ...

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