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ROTTING CORPSE To Reunite For Album, Tour

Renowned '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez, will finally record and release an album, according to guitarist Walter Trachsler (former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie). "Many well-known guest musicians have expressed interest in playing on and playing with Texas' first thrash metal band," says Walter. "CORPSE will than ...

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IRENCROS Sign With ADRENALINE/STEELHEART RECORDS

Italian power progressive symphonic metal band IRENCROS have inked a deal with Adrenaline/Steelheart Records. The group's debut album, "Alchemy of Destruction" is "a cleverly written concept album based on the different aspects and meanings of destruction," according to an official press release. IRENCROS' sound can best be described as a "mix between symphonic/power metal with ...

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IN FLAMES: New Album Artwork Posted Online

The official French IN FLAMES fan site Everdying has posted the cover artwork for the group's forthcoming CD, "Soundtrack To Your Escape". Check it out here. Also available for viewing is the cover of the band's new single, "The Quiet Place". "The Quiet Place" will reportedly be released in early March and will ...

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CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION To Feature Some Of Hard Rock's Finest

Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, FIRM), Mats Levén (KRUX, AT VANCE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Mic Michaeli (EUROPE) are among the special guests set to appear on the debut album from CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel. According to an official press release, the ...

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EDGUY To Play 'Secret' Club Show In Germany

A "secret" EDGUY show has been announced for January 21 or 22 in Cologne, Germany. The exact date of the show is expected to be announced later today at the group's official web site. EDGUY are going to play an exclusive "secret" show in Cologne's mini-club Underground that will be video-taped for the German music ...

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THE DARKNESS Score Highest-Climbing Album On BILLBOARD Chart

U.K. rock sensations THE DARKNESS have scored the highest-climbing album on this week's U.S. chart, making their first appearance in the top 100, according to Ireland Online. Their album "Permission To Land" went from number 173 to 92 in one week on the Billboard chart. The flamboyant rock group, influenced by QUEEN and AC/DC, are ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE: Spring U.S. Tour Dates Announced

A PERFECT CIRCLE will be embarking on a North American spring tour in support of their current album "Thirteenth Step". The trek will kick off March 18 in Salt Lake City and is expected to last through an April 16 concert in Chicago. Opening acts for the tour have not yet been announced. Released in ...

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MARILYN MANSON, MAYHEM Among 'Craziest' Rockers Of All Time

MARILYN MANSON and Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM were included in a list of the "100 most insane moments in rock" released last week by British music magazine Q. Topping the list was the late WHO drummer Keith Moon, who was singled out for a life of excess that included countless drug-fueled brawls, a food fight ...

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RAM-ZET: New Demo Clips Posted Online

Norwegian "black psychotic power metal" act RAM-ZET have posted four MP3 clips from their recently completed demo at their official web site. The tracks available for download are as follows (all clips approximately one minute each in length): 01. …And Innocence (mp3) 02. Asylum (mp3) 03. Damnation Dance (mp3) ...

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DIABLO Enter Finnish Single Chart At No. 3!

DIABLO's new single, "Read My Scars", has entered the official Finnish single chart at position No. 3 (view the whole chart here). "Read My Scars" comes off the Finnish aggro-metallers' third album, "Eternium", due on January 16 through Gaga Goodies/Poko Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Renaissance" was recorded at Fantom studios and is ...

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ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, THIN ...

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KISS To Tour With DEF LEPPARD?

According to KissKollector.com, KISS manager Doc McGhee has confirmed that KISS are in talks with DEF LEPPARD about possibly touring together next year. As reported here yesterday, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has told the Associated Press that KISS will take a break from touring following their final dates with AEROSMITH later this month and will ...

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DREAM THEATER Singer Guests On FRAMESHIFT CD

The new label Progrock Records is releasing a special album by FRAMESHIFT on November 25, 2003, titled "Unweaving the Rainbow", based on evolution-themed books by Richard Dawkins. The album was written and produced by Henning Pauly of CHAIN as a vehicle for vocalist James LaBrie of the highly revered progressive metal band DREAM THEATER. FRAMESHIFT, ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Part Ways With Drummer

MONSTER MAGNET have parted ways with drummer Micheal Wildwood (ex-CHROME LOCUST). No reason was given for Wildwood's departure. The band are currently recording their new album, tentatively entitled "Monolithic Babies", with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, SPINESHANK, ANDREW W.K.). The CD, the group's first with bassist Jim Baglino (LORD STERLING), will feature such cuts as ...

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PAUL GILBERT: The Acoustic Samurai

Former MR. BIG/current RACER X guitarist Paul Gilbert has posted the following message on his web site: "I have a new CD out called 'Acoustic Samurai'. "It was recorded LIVE at the Tokyo Hard Rock Cafe. The musicians are Linus of Hollywood (acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, and vocals), and me (vocals, acoustic guitar, and stomping ...

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ANAL CUNT's SETH PUTNAM: 'CHRIS BARNES Is A Pussy'

ANAL CUNT frontman Seth Putnam reportedly caused SIX FEET UNDER singer Chris Barnes to cut short his band's headlining performance at The Living Room in Providence, Rhode Island on October 24 by screaming obscenities at the former CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist and challenging him to a fight. The following is Putnam's account of the incident, as ...

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DEF LEPPARD Joined By BRIAN MAY For Rendition Of QUEEN Classic

DEF LEPPARD were joined by QUEEN's Brian May for a "rocking" version of the QUEEN classic "Tie Your Mother Down" during the finale of the band's performance at the London Apollo Hammersmith on Friday (October 31). In addition drummer Rick Allen's 40th birthday was celebrated on stage during the gig when Rick's mother surprised him ...

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DIABLO Complete Work On 'Eternium'

Finnish aggro-metallers DIABLO have finished mixing and mastering their third album, "Eternium", at Helsinki's Finnvox studios with Mikko Karmila. The follow-up to 2002's "Renaissance" was recorded at Fantom studios and is scheduled for release on January 16, 2004. A single, titled "Read My Scars", will precede the album in early December. Says guitarist/vocalist Rainer Nygård: ...

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Review: MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMYs Got An Ace Up His Sleeve

Andrew Perry of Telegraph.co.uk reviewed MOTÖRHEAD's concert at London's Hammersmith Apollo Saturday night (October 18). "My worst fears about Saturday's show — a triumphant return to the venue where 1978's totemic live album 'No Sleep Till Hammersmith' was recorded - were compounded by memories of my last MOTÖRHEAD gig," he wrote. "Then, they rather idiotically ...

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