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BORKNAGAR Cancel European Festival Appearances

Norway's BORKNAGAR have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearances at the Summer Breeze and Metalfest Vienna festivals. "The last couple of months we have been totally occupied with the recording of our new album, a process in which has been postponed and extended in time," guitarist Øystein G. Brun said in an official ...

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DREAM EVIL Announce One-Off Gig In The U.K.

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have announced a one-off U.K. date in London on September 27. Also set to appear on the bill are fellow Swedes FALCONER. Guitarist Gus G. ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Album Pushed Back To Early 2004

Norway's BORKNAGAR are hard at work at Toproom and Fagerborg Studios with producer Borge Finstad (MAYHEM, SOLEFALD) recording the follow-up to 2001's "Empiricism", due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. The following is the latest recording update from BORKNAGAR drummer Asgeir Mickelson, as posted earlier today (June 22) to the band's official forum: "I've ...

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PROBOT: A Tribute To Underground Metal

Former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has confirmed to MTV.com that his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT will finally surface in early fall on Southern Lord Recordings. "It's not unlike [SANTANA's 'Supernatural'] record in that it really kick ass, but it's not the kind of thing that you'd expect," Grohl said of the album. "There's a ...

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MNEMIC Tap FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY Man To Remix Album Cut

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have tapped legendary FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY man Rhys Fulber (FEAR FACTORY, PARADISE LOST) to remix their track "BloodStained" for inclusion on a special edition of their forthcoming debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", and on an exclusive club ...

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MNEMIC Film Video For 'Ghost'

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have shot a music video in Gothenburg, Sweden, for the track "Ghost", the first single off their debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", due on July 28 thorugh Nuclear Blast Records. The music video was directed by Patric ...

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PROBOT Debut To Be Released Through SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, will issue their long-awaited debut album in late summer/early fall through Southern Lord Records. The CD, which has been in the works for much of the past three years, will include a dozen-or-so tracks featuring some of metal's ...

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[S1FT]: Final Demo Songs Available For Download

San Francisco Bay Area's [S1FT], the band featuring current DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar (who originally stepped in for D.A.'s Gus Pepa after Pepa was unable to take part in the group's reunion shows), have posted the last four songs they recorded prior to splitting up late last year. The songs available for download are ...

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MNEMIC Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have parted ways with bassist Mikkel Larsen and have replaced him with ex-GROPE four-stringer Tomas "Oberst" Koefod. MNEMIC will release their debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", in Europe on July 28 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD ...

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MNEMIC Name Debut CD

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have set "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, due in Europe on July 28 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD, which was recorded at AntFarm studio with producer Tue Madsen, will contain ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN To Appear At Celebrity Golf Tournament

According to MTV.com, reclusive guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen will join such celebrities as Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker and Kenny G along with members of the Los Angeles Police Department for the 32nd annual LAPD/Celebrity Golf Tournament. The event, intended to raise money for the Police Memorial Foundation, takes place Saturday (May 17) at the ...

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ROB ROCK: 'Eyes Of Eternity' CD Delayed

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock has pushed back the projected release date for his second solo album, "Eyes Of Eternity", to June 23 through Germany's Massacre Records. The CD will receive a Japanese release on July 21 through JVC/Victor Entertainment. The CD, which was produced, arranged, and mixed by Roy Z. (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN), ...

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GODSMACK's LARKIN Explains How He Joined The Band

HipOnline.com caught up with GODSMACK's new drummer Shannon Larkin, who explained how he hooked up with the group. "I've known [GODSMACK frontman] Sully [Erna] as a friend since 1988," Larkin explained. "I joined a band called AMEN from L.A. and he called me two weeks after I joined the band and told me he that ...

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NIGHTRAGE: MP3 Posted Online

A NIGHTRAGE track called "The Tremor" has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "The Tremor" comes off the group's debut album, "Sweet Vengeance", due in Europe on June 30 through Century Media Records. Release dates for North America and Japan will be announced shortly. NIGHTRAGE is the brand new Swedish ...

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NIGHTRAGE Finalize Track Listing For Debut Album

NIGHTRAGE, a brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" consisting of drummer Per M. Jensen (THE HAUNTED, INVOCATOR), melodic vocalist Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY), main vocalist Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES, THE CROWN, guitarist Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND), guitarist Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION), and bassist Brice Leclercq, have finalized the track listing for their debut album, ...

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METALIUM Commence Work On New Album

Germany's METALIUM have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to last year's "Hero-Nation Chapter III", tentatively due in late 2003 through Massacre Records. "The boys gathered in the past weeks to listen to the songs (as you should know meanwhile ALL musicians in METALIUM are writing music...) and arranging as well as pre-produce the ...

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THE HAUNTED, EVERGREY Members Team Up In NIGHTRAGE

NIGHTRAGE, a brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" consisting of drummer Per M. Jensen (THE HAUNTED, INVOCATOR), melodic vocalist Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY), main vocalist Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES, THE CROWN, guitarist Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND), guitarist Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION), and bassist Brice Leclercq, have signed a deal with Century Media Records. The ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Enter Studio To Record New Album

SIX FEET UNDER have entered Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida to record tracks for their new album that will be out through Metal Blade Records sometime in the fall. The following is a studio report by SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes: "Hello motherfuckers!!!! It's me, your friendly singer dude from SIX FEET UNDER... Well, ...

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ROYAL HUNT: 'Eye Witness' To Surface In June

Due to unspecified delays in the recording process, Denmark's ROYAL HUNT have pushed back the projected release date of their new album, "Eye Witness", to late June through Frontiers Records. Photos taken during the recording sessions have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2001's "The Mission" will ...

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ANDREW W.K. Gives Kit Kat A Break

ANDREW W.K. recently revealed that one of his songs was used in a commercial for the Kit Kat chocolate candy bar. Says Andrew: "I recorded a song called 'Give Me A Break', which was used by the Kit Kat chocolate candy bar company (but changed to 'Gimme A Break') in several different commercials... I think! ...

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ROYAL HUNT: 'Eye Witness' Track Listing Unveiled

Denmark's ROYAL HUNT have set the tentative track listing for their forthcoming album, "Eye Witness", due in late May through Frontiers Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Mission", a concept album based on Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles", will contain the following songs: 01. Hunted 02. Can't Let Go 03. The Prayer 04. The Age ...

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BORKNAGAR Prepare To Enter Studio

Norway's BORKNAGAR will enter Toproom and Fagerborg Studios on March 14 with producer Borge Finstad (MAYHEM, SOLEFALD) to record the follow-up to "Empiricism", due at the end of the year through Century Media Records. Among the titles tentatively set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. Cyclus 02. The Inner Ocean Hypothesis 03. ...

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REDLYNX Reunion Concert Planned For Later This Month

A REDLYNX reunion concert, featuring Italian hard rock vocalist Chris Heaven (EDGE OF TIME), will take place on March 25 at Aeiou in Turin, Italy on March 25. The band will play "old and new songs" and will record the show for a webcast and a possible live CD. REDLYNX's current lineup consists of Heaven, ...

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MNEMIC Finalize Track Listing For Debut

The Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will enter AntFarm studio with producer Tue Madsen on March 2 to begin recording their debut album for Nuclear Blast Records, due in late summer. The complete track listing for the album (in no particular order) is ...

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JENS F. RYLAND Leaves BORKNAGAR!

Gutarist Jens F. Ryland has left Norway's BORKNAGAR. "[Jens'] decision is based on various personal reasons, but we would like to state that there is no conflict nor bad blood in relations to the break," mainman Oystein G. Brun said in an official statement. "On behalf of BORKNAGAR, I wish him all the best for ...

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JOE STUMP Lines Up Mexican Appearances

Guitar shredder JOE STUMP has lined up the following Mexican appearances during March: Mar. 15 - Mexico City, MEX @ Taquilla del Circo Volador (Instrumental) Mar. 16 - Cuernavaca, MEX @ The Pit Foro Bar (2:00 p.m. Guitar Clinic) Mar. 16 - Cuernavaca, MEX @ The Pit Foro Bar (6:00 p.m. Instrumental) Mar. 17 - ...

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