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GREEN CARNATION To Record New Album

GREEN CARNATION, featuring former EMPEROR / SATYRICON / EINHERJER bassist-turned-guitarist Tchort, is planning to enter the studio in January to record its new album, titled "The Writings On The Wall". The follow-up to last year's acclaimed "Light of Day, Day of Darkness" will contain "a little more rock and prog stuff, and a little less ...

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DOKKEN Bassist Sits In With FIREHOUSE

Bassist Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ULI JON ROTH) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, on Friday night I was just settling down for the normal kind of weekend us rockstars have - you know, watching the cartoon channel and picking the green bits from inside the deepest recesses of my toenails ...

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VISION OF DISORDER Guitarist, Singer Form New Project

VISION OF DISORDER guitarist Mike Kennedy and vocalist Tim Williams have formed a new project and are currently writing and recording material for what will presumably be the group's debut demo. A name for the band has already been selected but is apparently being kept under wraps at the moment. More information will be available ...

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It's Official: KISS To Perform With Australian Symphony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: One of the world's greatest bands, KISS, today announced one of the most spectacular concert events Australia will ever see, Kiss Symphony. At a press conference in Melbourne, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss announced details of a one-off concert with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony to be held at Telstra Dome ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE To Issue 'Shut Up!' In November

KELLY OSBOURNE has set Shut Up! as the title of her full-length debut, due on November 26th through Epic Records. A video for the title track was shot last Friday in Los Angeles with director Evan Bernard, who has previously worked with GREEN DAY and BEASTIE BOYS, among others. ...

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RAMONES Tribute Delayed Until March

The long-awaited tribute album to the RAMONES, We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones, has been pushed back to March 2003. No reason was given for the delay. The Rob Zombie-produced CD, which had previously-scheduled release dates in December, November, and August, will surface through DV8/Columbia Records. The track listing for the album ...

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KILL II THIS Complete Work On New Album

Britain's KILL II THIS have completed work on their new album, Mass.[Down.]-Sin.(Drone), due in early 2003 through an as-yet-undetermined label (following the group's split with Visible Noise Records last year). The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. The Truth...And Other Lies 02. Frame By Frame 03. The Universe In A Nutshell ...

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RAMONES Tribute Album Gets Pushed Back

The long-awaited tribute album to the RAMONES, We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones, has been pushed back to December. The Rob Zombie-produced CD, which was originally expected in August and was then pushed back to November 12th, is now due on December 24th via DV8/Columbia Records. The full track listing for the ...

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Former MORTA SKULD Members Resurface In MS2

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based MS2, featuring former members of the acclaimed death metal act MORTA SKULD, have completed work on a brand new three-song demo and are seeking a label deal with a view towards releasing the group's debut album next year. Consisting of Andrew Broas (vocals), Dave Gregor (guitar/vocals), Jason Hellman (bass samples/vocals), and Ed Wallner ...

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EXHORDER To Show Signs Of Life?

The much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, may soon show signs of life, according to frontman Kyle Thomas. "I met with [EXHORDER guitarist] Vinnie LaBella recently, and after hearing the recordings of JONES'S LOUNGE [Kyle's collaboration with GREEN LEAF CULT's Dax Thieler, ...

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SOILENT GREEN Drummer Joins JONES'S LOUNGE

New Orleans-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), have begun rehearsing with SOILENT GREEN drummer Tommy Buckley. However, "this is not an indication that Tommy is leaving SOILENT GREEN," stated Thomas. "It's merely a situation that presented itself. Tommy and I have been ...

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HAMMERFALL To Release Two Versions Of Single

Sweden's HAMMERFALL will issue their new single, "Hearts On Fire", in two separate versions — "a regular audio single, of course, but also a DVD single with a 'Behind The Scenes' feature of the video recording (among other extra goodies)," according to guitarist Oscar Dronjak. Both are expected to receive a European release on September ...

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RAUNCHY Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Denmark's RAUNCHY have been confirmed to appear at the Summer Breeze Open Air 2002 festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 22-24 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. RAUNCHY will be performing on the "Pain" stage on Saturday, August 24th beginning at 2:30 PM. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event ...

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EVERGREY: New Producer Needed!

Swedish "progressive power metal" band EVERGREY have been forced to look for a new producer to man the knobs during the recording sessions for their upcoming fourth full-length album after US immigration-related issues prevented original choice, British-born Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE), from travelling abroad at this time. Here is Kernon's official statement ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE Track Listing Unveiled

New Orleans-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, C.O.C., SUPERJOINT RITUAL, EYEHATEGOD) and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), have finalized the track listing for their debut full-length album, which was recently produced by former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman at Fortman's Balance Studio. It is ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS Announces Details Of Lecture Tour

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has announced the details of his upcoming five-date lecture tour of Australia, which is scheduled to take place in late October/early November. According to Simmons, "the tour is called Speaking in Tongues and is being put together by Madison, an Australian company that last year hosted President Bill Clinton for his ...

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NEUROTICA Announce "OFF FEST" Dates

Florida's NEUROTICA, featuring former ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, have lined up the following "Off Fest" dates, scheduled in-between the group's Ozzfest 2002 appearances: Jul. 30 – Tekworld - Louisville, KY Aug. 02 - The Cobalt - Bowling Green, KY (w/SOIL) Aug. 29 - Fez Ballroom – Portland, OR Sep. 06 - Rialto Theatre – Tuscon, ...

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DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Announce Upcoming Dates

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced the following live dates during the coming weeks: Aug. 02 - Furnace Fest - Birmingham, AL Aug. 03 - Uncle Doctors - SC Aug. 13 - Irving Plaza - New York, New York (w/TOMAHAWK) Aug. 23 - Leeds Festival - Leeds, UK Aug. 24 - Gig On The Green - ...

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EXHORDER Frontman, DOWN/C.O.C. Drummer Join Forces In JONES'S LOUNGE

JONES'S LOUNGE is the name of a brand new studio project that includes in its ranks Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, C.O.C., SUPERJOINT RITUAL, EYEHATEGOD) and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS). An 11-song album was recently produced by former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman at Fortman's Balance ...

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EYEHATEGOD Line Up UK Tour

EYEHATEGOD have lined up a six-date UK tour around the August 18th tribute concert to the late IRON MONKEY/MURDER ONE frontman Johnny Morrow in Nottingham. In other news, EYEHATEGOD have recorded a new song, "The Age Of Bootcamp", that will be released on a split 7" with SOILENT GREEN on Incision Records (SOILENT GREEN frontman ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Tribute CD: "A Tribute To The Priest"

On September 9th, Nuclear Blast Records will be issuing a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album, entitled A Tribute To The Priest. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ANNIHILATOR - "Hell Bent For Leather" 02. PRIMAL FEAR - "Metal Gods" 03. WITCHERY - "Riding On The ...

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SINERGY Confirmed For Estonia's GREEN CHRISTMAS Festival

Finland's SINERGY, featuring CHILDREN OF BODOM mainman Alexi Laiho, have been confirmed for the Green Christmas Festival, which is scheduled to take place in Rakvere, Estonia (about 100 km from Tallin, Estonia's capital) on December 25th. In other news, SINERGY will take a 5-6 week break following their appearance at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival ...

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AGGRESSION To Reform, Unreleased LP To Finally See Light Of Day

Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe, former guitarist for the classic '80s Quebec-based "speed metal" act AGGRESSION, will reportedly relocate back to Montreal in January 2003 after a several-year stint in Vancouver with a view towards reforming the band with all-new members, according to manager Johnny Hart. More information on the group's new line-up and their musical direction ...

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VISION OF DISORDER: Another Side Project Unveiled

Further to the item posted here yesterday, VISION OF DISORDER guitarist Matt Baumbach and vocalist Tim Williams are hard at work on yet another project, dubbed DRAG, with which they recently completed recording a five-song demo for shopping purposes. Among the song titles included on the tape are "Round and Round", "Evolution", and ...

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