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JAG PANZER Finalize Track Listing For New Album

Colorado power metallers JAG PANZER have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Casting the Stones", tentatively due in October through Century Media Records. Said to be "a more aggressive version" of 2001's "Mechanized Warfare", "Casting the Stones" was recorded in part at Tampa's Morrisound Studios with producer Jim Morris and will feature artwork ...

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GREEN CARNATION Confirmed For Slovenia's METAL CAMP Festival

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), are the latest band confirmed for the first installment of the Metal Camp festival, a two-day event set to take place August 20-21 in Tolbin, Slovenia. GREEN CARNATION will play the main stage on August 21. The festival is being co-produced ...

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AMON AMARTH Complete Work On New CD

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have completed work on their new album, "Fate of Norns", according to an online posting by the band's vocalist Johan Hegg. "Currently we're preparing for the upcoming Rock The Nations Festival in Istanbul on July 3rd-4th. After that we'll take a well-deserved vacation from the music before we start preparing for Wacken ...

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APOCALYPTICA Confirmed For Slovenia's METAL CAMP Festival

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA are the latest band confirmed for the first installment of the Metal Camp festival, a two-day event set to take place August 20-21 in Tolbin, Slovenia. The festival is being co-produced by Austrian and Slovenian booking agencies and will take place at a "very beautiful location" which can host up to ...

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Sweden's ALIEN Reunite, Begin Work On New Album

Swedish AOR/hard rock outfit ALIEN have reunited and are working on a new album. Guitarist Tony Borg and vocalist Jim Jidhed, having topped the Swedish charts in 1988 with their debut, platinum-selling album, are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on a new collection of material. To complete the team, Borg recruited two ...

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Former DEFIANCE Guitarist Talks About The Band's Legacy

Guitarist Jim Adams of the long-defunct San Francisco Bay Area thrash band DEFIANCE (which at one time featured current SKINLAB bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel) recently spoke to Aesthetic Extremity Webzine about the band's relatively short career and the possibility of a reunion at some point in the future. Asked if there is any truth to the ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA To Tour Europe With ANTHRAX

Bassist Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, SEVEN WITCHES, ARMORED SAINT, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his web site: "Seems like just yesterday but it's been almost a month since I got back from the tour with ANTHRAX in Japan and Australia. Most of us, myself included, got some weird upper respiratory illness half way ...

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Report: AEROSMITH Sales Are A Big Honkin' Letdown

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News is reporting that the sales performance of AEROSMITH's latest CD, "Honkin' on Bobo" has the band singin' the blues — not only on the album, but over its commercial prospects, as well. The CD, a spirited collection of covers of 12-bar standards, has sunk to No. 73 ...

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Former TWO HIT CREEPER Members Launch THE UNHEARD OF

Former TWO HIT CREEPER members Jim (guitar) and Mike (vocals) have formed a new band called THE UNHEARD OF. "Like we said a year and a half ago when we ended TWO HIT CREEPER, this band is pure unadulterated rock with influences stemming from LED ZEPPELIN, GN'R, STP, ALICE IN CHAINS, BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW," ...

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AMON AMARTH Complete Drum Tracks For New CD

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have finished recording the drums for their upcoming album, "Fate of Norns", "and at the moment the guitars are being put on tape," according to a posting by vocalist Johan Hegg on the group's web site. "Next week we'll start recording the bass and vocals. Everything is running according to plan, and ...

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HAVOCHATE To Record New York Show For Possible Live CD/DVD

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) and bassist Greg Christian (ex-TESTAMENT), will be playing at The Haunt in Ithaca, New York this Friday, May 28. The group, who recently entered Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca with producer Alex Perialas (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL) to begin recording their second album, ...

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New IMPALED Album Produced By Former MR. BUNGLE Guitarist

Oakland, California's demented, maniacal surgeons known as IMPALED have been holed up in the studio the past month recording their highly anticipated Century Media debut offering and plan to emerge with their most outlandish work to date. Their new album, "Death After Life", shows the Bay Area unit in their most vile state, so expect ...

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JON OLIVA And TAGE MAHAL Sign With SPV RECORDS

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva has signed a deal with SPV Records to distribute the debut release from TAGE MAHAL. Oliva's first solo release is now complete and will be released worldwide in September/October 2004. The album will feature more than 60 minutes of Jon's solo material recorded by Greg Marchak at Audio Lab Studios and ...

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Former PUSHED Singer Launches PERSQUAREINCH

Former PUSHED singer Travis Neal and has formed a new band with Dan Trujillo (ex-18 BONEZ) on guitar, Shane Monaghan (ex-18 BONEZ) on bass, and Jared Clayton on drums. Dubbed PERSQUAREINCH, the new group "is what I've been starving for for a few years now," said Neal. "There is no boundaries in the writing style, ...

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NAPALM DEATH: CENTURY MEDIA Deal Officially Confirmed

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively revealed on May 6, Century Media Records have now officially announced that they have signed British extreme metal legends NAPALM DEATH to a worldwide deal (excluding Japan). The first release under the new alliance will be the follow-up album to the "Leaders Not Followers" EP, the long-awaited collection of covers, ...

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Former HADES Guitarist ED FUHRMAN Launches TEN TON TRUCK

Former HADES guitarist Ed Fuhrman has teamed up with ex-DEMONSPEED drummer Jim King in a new band called TEN TON TRUCK. The group, who are completed by vocalist Jim Frizzell and bassist Craig Salvadeo, are heading into Big Blue Meenie recording studios in Hoboken, NJ this weekend (May 21-23) to cut a four-song demo. After ...

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JAG PANZER To Enter Studio This Weekend

Colorado power metallers JAG PANZER will enter Tampa's Morrisound studios this Saturday (May 22) with producer Jim Morris to begin recording their new album, "Casting the Stones", tentatively due in October through Century Media Records. After drum tracking, the band will be back in Colorado for several weeks recording guitars and vocals before heading back ...

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SLIPKNOT: JIM ROOT's Mother Speaks To Iowa TV Station

Kathy Root, the mother of SLIPKNOT lead guitarist Jim Root, has told Iowa's WHO TV that she is proud of her son's accomplishments thus far. In addition to being nominated for a Grammy and receiving a platinum album for their debut CD, the group have been invited to perform live on "The Tonight Show With ...

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