THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL, MAYHEM To Issue Split 10"

Britain's THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL have recorded three new tracks that will be included on a split 10" with Norway's MAYHEM. The MAYHEM tracks are reportedly old tracks that were originally meant to go on a compilation that, for an undisclosed reason, never saw the light of day. This will be a strictly limited release ...

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HADES To Issue "Best Of", Regroup In Spring

Veteran New Jersey metallers HADES will be issuing a limited-edition “best of” CD entitled HADES 1982-2002. According to the group's official web site, the band “haven't jammed together as HADES since [the] October 5th [show] at the Wreck Room [in New Jersey]. We'll start playing again this Spring.” ...

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SAVIOUR MACHINE To Issue Final LP

Christian goth/opera rockers SAVIOUR MACHINE have begun production on Legend Part III Disc 2 for release in late 2002. According to the band, this will be “not only the definitive and conclusive Legend album, but also the last SAVIOUR MACHINE album. May God grant us the strength...” ...

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DOGFACE To "Smell The Glove" In March

Sweden's DOGFACE, featuring former TREAT/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Leven, are currently in the studio recording their second album, entitled Smell The Glove. The new CD is tentatively scheduled to be released during March. ...

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Hughes, Turner Embark On "Devil's Road"

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes, former RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, and the rest of the “Voices Of Classic Rock” team will be joined by guitarists Pat Travers and Leslie West on the syndicated radio show Rockline on January 9th. In other news, a two-minute clip of the track “Devil's Road”, ...

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Arizona's VEHEMENCE Sign With Metal Blade Records

VEHEMENCE, a self-proclaimed “chaotic melodic death metal” band from Phoenix, Arizona, have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records and have entered The Salt Mine Studio in Mesa, Arizona to begin recording their debut album for the label, tentatively entitled God Was Created. The follow-up to 2000's The Thoughts From Which I Hide will contain ...

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COMPOS MENTIS Complete Work On Debut CD

Danish "melodic death metal" band COMPOS MENTIS (with influences from old DARK TRANQUILITY, EUCHARIST and ABLAZE MY SORROW) have finished recording their as-yet-untitled debut album for an early 2002 release through Lost Disciple Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Drained 02. Temptation 03. My Inner Beast 04. Within Me ...

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STABBING WESTWARD Split With Koch, Begin Work On New CD!

STABBING WESTWARD have confirmed that they have parted ways with Koch Records after a one-album collaboration with the label, which resulted in the release of the group's self-titled CD in May. According to an official statement from the band, things did not work out as well as expected on both sides, so this departure was ...

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