BLITZKRIEG To Unleash "Absolute Power"

Reunited NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG are finishing up the songwriting process for their new album, tentatively entitled Absolute Power, which is due to be issued during May/June. The group's current line-up consists of: Brian Ross - Vocals Tony J.Liddle - Guitar Paul Nesbitt - Guitar Andy Galloway - Bass Phil Brewis - Drums Among the song ...

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INSOLENCE Goes Bust!

INSOLENCE have reportedly split up following the dismissal of drummer Mando, who is said to have owned the rights to the group's name. The rest of the band will apparently add a new skinsman and carry on under a new moniker, while Mando himself if said to have joined a new project. ...

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WARLORD Is Coming!

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), will begin the recording sessions for their comeback CD on February 1st at a California studio. A summer release is expected. ...

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It's Official: MERCYFUL FATE Part Ways With Metal Blade!

MERCYFUL FATE have parted ways with Metal Blade Records after the label chose not to exercise their contractual option to renew the group's agreement for another album, according to MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND manager Ole Bang (who dropped us a line from the MIDEM convention/music trade show in Cannes, France). The split comes nearly three years ...

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KING DIAMOND Slams Metal Blade Records, Fate Of US Tour Uncertain

KING DIAMOND leader and namesake has slammed Metal Blade Records over the record company's apparent inability/refusal to provide the band with adequate support necessary to put the group out on the road in support of their upcoming Abigail II: The Revenge CD (which is due on January 29th). In a soon-to-be-published interview with the German ...

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SLIPKNOT Cancel Australian Tour!

SLIPKNOT's Australian tour has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled, according to official sources. No reason has yet been given for the cancellation, but it appears that the group will not return Down Under until at least after the recording of their next studio album, which is unlikely to surface before mid-2003. SLIPKNOT's Australian ...

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MESHUGGAH Drums For Sale

MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake is selling his Pearl Masters custom set (in “mint condition”) consisting of 2 x 22" bass drums 10", 12", 14", 16", 16" toms 12" (and 14") snare drums, 7x double-armed cymbal stands, x-hats, clamps, hardware, pedals, and lots more. Asking price: 50,000 SEK or approximately $4,900 (list price approximately 120,000 SEK ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL To Enter "Shadow Zone" In April

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL will issue his latest solo effort, entitled Shadow Zone, through SPV/Steamhammer Records in Europe on April 22nd. In support of the album, the following German tour dates have been lined up: Apr. 28 Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik Apr. 29 - Nrnberg, GER @ Hirsch May 01 - Pratteln, SWI ...

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RUNNING WILD To Issue "The Brotherhood" In Late February

German pirate metallers RUNNING WILD will issue their latest CD, entitled The Brotherhood, on February 25th. In other news, the group have announced the first German live dates in support of the above-mentioned effort. They are as follows: Mar. 20 Saarburg, GER @ TBA Mar. 21 Kln, GER @ TBA Mar. 22 Tuttlingen, GER @ ...

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