Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Axeman Announces Upcoming Gigs

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has lined up the following live appearances during the coming weeks: JOE DENINZON AND STRATOSPHEERIUS Feb. 14 – New York, NY @ Tobacco Road Feb. 21 – Washington, D.C. @ Bohemian Caverns Feb. 22 – Baltimore, MD @ Café Tatoo ROB EVAN w/ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Feb. 15 – New York, ...

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NILE To Enter Studio In Early March, July Release Expected

Acclaimed death metallers NILE will enter Soundlab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina on March 4th to record their third full-length CD, tentatively titled In Their Darkened Shrines. Eight tracks have been written so far for the album, which is set to feature nearly an hour's worth of music. Among the song titles set to appear ...

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BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Part With Guitarist, Vow To Carry On

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES have parted ways with guitarist DJ Ashba. No reason was given for Ashba's departure, but according to an official statement from the rest of the group, “BEAUTIFUL CREATURES will continue. We believe in the band, the music and especially our fans. The band has never been about individuals, it's about a promise to ...

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EIDOLON Track Listing Unveiled

Toronto metallers EIDOLON have announced the full track listing for their upcoming Coma Nation CD, which will be mixed in late March for a tentative June 6th release date through Metal Blade Records. The track listing is as follows (in no particular order): 01. (Intro—currently untitled) 02. Coma Nation 03. Scarred 04. Hunt You Down ...

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KARMA TO BURN Enlist All-Star Cast For Upcoming CD

FEAR FACTORY's Burton C. Bell, C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan, SPEEDEALER's Jeff Hirshberg and CLUTCH's Neil Fallon are some of the singers that will contribute lead vocals to the forthcoming CD from West Virginia's KARMA TO BURN, which will be recorded over the course of the coming months for a tentative late 2002 release through Spitfire Records. ...

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ROSE TATTOO Get Heavyweight Assistance On Long-Awaited Studio Album

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO are currently recording their first “real” studio album in over 20 years in Hamburg with former ACCEPT guitarist Hermann Frank acting as engineer and Rainer Hänsel in the role of producer. According to reports, former WHITESNAKE axeman Bernie Mardsen has been enlisted to assist frontman Angry Anderson with writing the ...

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KITTIE Rumored For US OZZFEST, UK OZZFEST Date Confirmed!

KITTIE are strongly rumored to have been added to the line-up of artists appearing at Ozzfest 2002, which is scheduled to kick off this summer. OZZY OSBOURNE and SYSTEM OF A DOWN are the only two acts to have been officially confirmed by the festival organizers, while DOWN and DISTURBED are also being mentioned as ...

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THE CROWN Announce Tentative US Dates

Sweden's THE CROWN, featuring former AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg, have announced the tentative dates for their upcoming US headlining tour, which will also include an appearance by Victory Records recording artists DARKEST HOUR and Prosthetic Records' ALL THAT REMAINS (featuring former members of SHADOWS FALL). The unconfirmed details are as follows: Apr. 05 ...

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THE HAUNTED To Record Third CD In May/June!

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have finished writing seven new songs and are aiming to complete another five for their forthcoming third full-length CD, which is tentatively scheduled to be recorded during May/June for an October release through Earache Records. According to bassist Jonas Björler, “judging by the sound of the new material, you can all ...

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SWARM Frontman's Birthday Party Brings Out The Stars

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and PRIMUS mainman Les Claypool were among the guests at the huge birthday bash thrown in honor of SWARM frontman Mark Osegueda (ex-DEATH ANGEL) on Saturday night, February 9th at the Parkside Café in San Francisco. According to reports, nearly a thousand people showed up at the event, which culminated in ...

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