APARTMENT 26 Dropped By Hollywood Records, In Search Of New Label Home

Britain's APARTMENT 26—the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler—have reportedly been dropped by Hollywood Records and are currently seeking a new record deal with the help of manager Gloria Butler (Biff's mom and Geezer's wife). APARTMENT 26's debut CD, Hallucinating, was issued in May 2000 and featured a guest ...

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Former AMEN Guitarist Officially Joins BLUEBIRD

Former AMEN guitarist Paul Fig has officially joined Los Angeles rock act BLUEBIRD, with whom he recently completed several “amazing” west coast dates alongside NEBULA and DEAD MEADOW. The group are presently in the studio working on their as-yet-untitled sophomore full-length CD, which is scheduled to be released during the summer through Dim Mak Records. ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Finish Recording, Prepare To Mix New CD

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have finished recording their latest album, entitled To Welcome the Fade, with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRYCHE) at Sheffield Studios in Hammond, Indiana and will begin mixing it at Sonic Ranch/Village Productions in Tornillo Texas on February 25th. Mastering will most likely take place at Oceanview Digital Mastering ...

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MACABRE Prepare New CD, "Unplugged" Side Project

Serial killer metallers MACABRE are preparing to enter the studio with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, QUEENSRYCHE, NEVERMORE) to record their long-awaited new full-length CD, entitled Murder Metal. A continuation of the band's Sinister Slaughter album, Murder Metal is tentatively due to be released in late summer/early fall through Hammerheart Records. In related news, ...

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Finnish Benefit Gig In Honor Of CHUCK SCHULDINER Set For March 1st

MORBID DREAM, DIABLO, NORTHER, and EVIL CHUCKS, a one-off group made up of Finnish metal veterans, will appear at a charity concert honoring late DEATH frontman Chuck Schuldiner at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland on Friday, March 1st. All proceeds from the gig will be donated to Juliana Von Wend foundation, which conducts cancer research without ...

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DISMEMBER To Record New CD, Appear At Waldrock

Veteran Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER are planning to record their long-awaited, as-yet-untitled new opus in April/May at Stockholm's Das Boot studio. A late summer/early fall release through Hammerheart Records is expected. In other news, DISMEMBER are strongly rumored to be participating at this year's Waldrock Festival, which is scheduled to be held on June 22nd ...

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ANATHEMA Cancel Single Plans, To Issue Live DVD In April

Britain's ANATHEMA have cancelled plans to issue the track Pressure as the first single off their critically-acclaimed album A Fine Day to Exit after MTV and various radio stations refused to rally their support behind the release. According to an official statement by Music For Nations Records press officer Doug Wright, Pressure was withdrawn as ...

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DEADSY Drummer Lands An Angel

The following item comes to us courtesy of www.deadsy.net: Just two months after splitting from her husband, gross-out comedian Tom Green, Drew Barrymore has moved on and found a new man, according to sources. Hot Stuff hears that the Charlie's Angels star has been dating 26-year-old musician Alec Piro for the past two ...

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