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LAMB OF GOD: New Album To Arrive In August?

According to an ad in the August 2004 issue of Revolver magazine (page 106), LAMB OF GOD's new album, "Ashes of The Wake", will be released on August 31 through Epic Records. The ad also displays what might be the cover art for the new album. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2003's "As the ...

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RUSH Guitarist Talks About 30th Anniversary Tour, Upcoming EP

RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson has spoken to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the group's 30th anniversary tour and upcoming covers EP "Feedback". "This being the anniversary and everything, we thought we'd get back out and do something special with this," Lifeson, 50, said of the current trek. "I mean, we have every intention of going ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: Rio Show Cancelled

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has posted the following message on the band's web site: "We have just been informed by our South American booking agent that the show in Rio de Janeiro will not take place. The reason given was financial problems with the local promoter. We are disappointed that we won't able to ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Sign With MAGNA CARTA RECORDS

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the jazz ensemble led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, have inked a deal with Magna Carta Records. "Fittingly, Magna Carta is based in Rochester, NY, where we have some of our most rabid supporters," the band write on Alex's web site. "We want to thank all the fans and industry folks ...

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ATROCITY's KRULL, LEAVES' EYES' LIV To Appear On German TV

ATROCITY frontman Alex Krull and his wife/LEAVES' EYES bandmate Liv Kristine will be the guests on German TV channel B-TV's morning show on Tuesday, June 1 between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. LEAVES' EYES' debut album, "Lovelorn", was released last week through Napalm Records. The band made their live debut on Friday (May 28) at ...

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DISILLUSION, COMMANDER, INTO DARKNESS To Tour Germany

DISILLUSION, COMMANDER and INTO DARKNESS will be teaming up for a three-date "Summer Death Tour" of Bavaria/Germany in June. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 10 – Munich, GER - Garage Jun. 11 – Jenkofen (Landshut), GER - Wolperdinger (w/ ILLEGIMITATION) Jun. 12 - Landsberg a. Lech, GER - Juze (w/ SARUMAN) DISILLUSION's full-length debut, ...

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ANTHRAX To Begin Work On New Album In August

ANTHRAX will begin work on a new album in August for a tentative late spring/early summer 2005 release, guitarist Scott Ian told The Star Newspapers in a recent interview. "If we make a great record, everything else falls into place," he said. Ian also said that he is hoping the relationship the band established with ...

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HAVOCHATE To Record New York Show For Possible Live CD/DVD

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) and bassist Greg Christian (ex-TESTAMENT), will be playing at The Haunt in Ithaca, New York this Friday, May 28. The group, who recently entered Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca with producer Alex Perialas (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL) to begin recording their second album, ...

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NECROPHAGIA Complete Songwriting Sessions For New Album

NECROPHAGIA have completed the songwriting sessions for their next full-length release, to be titled "Harvest Ritual Vol 1: Penance". Songs set to appear on the CD include "Return to Texas", "Cadavera X", "Unearthed", "London (13 Demon Street)", and "Bleeding Eyes of the Eternally Damned". Recording will take place at state-of-the-art studios around the world and ...

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Former PUSHED Singer Launches PERSQUAREINCH

Former PUSHED singer Travis Neal and has formed a new band with Dan Trujillo (ex-18 BONEZ) on guitar, Shane Monaghan (ex-18 BONEZ) on bass, and Jared Clayton on drums. Dubbed PERSQUAREINCH, the new group "is what I've been starving for for a few years now," said Neal. "There is no boundaries in the writing style, ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Comments On ALEX NELSON's Passing

LIZZY BORDEN bassist Marten Andersson has posted the following message on his web site regarding the recent passing of ex-LIZZY BORDEN guitarist Alex Nelson: "Thanks for all the emails regarding Alex. I have been getting a ton of emails from all over the world. I knew the guy would be missed but I had no ...

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RUSH: 'Summertime Blues' Clip Posted Online

The first single, "Summertime Blues", from RUSH's upcoming CD, "Feedback", has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, "Feedback" is an EP collection of covers of classics popularized by THE WHO, CREAM, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD and THE YARDBIRDS. Due June 29 via Atlantic, the eight-track "Feedback" marks the first time the group ...

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RHAPSODY Name New Album

Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY have set "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands Part 2 - The Dark Secret" as the title of their forthcoming full-length album, due in September through Magic Circle Music/SPV. As previously reported, the upcoming CD will feature a very special appearance by acclaimed actor Christopher Lee ("Star Wars - Episode 2: Attack ...

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Former LIZZY BORDEN Guitarist Dies In Head-On Collision

Former LIZZY BORDEN guitarist Alex Nelson died in a head-on collision the afternoon of May 17, 2004. According to publicist Nancy B. Sayle, Alex "joined LIZZY BORDEN, after replacing Tony Matuzak, on guitar before the recording of 'The Murderess Metal Roadshow'. Alex maintained his place in the band and went on to tour with LIZZY ...

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RUSH Drummer Explains Reasons For Recording Cover EP

Canadian trio RUSH have confirmed plans to release an EP collection of covers of classics popularized by THE WHO, CREAM, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD and THE YARDBIRDS. Due June 29 via Atlantic, the eight-track "Feedback" marks the first time the group has ever recorded material by other artists. "[Bassist] Geddy [Lee], [guitarist] Alex [Lifeson] and I were ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist To Begin Work On Solo Album

In an exclusive interview with Boston writer Debby Rao for Glam-Metal.com, GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed previewed his upcoming tour plans and new solo album. When asked about his tour with HOOKERS-N-BLOW, Dizzy said, "We will start in New York on Long Island, June 3 and then we head up to Boston to play ...

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KISS Bassist GENE SIMMONS Offends Australian Muslims

Alex Wilson of the Australian Associated Press is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has caused an uproar among Australia's Muslim community by launching an attack on Islamic culture while in Melbourne. Simmons, who is currently touring Australia with KISS, launched an attack on Muslim extremists during an interview on Melbourne's 3AW radio. "Extremism believes ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Headline Orlando Charity Gig

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will be headlining the 4th annual 98.9 WMMO Rock Forever Golf Classic and Concert in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, June 12. Among those joining him will be Lita Ford, Alex Ligertwood (SANTANA), Kevin DuBrow (QUIET RIOT) and Doug Fieger (THE KNACK). The show, which is sponsored by SunTrust ...

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Report: New Trial Date Set In RUSH Guitarist's Battery Case

John Henderson of the Naples Daily News reports that a new trial date has been set in a battery case involving RUSH lead guitarist Alex Lifeson, and it falls right in the heart of the group's upcoming 30th anniversary tour. But Lifeson's (a.k.a. Alex Zivojinovich) defense attorney said he doesn't expect the trial to be ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Rehearsing With New Guitarist

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has issued a statement regarding the recent news that the group's longtime guitarist Jack Owen has left the band. Alex's statement reads as follows: "Hey everybody, Alex from CANNIBAL here. I just wanted to update everyone on how we've been doing since Jack quit the band last week. We are ...

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