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DISSECTION Set Release Date For Live Album

DISSECTION's much-anticipated live album, titled "Live Legacy", will finally see the light of day on February 17 through Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded at Wacken Festival 1996 in Wacken, Germany, the album will include live renditions of such DISSECTION classics as "The Somberlain", "Thorns Of Crimson Death", "Frozen", "Where Dead Angels Lie", "Unhallowed", and "Retribution – ...

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AMON AMARTH To Issue Special 'Viking Edition' Of New CD

Sweden's AMON AMARTH will issue a "Viking Edition" of their forthcoming CD, Versus The World, containing 14 bonus songs on an extra CD and a 20-page-booklet (eight pages more than the regular jewel-case version). The complete track listing for the bonus CD is as follows: 01. Siegreicher Marsch (German version of the song "Victorious March" ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman Offers Update On New CD

CRADLE OF FILTH are continuing work on their much-anticipated Damnation And A Day CD at New Rising studios in Essex, England for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Sony Music. "Basically, we are busy doing a million and one things all worth absolutely nothing and suffering badly from the 'hurry up and wait' process that ...

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KITTIE To Release New EP, Hit The Road

KITTIE will release Safe, a seven-song EP featuring live tracks and remixes of the title song by KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko, on November 19. The original version of "Safe" appears on KITTIE's sophomore album Oracle, released October 30, 2001. "I am totally into doing this remix for KITTIE," said Konietzko. "My own project, KMFDM, has a ...

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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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RUNEMAGICK To Issue Compilation Of Rare Material

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK will issue Death Magick, a compilation of rare and unreleased material spanning their whole career, through Brazen Music in the U.S. during the winter. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Intro - Darkness Death and Doom 02. Death Magick (unreleased version) 03. Eternal Dark ...

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W.A.S.P. Tour Still On!

Despite rumors to the contrary, W.A.S.P.'s previously-announced North American tour is going ahead as scheduled, according to Metal Blade Records, whose act ENGINE (featuring FATES WARNING frontman Ray Alder and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera) is slated to fill the opening slot on the trek. At this time, it appears that ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and former ...

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ROUGH SILK Part Ways With Singer

Germany's ROUGH SILK have amicably parted ways with singer Thomas Ludolphy, who is said to have left the group for "personal" reasons. The remaining members of the band have no intentions of seeking a replacement and will split all lead vocal parts going forward between drummer Herbert Hartmann, guitarist Nils Wunderlich, and keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg. ...

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MISERY INDEX Announce New Guitarist, Drummer

MISERY INDEX have announced the permanent addition of second guitarist Bruce Greig (DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP) and drummer Matt Byers to the group's lineup following the departures of Mike Harrison and Kevin Talley, respectively. Harrison reportedly left the group on amicable terms last spring due to his dislike for the touring ...

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Through The Storm - RIOT

Tipton/Downing. Murray/Smith. Shermann/Denner. You with me here? Let me add to that list the fourth-best metal guitar duo of all time: Reale/Flyntz. But like RIOT in general, they have yet to receive the same level of recognition as the others (except in Japan!). Despite this, RIOT continues to release album after album of quality metal, ...

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ROUGH SILK To Issue 'End of Infinity' In Winter

Germany's ROUGH SILK are currently recording their new CD, End of Infinity, for a winter 2002 release through Breaker/SPV Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Isolation 02. The Fiddler On The Skeleton Horse 03. Carry On 04. Ambrosia 05. End Of Infinity 06. By Your Side 07. Trans-Destination 08. ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Finalize Track Listing For 'Killing Hellsinki'

THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame, will issue their first-ever live album through Horns Up Records in the fall/winter. Entitled Killing Hellsinki, the album will feature six live tracks, recorded at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland on July 12th, 2002, as well as the band's original 1999 demo, featuring ENTOMBED singer ...

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W.A.S.P., STEPHEN PEARCY, ENGINE: More U.S. Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming W.A.S.P. North American tour, which will feature ex-RATT frontman STEPHEN PEARCY, ENGINE (featuring FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera), and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY in the support slots. They are as follows: Oct. 15 - Tempe, AZ @ Bash on Ash Oct. 16 - ...

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Former EMPEROR Drummer Speaks Out On DISSECTION Collaboration

Ex-EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun recently commented on the prospect of uniting with another former convict, DISSECTION mainman Jon Nödtveit, for the first DISSECTION album since Storm of the Light's Bane, which is tentatively due to be recorded next year for a 2004 release. In an interview published at the Walls Of Fire web site, ...

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PARAGON Begin Work On New Material, Land GAMMA RAY Tour

German melodic metallers PARAGON are writing songs for the follow-up to this year's critically-acclaimed Law Of The Blade CD for a tentative late 2003 release through Remedy Records/Zomba. According to bassist Jan Bünning, "we have about seven tiles in work already and one song, 'Eye of The Storm', is almost complete. We perhaps will record ...

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HAMMERFALL Set European Release Date For 'Crimson Thunder'

HAMMERFALL have set October 28th as the European release date for their fourth full-length album, entitled Crimson Thunder, through Nuclear Blast Records. The full track listing for the effort (in no particular order) is as follows: 01. Trailblazers 02. Riders Of The Storm 03. Hearts On Fire 04. The Unforgiving Blade 05. Hero's Return 06. ...

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ANN BOLEYN Manager Accused Of Soliciting Murder

54-year-old James Howard Paul, Jr., who had previously managed HELLION frontwoman and horror movie actress Ann Boleyn, was arraigned on August 27th in Van Nuys Superior Court for soliciting the murder of his wife. As a result, Boleyn has announced the termination of her business relationship with Paul effective August 15th. "Right now Jim's focus ...

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ANGEL WITCH Confirm Reunion, Plan Summer Festival Appearances

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH have confirmed that they have reunited and are planning on hitting the European festival circuit next summer. "Following recent soul-searching times, fate dealt metal a gentle hand for a change and the result was that [ANGEL WITCH] have reassembled the awesome 2000 line-up consisting of [guitarist/vocalist] Kevin Heybourne (naturally), [bassist] Richie ...

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NIRVANA's "Greatest Hits" Due In October

NIRVANA's Greatest Hits is set to hit stores on October 22nd, according to a Universal Music release schedule. It's the first greatest hits package by the trio, and it's rumored to feature a previously unreleased track, "You Know You're Right". Although the song's inclusion hasn't been confirmed, it's thought that the track is part of ...

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ENDO's ZELICK Pays Tribute To Fallen DROWNING POOL Frontman

Zelick, bassist for Miami, Florida's ENDO, has posted the following message in memory of late DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams, who was found dead last Wednesday: "Our deepest condolences go out to our brothers in DROWNING POOL and all of their friends and families. We have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with DP ...

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ROB ZOMBIE And PETE'S WICKED ALE Team Up To Rock Halloween

ROB ZOMBIE will team up with Pete's Brewing Company for a special Halloween-themed promotion. A national sweepstakes winner will be sent to Los Angeles for the world premiere of the horror-rocker's movie, House of 1,000 Corpses. Here's an official press release on the matter: Pete's Brewing Company has joined forces with Lion's Gate Entertainment, Spencer ...

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DUST TO DUST Scrap EP Plans, Prepare To Record Full-Length

New York's DUST TO DUST have scrapped plans to release a five-song EP and have decided to release a full-length album sometime in the late fall or winter. Like the scrapped EP, the full-length will also be entitled Sick and will feature "10 blistering new tracks," according to a message posted on the band's official ...

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JOE PERRY: AEROSMITH Will Record Blues Album During Winter

AEROSMITH will spend the winter following the completion of their current North American tour recording a blues album, a concept that has been dear lead guitarist Joe Perry's heart for years, the 51-year-old axeman told CNN.com. The CD's release will be followed by a tour of intimate U.S. venues and a trek through Europe. In ...

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PUSHED, PAIN Among Acts To Be Included On Promotional CD

Southern California's PUSHED (featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian) and Sweden's PAIN (led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren) are two of the 20 bands featured on a double promotional CD currently being compiled by Thermal Breakdown Entertainment, a division of DK Entertainment, LLC. Among the other bands currently set to ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Completes Work On "Aggressive" Solo CD

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has completed writing, playing, and engineering his new solo album, entitled Music For Speeding. According to an official statement, "fans of Marty's first solo album, Dragon's Kiss, and his aggressive playing in CACOPHONY and MEGADETH will freak out when they hear that style applied in Marty's new and more modern ...

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Storm Before Calm - PRIMORDIAL

Apart from their generally convincing and captivating sound, the great thing about PRIMORDIAL's music is the way it morphs from album to album, each one stronger than the next. There has always been a distinct PRIMORDIAL sound, a hybrid of the best elements of black metal, epic doom metal and a sort of nebulous progressive ...

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GUANO APES Finish Recording New CD

GUANO APES have completed the recordings for their new album during several separate sessions at Area 51 Studios in Celle, Germany and are currently waiting to mix the as-yet-untitled effort in Cologne and Hamburg for a late 2002 release through Supersonic/G.U.N. Records. Among the working titles set to appear on the new CD are the ...

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Y&T Frontman To Issue Second Solo CD

Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti will release his second solo album, entitled simply Meniketti, in the UK on September 23rd. The Japanese release is scheduled for September 11th. The full track listing for the follow-up to Out Of The Blue is as follows: 01. Messin' With Mr. Big 02. No Lies 03. Hard As I Try ...

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