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GLENN HUGHES Makes Guest Appearance On THE ALCHEMIST's "Westside"

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes makes an appearance on a new release by a band called THE ALCHEMIST, entitled Westside, which is due to be issued via the LedSled label on May 21st. According to an official press release from LedSled, “THE ALCHEMIST is the brainchild of composer/ producer/multi-instrumentalist Carl Kennedy, who most ...

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PARADISE LOST: “Evolve” DVD At A Glance

PARADISE LOST will shortly be releasing a DVD entitled Evolve through Music For Nations Records in Europe. Although the final track listing has yet to be officially confirmed, the DVD will likely include the following: Live in Stuttgart, Germany — from previously-released Harmony Breaks long-form video (all tracks except ones controlled by Peaceville Records): 01. ...

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FEAR FACTORY: "Concrete" Details Unveiled

FEAR FACTORY's first posthumous release, the previously-unreleased 1991 album, entitled Concrete, is tentatively scheduled to be issued through Roadrunner Records on July 30th. The full track listing for the Ross Robinson-produced effort is as follows: 01. Big God/Raped Souls* 02. Arise Above Oppression* 03. Concrete** 04. Crisis* 05. Escape Confusion* 06. Sangre De Ninos 07. ...

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DOKKEN To Sell Live DVD On Upcoming Tour

DOKKEN will be selling a live DVD at this summer's US shows. Filmed in Japan in 1995, the DVD will feature guitarist George Lynch's last-ever live performance with the group. In other news, here is the tentative track listing to DOKKEN's upcoming Long Way Home CD: 01. Sunless Days 02. Little Girl 03. Everybody Needs ...

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STRATOVARIUS Enter Studio To Begin Work On "Elements Part 1"

Finland's STRATOVARIUS will be entering Helsinki's Finnvox studios on May 15th to begin recording their ninth full-length studio album, tentatively entitled Elements Part 1, for a January 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Among the song titles that are tentatively set to appear on the forthcoming CD are the following: 01. Eagleheart 02. Elements 03. ...

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BLACK EARTH Cancel New Orleans Gig

New Orleans' BLACK EARTHa BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring EXHORDER/FLOODGATE vocalist Kyle Thomas, FLOODGATE/SOUL IGNITION bassist Kevin Thomas and LILLIAN AXE/NEAR LIFE EXPERIENCE guitarist Steve Blazehave cancelled their show at Zeppelin's in Metairie, Louisiana, which was scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd. No reason was given for the cancellation. ...

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DOKKEN Mixing Long Way Home With MICHAEL WAGENER

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken, former BATON ROUGE/JOHN NORUM singer Kelly Keeling and veteran producer Michael Wagener (i.e. SKID ROW, HAMMERFALL, ACCEPT) are ensconced at a Tennessee studio mixing DOKKEN's forthcoming CD, entitled Long Way Home, for a late spring/early summer release through CMC International Records. Among the tracks that are tentatively scheduled to appear on ...

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VINTERSORG Duo Put Side Project To Sleep

OTYG, the side project of VINTERSORG/BORKNAGAR vocalist Vintersorg and VINTERSORG guitarist Mattias Marklund, has been officially put to sleep, according to an official statement from the duo. Both me (Vintersorg) and Mattias feel that we can't go on with OTYG as we have lost our burning inspiration and lust in that musical arena. And under ...

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FOZZY Complete Work On Happenstance

FOZZY, who include in their ranks WWF wrestler Chris Jericho (aka Moongoose McQueen), ex-STUCK MOJO/currentSICK SPEED guitarist Rich Ward (aka Duke Larue), ex-STUCK MOJO/current SICK SPEED drummer Bud Fontsere (aka KK Laflame), and acclaimed British metal producer Andy Sneap (aka Lord Bayden Powell), will release their second CD, entitled Happenstance, through Megaforce Records in July. ...

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS To Receive Artist Contribution Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Multi-platinum selling musical artists RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will be presented with the Artist Contribution Award at the second annual ESPN Action Sports & Music Awards Fueled by Mountain Dew, it was announced today by Ron Semiao, ESPN vice president, programming and managing director, Global X. The pioneer event that unites the ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM G. FISCHER Speaks Out On PROBOT Project

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on his contribution to the upcoming PROBOT project, led by former NIRVANA and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, in the form of a track called "Big Sky", the final recordings for which were delivered over a year ago. According to Fischer, I haven't heard from ...

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ROYAL HUNT: Solo Releases, European Tour Announced

ROYAL HUNT leader and main songwriter Andre Andersen will issue his second solo CD, entitled Black On Black, via Frontiers Records/Now & Then Productions in June. Featuring appearances by ELEGY singer Ian Parry, plus Rene Rieland on guitars and Kaj Laege on drums, the album will include the following tracks: 01. Coming Home 02. Tell ...

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TROUBLE Online Tribute Album In The Works

Patrick Schlimm from Trouble Heaven, the best source of TROUBLE information on the Internet, is in the process of putting together an online tribute to TROUBLE and would like to invite any interested bands to forward their cover versions of TROUBLE's music for possible inclusion in this very special project. According to Patrick, ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Offers Post-Rehab Update

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has posted the following update on his recovery process from alcoholism and other addictions via the the group's Fan Club magazine So What: "James here!! ALIVE...and getting well...Recovery is the most difficult and challenging thing I've ever attempted (along with parenting). Also the most grounding and gratifying gift I've ever received ...

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GOTTHARD Sail To New Heights With Latest CD Release

Switzerland's GOTTHARD entered the Swiss charts at number one with their latest “Best Of Ballads” CD, entitled One Life, One Soul— the group's sixth number one album in succession (a feat that even the legendary KROKUS apparently weren't able to match). The album has already been certified double-platinum and is looking likely to become one ...

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BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Part With Guitarist, Vow To Carry On

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES have parted ways with guitarist DJ Ashba. No reason was given for Ashba's departure, but according to an official statement from the rest of the group, “BEAUTIFUL CREATURES will continue. We believe in the band, the music and especially our fans. The band has never been about individuals, it's about a promise to ...

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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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Judas Christ - TIAMAT

Never known as the easiest band to listen to or digest, Sweden's TIAMAT have boldly forged their own musical path over the course of six full-length efforts—a journey that has seen the group evolve from a fairly derivative-sounding metal act to one of the most unique and uncompromising groups on the heavy rock scene. Although ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: I Miss ALICE IN CHAINS

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has recently indicated that his forthcoming second solo album, entitled Degradation Trip, sounds unlike any other record I have ever done. It's probably one of the heaviest records I have put out including ALICE. Scheduled for an early summer release, Degradation Trip is the follow-up to 1998's Boggy ...

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DANZIG Set Title, Tentative Release Date For New CD

DANZIG have set Danzig 7: I Luciferi as the title of their forthcoming CD, the group's first under a multi-album agreement with Spitfire Records. Set for an April release, the album will reportedly feature a color blurry close-up photo of the band on the cover where Glenn is wearing his new black elbow-length gloves with ...

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ARCH ENEMY Finalize Japanese EP, Confirm Santiago Gig

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY, featuring German vocalist Angela Gossow, will issue a special EP, entitled Burning Angel, to coincide with the group's Japanese tour in March. The track listing is as follows: 01. Burning Angel (album version) 02. Lament of A Mortal Soul (unreleased song from Wages Of Sin sessions) 03. Starbreaker (JUDAS PRIEST coverrecorded in ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Get Remixed By Kyo-Jin

PITCHSHIFTER are set to have one of the tracks from their forthcoming CD, entitled PSI, remixed by Kyo-Jin, who remixed PITCHSHIFTER's song Hidden Agenda from the Deviant album (featured on the Dead Battery CD single). Kyo-Jin's last mix, a storming drum and bass reworking of the band's hip hop-infused Hidden Agenda was reportedly the band's ...

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DOWN Set Sophomore Album Title, Plan Live Appearances

New Orleans supergroup DOWN, who feature in their ranks PANTERA's Philip Anselmo (vocals), C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan (guitars), EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower (drums), PANTERA's Rex Brown (bass) and CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein (guitars), have reportedly set Down II: Bustle In The Hedgerow as the title of their forthcoming sophomore effort, which is due to be issued through Elektra ...

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MIKE TERRANA Bares Soul On "Shadows Of The Past"

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current RAGE drummer Mike Terrana will be issuing his debut solo album, entitled Shadows Of The Past, on Tuesday, January 15th via Lion Music. The album features guest appearances from guitarist Steve Lukather (TOTO) and bassist Kevin Chown (ARTENSION). The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Pleasure Cube 02. ...

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