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VAN HALEN To Record New Studio Album?

According to a posting at MelodicRock.com, VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen told radio station Q95 (Indianapolis) earlier this week that tentative plans exist for the group to record a new studio album in the near future. Current VAN HALEN rumors suggest a slew of tour dates outside the USA for 2005, including ...

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LAMB OF GOD To Embark On U.K. Tour

LAMB OF GOD will be embarking on a U.K. tour this December. So far the following dates have been announced: Nov. 29 – Oxford, UK @ Zodiac Nov. 30 – Manchester, UK @ University Dec. 01 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2 Dec. 02 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit Dec. 03 - Newcastle, UK @ ...

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RUSH: XM Studio Performance To Air In October

RUSH fan site Power Windows is reporting that RUSH appeared live on August 3 from XM's "state-of-the-art performance studio" in Washington, DC before 40 lucky fans selected from over 200 entries in an XM contest. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson took part in a Q&A session before performing acoustic renditions of "Resist" and ...

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HORTUS ANIMAE To Offer 'Classical Black Metal' On Upcoming CD

HORTUS ANIMAE, the prog-black metal project of ANCIENT drummer Diego "GroM" Meraviglia, are in the final stages of recording their upcoming album, "The Blow of Furious Winds". The drums were tracked at The Outer Sound Studios with Beppe Orlando of NOVEMBRE and the rest is being recorded and mixed at Alpha Omega Studios in Como, ...

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Ashes Of The Wake - LAMB OF GOD

LAMB OF GOD leads the pack in what some are already calling "the New Wave of American Heavy Metal." While we're not quick to start categorizing things again — after all, look what happened to the so-called "nu metal" movement — it seems clear that there's some sort of underground uprising that's been occurring, and ...

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VAN HALEN Add Canadian Tour Dates

VAN HALEN have added the following dates to their tour schedule: Oct. 19 - Portland, OR @ TBA Oct. 22 - Seattle, WA @ TBA Oct. 23 - Vancouver, BC @ TBA Oct. 25 - Edmonton, AB @ TBA Oct. 26 - Calgary, AB @ TBA Oct. 28 - Saskatoon, SK @ TBA Oct. 30 ...

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VAN HALEN To Appear On CNN Headline News

VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar and drummer Alex Van Halen will be interviewed on CNN Headline News on Sunday, September 5. Watch for teasers to start showing up on CNN affiliates on Friday, September 3. In other news, VAN HALEN's webmaster has confirmed that Hagar's VAN HALEN bandmates Eddie and Alex Van Halen will **NOT** ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Release First-Ever DVD In September

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will release his first-ever DVD, entitled "Soulfully Live In The City Of Angels", on September 20 through Frontiers Records in Europe, Marquee/Avalon in Japan, Hellion Records in Brazil and Cleopatra Records in North America later in the fall. Also included in the package will be a double live ...

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HORTUS ANIMAE To Begin Recording New Album In September

HORTUS ANIMAE, the prog-black metal project of ANCIENT drummer Diego "GroM" Meraviglia, have finally completed the pre-production for their upcoming album, "The Blow of Furious Winds". The drums will be recorded in September at The Outer Sound Studios with Beppe Orlando of NOVEMBRE and the rest will be recorded and mixed at Alpha Omega Studios ...

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HAVOCHATE: New Album Samples Posted Online

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have posted MP3 samples of three new tracks at their official web site. The songs "Alone", "Cycle of Pain" and "Speak No More" come off the group's upcoming second album, tentatively due in October/November in Europe and January 2005 in the ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Prepare To Record New Album

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM are close to completing the songwriting sessions for their new album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Crash Music Inc. "We would still like to write two or three more songs going in, and the vocals still need to be completed, but the music so far is inspired and heavy and we ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Cover JUDAS PRIEST, DIO On New CD

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the jazz ensemble led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will release their new album, "Transformation", on September 14 through Magna Carta's offshoot label Magnatude Records. Original compositions , which fill just over half the album, are accompanied by new arrangements of tunes by JUDAS PRIEST, DIO, DEEP PURPLE, and more. There ...

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Ex-SLAYER Drummer JON DETTE Quits HAVOCHATE, Launches New Project

Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT drummer Jon Dette has officially left HAVOCHATE after laying down the drum tracks for their upcoming self-titled sophomore effort at Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca with producer Alex Perialas (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL). He has since teamed up with original PUSHED guitarist Peter Scheithauer in a "completely brutal," as-yet-unnamed new project which is ...

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MISDEMEANOR Set Release Date For Sophomore Album

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR have set a September 15 release date through GMR Music for their second full-length album, entitled "High Crimes & Misdemeanor". A total of 11 "hard rock" songs were tracked at DogPound Audio studio with producer Alex Hellid (ENTOMBED guitarist). "High Crimes & Misdemeanor" is the follow-up to MISDEMEANOR's self-titled debut, which ...

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LAMB OF GOD: 'Laid To Rest' Video Posted Online

LAMB OF GOD's video for the their new single, "Laid to Rest", has been made available online in Quicktime format at this location (courtesy of Timecode Entertainment). The clip, which was shot late last month with director Chris Sims (EIGHTEEN VISIONS, POISON THE WELL), features performance footage combined with the conceptual footage that ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist To Embark On East Coast Tour

GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed and his solo band, HOLLYWOOD BULLDOZER (a.k.a. HOOKERS 'N' BLOW), will be embarking on a two-week East Coast tour beginning in early September. Prior to the East Coast dates, HOLLYWOOD BULLDOZERReed (keyboards, acoustic guitar, and vocals), Alex Grossi (guitar, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, BANG TANGO), Matt Starr (guitar, FASTMASTER, ...

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HAVOCHATE: In Mixing Mode

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) and bassist Greg Christian (ex-TESTAMENT), have commenced the mixing process for their second album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The follow-up to last year's "This Violent Earth", which was released through Root Of All Evil Records, was recorded at Pyramid ...

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Report: VAN HALEN Suing BALTIMORE ORIOLES For $2 Million

E! Online is reporting that VAN HALEN's touring company is suing the Baltimore Orioles for $2 million for reneging on a deal to allow the band to play a concert at Oriole Park early next month. No further information is available at this time. In other news, Hagar's VAN HALEN bandmates Eddie and Alex Van ...

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RUSH Guitarist Says Court Case Won't Delay U.K. Tour

Andy Coleman of the U.K.'s Evening Mail is reporting that RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson today promised Birmingham fans the band's forthcoming NEC shows will definitely go ahead — despite a court case hanging over his head. The 50-year-old musician says he was due to appear in a Florida court in September but a deal has ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Was In Worse Shape Than Anyone Knew

According to Launch Radio Networks, VAN HALEN drummer told the Dutch newspaper Telegraaf that things were much more serious than anyone let on when Eddie Van Halen was being treated for cancer back in 2001. "We were used to planning things ahead with the band...but now, we had to live by the hour. At a ...

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