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DAN SWANÖ Begins Work On New NIGHTINGALE Album

Multi-talented Swedish musician/producer Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY) has commenced work on the fifth NIGHTINGALE album, tentatively due at the end of 2004 through Black Mark Records. "I am in the first stages of demoing new tracks right now and [guitarist/keyboardist Tom] Nouga [has] a bunch of new stuff ready," Dan writes on his official ...

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Tempo of the Damned - EXODUS

By the time EXODUS split up in the early '90s, they had all but lost their steam, their latter-day recorded output serving as little more than a painful reminder of the fact that the band would never recapture the magic that had made their first couple of efforts such classics in the thrash metal genre. ...

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GAMMA RAY, HAMMERFALL, PRIMAL FEAR Members To Partake In 'All-Star' Jam

GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen, HAMMERFALL's Joacim Cans, PRIMAL FEAR's Tom Naumann and GODIVA's Mitch Koonz are among the musicians tentatively scheduled to partake in an "all-star" jam at the 20th anniversary party for the Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg (Germany). The jam, which is slated to take place this Sunday, December 28, will reportedly include selections from HELLOWEEN ...

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LUPARA Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

LUPARA, the new Illinois-based band featuring former BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner, have parted ways with their bassist and are currently seeking a replacement. "LUPARA's original bassist recently left the group as he was unable to adhere to the work-ethic demanded by the band," reads a post on the band's web site. "LUPARA now seeks ...

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EXODUS: 'Tempo' North American Release Date Pushed Back To March

The North American release date for EXODUS' much-anticipated new album, "Tempo Of The Damned", has been pushed back to March 9, 2004. The CD is still scheduled to be issued in Europe on February 2 (the two-year anniversary of late EXODUS frontman Paul Baloff's passing) through Nuclear Blast Records. "Tempo Of The Damned" was recorded ...

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INCANTATION Cancel Chilean Tour Dates, Slam Session Guitarist

INCANTATION have been forced to cancel their previously announced Chilean tour dates due to the alleged incompetence of their Chilean tour promoter. The following is the band's official statement on the matter: "INCANTATION and Tumba Records would like to apologize to the Chilean metal fans because INCANTATION are unable to play on their 'Rotting With ...

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PROBOT: Photo Session Posted Online

Several pictures from a brand-new PROBOT photo session, featuring the project's mastermind Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, ex-NIRVANA) alongside special guests Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD) and Wino (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, PLACE OF SKULLS), have been posted online at this location (Wire Image). As previously reported, PROBOT's much-anticipated self-titled debut album will be released ...

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Label: PROBOT Debut To Surface In February, Not May

Contrary to a report (since corrected) posted on the MTV.com web site, PROBOT's much-anticipated debut album will surface on its originally announced release date of February 10, 2004 and not in May of next year, a spokesperson for Southern Lord Records has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. A two-track 7" single, limited to 6,666 copies, will ...

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PROBOT: Photos From 'Shake Your Blood' Video Shoot Posted Online

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of FOO FIGHTERS frontman/former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl, will release their self-titled debut album on February 10, 2004 through Southern Lord Recordings. A two-track 7" single, limited to 6,666 copies, will precede the album release and will contain the cuts "Centuries Of Sin" (featuring Cronos of VENOM) and "Emerald ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Partake In Recording Session For Real-Life 'School Of Rock'

Former METALLICA and current OZZY OSBOURNE/VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted will team up with Tom Johnson (DOOBIE BROTHERS), blues guitarist Roy Rogers and singer Austin Willacy to record cover versions of songs written by the students of Little Kids Rock, an innovative non-profit organization that teaches low-income kids how to play and compose their own, original ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Publish Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has begun work on his autobiography, tentatively due next summer. The book, which is being co-written with biographer Jake Brown, will offer a candid account of Corabi's life story, including his stints in THE SCREAM, MÖTLEY CRÜE, UNION, RATT, and the BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, and will include interviews with ...

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JEFF PILSON Jams At STATION FAMILY FUND Benefit

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following message on his web site: "I jammed at the Benefit for the Station Family Fund on Friday the 7th — what a blast! I played with Vinny Appice (still one of my dearest friends, along with wife Justine), Alan Krigger (also long-time friend and drummer for ...

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RIVERRED Recruit Former TAD Guitarist For Upcoming Gig

Aaron Slip (ex-TAD, RORSCHACH TEST) will be joining Seattle's RIVERRED as second guitarist at the November 8 Seattle show supporting THE ACCÜSED at Studio 7. This is a logical "fill-in/guest spot" as Tom Niemeyer (GRUNTRUCK, THE ACCÜSED), who recently handled the second guitar slot on the RIVERRED West Coast tour, will not be pulling double ...

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SLAYER: 'Soundtrack To The Apocalypse' Track Listing Revealed!

SLAYER have announced the complete track listing for their long-awaited "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set, due on November 25 through American Recordings/Ume. "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every SLAYER album since 1986, soundtrack cuts, Japan-only tracks, more than a dozen rarities, and a DVD of live performances spanning 20 years, all digitally ...

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ICED EARTH Drummer: No Rest For The Wicked

ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy has issued the following update regarding his current activities: "First off, my band BURNING INSIDE: Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, DEATH) - drums, Michael Estes (ACHERON) - guitar, Steve Childers (BLACK WITCHERY) - guitar, and Jamie Prim - bass and vocals, is playing our first show in two and a half ...

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ZEBRA Singer Joins AKRON SYMPHONY In LED ZEPPELIN Tribute

Amy Bracken Sparks of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Akron Symphony Orchestra will tackle the work of Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones this weekend at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall in Akron, Ohio, the orchestra's regular home. According to Jeffrey Sperry, executive director of the 52-year-old orchestra, 50 members of the 83-member ...

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SLAYER: 'Soundtrack' Box Set Contents Revealed

SLAYER's long-awaited four-disc box set, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" (American Recordings/UMe), will finally be released on November 25. A three-CD/one-DVD box set regular edition and four-CD/one-DVD specially packaged "ammo box" for the deluxe version, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every SLAYER album since 1986, soundtrack cuts, Japan-only tracks, more than a dozen rarities, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Perform For Charity

OZZY OSBOURNE is among the artists that will be performing on stage at London's Royal Albert Hall on October 15 for Fashion Rocks for The Prince's Trust. Other acts set to appear include BEYONCE, SHERYL CROW, KELIS, BRYAN ADAMS, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, and BRYAN FERRY. Supermodel, actress and singer Milla Jovovich will also be performing and ...

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ANTHRAX'S SCOTT IAN: 'We're Just Being Ourselves'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently told Chart Attack that unlike some of their peers, they've never felt the need to take themselves too seriously or pretend something they're not. "What we do musically we take seriously, but who we are as people, we don't need to put on a fake front to be perceived as ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Drummer Out?

Drummer Tom Gomes is strongly rumored to have left KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. His replacement, according to unconfirmed reports, is Justin Foley from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones' other band, BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED. No further information is available at this time. ...

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BALLISTIC Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

BALLISTIC, the new band featuring former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis, along with JAG PANZER members Rikard Stjernquist (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), are the latest band confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 25-26 in Balingen, Germany. The list of acts currently ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Fan Favorite To Become 'Welsh Hero'

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell has shot up the list of candidates to be named greatest Welsh hero following an Internet campaign by fans of the band, the BBC reports. Campbell, originally from Pontypridd, is now fifth in the list of nominees on the Welsh Heroes web site after the official MOTÖRHEAD site put a link ...

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TED NUGENT To Speak Out Against Drug Use In Arkansas

Ted Nugent will speak out against alcohol and other drugs in Russellville, Arkansas during a regional planning meeting aimed at addressing the methamphetamine problem in a 10-county area, according to The Courier. The meeting will be held Sept. 29 at Tucker Coliseum at Arkansas Tech University. The event is being hosted by the prosecuting attorneys ...

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