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VANDENBERG To Be Featured In Dutch TV Program

Long-defunct Dutch hard rock outfit VANDENBERG, led by one-time WHITESNAKE guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, will be featured in a Dutch TV program called "Single Luck" this Friday, January 23. The brainchild of producer "Tonko Dop", the show focuses on bands that produced one world smash hit before reverting to relative obscurity, and this week's episode will ...

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DOWNSET To Release New Album In March

DOWNSET will release their new album, "Universal", in March through Seattle, Washington-based label Hawino Records. "Universal" was produced by guitarist Brian "Ares" Schwager, mixed by Wes Seidman and mastered by Tom Baker, and features the band lineup of Ares, Rey Orepeza (vocals), Chris Lee (drums) and Rico Villasenor (bass). Commented label owner Kyle Gibbons, "My ...

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AC/DC: New Album To Be 'Harder' Than The Last

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson told Italy's Rock Hard magazine that the band will definitely come out with a new studio album in 2004 and that guitarist Angus Young has written "harder" riffs than the ones that appeared on their last studio CD, "Stiff Upper Lip". Johnson also said he will be handling lyrics this time ...

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MNEMIC To Support SOILWORK In The U.K.

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will support SOILWORK on their upcoming U.K. tour. The dates are as follows: Feb. 24 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City Feb. 25 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse Feb. 27 - Bradford, UK - Rio Feb. 28 ...

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TESLA Guitarist Working On Solo Project

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon is currently working on a record with his band KALEIDOSCOPE. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Cars on Mars" and "1985", the latter of which is being described as "a tribute to '80s rock." Before the TESLA tour starts up in March, Frank will be playing a couple of ...

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Former FIGHT Members Join LOLLIPOP LUST KILL

Guitarist Brian Tilse and bassist J.J. from Rob Halford's post-JUDAS PRIEST outfit FIGHT have officially joined LOLLIPOP LUST KILL. "They both bring a lot of experience and really were a perfect fit right from the beginning," LOLLIPOP LUST KILL guitarist Pill writes on the group's web site. "If you wonder why [singer] Evvy and [drummer] ...

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MNEMIC's Debut Wins 'Album of The Year' At DANISH METAL AWARDS 2003

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, were honored with a "Danish Metal Award 2003" in the category "Album of the Year". In addition, the group's bassist, Tomas "Obeast" Koefoed, won the award for "Best Bass Player". The top eight Danish metal albums, as ...

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TESLA Returns With 'Into The Now'

TESLA will release their eagerly anticipated new studio album, "Into the Now", on Sanctuary Records on March 9, 2004. The original lineup of vocalist Jeff Keith, guitarist Frank Hannon, guitarist Tommy Skeoch, bass guitarist Brian Wheat and drummer Troy Luccketta spent more than two years writing and recording "Into the Now". TESLA co-produced the album ...

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POLTERCHRIST Sign With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

Pennsylvania-based death metallers POLTERCHRIST have signed a deal with France's Season of Mist Records. Drummer Brian Deal commented, "We are ecstatic about the signing. We have been sweating our blood into POLTERCHRIST for many years. It feels great. Our only goal has been to get our music out to the entire world. We're thrilled that ...

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COLLAPSING LUNGS To Reunite For One-Off Concert

South Florida rap/metal legends COLLAPSING LUNGS will reunite for a one-night-only engagement at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday, December 26. Long before KORN, LIMP BIZKIT and LINKIN PARK made it big, the members of South Florida's own COLLAPSING LUNGS were making music history by combining metal, industrial, hard core and hip hop ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH To Discuss Van Crash On 'Inside Edition'

BLEEDING THROUGH will be appearing on the nationally syndicated news program "Inside Edition" with Deborah Norville. Even though the band has toured with AFI and are in Spin magazine's "Next Big Things" and A.P.'s "100 Bands" issue, it's their near fatal van crash that has propelled them to national attention this week. The dramatic televised ...

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ANTHRAX: Video, Live Album, DVD Update

ANTHRAX's video for the track "What Doesn't Die", the punishing opening track off their latest album, "We've Come For You All", will be filmed next month in Los Angeles. As reported earlier, the video was written and conceived by comic/writer Brian Posehn, know best for his work on "Mr. Show", "Just Shoot Me" and his ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Film Video For New Single: Photos Available

MONSTER MAGNET recently shot a video for the track "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" with producer Braddon Mendelson (Noisivision) and director Brian Smith (Rose13 Creative). Click here to check out some stills taken during the video shoot. "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" is the first single off MONSTER MAGNET's new album, "Monolithic Babies", due in Europe on ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist Offers Recording Update

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The recording date got changed. We are now set to start January 3rd. We will do all the basic tracks & mix the record all of January except for 2 days (will tell you at the end of this ...

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MNEMIC: 'Liquid' Video Posted Online

MNEMIC's video for the track "Liquid", the second single off their debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", has been posted online at this location (file size: 98 MB). The clip, which was directed by Patric Ulleaus (LACUNA COIL, ACE OF BASE, SCOOTER, FREAK KITCHEN, TRANSPORT LEAGUE) of Revolver Film, was shot on the The ...

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MNEMIC To Support MACHINE HEAD In Europe

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will support MACHINE HEAD on the rest of their European tour beginning on December 8 (not including Helsinki, Finland). The dates are as follows: Dec. 08 – Docks - Hamburg, GER Dec. 09 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Guitarist Produces ONEPOINTTWENTYONE

DIAMOND HEAD guitarist Brian Tatler recently spent time in a recording studio producing a U.K. band called ONEPOINTTWENTYONE. A previous ONEPOINTTWENTYONE demo track, titled "Elf", can be downloaded at this location. No further information is available at this time. DIAMOND HEAD completed work on their first full album of new songs since 1993's ...

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DOWNSET Ink New Deal, Prepare To Release Album

DOWNSET have signed a worldwide deal with the Seattle, Washington-based label Hawino Records. The group's new album, "Universal", was produced by guitarist Brian "Ares" Schwager and features the band lineup of Ares, Rey Orepeza (vocals), Chris Lee (drums) and Rico Villasenor (bass). The complete track listing for "Universal" is as follows: 01. Universal 02. The ...

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Report: Death Metal Comes Alive

Sean Piccoli of Sun-Sentinel.com reports that Brian Woody was by his own account a kid in a foul mood — an uprooted child of divorce living with his mother and sharing a bedroom with his brother. One day in those cramped environs he noticed a cassette tape lying on his brother's bed. He put it ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: 'We Are Kicking Serious Ass'

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Season's Greetings! "First of all, please accept my apology for the delay in this posting. These last 3 months have been extremely busy and I've been pretty overwhelmed with the workload. However, everything came to a screeching halt a ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Guitarist's Wedding Subject Of MTV Miniseries

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro and actress Carmen Electra have signed a deal with MTV to shoot "Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave", a documentary miniseries that will follow the engaged pair as they plan their wedding. The show is scheduled to premiere in January. "MTV has been given an unprecedented look into ...

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BLACK SABBATH: Box Set To Surface In March

Rhino Records have set a March 2, 2004 release date for the much-anticipated eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)". Retailing for $99.98, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)" will feature remastered versions of the band's albums with Ozzy Osbourne behind the mike, as well as a ...

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ANTHRAX: 'What Doesn't Die' Video Shoot Postponed

ANTHRAX have postponed the filming of the video for the track "What Doesn't Die" until January. "We needed a bit more time to plan things and get the production side in place," explained drummer Charlie Benante. As previously reported, Brian Posehn, who acts in the TV sitcom "Just Shoot Me", will direct the clip, which ...

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ANTHRAX: More U.S. Dates Announced

ANTHRAX have announced the following dates in late November/early December: Nov. 29 - Leominster, MA @ Club Liquid (w/ DOGFIGHT, SLAVES ON DOPE) Dec. 01 - Toledo, OH @ Headliners Dec. 02 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre (w/ DYSTALIS, BLEDO) Dec. 03 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's Dec. 05 - Chicago, IL ...

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