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GARDENIAN Announce New Lineup, Begin Work On Fourth Album

Sweden's GARDENIAN have resurfaced after a lengthy, self-imposed hiatus and have announced details of a new lineup and album. Joining guitarist Niklas Engelin and drummer Thim Blom in the group's latest incarnation are TIME REQUIEM singer Apollo Papathanasio and former GOOSEFLESH bassist Robert Hakemo. Kriss Albertsson, who previously played bass in the group, remains a ...

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PARAGON Record MANOWAR Cover, Continue Work On New CD

German melodic metallers PARAGON have finished recording a cover of MANOWAR's "The Gods Made Heavy Metal" for an upcoming MANOWAR tribute CD, due in August through Nuclear Blast Records. During the same sessions, the band tracked a brand new song, "Eye Of The Storm", to be released as a limited 7" EP (250 vinyl picture ...

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KONKHRA Ink Deal With CODE666, New Album Due In April

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have signed a worldwide deal with Code666 Records. The group's long-awaited new album, "Reality Check", is scheduled for an April release. The complete track listing for "Reality Check" is as follows: 01. Warmonger 02. The Lions Are Hungry 03. Reality Check 04. Eye Of Horus 05. Hellhound On My Trail 06. ...

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HALFORD: Japanese Set List Revealed

The following is HALFORD's set list from the group's headlining performance at Tokyo's Shibuya Kokaido on Tuesday, Feb. 11: 01. Painkiller 02. Jawbreaker 03. Heretic 04. Resurrection 05. Made In Hell 06. Locked And Loaded 07. One Will 08. Hearts Of Darkness 09. Handing Out Bullets 10. Into The Pit 11. Nailed To The Gun ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's VINCE NEIL Is Deadbeat Dad: Ex-Wife

The following article was published in the current edition of the National Enquirer: Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE front man Vince Neil is a deadbeat dad who owes more than $20,000 in unpaid child support! That's the charge of Neil's angry ex-wife Elizabeth. She says that the washed-up rocker — who now stars on the TV reality show ...

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SOULFLY: Helsinki Photos Posted Online

A bunch of high-quality photos of SOULFLY performing live at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland last night (Jan. 30) have been posted online at this location. The group's complete set list for last night's performance was as follows: 01. Downstroy 02. Seek 'N' Strike 03. Spit (SEPULTURA) 04. Jumpdaduckup / Bring It 05. Brasil ...

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Rock Musicians Speak Out On Possible War With Iraq

An increasing number of rock artists are speaking their minds about a possible war with Iraq, with many of them seeing the potential military operation to oust Saddam Hussein as an issue that affects more than just enlisted soldiers and their families. Others, on the other hand, argue that even if Saddam Hussein doesn't pose ...

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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5: More Confirmations Announced

More artists have been confirmed for the upcoming March Metal Meltdown 5 festival, set to take place Mar. 7-8 at The Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. The following is a list of bands (in alphabetical order) that have so far been "confirmed" to appear at March Metal Meltdown 5: 7 WITCHES ALL THAT REMAINS ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Reissues On The Way

Two decades after QUEENSRŸCHE released their self-titled 12-inch debut EP, EMI Records is celebrating the band's career by reissuing the disc and the six critically acclaimed albums that followed: "The Warning", "Rage For Order", "Operation: Mindcrime", "Empire", "Promised Land" and "Hear In The Now Frontier". Each of the seven QUEENSRŸCHE records has been repackaged with ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Finalize Track Listing For 'Jaded'

Finland's TO/DIE/FOR have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Jaded", due on Mar. 3, 2003 through Spinefarm Records. The complete track listing for "Jaded" is as follows: 01. Dying Embers 02. (I Just) Died In Your Arms (CUTTING CREW cover) 03. Too Much Ain't Enough 04. The Unknown II 05. Jaded 06. Fall ...

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PITCHSHIFTER To Disband Following U.K. Tour

Long-running British industrial metallers PITCHHIFTER have announced plans to disband following their upcoming U.K. tour. "PITCHSHIFTER has always been a beautiful, crazy experiment," bassist Mark Clayden said in an official statement. "We knew that some day it would naturally run it's course and we always said we would call it a day at the right ...

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WILL HAVEN: Official Statement On Split

WILL HAVEN have issued an official statement regarding their decision to disband following their final show together at the Capital Garage in Sacramento, California on Friday, Jan. 24. The statement reads as follows: "As most of you may already know, WILL HAVEN will be playing its final show on the 24th of January in Sacramento. ...

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FU MANCHU Finalize Track Listing For 'Go For It – Live'

FU MANCHU have finalized the track listing for their upcoming double live CD, "Go For It - Live", due in Europe this spring via Steamhammer/SPV Records. The group are presently looking for a new American label following the recent closing of their longtime home, Mammoth Records. The complete track listing for "Go For It - ...

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KISS' PAUL STANLEY: 'I'm Not Ready To Hang It Up'

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley recently addressed the band's decision to abandon their retirement plans in favor of further touring and a possible new studio album. Appearing live on the "Merry KISSmass Special" hosted by WNEW radio personality Eddie Trunk on Dec. 21, Stanley explained that the group's [2000] 'Farewell' tour "was done in the same ...

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DEFTONES' MORENO: New Album Is More Energetic Than 'White Pony'

DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the musical direction of the group's long-awaited fourth album, due in the spring via Maverick Records. "I don't like to drop clues before the album's finished," Moreno said. "This way, when you hear it, you'll hear it fresh. Good things come to those who wait." ...

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THERAPY? Secure North American Deal

Britain's THERAPY? have secured a North American deal with Spitfire Records. The band, who recently inked a new worldwide record deal with Eagle Rock Records (Spitfire being Eagle Rock's North American licensing partner), have commenced the recording sessions for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2003. The as-yet-untitled CD, which will mark the ...

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Revolusongs - SEPULTURA

Ever since METALLICA popularized the concept of recording other artists' songs for use as either single B-sides or bonus tracks, cover songs in metal have been as commonplace as the CDs themselves — much to the dismay of the record-buying public, who have been subjected to some hideous attempts at other people's material over the ...

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Former MEGADETH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Members To Appear On Sophomore LAUDAMUS CD

Marty Friedman (guitar, ex-MEGADETH), Jeff Scott Soto (vocals, TALISMAN/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Rob Rock (vocals, ex-IMPELLITTERI), Kee Marcello (guitar, ex-EUROPE), and Mattias IA Eklund (guitar, FREAK KITCHEN) are among the guests appearing on the sophomore full-length album from Sweden's LAUDAMUS. The as-yet-untitled effort, which was recorded in Costa Mesa, California under the watchful eye of producer Ken ...

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ALTARIA Finish Tracking Lead Vocals For Upcoming Debut

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, have completed the lead vocal tracks for their debut album, "Invitation", and will begin tracking backing and harmony vocals on Jan. 6. The album will then be mixed at Helsinki's Sonic Pump studios by Nino Laurenne for a tentative March release through AOR Heaven ...

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LINKIN PARK Document Making Of New Album

The making of LINKIN PARK's next album has been documented by their "Frat Party at the Pankake Festival" DVD director Bill Berg-Hillinger for a series of upcoming online shorts collectively called LPTV. "He's got footage of us writing, mixing and hanging out," reports MC Mike Shinoda. "He's got footage of us writing, mixing, and hanging ...

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