PITCHSHIFTER Confirmed For Essential Festival

PITCHSHIFTER have been confirmed for the Essential Festival, which is scheduled to take place in Bristol, UK on May 5th. Other artists set to appear at the event include SICK OF IT ALL, RAGING SPEEDHORN, JELLO BIAFRA, THERAPY?, ONE MINUTE SILENCE, and SKINDRED. ...

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GRAND ALCHEMIST Ink Deal With SOUND RIOT

Norway's GRAND ALCHEMIST have signed to Sound Riot Records and will issue their new full-length CD, tentatively titled Intervening Coma-Celebration, in June/July. A 11-song effort, the album will be recorded in late March/April at Elg Studios and will be mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Studios (i.e. DIMMU BORGIR, TIDFALL, ARCTURUS, BORKNAGAR, MACTATUS, etc.) in ...

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THE SCORPIONS To Compose Material For German Musical

Veteran German rockers THE SCORPIONS are working on a musical called Wind of Change for Berlin's Metropolis Theater, featuring a theme about the Berlin wall that conveys "love, division and freedom." Included in the musical will be several of the group's biggest hits as well as 15 new tracks, the songwriting for which is expected ...

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SWARM Announce March Live Appearances

San Francisco Bay Area's SWARM, featuring former DEATH ANGEL members Andy Galeon (drums), Rob Cavestany (guitar), and Mark Osegueda (vocals), have lined up the following shows during the next couple of weeks: Mar. 15 - Cactus Club - San Jose, CA (w/SPIKE 1000) Mar. 16 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA (w/SPIKE 1000) Mar. 22 ...

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BLUEBIRD Enlist MASTERS OF REALITY Leader To Mix New CD

Los Angeles-based rock act BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Fig, have lined up MASTERS OF REALITY leader Chris Goss (i.e. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) to mix their as-yet-untitled new CD for Dim Mak Records, which is due to be issued during the summer. In other news, BLUEBIRD are one of many bands ...

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