JEFF SCOTT SOTO, Z Records Part Ways

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current TALISMAN vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has parted ways with Z Records due to scheduling problems surrounding the release of his soon-to-be-recorded solo album. Apparently, Z Records' tight release schedule for the coming months would have meant a late 2002 release for Soto's effort, a prospect that didn't coincide with Jeff's busy work ...

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HATE ETERNAL Get Dimensional In February

HATE ETERNAL, featuring MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan and MORBID ANGEL fill-in bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, will enter Dimension Sound Studios in Tampa, Florida in February to record their as-yet-untitled second album for a late spring/early summer release. This time the record will be officially issued under the logo of Earache Records, due to the success ...

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MARDUK: Still Waiting For American Visas

Sweden's MARDUK have still not received the proper paperwork from the American Embassy in order to enable them to embark on their North American tour with AMON AMARTH and DIABOLIC, a trek that was originally due to start on January 11th in St. Paul, Minnesota. MARDUK vocalist Legion offered the following update on the situation ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's Durst Gets Pied: The Photographic Evidence!

Congratulations are in order for Oregon native Richard Petrillo, who hit LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst in the back of the head with a coconut cream pie on January 13th in Clackamas, Oregon (to view photographic evidence of this glorious occasion, click here). According to reports, LIMP BIZKIT were returning from lunch to ...

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NILE To Record Third CD In February

Acclaimed death metallers NILE will enter Soundlab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina with producer Bob Moore on February 15th to begin recording their third album for Relapse Records, tentatively entitled In Their Darkened Shrines. A July release is expected. In other news, NILE will appear at this year's New England Metal Festival, which is set ...

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