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SCAVENGER: INVOCATOR And RAUNCHY Members Complete Work On New Demo

SCAVENGER, the Danish death/thrash project featuring Flemming C. Lund (INVOCATOR, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES) on rhythm/lead guitar, Kasper Thomsen (RAUNCHY) on vocals, Boris Tandrup (SUBMISSION, SLUGS, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES) on bass, and Morten Løwe Sørensen (SUBMISSION, SLUGS, STRANGLER) on drums, have completed work on a three-song demo CD, entitled "Promo 2005", at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark. The ...

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ABSU To Release Two-CD/LP Anthology Of Rarities

Osmose Productions has announced the release of ABSU's "Mythological Occult Metal: 1991-2001", a double CD and LP anthology, due out in September 2005. The collection of songs, compiled by Equitant and re-mastered by Proscriptor, will feature tracks recorded by the band never featured on any of ABSU's five official releases. "This is not a posthumous ...

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W.A.S.P., DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT Featured On 'Hollywood Rocks!' Box Set

June 21, 2005 will see the release of the long-awaited and highly anticipated four-disc compilation album, "Hollywood Rocks!" through Deadline/Cleopatra Records. The audio companion to 2004's highly touted "Hollywood Rocks!" coffee table book, the box set is an eargasmic journey through the streets of the infamous Los Angeles club scene of the 1980s and early ...

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INTRONAUT: Demo EP Available

INTRONAUT, the Los Angeles, California-based band featuring Sacha Dunable (ex-ANUBIS RISING), Leon del Muerte (EXHUMED, ex-IMPALED), Danny Walker (UPHILL BATTLE) and Joe Lester, have released a four-song, 30-minute demo EP, entitled "Null – Demonstration Extended Play Compact Disc", via their official web site. The songs featured on the CD are as follows: 01. ...

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DOMINATION BLACK Name Debut Album

Finnish heavy metal merchants DOMINATION BLACK have set "Fearbringer" as the title of their upcoming debut album, tentatively due this fall via Poison Arrow Records. The band will enter Woodbine Garden studios in Pyhtää, Finland later in the month with producer Teemu Aalto to begin recording the CD. Songtitles set to appear on the album ...

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WARRANT: Born Again

Veteran Los Angeles hard rockers WARRANT have posted the following message on their official web site: "Thanks to all our Los Angeles fans for a sold-out Hollywood House of Blues show. We had a blast and the new WARRANT tunes went down awesome ('Rollercoaster' and 'Dirty Jack'). It was nice to see Tommy Thayer [KISS], ...

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OPETH: Keyboardist PER WIBERG Officially Joins The Band

Sweden's OPETH have posted the following update on their official web site: "Per Wiberg [keyboards] has now officially joined OPETH as a permanent member of the band. As most of you know he's been touring with OPETH since their 'Damnation' record. SPIRITUAL BEGGARS fans should not despair as he will continue playing and recording with ...

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POISON Frontman Announces Solo Dates

POISON frontman Bret Michaels has announced the following solo dates during May: May 27 – Am South Amphitheater With Lynyrd Skynyrd – Nashville, TN May 28 - The Warehouse at GoodFella’s – Pottsville, PA May 29 – Taste of Cincinnati (Downtown Cincinnati) – Cincinnati, OH Dates for June, July, August, September and October will be ...

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ROBERT PLANT Shoots Down LED ZEPPELIN Drug Rumors

ContactMusic.com is reporting that former LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant has shot down rumors about his supposed legendary drug intake during the band's 1970s heyday. Plant admits to enjoying marijuana and sedatives, but claims he never took hallucinogenic drugs to the extent people assumed. He says, "I smoked quite a bit of dope and I ...

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FORTY DEUCE To Release Debut Album In August

FORTY DEUCE, the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON), Taka, a Tokyo native on guitar, Ari (bass) and Thr3e on drums, will reelase their debut album, "Nothing to Lose", on August 29 via Frontiers Records. FORTY DEUCE quickly rose in Los Angeles club scene with their in-your-face, no-nonsense style of rock 'n' roll. ...

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DON DOKKEN: 'We're Not Stuck In The '80s'

Don Dokken recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna webzine about the new DOKKEN album, the upcoming DOKKEN DVD and his long-awaited solo album. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Antenna: How do you feel that fans has reacted to your album "Hell to Pay"? Don Dokken: "I think it's a good record. People said ...

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South Africa's TOYLAND Tap Producer RON GOUDIE For New Album

Cape Town, South Africa's heavy-hitters TOYLAND have secured the services of cutting-edge producer Ron Goudie (TSOL, POISON, AGENT ORANGE, SOCIAL DISTORTION, GWAR, STRYPER, BOY HITS CAR, FEAR) to guide the up-and-coming band through the recording of their new release. It's Goudie's second trip to the dark continent as he has helmed the recording of Botswana's ...

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POISON Singer To Become Second-Time Dad

POISON frontman Bret Michaels and longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson have announced the pending birth of Jorja Bleu. She is scheduled to make her arrival in May. The couple has a four-year-old daughter, Raine (born May 20, 2000). For those of you who would like to send congratulations or other items you can do so by ...

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BRET MICHAELS To Debut New Single On 'Nashville Star'

POISON frontman Bret Michaels will debut his new single, "Open Road", on tonight's episode of "Nashville Star", the country music version of "American Idol", according to ABC ePrep. He will also sing the POISON hit "Nothin' But A Good Time" with the contestants. "Nashville Star" airs at 9:00 p.m. CT on the USA cable network. ...

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Former BULLETBOYS Drummer: Sharing The Memories

Former BULLETBOYS drummer Jimmy D'Anda has uploaded photos from a recent night out that included a reunion of sorts with former BULLETBOYS guitarist Mick Sweda. Also present for the occasion were former BULLETBOYS engineer Jeff Hendrickson, D'Anda's former drum tech Steve Minicucci, singer/guitarist Jimmy Coup (formerly of ANDREW W.K.) and Jason Hook (VINCE NEIL). Check ...

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ZARATHUSTRA Complete Work On New EP: Audio Available

German black metal band ZARATHUSTRA have completed work on a new EP, entitled "Contempt", at Sweden's Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, FUNERAL MIST). The group spent nine days in the studio working on the follow-up to their "Perpetual Black Force" CD, which will be released in May via Undercover Records in a strictly limited and hand-numbered edition ...

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OPETH Close To Signing With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Sweden's OPETH are on the verge of inking a new record deal with Roadrunner Records, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The band, who were previously signed to the now-defunct British label Music For Nations Records, recently entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their eight album, tentatively due later in the year. ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE: New Songs Available For Download

DIVINE EMPIRE, the Florida-based death metal band featuring bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION), have uploaded three songs from their upcoming CD, "Method of Execution", at their official web site. Check out the tracks "Vowed Revenge", "Dungeon Mask" and "Judge, Jury & Executioner" at this location. As previously reported, Century Media Records has set ...

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Former OCTOBER THORNS Vocalist Joins CHRIS CAFFERY's Touring Band

Paul LaPlaca, former frontman for Brooklyn's OCTOBER THORNS, has joined Chris Caffery's live band for several international dates in support of Caffery's solo debut. Caffery is well known for his work with SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and DR. BUTCHER. Performances include BB King's in NYC and the BW&BK Festival in Cleveland, with more dates to be ...

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DOMINATION BLACK Sign With POISON ARROW RECORDS

Finnish heavy metal merchants DOMINATION BLACK have inked a deal with Poison Arrow Records. The band will be entering studio this summer and begin recording an as-yet-untitled album for a fall 2005 release. Commented a spokesperson for Poison Arrow Records: "When you listen to DOMINATION BLACK you can hear their old-school metal influences like JUDAS ...

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All Over You - BEN JACKSON GROUP

Violently unfashionable in the States, and destined for cult status among the AOR and hard rock fans who keep ex-members of TUFF in business, THE BEN JACKSON GROUP deliver an unrepentant dose of smooth, glossy melodic rock on "All Over You". Jackson, former guitarist of CRIMSON GLORY and PARISH, assumes vocal duties here and redeems ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE: 'Method Of Execution' Details Revealed

Century Media Records has set an April 25 European release date for the new album from Florida's death metal outfit DIVINE EMPIRE, entitled "Method of Execution". Produced once again by Jeremy Staska (MALEVOLENT CREATION, HATEPLOW, REMEMBERING NEVER, NONPOINT, POISON THE WELL), "Method of Execution" sees the band moving away from their straight-ahead death metal origins ...

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