JUDAS PRIEST Announce Additional US, European Dates!

According to JUDAS PRIEST management co-ordinator Jayne Andrews, the band's upcoming US headlining tour will be primarily a two-band package (also featuring ANTHRAX), with a third band being added at one or two of the venues only. Meanwhile, the group have announced several more additions to their upcoming American and European itineraries. They are as ...

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ANGRA To Record New EP, ZEPPELIN Cover!

Brazil's ANGRA will enter the studio in January with producer Dennis Ward to record a brand new EP, which is tentatively scheduled to be issued in early May. During the sessions, the band will lay down their cover of LED ZEPPELIN's Kashmir for an upcoming LED ZEPPELIN tribute CD, which is due to be issued ...

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QUEENSRYCHE Duo Start Slaving Away!

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM is the name of an all-star collaboration featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums QUEENSRYCHE), Kelly Gray (guitars QUEENSRYCHE), Damon Johnson (guitars BROTHER CANE), Roman Glick (bass BROTHER CANE) and Scotty Heard (vocals SWEATY NIPPLES), which has just issued its debut album online via the group's official web site at: www.slavetothesystem.net. The ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Enter Second Week Of Mixing Process!

Britain's PITCHSHIFTER have entered the second week of the mixing process for their upcoming CD, tentatively entitled PSI, which is currently being completed at The Shop Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey under the guidance of acclaimed producer Machine. According to vocalist J.S. Clayden, "time just seems to be flying by so fast with this record. ...

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ORGY: New Album, DVD On The Way!

ORGY have spent the last three months at a Los Angeles studio working on the material for their third CD, which they plan on recording in early 2002 for a mid-year release. So far the band has completed more than two dozen songs and plan on touring in support of the new album throughout the ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Record New Album!

Contrary to recent public statements made by Devin Townsend, it now appears that he will in fact be releasing a new STRAPPING YOUNG LAD CD sometime next year. According to an official statement posted by Devin's wife/manager Tracy at Townsend's web site (www.hevydevy.com), seeing Devin had previously felt that he was no longer ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Goes Solo, Band Offer Studio Previews!

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has begun recording his first solo album, which will most likely have nine tracks and include the three new songs John performed during the G3 tour ("Jaws of Life", "Damage Control" and "Glasgow Kiss"). Other musicians performing on the CD will be Dave LaRue (i.e. DIXIE DREGS, PLANET X) on ...

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HATE ETERNAL Cancel Chile, Prepare New Album!

HATE ETERNAL, featuring MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan and MORBID ANGEL fill-in bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, have cancelled their rescheduled Chile date, which was to take place in late December, due to unspecified problems with the concert promoter. In other news, the band are currently in the process of writing and arranging the next HATE ETERNAL ...

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