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ADRIFT To Record Full-Length Debut In August

ADRIFT, the new Florida-based hard rock band featuring former CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, are currently in pre-production with producer John Hughes III (CHUMLEY'S TOY, GEORGE CLINTON, DAVID SANBORNE), working on material for their as-yet untitled full-length debut, to be recorded at ARS Studios in Orlando between August 25 and September 4. Songtitles set to ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE, IMPALED NAZARENE Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

CANNIBAL CORPSE, IMPALED NAZARENE, MISERY INDEX and GRAVEWORM are among the bands confirmed for the Brutal Assault festival, a three-day event set to take place August 5-7, 2004 in Hvozd u Konice, Czech Republic. The complete lineup for the festival is as follows: CANNIBAL CORPSE (USA) IMPALED NAZARENE (Finland) MISERY INDEX (USA) GRAVEWORM (Italy) SEAR ...

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Guitarist JOE STUMP Signs With LION MUSIC

Guitar shredder Joe Stump has just signed a deal with Lion Music for his new solo record, "Speed Metal Messiah". A September release is expected. In addition, Joe will be releasing two more instructional DVDs in the upcoming months. "Neo-Classical Guitar 1", which has already been shot and is being edited now, will feature some ...

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CONSPIRACY A.D. Announce New Guitarist

Italian metallers CONSPIRACY A.D. have announced the addition of guitarist Sym to the group's ranks. "Sym is a very talented guitar player and the band is very happy to welcome him," the band write in a statement. Sym's live debut with the group took place this past Saturday (July 10) when CONSPIRACY A.D. supported CHIMAIRA ...

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SAURON To Appear On BATHORY Tribute Album

Dutch black metallers SAURON have recorded a cover of BATHORY's "The Rite of Darkness" for an upcoming tribute to BATHORY, entitled "Twilight of the Goats", to be released later this year by Black Goat Productions. The tentative track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. BATHORLORD – "For All Those Who Died" / "Bleeding" ...

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ECLIPSE ETERNAL Sign With GALY RECORDS

Canadian epic black metal band ECLIPSE ETERNAL have signed a deal with Galy Records. The band's debut album, "Reign of the Unholy Blackened Empire", was produced by Glen Drover (EIDOLON) and mastered by Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND). An October release is expected. Download a rough-mix MP3 of the track "Storming the Pearly Gates" at

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MEGADETH: Complete Reissue Details Revealed

www.cdon.com has posted what appears to be the complete track listing for the upcoming MEGADETH reissues, due on July 27 through Capitol Records. A total of seven albums from the group's back catalogue as well as the MD45 record re-sung by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine have been remixed and remastered and will feature ...

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Report: GREAT WHITE To Play Concert In Shadow Of Fireworks Show

GREAT WHITE have been booked to play an outdoor concert Sunday coinciding with St. Petersburg's nearby July 4 fireworks show, according to the Associated Press. The band's concert is set to begin an hour before the fireworks start going off three blocks away, a backdrop that club owner and concert promoter John Claude Bodziak considered ...

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GREAT WHITE Singer Sues Ex-Publicist For Slander

The Associated Press is reporting that GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell has sued a former publicist for slander. Russell alleges that spokesperson Charrie Foglio threatened to tell charity organizations associated with the 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people in Rhode Island that the singer and his manager, Obi Steinman, were withholding money they promised ...

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ARMORED SAINT: New Album Due In 2005

ARMORED SAINT have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, kiddies, Phil & Gonzo have reformed their rock/blues band called YO DIDDLEY along with current members of LIFE AFTER DEATH, Ray 'Geezer' Burke & that illustrious vocalist Jack 'Lo' Emrick. They will be playing some blues standards ('Red House', 'Cross Roads', 'Couldn't ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS: Only Bands Without Original Members Survive

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has defended his band against criticism that the group's current lineup — featuring Simmons and frontman Paul Stanley as the sole remaining original members — is nothing more than a glorified cover band masquerading as the real thing. "We're still KISS. If you want to talk about original members, you can't ...

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HANOI ROCKS To Make Live Debut With New Guitarist

HANOI ROCKS will play their first show with new guitarist Stevie Klasson (DIAMOND DOGS) on July 8 at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland. As previously reported, HANOI ROCKS have posted sound clips of their new single, "Keep Our Fire Burning", at their official web site. Check out the title track and "Heaven Is Gonna ...

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DISTANT THUNDER: New Videos To Be Unveiled At Houston Club

DISTANT THUNDER, the new band featuring former HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END and current SEVEN WITCHES frontman James Rivera, will unveil two new music videos, "Lost in Time" and "Hopeless Creator", on Thursday, July 1 at the Forgetta 'Bout It Club in Houston, Texas. "The evening's events will commence at 7:30 PM, beginning with complimentary refreshments, followed by ...

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Hell To Pay - DOKKEN

Remember the hits like "Into The Fire" and "Burning Up The Night"? We certainly recall them clogging up the airwaves, and at the same time are still trying to work out just how and why DOKKEN ended up there so often. Sure, there were a few toe-tapping moments ("Unchain The Night" being one of those ...

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SILENCER To Enter Studio In August

Colorado metallers SILENCER will enter Flatline Audio studio in early August to begin tracking drums for their new CD. The remaining instruments will be recorded at Valkyrie Studios shortly thereafter. A tentative late 2004/early 2005 release is expected. The European edition of SILENCER's "Structures" EP, entitled "Found On The Sun", was released last October through ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Checks In From Europe

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "Comrades, if it's Wednesday it must be Glasgow, and you know what that means. Tonight has been sold out for a while and will probably be the best show of ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Memorabilia Lands Big Bids At London Auction

Copyrights of 18 artworks by legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix sold for £41,200 (approximately $75,000) at an auction of rock 'n' roll memorabilia in London, according to Ananova. The artwork itself was sold last year. A first-generation Hendrix recording of "Burning of the Midnight Lamp" was estimated at between £20,000 and £30,000 and sold for £20,000 ...

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SUNSETH MIDNIGHT Sign With HELLION RECORDS

Brazilian gothic metal band SUNSETH MIDNIGHT have signed with Hellion Records for the release of their debut album, "Sun Seth", tentatively due later in the year. "Our purpose since the beginning was to create an original [style] mixing the pure gothic metal with many other influences, like gothic rock, heavy metal, classical music, progressive rock, ...

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