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REVELATION Confirmed For Germany's DOOM SHALL RISE Festival

The reformed classic REVELATION line-up of Dennis Cornelius (vocals/ guitar), Jim Hunter (bass) and Steve Branagan (drums)—accompanied by ex-OVERSOUL guitarist Chris Greenway—has been confirmed for the first-ever European two-day doom metal festival, dubbed Doom Shall Rise, to be held in Crailsheim, Germany on February 7th and 8th, 2003. So far, the following artists are scheduled ...

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DOG EAT DOG Re-Record Classic Song At German Studio

DOG EAT DOG spent a few days in a studio near Cologne, Germany in June recording two new versions of the old classic song "Let It Snow"—one a rap/rock version, the other a punk rock version. "I don't know what will eventually happen to these well recorded demos, but maybe someday you will hear them," ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue First-Ever Live Album

On September 24th, 2002, CRADLE OF FILTH will release their first-ever live album, Live Bait For The Dead, on their own imprint label AbraCadaver through Snapper Music. The 2-disc collection will have a strictly limited edition pressing. Never known for doing things by half, CRADLE OF FILTH once again deliver a bumper package with two ...

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MANMADEGOD Complete Work On Debut CD

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have tentatively set Million Dollar Gun as the title of their forthcoming American Recordings debut, which is due to be released in January 2003. Produced by Brian Dobbs (i.e. ECHOBRAIN) and executive-produced by Rick Rubin (i.e. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, ...

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MAGOG Get Dissed

Swedish black metallers MAGOG were forced to scrap their plans for a 7" vinyl release via Totentroll Records (a Rage Of Achilles subsidiary) after the group's new song, "...And so Came the Storm", failed to impress the label honchos, who promptly decided to pull the plug on the entire project. Plans still exist for the ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION's Debut Album Banned In Germany!

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have reportedly had their debut album, To Serve Man, banned in Germany before the album has even been released. German Metal Blade Records distributor SPV is said to have refused to put the album in stores due to the brutal artwork, forcing the label to make the album available ...

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M.O.D. To Issue "Murder League All-Stars" In Winter

Former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano and original M.O.D. guitarist Tim McMurtrie will shortly enter the studio to record the new M.O.D. album, entitled Murder League All-Stars, for a winter release through Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first European tour in eight years and the "eagerly-anticipated" Killith Fair US tour will follow the ...

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HAMMERFALL Unveil Complete Track Listing For New CD

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are currently finishing up the lead guitar tracks and vocals for their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length studio album at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain. Ten songs are being recorded for the album, which is tentatively due to be released in late October through Nuclear Blast Records. The complete track ...

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THE SCORPIONS: Attack Of The Flying Vs!

The following press release comes to us courtesy of www.gibson.com: Rudolph Schenker and Matthias Jabs, rhythm and lead guitarists for German rock band THE SCORPIONS, made an impromptu visit to Gibson USA in Nashville on Monday, June 17th. In town for a Tuesday show, Schenker and Jabs were excited to see the changes ...

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CATHEDRAL To Enter Studio To Record "Songs Of Praise"

CATHEDRAL are scheduled to enter Chapel Studios on July 2nd with producer Kit Woolven (who had previously worked with the group on their Carnival Bizarre and Supernatural Birth Machine albums) to record their seventh album, tentatively entitled Songs Of Praise, for a late 2002 release through the group's new label Dreamcatcher Records. As previously reported, ...

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HAMMERFALL's OSCAR DRONJAK: Working With Producer CHARLIE BAUERNFEIND Is "True Joy"

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are currently finishing up the rhythm guitar tracks and vocals for their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length studio album at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain. According to guitarist Oscar Dronjak, "working with [producer] Charlie [Bauernfeind, i.e. BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE] is a true joy. He is attentive to your ...

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WIZZARD Split With Gutter Records, Cancel All Scheduled Gigs

Finnish "biker death metal" act WIZZARD have parted ways with Gutter Records after almost three years of "excellent co-operation," according to a message posted on the band's official web site. "Moreover, [WIZZARD] has re-arranged its operations so that it will remain first and foremost a studio band. Therefore all live gigs, including and especially the ...

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Former IMPELLITTERI Frontman Wins Orlando Metal Award

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock won the Orlando Metal Award for Best Metal Vocalist of the year in a ceremony that took place on May 17th and May 24th at the Fairbanks Inn in Winter Park, Florida. Other winners include LUNATIC CANDY KREEP (Best Metal Band), NOIR (Best Live Metal Performance), TRIVIUM's Matt (Best Metal ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI And...PHIL COLLINS?!

OZZY OSBOURNE's backing band on a rendition of BLACK SABBATH's "Paranoid" at this weekend's Queen of England's Golden Jubilee celebration consisted of SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Pino Palladino, and none other than ex-GENESIS mainman Phil Collins on drums. No, we're not kidding. In related news, BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward gave an excellent interview ...

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HAMMERFALL Go Completely Digital On Forthcoming CD

HAMMERFALL's as-yet-untitled fourth full-length studio album, which is currently being recorded at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain, is the group's first CD to be recorded completely digitally (i.e. there is no tape involved). "Renegade was done digitally, but still onto DA-88 tapes, so it doesn't quite qualify," stated guitarist Oscar ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: The Latest Update

An update from the wacky world of DEVIN TOWNSEND (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, PHYSICIST, OCEAN MACHINE, etc.): Some good and bad news regarding the tour is that Chris Valagao who was to be the new keyboard player in STRAPPING YOUNG LAD has had to leave due to his commitments to ZIMMERS HOLE and his work ...

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KISS Officially Part Ways With UNIVERSAL RECORDS GROUP

KISS have officially parted ways with the Universal Records Group (i.e. Mercury/PolyGram) and currently seeking a new record deal, frontman Paul Stanley has confirmed. "After our long relationship with our record company, it seemed to be in our best interest to part ways and to look to all the options to decide where we go ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Completes Work On Solo CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto has completed work on his brand new solo album, entitled The Calm Before The Storm, for a fall release through Frontiers/Now & Then Records. Among the tracks set to be included on the effort are the following: 01. Till The End Of Our Time 02. ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: Japanese Set List Revealed

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, are currently in the middle of a highly-successful Japanese tour, during which the duo are expected to record a live album for a late 2002/early 2003 release. Here is the set list from ...

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CATHEDRAL Begin Work On "Songs Of Praise"

CATHEDRAL are currently working on material for their seventh album, tentatively entitled Songs Of Praise, for a late 2002 release through the group's new label Dreamcatcher Records. The band plan to enter Chapel Studios in late June with an as-yet-undetermined producer to record the CD, the musical direction of which is being described as "not ...

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HAMMERFALL To Commence Recording Fourth CD

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are due to begin recording their fourth full-length album this week at Holland's Wisseloord studios, where they will track the drums before moving over to BLIND GUARDIAN's Twilight facility in Germany on May 13th to record the bass. The band will then head over to HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in ...

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RIOT Set "Through The Storm" As Title Of Forthcoming CD

Veteran heavy rockers RIOT have set Through The Storm as the title of their forthcoming CD, which is due in late spring, presumably through Metal Blade Records. Among the song titles set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: 01. Hold On 02. Play For Life 03. Turn The Tables 04. Essential Enemies ...

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