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CELTIC FROST's TOM G. FISCHER Speaks Out On PROBOT Project

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on his contribution to the upcoming PROBOT project, led by former NIRVANA and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, in the form of a track called "Big Sky", the final recordings for which were delivered over a year ago. According to Fischer, I haven't heard from ...

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ROYAL HUNT: Solo Releases, European Tour Announced

ROYAL HUNT leader and main songwriter Andre Andersen will issue his second solo CD, entitled Black On Black, via Frontiers Records/Now & Then Productions in June. Featuring appearances by ELEGY singer Ian Parry, plus Rene Rieland on guitars and Kaj Laege on drums, the album will include the following tracks: 01. Coming Home 02. Tell ...

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TROUBLE Online Tribute Album In The Works

Patrick Schlimm from Trouble Heaven, the best source of TROUBLE information on the Internet, is in the process of putting together an online tribute to TROUBLE and would like to invite any interested bands to forward their cover versions of TROUBLE's music for possible inclusion in this very special project. According to Patrick, ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Offers Post-Rehab Update

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has posted the following update on his recovery process from alcoholism and other addictions via the the group's Fan Club magazine So What: "James here!! ALIVE...and getting well...Recovery is the most difficult and challenging thing I've ever attempted (along with parenting). Also the most grounding and gratifying gift I've ever received ...

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GOTTHARD Sail To New Heights With Latest CD Release

Switzerland's GOTTHARD entered the Swiss charts at number one with their latest “Best Of Ballads” CD, entitled One Life, One Soul— the group's sixth number one album in succession (a feat that even the legendary KROKUS apparently weren't able to match). The album has already been certified double-platinum and is looking likely to become one ...

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BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Part With Guitarist, Vow To Carry On

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES have parted ways with guitarist DJ Ashba. No reason was given for Ashba's departure, but according to an official statement from the rest of the group, “BEAUTIFUL CREATURES will continue. We believe in the band, the music and especially our fans. The band has never been about individuals, it's about a promise to ...

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MILLER'S TALE Collaborate With Acclaimed Producer On New Demo

Atlanta's MILLER'S TALE have just returned home from Los Angeles after recording a three-song demo with acclaimed producer Dave Schiffman. Schiffman, who is known for his credits with bands such as RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, JANE'S ADDICTION, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TOM PETTY, JOHNNY CASH, GUNS N' ROSES, and THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, started ...

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Judas Christ - TIAMAT

Never known as the easiest band to listen to or digest, Sweden's TIAMAT have boldly forged their own musical path over the course of six full-length efforts—a journey that has seen the group evolve from a fairly derivative-sounding metal act to one of the most unique and uncompromising groups on the heavy rock scene. Although ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: I Miss ALICE IN CHAINS

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has recently indicated that his forthcoming second solo album, entitled Degradation Trip, sounds unlike any other record I have ever done. It's probably one of the heaviest records I have put out including ALICE. Scheduled for an early summer release, Degradation Trip is the follow-up to 1998's Boggy ...

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DANZIG Set Title, Tentative Release Date For New CD

DANZIG have set Danzig 7: I Luciferi as the title of their forthcoming CD, the group's first under a multi-album agreement with Spitfire Records. Set for an April release, the album will reportedly feature a color blurry close-up photo of the band on the cover where Glenn is wearing his new black elbow-length gloves with ...

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ARCH ENEMY Finalize Japanese EP, Confirm Santiago Gig

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY, featuring German vocalist Angela Gossow, will issue a special EP, entitled Burning Angel, to coincide with the group's Japanese tour in March. The track listing is as follows: 01. Burning Angel (album version) 02. Lament of A Mortal Soul (unreleased song from Wages Of Sin sessions) 03. Starbreaker (JUDAS PRIEST coverrecorded in ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Get Remixed By Kyo-Jin

PITCHSHIFTER are set to have one of the tracks from their forthcoming CD, entitled PSI, remixed by Kyo-Jin, who remixed PITCHSHIFTER's song Hidden Agenda from the Deviant album (featured on the Dead Battery CD single). Kyo-Jin's last mix, a storming drum and bass reworking of the band's hip hop-infused Hidden Agenda was reportedly the band's ...

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DOWN Set Sophomore Album Title, Plan Live Appearances

New Orleans supergroup DOWN, who feature in their ranks PANTERA's Philip Anselmo (vocals), C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan (guitars), EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower (drums), PANTERA's Rex Brown (bass) and CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein (guitars), have reportedly set Down II: Bustle In The Hedgerow as the title of their forthcoming sophomore effort, which is due to be issued through Elektra ...

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MIKE TERRANA Bares Soul On "Shadows Of The Past"

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current RAGE drummer Mike Terrana will be issuing his debut solo album, entitled Shadows Of The Past, on Tuesday, January 15th via Lion Music. The album features guest appearances from guitarist Steve Lukather (TOTO) and bassist Kevin Chown (ARTENSION). The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Pleasure Cube 02. ...

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MACHINE HEAD's Flynn: "We Can Succeed"

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has issued the following statement—dubbed “Robert Flynn's Diary”—to the group's fans via the band's official web site at www.machinehead1.com: “Life can indeed be crazy sometimes. It's kind of hard to believe that one minute, your single is gonna be the #1 most added Rock track in America, you're ...

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LOST IN TEARS To Release "Dialogue..." In April/May

Finland's LOST IN TEARS are currently at Mango Studios in Porvoo, Finland recording their upcoming CD, entitled Dialogue With Mirror And God, which is scheduled to be issued through Locomotive Music in April/May. Co-produced by the band and Marko "Puke" Kataja, Dialogue With Mirror And God will contain the following 11 songs: 01. Without you ...

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ARCH ENEMY's "Wages Of Sin" To Be Unleashed On March 18th!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ARCH ENEMY — Supreme Wages Of Sin to be released on March 18th, 2002! The wait is finally over, soon we are all to experience the frenetically anticipated release of ARCH ENEMY's finest album to date, Wages Of Sin in Europe and America! The Swedish Metal supergroup has become the leading band ...

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Hymn To Life - TIMO TOLKKI

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki's decision to issue a solo record that would not only contain some of the axeman's “most introspective lyrics ever”, but one that would also revolve primarily around his less-than-stellar vocals was obviously not a wise one. Having handled lead vocals in STRATOVARIUS for the group's first four releases, Tolkki is clearly ...

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PROBOT's Dave Grohl: Lemmy Is God!

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl (ex-NIRVANA) recently posted a message on the band's site describing the experience of working with MOTORHEAD mastermind Lemmy on a song called "Shake Your Blood", which will appear on an upcoming album by Grohl's metal side-project PROBOT. In his diary message, Grohl makes obvious his clear admiration for the rock'n'roll ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE To Record New CD In February

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE will enter Oral Majority Recordings Studios with producer Roberto Laghiin February to lay down their next effort, to be entitled Multiple Organ Harvest. Among the titles that are set to appear on the forthcoming album are the following: 01. El Gordo 02. Sick Scum 03. Never to Burn 04. Fold 'n Disgusted ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Hit The Road, Score Movies

THE IRON MAIDENS, L.A.'s all-girl tribute to IRON MAIDEN that features in its ranks PHANTOM BLUE drummer Linda McDonald and guitarist Josephine, have lined up the following performances during the coming weeks: Dec. 31 – Reseda, CA @ Paladino's Jan. 05 – Las Vegas, NV @ PINK-E's Jan. 10 – Santa Ana, CA @ The ...

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LOST IN TEARS Commence "Dialogue With Mirror And God"!

Finland's LOST IN TEARS have entered Mango Studios in Porvoo, Finland to record their upcoming CD, entitled Dialogue With Mirror And God, which is scheduled to be issued through Locomotive Music in the spring. Co-produced by the band and Marko "Puke" Kataja, Dialogue With Mirror And God will likely contain 11 songs, among them the ...

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Hate Breeds Suffering - LOCKUP

Call me jaded, but the idea of four guys getting together with the sole purpose of making the “most extreme” old-school-style grindcore CD ever released is a concept that leaves me cold, and with good reason. Over the course of the last fifteen years, many acts have attempted to offer their own version of “most ...

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DOKKEN Find Their "Way Home" In March!

DOKKEN's forthcoming Long Way Home CD, which is tentatively scheduled for a March 5th release through CMC International Records, will include the following tracks, among others: 01. Sunless Days 02. Magic Road 03. Little Girl 04. Heart Full of Soul (YARDBIRDS cover) 05. Goodbye My Friend 07. You 08. Everyone Needs to Be With Someone ...

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