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HAMMERFALL Outline Recording Schedule For Fourth CD

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are scheduled to enter Holland's Wisseloord studios with producer Charlie Bauernfeind (i.e. BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE) in early May to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album for a late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to guitarist Oscar Dronjak, we will record the drums in Holland, bass in Germany and ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Lay Down Cover Tracks, Announce Upcoming Live Dates

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR was in the recording studio over the weekend and recorded two new songs for forthcoming tribute samplers to LED ZEPPELIN (Locomotive Records) and a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album to be released through the Nuclear Blast label. In other news, PRIMAL FEAR will play only one exclusive Open Air ...

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ANDREW WK To Replace CORNELL/RAGE At OZZFEST 2002?!

ANDREW WK (full name: Andrew Wilkes-Krier), whose backing band includes former OBITUARY drummer Donald D.T. Tardy, has been invited by Ozzfest organizers to fill the slot vacated by the unnamed group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, according to MTV.com. ANDREW WK has not yet accepted the invitation, but ...

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CORNELL/RAGE: The Los Angeles Times Perspective

The following item originally appeared in yesterday's edition of The Los Angeles Times: RAGE OFF: A lot of questions were raised with word that Chris Cornell had left the new band he formed with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk. But one that may prove the most ...

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HAMMERFALL Complete Work On "The Templar Renegade Crusades" DVD

HAMMERFALL's long-awaited second DVD/VHS release, entitled The Templar Renegade Crusades (not The Second Crusade as Nuclear Blast Records erroneously reported earlier this month), will run two and a half hours, and will include highlights from the last three years on it: the presentation of the band's first-ever gold album award, live outtakes, backstage sequences and ...

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HANOI ROCKS, MELDRUM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Finland's HANOI ROCKS (vocalist Michael Monroe + guitarist Andy McCoy) and Sweden's MELDRUM, featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The full list of ...

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OZZFEST Goes Public

The organizers of Ozzfest have launched an online poll for people to vote on which act should replace the CORNELL/RAGE project on the main stage of this year's event. These are the available choices: SLAYER DOWN FOO FIGHTERS SEVENDUST STATIC-X NICKELBACK TENACIOUS D SOULFLY For more information, go to: www.ozzfest.com. ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Manager Confirms Singer's Departure From Supergroup

Jim Guerinot, the manager of ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell, has confirmed that the singer has left the new supergroup he formed with former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar). The unnamed band had originally started work on their never-completed debut album early last year and were ...

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TRISTANIA Announce Upcoming Festival Appearances

Norway's TRISTANIA have been confirmed for the Rock Machina festival, which is scheduled to take place on July 27th in Spain. Also set to appear at the event are RAGE, ANNIHILATOR, SODOM, ELEGY, TRISTANIA, LOST IN TEARS, BLOOD, and RAWHEAD REXX. TRISTANIA will also be performing at the Waldrock festival in Burgum, Holland, on June ...

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RITUAL CARNAGE Finalize Album Track Listing, Release Date

Japan's RITUAL CARNAGE have completed work on their third album, entitled The Birth Of Tragedy, which is due to be released through Osmose Productions on May 21st. Recorded on the mountainside of Hachioji, Japan, the CD version of the album will contain 11 songs, while the LP version and the limited-edition digi-pack will each include ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK

Veteran UK hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL are the latest act to have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Slvesborg, Sweden. The full list of artists currently set to appear at the event is as follows: TED NUGENT HALFORD STATUS QUO ...

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OZZFEST 2002: Line-Up, Dates Announced!

The confirmed acts for Ozzfest 2002 are as follows: Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE SYSTEM OF A DOWN RAGE/CORNELL (currently unnamed) P.O.D. DROWNING POOL ADEMA BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Second/Third Stage: ROB ZOMBIE MESHUGGAH APEX THEORY LOSTPROPHETS PULSE ULTRA NEUROTICA Also performing at select dates will be: FLAW, MUSHROOMHEAD, 3RD STRIKE, OTEP, SEETHER, GLASSJAW, THE USED, SOIL, ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival!

In what appears to be a conscious attempt to play every European summer festival in existence, IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON has now been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The full list of ...

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HAMMERFALL Complete DVD, Prepare To Record New CD

HAMMERFALL will enter Holland's Wisseloord Studios with producer Charlie Bauernfeind (i.e. BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE) in April to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album for a late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records. In the meantime, the band have just completed work on their second DVD/VHS, entitled The Second Crusade, containing two and ...

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Portugal's SEIXAL ATTACK Festival Cancelled!

Portugal's annual Seixal Attack Festival has been cancelled due to “political reasons”, according to promoter Duarte Dionísio. “The people responsible for the youth department at the City Hall of the city, where the festival takes place, aren't able to give me a positive answer concerning their support within the period necessary to guarantee the production ...

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TED NUGENT Confirmed For Sweden Rock

TED NUGENT is the latest artist to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The full list of acts currently confirmed for the festival is as follows: TED NUGENT MOTÖRHEAD HALFORD SAXON STATUS ...

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RAGE To Preview New Material At Frankfurt Music Fair Gig

RAGE will perform at the Frankfurt Music Fair in Frankfurt, Germany on Saturday, March 16th as part of a Behringer-sponsored event that will start at 3:30 PM at the Music Hall Festhalle on the "Arena" stage. RAGE are expected to premier material from their forthcoming Unity CD, which is currently being recorded for a May ...

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MILLER'S TALE Collaborate With Acclaimed Producer On New Demo

Atlanta's MILLER'S TALE have just returned home from Los Angeles after recording a three-song demo with acclaimed producer Dave Schiffman. Schiffman, who is known for his credits with bands such as RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, JANE'S ADDICTION, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TOM PETTY, JOHNNY CASH, GUNS N' ROSES, and THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, started ...

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RAGE Travel To Minsk To Film Upcoming Video Clip

Beginning on March 17th, German power metallers RAGE will spend two weeks filming a video clip for an as-yet-unspecified track off the group's upcoming Unity CD in Minsk, Belarus with director Jankovski. RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski had previously worked with Jankovski during the production of MIND ODYSSEY's "Schizophenia" clip. As previously reported, RAGE are currently ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Confirmed For Sweden Rock!

MOTÖRHEAD is the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. MOTÖRHEAD's performance at Sweden Rock festival will reportedly be the group's only European live appearance during the spring/summer of 2002. ...

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MOTRHEAD Confirmed For Sweden Rock!

MOTRHEAD is the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Slvesborg, Sweden. MOTRHEAD's performance at Sweden Rock festival will reportedly be the group's only European live appearance during the spring/summer of 2002. ...

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SAXON, STATUS QUO Added To Sweden Rock Line-Up

SAXON and STATUS QUO are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Slvesborg, Sweden. SAXON will reportedly bring their entire Eagle Has Landed show, complete with sound, light and bombastic action. ...

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