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RAGING SPEEDHORN To Enter Studio In June

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN will enter 2KHZ Studios (THE DARKNESS, THE WILDHEARTS) in London in June to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in late 2004 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. Songtitles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD include "Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down", "Black Lords of Chaos" and "Fists of Glory". The band, ...

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BESEECH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival: SKID ROW Out, Y&T In

SKID ROW have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's Sweden Rock festival and have been replaced on the bill by Y&T. SKID ROW's decision to pull out of the festival is being blamed on "the fact that [SKID ROW guitarist] Snake decided to bring his wife to be to the altar and other ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival Nearing Sell-Out

Last year, Sweden Rock festival sold out all the 15,000 two-day tickets two days before the first band took the stage. That was actually the first time ever the festival was sold out. This year the tickets will sell out much earlier. As of today, more than 13,000 of the 16,000 three-day tickets have been ...

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WHITESNAKE To Release Two-Disc Live Album In The Summer

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale is currently compiling material for a two-disc live album recorded on the group's recent American and European tours. "I am assembling the live album from over 60 shows," Coverdale said. "It is taking FOREVER!!! But, it is extraordinarily consistent stuff, I'm delighted to say, and I am very pleased. I will ...

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SLIPKNOT Record New CD At 'The Haunted House'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently told The Grand Rapids Press that the band had a series of "unusual" experiences while living at the Harry Houdini Mansion in Laurel Canyon, Calif., with producer Rick Rubin to lay down tracks for the upcoming "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)". "Oh, it's haunted," Taylor said. "You can put the ...

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MAYHEM Enter Norwegian Chart At No. 28

Black metal veterans MAYHEM entered the Norwegian album chart at position No. 28 with their latest release, "Chimera". The CD, which was recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway, features a musical direction that was previously described by the band as "much more back to basics and much more brutal" than 2000's ...

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THE GATHERING: More TV, Radio Appearances Scheduled

THE GATHERING singer Anneke van Giersbergen will perform solo at the new Dutch initiative "Live in the Living Room" on Sunday, May 16 between 8:00 and 10:30 p.m. Two other Dutch singer-songwriters will join Anneke on the show. These special performances take place in front of a very small audience (between 30 to 40 people) ...

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BLOWSIGHT: Video Posted Online

BLOWSIGHT, the Swedish band featuring former DRAIN STH guitarist Flavia Canel on bass, have uploaded a video for the track "Breather" in the "Media" section of their official web site. BLOWSIGHT, who are currently unsigned, still have several demo tracks available for download. Check them out: 01. Colder (mp3) 02. Bus ...

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Ex-MSG Singer ROBIN MCAULEY Schedules Solo Concert

Former MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) singer Robin McAuley will be performing a solo show on Friday, April 30 at Paladino's in Tarzana, California. Robin will be performing songs from MSG, GRAND PRIX, UFO and his solo career. Also appearing will be RINGSIDE, DISPOSABLE YOUTH and A.D.D. For additional information, call (818) 342-1563. As previously reported, ...

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Hanging Out With SLASH In New York City

Tricia Romano of the Village Voice has included the following tidbit in the April 5 installment of her "Fly Life" regular column: "Still in recovery mode the next night, I went to my weekly moonlighting DJ gig at the Soho Grand. The four hours are usually passed with mellow house music and downtempo. ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: New Audio Clip Posted Online

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have uploaded a 38-second audio clip of the track "Legions of Darkness" at this location. "Legions of Darkness" comes ...

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INCANTATION Confirmed For Ohio's METAL NATION FESTIVAL 2004

Pennsylvania-based death metallers INCANTATION have been confirmed for the Metal Nation Festival 2004, set to take place June 18-19 at Jesters Pub in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Other groups scheduled to appear at the event include FUNERUS, ESTUARY, GRAND BELIAL'S KEY, AZRAEL, TEARABYTE, THE ACCURSED, SUMMON, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, COMMAND PRESENCE and 137. For more information, ...

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MONTROSE, TNT, NIFELHEIM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONTROSE, TNT, DANGER DANGER, NIFELHEIM, CRAZY LED and MARYSLIM are the latest confirmations for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Film Detroit Show For Possible Live DVD

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hails and salutations fuckers! "The release of our new record, 'Through The Ashes Of Empires' (from here on out referred to as 'TTAOE') is less than a month away! The new, exclusive track, 'Seasons Wither' is mixed, mastered and ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, have announced more dates as part of their upcoming U.S. tour. Support at all shows will come will come from ZEKE, with DEICIDE added to the bill from April 6 onwards. The trek is shaping up as follows: Mar. 26 – Tallahassee, FL ...

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MELISSA AUF DER MAUR Cancels Los Angeles Show

Former HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf der Maur was forced to cancel her show Tuesday (March 23) at Spaceland in Los Angeles following the unexpected death of her grandmother. The following is Melissa's official statement on the matter: "I regret to announce that we have cancelled our show this Tuesday at Spaceland in Los Angeles. ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: 'Save Me' Video To Premiere On MTV2

DAMAGEPLAN's video for "Save Me" will receive its world premiere on March 27 as part of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball Tour" special. The clip was shot in early March with director Christoffer "Salzy" Salzgeber (SOULFLY, HALFORD, SNOT) and is described by DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman as "killer." DAMAGEPLAN, who made their live debut in Japan late ...

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D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 and RITUAL are the latest bands confirmed to appear at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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METALLICA Honored With GOVERNORS AWARD

METALLICA were honored with the 2004 Governors Award for creative excellence and outstanding achievement by the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy. The 2004 Governors Awards gala — the Chapter's largest fundraiser of the year — was held on Monday, March 15 in the Grand Ballroom of the historic Westin St. Francis Hotel in ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Debut Album Details Revealed

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY) will enter Abyss Studios on Saturday, March 20 with engineer Tommy Tägtgren to begin recording their debut album, "World Wide Death", ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Release Tribute To His Influences

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be issuing a new solo album, entitled "Furious George", in April through Shrapnel Records. "It is a compilation of sometimes-obscure songs that were inspirational to me growing up playing guitar," George said. Songs set to appear on the CD are: 01. Blood of the Sun (MOUNTAIN) 02. Precious and ...

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THERION To Release Two Albums In May

Sweden's THERION will be issuing two albums, "Sirius B" and "Lemuria", on May 24 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CDs will be released separately to start with, but will be made available in a single double-CD package within a couple of months of the original album release. According to a post on the band's web ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Record SAMHAIN Cover

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site: "I guess this report is turning into a weekly affair as things here in the studio are moving at a great pace. It's all top drama, for sure. Things go good, things go bad. Pretty stressful being ...

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