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CELTIC FROST's TOM FISCHER To Release Solo Album

CELTIC FROST mainman Tom G. Fischer has announced plans to release a solo album sometime in 2005. The following is Fischer's official statement on the matter: "Yes, I am working on a solo album, and I am aiming at releasing it next year. This will in no way negatively affect or delay work on the ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Vocalist TONY MARTIN To Sing With TWIN DRAGONS

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin will be making two special guest appearances with the rock/blues band TWIN DRAGONS in Italy at the end of the month. Also in the works is an extended European tour next autumn. TWIN DRAGONS is the brainchild of bassist/vocalist Nathaniel Peterson. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Peterson has previously written ...

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CHEAP TRICK: 14 Songs Completed For Next Album

According to Billboard.com, CHEAP TRICK — who are currently on the road opening for AEROSMITH — plan to head to Europe in July, play more stateside dates in August and then return to the studio. Nearly 14 songs have been completed for CHEAP TRICK's next album, which should surface next year. Among the songtitles set ...

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DRAGONLAND Members Launch Death Metal Side-Project

DRAGONLAND members Olof Morck (guitar) and Nicklas Magnusson (guitar) have reformed their old death metal band RAPTURE under the name THE RETURNING. The group, who will be reworking some of their old material, will begin writing new songs following the completion of the new DRAGONLAND album, "Starfall". THE RETURNING, whose current lineup is rounded out ...

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ZOMBI Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Pittsburgh, PA multi-instrumental duo ZOMBI have signed to Relapse Records. The progressive group will release their new full-length CD, "Cosmos", in August. ZOMBI (bassist/multi-instrumentalist Steve Moore and drummer/multi-instrumentalist A.E. Paterra) create boundless, leering soundscapes inspired by filmmakers such as Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci and the musical scores of John Carpenter and GOBLIN. The duo ...

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DOWNSET: 'Jumping Off' Video Posted Online

DOWNSET's video for the track "Jumping Off" has been posted online in Windows Media format at the following locations: 512K, 1000K. "Jumping Off" comes off the group's new album, "Universal", due on June 1 through the Seattle, Washington-based label Hawino Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Check Your People" (Epitaph) was produced ...

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BALLISTIC: BANG YOUR HEAD Setlist Revealed

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis (ex-DEUCE, TENSION, WARDOG) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here’s the songs we'll be playing at the GRAVE DIGGER/[Bang Your Head] shows: 01. Collision Course 02. Gone Ballistic 03. Corpse Stacked High 04. Undefeated 05. Call Me Evil 06. Silent Killer 07. Wrecking Crew 08. Threshold ...

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PRONG Equipment Stolen, Band Carry On With Tour

PRONG have reportedly had some of their gear stolen in Dallas, Texas Thursday night (May 27). The band, who are in the middle of their U.S. tour, are continuing to play all their previously scheduled shows while hoping to recover some of the stolen equipment. According to a friend of the group, James Francis of ...

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EVERGREY To Perform At Gothenburg In-Store

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY will sign autographs and perform a four-song live showcase at CD Specialisten in Gothenburg, Sweden on Saturday, May 29. EVERGREY released their most recent studio album, "The Inner Circle", late last month through InsideOut Music. The follow-up to last year's "Recreation Day" was produced by singer Tom Englund and guitarist ...

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ALICE COOPER To Guest On 'The Best Damn Sports Show'

Alice Cooper will be interviewed on the "The Best Damn Sports Show" this Thursday, May 27 on Fox Sports channel by Tom Arnold, John Salley, Chris Rose and Brian Bosworth. Known to be an avid golfer, Alice is no stranger to the sports world and catching up on all of the latest sporting news with ...

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DOWNSET Tour Postponed

Los Angeles, California's DOWNSET have reportedly postponed their previously announced mini-tour due to the worsening health of vocalist Rey Orepeza's mother. The affected dates are as follows: May 21 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland May 23 - Portland, OR @ Roseland May 24 - Boise, ID @ The Venue May 25 - Salt Lake City, ...

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Did METALLICA Use Strong-Arm Tactics To Land At WARNER BROS.?

Hits Daily Double reports: "Amid ongoing Atlantic-Elektra roster cuts, money-minting rockers METALLICA choose to leave, causing a stir by opting out of the new WMG East Coast order and heading for Tom Whalley's Warner Bros. How did they pull it off? Buzzers buzzing that the band’s tactics involved telling Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Lyor Cohen ...

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DOWNSET To Headline Shows Before PROJEKT REVOLUTION Tour

Los Angeles, California's DOWNSET will embark a mini-tour before joining up with the Projekt Revolution tour in July. Joining DOWNSET will be HEMLOCK and DROWN MARY. The tour will kick off May 21 in Seattle, WA. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 21 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland May 23 - Portland, OR ...

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DOWNSET Confirmed For PROJEKT REVOLUTION Tour

Los Angeles, California's DOWNSET have been confirmed for the second stage on this year's Projekt Revolution tour, featuring headliners LINKIN PARK alongside KORN, SNOOP DOGG, THE USED and LESS THAN JAKE. The Projekt Revolution tour will kick off July 23 in Cincinnati and hit 32 North American stops this summer. Last year the tour featured ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: New Air Date For VH1 Documentary

The projected air date of the upcoming VH1 documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES has been changed to Wednesday, June 16, 2004, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The "Behind the Music"-style show, which will feature contributions from original members Slash (guitars) and Steven Adler (drums), will be followed by "The Making of ...

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DRAGONLAND Set Title, Track Listing For New Album

DRAGONLAND, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic metal sextet, have set "Starfall" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in October through Century Media Records. The recording of the follow-up to 2002's "Holy War" will take place at Tom Englund's (EVERGREY) Division One Studios in Sweden beginning on June 1. Englund will handle the production ...

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EXODUS Drummer: Too Many Drugs Took Focus Away From Music

EXODUS members Tom Hunting (drums) and Gary Holt (guitar) recently spoke to Get Ready To ROCK! about the band's comeback release, "Tempo of the Damned" and the 12-year absence from the recording studio that preceded it. Asked what took them so long to record a new studio album, Hunting said, "We were pretty much a ...

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LOW AS I To Support PISSING RAZORS

LOW AS I have been confirmed as the opening band for PISSING RAZORS on their tour of the Midwest, which is scheduled to kick off Tuesday (May 11) in Bozeman, MT. Formerly known as MINDFOLD, LOW AS I recently completed work on their debut album, "Shot Heard Around The World", with producer Tom Tatman (STONE ...

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GUITAR WORLD Magazine Invites You To Design Your Dream Guitar

Guitar World magazine and premier guitar-makers Fender Musical Instrument Corporation are offering fans a chance to design their "dream" guitar and have it judged by three true hard rock icons: BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi (No. 1 on Guitar World's list of the greatest metal guitarists), AEROSMITH's Joe Perry and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE/AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello. ...

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