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FORCED ENTRY To Reunite For ABRASIVE ROCK Appearance

Acclaimed Seattle thrashers FORCED ENTRY will reunite to perform at the upcoming Abrasive Rock Festival on Saturday, August 3rd at the Capitol Theater in Olympia, Washington. Guitarist Brad Hull will team up with vocalist/bassist Tony Benjamins and drummer Colin Mattson to perform live for the first time in over a decade. Other acts set to ...

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MOLLO/MARTIN Set Release Date For "The Cage 2"

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin's collaboration with Italian guitarist Dario Mollo, which goes by the name, will release their sophomore effort, entitled The Cage 2, in Europe and Japan on May 22nd. No US release date has been scheduled as yet. The final track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Terra Toria ...

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TNT Ink Deal With Z Records

The reunited classic line-up of TNTvocalist Tony Harnell, guitarist Ronni Le Tekro, bassist Morty Black and drummer Diesel Dahlhave inked a deal with Z Records and will begin work on new material in May. According to Harnell, It's great to have finally worked out a plan for TNT. Ronni and I have been talking along ...

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TAETRE Complete Work On Third Full-Length CD

Sweden's TAETRE have completed work on their third full-length album, entitled Divine Misanthropic Madness, at KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque's Los Angered Recordings for a late 2002 release through Mighty Music Records. The group's first release since the departure of guitarist Danyael Nilsson will include guest appearances from LaRocque and Tony Jelencovich (TRANSPORT LEAGUE). ...

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RING OF FIRE Record Japanese Shows For Upcoming DVD

RING OF FIRE, led by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Mark Boals, reportedly recorded several of the shows from their recent Japanese tour for an upcoming DVD, which is due to be released in the coming months. Boals' touring band consisted of guitarist Tony Macalpine, drummer Virgil Donati, keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij, and bassist Philip Bynoe. ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer Completes Work On New THE CAGE CD

The long awaited new DARIO MOLLO/TONY MARTIN THE CAGE album (featuring ex-BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin), simply entitled 2, has been completed and is scheduled for a simultaneous European and Japanese release on May 22nd. The final track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Terra Toria 02. Overload 03. Life Love and Everything ...

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WESTWORLD Prepare For "Act III"

New York's WESTWORLD, featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, have set Act III as the title of their forthcoming third full-length album, which is currently being recorded for a late spring release through Z Records. ...

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THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Prepare New CD, Announce European Appearances

THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS are currently in intensive songwriting sessions for the follow-up to the group's quadruple-platinum Californication CD, which is tentatively set for a June release. Guitarist John Frusciante recently commented on the initial rehearsals for the forthcoming effort: "There was just all kinds of new rhythms and new sounds and nobody really ...

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NILE To Enter Studio In Early March, July Release Expected

Acclaimed death metallers NILE will enter Soundlab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina on March 4th to record their third full-length CD, tentatively titled In Their Darkened Shrines. Eight tracks have been written so far for the album, which is set to feature nearly an hour's worth of music. Among the song titles set to appear ...

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HELIX Frontman Launches Side Project

HELIX frontman Brian Vollmer, guitarist Bill Gadd, bassist Tony Paleschi, and drummer Archie Gamble will be entering Reiner's Studios in London, Ontario on March 3rd to record four new tracks that they've recently collaborated on: Panic, Wanna Be Stoned, Hard to Feel the Sunshine (When Your Heart Is Filled With Rain) and When the Whip ...

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Former SABBATH Frontman Completes Work On "The Cage II"

CAGE, featuring Italian guitarist Dario Mollo and former BLACK SABBATH vocalist Tony Martin, have completed recording their new album, entitled The Cage II. Currently in the mixing stages under the direction of Dario at Damage Inc. Studios in Ventimiglia, Italy, the album's full track listing is as follows: 01. Terra Toria 02. Overload 03. Amore ...

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HELLOWEEN Announce Compilation Details

HELLOWEEN have confirmed that their upcoming Best Of double-CD set will be called Treasure Chest and it will have a lot of special packaging, making it a nice collector's item for any HELLOWEEN fan new or old. All of the songs have been remixed and remastered to modern standards. The full track listing for Treasure ...

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RONDINELLI To Confess Sins In May

RONDINELLI, who include in their ranks former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their sophomore album, entitled Our Cross — Our Sins, through MTM Records in May. Featuring a musical direction that is said to be ...

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TONY FRANKLIN Unveils "Secret" Project

Bassist extraordinaire Tony Franklin (i.e. DAVID COVERDALE, BLUE MURDER) has shed light on his much-rumored “secret” project which he has been hinting at but not offered any concrete information about in his previous postings on his official web site. Until now, that is. According to Franklin, “the 'Secret Project' is now out in the open! ...

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BLITZKRIEG To Unleash "Absolute Power"

Reunited NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG are finishing up the songwriting process for their new album, tentatively entitled Absolute Power, which is due to be issued during May/June. The group's current line-up consists of: Brian Ross - Vocals Tony J.Liddle - Guitar Paul Nesbitt - Guitar Andy Galloway - Bass Phil Brewis - Drums Among the song ...

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BRUJERIA Go "Cyko"

BRUJERIA guitarist Asesino (i.e. FEAR FACTORY's Dino Cazares) will shortly be issuing the first in a series of 13 BRUJERIADEMONIACO” project records, which will see each DEMONIACO CD spearheaded by a different member of BRUJERIA. Apparently, the bands formed for these projects will take the name of the member in charge of each DEMONIACO ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Issue

Progressive metal/fusion triumvirate COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE), bassist Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ULI JON ROTH), and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH), have inked a deal with Dutch-based Mascot Records for the release of their sophomore album, Squadrophenia, due out in March. Recorded at Jeff Kollman's Crumb Studios in Granada ...

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MacAlpine Gets In The RING

RING OF FIRE, the new band of former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Mark Boals, have parted ways with guitarist George Bellas due to the latter's inability to “fulfill the requirements of the band," according to a statement from Boals. In Bellas' place, RING OF FIRE have enlisted legendary axeman Tony MacAlpine, who will join the group ...

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CRISIS Become SKULLSICK NATION

After nearly a decade on the scene, Los Angeles-based, female-fronted metallers CRISIS have changed their name to SKULLSICK NATION. According to guitarist Jwyanza, the name change is due to the fact that "the band has just gone through so many changes over the last four years since [we put out our last CD] The Hollowing ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Continues Work On Upcoming Solo CD

Former DEEP PURPLE/WHITESNAKE frontman DAVID COVERDALE has posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for his upcoming solo CD, the singer's first since 2000's Into The Light: “I have more than 20 songs to actually turn into 'songs', as opposed to 'instrumentals'...actually, closer to 30, [including] some [Into The Light] stuff ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Frontman Lines Up Projects Galore!

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin is in Italy at the moment completing work on the new THE CAGE CD, tentatively entitled Poison Roses, which is due to be released in the spring. Martin will then fly to New York to sing on the new RONDINELLI CD (also featuring former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Goes Solo, Band Offer Studio Previews!

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has begun recording his first solo album, which will most likely have nine tracks and include the three new songs John performed during the G3 tour ("Jaws of Life", "Damage Control" and "Glasgow Kiss"). Other musicians performing on the CD will be Dave LaRue (i.e. DIXIE DREGS, PLANET X) on ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Men To Release New Music!

RONDINELLI, featuring former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their as-yet-untitled sophomore album through MTM Music in early 2002. The group's 1996 debut effort, entitled War Dance, was recorded in 1985 and featured the vocal services ...

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Entrance - LION'S SHARE

Although an early incarnation of LION'S SHARE existed as early as the late Eighties, it wasn't until the release of the group's 1994 self-titled debut that the band truly came into their own in musical terms, having abandoned their AOR-inspired songwriting efforts in favor of a more progressive, heavier approach. Over the course of two ...

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Iommi - TONY IOMMI

When your name is Tony Iommi, virtually every metal musician will practically bend over backwards to collaborate with you in any way that they can, so it only follows that the list of guest stars appearing on this CD is a rather impressive one. Featuring ten songs and contributions from the likes of PANTERA's Phillip ...

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Afterlife - NOCTURNAL RITES

One of the most pleasant surprises of the year. NOCTURNAL RITES' fourth studio album is a virtual power metal masterpiece, featuring 10 songs of classy, melodic hard rock that can best be described as a cross between the Tony Martin-era BLACK SABBATH and early HELOWEEN. The bulk of the improvement can be attributed directly to ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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