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EVERGREY: New Producer Needed!

Swedish "progressive power metal" band EVERGREY have been forced to look for a new producer to man the knobs during the recording sessions for their upcoming fourth full-length album after US immigration-related issues prevented original choice, British-born Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE), from travelling abroad at this time. Here is Kernon's official statement ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Tops Guitar Greats Poll

Rock legend JIMI HENDRIX has been voted the greatest guitarist of all time in a poll of readers of UK music magazine Total Guitar. LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page came in at number two, while former CREAM member-turned-soloist Eric Clapton landed at three. Also appearing in the Top 20 are Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Eddie Van ...

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SINNER: "There Will Be Execution" Details Revealed

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNERMat Sinner (vocals/bass, also in PRIMAL FEAR), Frank Rössler (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums, ex-SAXON), Henny Wolter (guitar), and Tom Naumann (guitar)—have completed work on their new album, entitled There Will Be Execution, for a January 13th, 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded at House of Music ...

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WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit Album: Complete Track Listing Announced

SLAYER's Tom Araya, SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and CLUTCH's Neil Fallon are the among the artists confirmed to appear on Rise Above, an album benefiting the convicted killers known as the West Memphis Three. Due on October 8th through Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 label via Sanctuary Records, the LP was spearheaded by Rollins and ...

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GRAVES Line Up Japanese Tour

GRAVES, the new band formed by former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, have announced the dates for their first-ever Japanese tour. They are as follows: Dec. 11 - Wall – Shinjuku, JAP Dec. 12 - Wall – Shinjuku, JAP Dec. 13 - Wall – ...

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SINNER Hard At Work On "There Will Be Execution"

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNERMat Sinner (vocals/bass, also in PRIMAL FEAR), Frank Rössler (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums, ex-SAXON), Henny Wolter (guitar), and Tom Naumann (guitar)—are at House of Music Studios in Winterbach, Germany recording their brand new CD, entitled There Will Be Execution, for a January 13th, 2003 release through Nuclear ...

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TOM MORELLO: I'm Mad About Leaked CORNELL/RAGE Recordings

Ex-RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello has broken his silence about the leaked demo recordings of the unnamed project featuring Morello, former RATM bandmates Tim Commerford (bass) and Brad Wilk (drums), and ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell, which are widely available on the Internet and through various file-sharing applications. Asked to reveal his feelings about ...

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EVERGREY To Commence Work On Fourth Full-Length Album

Swedish "progressive power metal" band EVERGREY are scheduled to begin recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively titled Recreation Day, in mid-September with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE) for an early 2003 release through Inside Out Music. According to guitarist/vocalist Tom S. Englund, "the songwriting is going extremely well. As a matter of ...

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EXODUS To Premier New Material At MILWAUKEE METALFEST, WACKEN OPEN AIR

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively scheduled to premier two new songs during their upcoming appearances at the Milwaukee Metalfest and Wacken Open Air festival, guitarist Gary Holt has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The two tracks—one of which has the working title "Throwing Down"—are reworked versions of songs originally written for and demoed ...

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THE SCORPIONS: Attack Of The Flying Vs!

The following press release comes to us courtesy of www.gibson.com: Rudolph Schenker and Matthias Jabs, rhythm and lead guitarists for German rock band THE SCORPIONS, made an impromptu visit to Gibson USA in Nashville on Monday, June 17th. In town for a Tuesday show, Schenker and Jabs were excited to see the changes ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's "Attack": More Details Revealed

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has written around 19 songs for his forthcoming album, entitled Attack, which is currently being produced by MALMSTEEN and engineered by Tom Fletcher in Miami, Florida. However, only 14 tracks are expected to make the final CD, which is unlikely to surface before September. Says YNGWIE: "There are quite a few different sounding ...

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SINNER Prepare To Record New CD

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNERMat Sinner (vocals/bass, also in PRIMAL FEAR), Frank Rössler (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums, ex-SAXON), Henny Wolter (guitar), and Tom Naumann (guitar)—are due to enter House of Music Studios in Winterbach, Germany during the summer to record their brand new CD, tentatively entitled There Will Be Execution, for ...

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PRIMUS Frontman To Issue Solo Debut

PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool has set a September 24th release for his solo debut, The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Presents Purple Onion, which will be issued on his own Prawn Song label. "This is the first time I've actually sat down and written material without other musicians in mind," Claypool told Billboard.com. "It was the ...

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Former FLYBANGER Bassist Joins LOCO

LOCO have officially recruited ex-FLYBANGER/JAR bass player Tom MacDonald to replace guitarist Brent Bednar, who left the group last month. Tom is no stranger to LOCO, having been close friends with the band over the last few years. Band drummer Anton had the following to say: "We did the few week stint with Tom and ...

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KISS Added To Upcoming RAMONES Tribute CD

KISS have been added to the list of artists appearing on the forthcoming RAMONES tribute album, We're a Happy Family. KISS will reportedly cover either "Rock & Roll High School" or "Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio?" , according to ROB ZOMBIE, who is acting as one of the album's co-producers.. Due to be ...

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DRAGONLORD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

San Francisco Bay Area's DRAGONLORD, featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA ...

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SLIPKNOT Side Project MP3 Posted Online

STONE SOUR, the side project of SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root, have posted an MP3 of the track "Get Inside" at this location. "Get Inside" comes off the group's self-titled debut, which is currently being mixed by Toby Wright and is set for a September 9th release through Roadrunner ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman Quits Group

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have parted ways with vocalist Jesse Leach. Although the exact reason for Leach's departure has not yet been disclosed, it is believed that his increasing distaste for the touring lifestyle and desie to spend more time with his wife at home had played a part in his decision to leave the group. The ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON: The SWEDEN ROCK Set List

The following was BRUCE DICKINSON's set list for his performance at Sweden Rock Festival in in Sölvesborg, Sweden on Saturday, June 8th: 01. Silver Wings 02. Back From The Edge 03. Broken 04. Revelations 05. Accident Of Birth 06. Dark Side Of Aquarius 07. The Tower 08. Tears Of The Dragon 09. Laughing In The ...

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