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CELTIC FROST Prepare To Record New CD

CELTIC FROST are currently writing and developing material for a new album in Zurich, Switzerland. This is the culmination of a process initially set in motion during the compilation of the official CELTIC FROST re-issue CDs in late summer 1999. The re-issue project reflected the first time the various former members of the band worked ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES To Tour Europe In July

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have lined up the following European live appearances during July: Jul. 12 - Dour Festival Dour, BEL Jul. 13 - Bospop Festival - Boshoven/Weert, NETH Jul. 15 - Matrix Bochum, GER Jul. 16 - Tivoli Utrecht, NETH Jul. 18 - The Savoy Cork, IRE Jul. 19 - Music Centre Dublin, IRE Jul. 20 ...

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SAVIOUR MACHINE Announce Track Listing For Upcoming Live CD/DVD

Christian goth/opera rockers SAVIOUR MACHINE have revealed the track listing for their upcoming live DVD and double CD, entitled Live in Deutschland II, which were digitally filmed and recorded during the group's their three-hour performance at Owen Rocknight in Germany on March 23rd. No release date for either the DVD or the CD have yet ...

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OPETH To Tour UK, Begin Recording Two New CDs

OPETH have confirmed via their official web site the plans for Music For Nations to release a special edition version of OPETH's last album, Blackwater Park, which will contain additional music and video footage (as first reported here yesterday). According to the band, this edition [will] feature an additional CD with two new tracks, amongst ...

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DRAGONLAND Complete Work On Sophomore CD

Sweden's DRAGONLAND, featuring former PROPHANITY/NIGHTSHADE guitarist Nicklas Magnusson and KING DIAMOND touring keyboardist Elias Holmlid, have completed work on their second full-length CD, entitled Holy War, at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman with producer Anders Friden for an early summer release through Black Lotus Records. Mixed by veteran studio wizard Fredrik Nordstrom, the follow-up to last year's ...

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ASTRIAAL Prepare To Record New CD, Line Up Live Performances

Australia's ASTRIAAL have been busy finalizing the pre-production for their forthcoming full-length studio opus, tentatively titled Renascent Misanthropy. ASTRIAAL are currently in negotiations with a number of labels for its release, and the album will be recorded mid-winter in Brisbane. Finishing the pre-production has allowed an earlier than expected return to the live environment for ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue "Heavy, Left Handed and Candid" Home Video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EXTREME METAL COLOSSUS CRADLE OF FILTH SPAWN LIVE DVD/VHS! The world's most notorious & lurid black metal band, CRADLE OF FILTH, is taking the next evolutionary step to infecting the masses with their often-shocking yet vibrant presence. The band is bringing their singular and extravagant live performance into your living room with ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Solo CD Details Revealed

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto is currently busy demoing and writing songs for his second solo album, which has the working title of The Calm Before The Storm. Among the songs that are tentatively set to appear on the album are "Till The End Of Our Time", "How Long", "Heaven ...

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KITTIE Part Ways With Bassist, Replacement Announced

KITTIE have parted ways with bassist Talena Atfield and have replaced her with Jennifer J. Arroyo (formerly of the D.C. band SPINE). According to an official statement from the group, We are so sad and disappointed that Talena chose to leave the band. We wish she would have stayed with us, but we view it ...

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A Night At The Opera - BLIND GUARDIAN

One of the most revered and respected power metal acts around, Germany's BLIND GUARDIAN have consistently produced albums that were as distinctive sounding as they were musically ambitious, and they have received nothing but praise from the metal community for their efforts—and justifiably so. A band that is very much in control of its own ...

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FILTER Frontman Explains Meaning Behind Title Of Forthcoming CD

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick recently elaborated on his explanation for why he selected The Amalgamut as the title of the group's forthcoming studio CD, due through Reprise Records in July. According to Patrick, I called the record The Amalgamut because I took a trip across the country and started to realize that everything in America ...

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SLASH Denies Supergroup Involvement

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has NOT contributed to the two-song demo tape recently recorded by the superstar line-up of Neal Schon (guitar—JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals—ex-VAN HALEN), Deen Castronovo (drums—JOURNEY) and Michael Anthony (bass—VAN HALEN), despite a statement to the contrary posted at Hagar's official web site at www.redrocker.com. The yet-to-be-named band ...

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KISS To Close Out Winter Olympics

KISS will play “Rock & Roll All Nite” at Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Sunday, February 24th globally-televised closing ceremonies at the XIX Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Other artists scheduled to appear include MOBY, BON JOVI, N SYNC, CHRISTINA AGUILLERA, GLORIA ESTEFAN, CHARLOTTE CHURCH with JOSH GROBAN, HARRY CONNICK, JR., EARTH, WIND, & FIRE, ...

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Former LOVE/HATE Frontman Makes Rarities Available Online

Former LOVE/HATE and current RATT frontman Jizzy Pearl has made available for download via his official web site LOVE/HATE's entire fourth album, I'm Not Happy, as well as a host of LOVE/HATE demos recorded at various points during the band's career. According to Pearl, “I have included the fourth LOVE/HATE record I'm Not Happy as ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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Former TWISTED SISTER Frontman Becomes Official Promo Voice Of MSNBC

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider is now the official promo voice of MSNBC. The raspy-voiced Snider has been doing voiceovers for the likes of Brian Williams, Ashleigh Banfield and Alan Keyes since last winter, according to an article published in the New York Observer. The Long Island-based vocalist, of course, very publicly fought with ...

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DRAGONLAND Prepare For "Holy War"

Sweden's DRAGONLAND, featuring former PROPHANITY/NIGHTSHADE guitarist Nicklas Magnusson and KING DIAMOND touring keyboardist Elias Holmlid, will be entering Gothenburg's Studio Fredman with producer Anders Friden on March 14th to begin recording their second full-length CD, entitled Holy War, for a late summer release through Black Lotus Records. Scheduled to be mixed by veteran studio wizard ...

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MANMADEGOD Enter Mixing Phase On Debut CD

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have completed the recording process for their debut CD for American Recordings at Los Angeles' Ocean Studios and are currently mixing the effort at West Hollywood's Larrabee Studio East facility with Sean Beavan (i.e. SLAYER, MARILYN MANSON) and Rick Rubin ...

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TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD Guitarist Forms New Side Project

TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD guitarist Steve Smyth and his longtime friend, Steven Hoffman (ex-ARIAH/SWEET LEAF bassist) are currently collaborating on an instrumental side project called THE ESSENESS PROJECT. Described as “progressive” and “covering a wide spectrum of moods”, some of the material being worked on spans back to several years ago. "This is something I planned to do ...

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ANDY "Undie" SNEAP Shoots From The Hip!

It's been quite some time since we last got an official update from former SABBAT guitarist and acclaimed producer Andy Undie Sneap, so in the interest of making up for lost time, we will let this English fool fill us in what he's been up to. And while at it, we'll even let him have ...

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SOULFLY: Seek And Strike!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SOULFLY TAKE BREAK FROM THE STUDIO FOR CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH STATIC-X Phoenix, AZ - Max Cavalera and the SOULFLY tribe are currently putting the finishing touches on their latest studio effort to be released late Spring 2002. In the meantime, SOULFLY will be heading out on the road on a co-headlining stint ...

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Abigail II: The Revenge - KING DIAMOND

Having been a huge fan of MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND's recorded output from the earliest days of the two bands' respective careers, I am more than a little perplexed by the path mainman King Diamond has chosen to follow during most of the '90s and going into the 21st century. Whereas MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND's ...

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LED ZEPPELIN "Break Through" In Commercial Advertising

January 22 / Associated Press As part of a new marketing campaign called Break Through to raise the profile of Cadillac's newest vehicles, the CTS, XLR, Escalade and scalade EXT, television commercials will feature the song Rock and Roll by the group LED ZEPELIN, General Motors Corp. said Tuesday. It's the first time LED ZEPPELIN ...

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OVERKILL Ink Deal With Spitfire Records

Veteran New York metallers OVERKILL have officially signed to Spitfire Records after releasing one album, Bloodletting, on the Metal-Is label, according to Digital Metal. Initial plans for OVERKILL are to issue a live album and DVD that's expected to follow in the footsteps of 1988's F.ck You EP and 1995's Wrecking Your Neck ...

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ASTRIAAL: New Album, 7" Appearances Planned

Australia's ASTRIAAL are currently writing the material for their forthcoming full-length CD, which is tentatively scheduled to be recorded in the winter, with Lachlan Mitchell engineering. In other news, ASTRIAAL are due to have their Summoning the Essence of Ancient Wisdom effort released on vinyl with four extra tracks via Norway's Mester Productions in early ...

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Former HANOI ROCKS Frontman Debuts New Band In Helsinki

Former HANOI ROCKS frontman MICHAEL MONROE debuted his new band at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday, January 12th and reportedly went down a storm with the capacity crowd. The MICHAEL MONROE group at Tavastia consisted of the following musicians: Michael Monroe lead vocals Kari "Lacu" Lahtinen drums Timpa Laine bass Costello guitar Pink Gibson ...

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Michael Schenker Announces NAMM Appearance

German axe hero Michael Schenker will be available for autographs next week while attending the Winter 2002 N.A.M.M. show in Anaheim, CA. Schenker will make the following appearances: Jan. 19 - ESP Booth @ 11:30 AM Jan. 19 - Peavey Booth @ 2:00 PM ...

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