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STRATOVARIUS Members Defend Change In Direction

In a recent interview with Metal Temple magazine, STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson spoke about the band's new, self-titled album which sounds quite different from all their previous releases. Here's an excerpt from the interview: Metal Temple: I have to say that the new STRATOVARIUS album doesn't sound like anything ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's SCOTT ROCKENFIELD: Changing The Way Drums Are Seen

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has launched RockenWraps, a "most unique and truly new innovative concept in drum finishing." The following is the RockenWraps sales pitch, as posted on the company's official web site: "Designed and created by QUEENSRYCHE founder, drummer, and Grammy award-nominated composer Scott Rockenfield, RockenWraps will forever change the way drums ...

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Original FATES WARNING Guitarist Checks In With Latest Update

Original FATES WARNING guitarist Victor Arduini, who played on the group's classic early efforts "Night On Brocken" (1984) and "The Spectre Within" (1985), has posted an update on his current activities to the official FATES WARNING message board. Arduini's posting reads as follows: "I'd be happy to give an 'update' to anyone interested... Here you ...

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MACABRE Prepare New CD, Remix Rare Classic

MACABRE are in pre-production for their forthcoming studio album, entitled Murder Metal, which will reportedly be “a collection of compositions about very bad people from around the world,” according to a newsletter distributed by the group. “A new song about Fritz Haarman Thee Butcher will be included and will even be sung in German.” In ...

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Former PIST.ON Bassist Seeks New Band

New York-based bassist Val Ium is ready to re-enter the rock scene after departing PIST.ON last year, and is interested in teaming up with serious, professional, like-minded musicians in a new band. With PIST.ON, Ium recorded two albums (one for Atlantic Records), and toured the U.S. and Europe with bands like MARILYN MANSON, KORN, CLUTCH, ...

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QUEENSRYCHE "Empire" Re-Release, Frontman's Solo Album On The Way

QUEENSRYCHE frontman Geoff Tate and ex-QUEENSRYCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo came together yesterday to record a lengthy interview for the upcoming DVD/Audio re-release of Empire, which is scheduled to be issued through the EMI label in May/June. The disc will reportedly include a re-mastered version of Empire in Dolby 5.1, all the music videos, the above-mentioned ...

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QUEENSRYCHE Duo Set To Attend Grammy Awards

QUEENSRYCHE guitarist Michael Wilton and vocalist Geoff Tate will reportedly be attending the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which are scheduled to air live at 8:00 PM via CBS on Wednesday, February 27th from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Grammy Awards are telecast annually to an international audience of over two billion in 180 ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Finish Recording, Prepare To Mix New CD

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have finished recording their latest album, entitled To Welcome the Fade, with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRYCHE) at Sheffield Studios in Hammond, Indiana and will begin mixing it at Sonic Ranch/Village Productions in Tornillo Texas on February 25th. Mastering will most likely take place at Oceanview Digital Mastering ...

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MACABRE Prepare New CD, "Unplugged" Side Project

Serial killer metallers MACABRE are preparing to enter the studio with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, QUEENSRYCHE, NEVERMORE) to record their long-awaited new full-length CD, entitled Murder Metal. A continuation of the band's Sinister Slaughter album, Murder Metal is tentatively due to be released in late summer/early fall through Hammerheart Records. In related news, ...

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RED HARVEST Set Release Date For "Sick" CD

Norway's RED HARVEST have set April 15th as the release date for their forthcoming studio album, tentatively titled Sick Transit Gloria Mundi, which was recently recorded at Akkerhaugen Studios (i.e. EMPEROR, MYRKSKOG) with famed producer Neil Kernon (i.e. QUEENSRYCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE). Scheduled to contain 11 songs, including an as-yet-unspecified cover of cult industrialists GGFH, ...

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