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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Commences Work On "Attack"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GUITAR LEGEND YNGWIE MALMSTEEN HEADS INTO THE STUDIO TO BEGIN RECORDING ATTACK International guitar legend YNGWIE MALMSTEEN is back in the studio and has begun recording his new album, Attack. Attack is being produced by YNGWIE himself, and recorded and mixed by the famous veteran engineer/producer Tom Fletcher. Attack is being recorded ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Commences Work On New CD

Swedish axe hero YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has commenced the recording process for his next album at his home studio in Miami, Florida with drummer Patrick Johansson, and keyboard player Derek Sherinian (ex-DREAM THEATER) for a summer release through Spitfire Records. No singer has yet been secured for the recording, although the guitarist has a few guys ...

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BALLISTIC Reunite With Drummer For Upcoming Dates

BALLISTIC, the new band of former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis (which was previously going under the moniker AFTERBURN), will be rejoined by drummer Michael Scott for the group's upcoming dates with JUDAS PRIEST and SAXON this summer. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. Scott originally left the group in ...

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SKINLAB's ESQUIVEL Recounts SOIL, HEADSTRONG Tour Shenanigans

SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel recently commented on the shenanigans that took place on the final night of the group's US tour with SOIL and HEADSTRONG, which took place on Monday, April 1st in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Stated Esquivel, “it was April Fools day, so we had to start early with our fun stuff. First off, our ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: Use Once And Destroy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PHILIP ANSELMO'S SUPERJOINT RITUAL UNLEASH MENACING DEBUT "USE ONCE AND DESTROY" THROUGH SANCTUARY RECORDS ON MAY 21ST! Whenever New Orleans native Philip Anselmo commits to a venture, he does it in two fashions: viciously and to the extreme! From fronting the world-renowned Metal titan PANTERA to running his own underground Metal label ...

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CORNELL/RAGE: The Los Angeles Times Perspective

The following item originally appeared in yesterday's edition of The Los Angeles Times: RAGE OFF: A lot of questions were raised with word that Chris Cornell had left the new band he formed with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk. But one that may prove the most ...

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THE HIVES Get Bought Out!

According to Hits Daily Double, Sweden's THE HIVES will have their current and upcoming records purchased by Warner Bros. via a partnership with the group's current European/American labels Epitaph/Burning Heart Records. Warner Bros. chief Tom Whalley and Epitaph head Brett Gurewitz reportedly flew to Sweden last week to meet with the band. THE HIVES hit ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM GABRIEL FISCHER: Signing With Noise/Sanctuary Is Not An Option

In a recent posting at www.celticfrost.com, CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer rejected outright the possiblity of the group re-signing with Noise/Sanctuary Records for their upcoming comeback release, which is tentatively due in early 2003. According to Fischer, “the recent acquisition of Noise Records by Rod Smallwood's Sanctuary Group has made any future ...

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SAVATAGE Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

SAVATAGE are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG BORKNAGAR BRUCE DICKINSON CANNIBAL ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Manager Confirms Singer's Departure From Supergroup

Jim Guerinot, the manager of ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell, has confirmed that the singer has left the new supergroup he formed with former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar). The unnamed band had originally started work on their never-completed debut album early last year and were ...

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BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG BORKNAGAR BRUCE ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Announce Additional Live Dates

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have announced additional live dates during April/May. The group's current itinerary now looks like this: Apr. 12 - Austin, TX @ Auditorium Shores Apr. 13 - Miami, FL @ Bicetennial Park Beyond 2002 Apr. 16 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva Apr. 18 - Long Island, NY @ TBA Apr. 19 - ...

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BORKNAGAR, NOCTURNAL RITES Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

BORKNAGAR and NOCTURNAL RITES are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BORKNAGAR BRUCE ...

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HALFORD Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival!

HALFORD are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of artists that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BRUCE ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Speaks Out On Fate Of Band's Unreleased 1992 Demos

CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on the possibility of the group's unreleased 1992 demos—recorded during the pre-production sessions for the aborted Under Apollyon's Sun CD—ever being issued on CD and made available to the record-buying public. According to Fischer, “the first 1992 demo was canned by the band, rather immediately after the ...

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GRAND ALCHEMIST Ink Deal With SOUND RIOT

Norway's GRAND ALCHEMIST have signed to Sound Riot Records and will issue their new full-length CD, tentatively titled Intervening Coma-Celebration, in June/July. A 11-song effort, the album will be recorded in late March/April at Elg Studios and will be mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Studios (i.e. DIMMU BORGIR, TIDFALL, ARCTURUS, BORKNAGAR, MACTATUS, etc.) in ...

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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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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON has been officially confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. DICKINSON will reportedly perform on Friday, August 2nd. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ...

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SLAYER: West Coast Make-Up Dates Announced!

SLAYER will be performing at 4th & B in San Diego, California on April 30th and at The Grove in Anaheim, California on Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd. Tickets for the Anaheim shows will reportedly go on sale on March 9th at 10:00 AM. These shows are make-up dates for the gigs originally ...

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DYING FETUS, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

DYING FETUS and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY are the latest acts to have been officially confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON ...

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EXODUS Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR!

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS, featuring vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, have been officially confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. Here is a complete list of EXODUS' upcoming appearances on both sides of the Atlantic: Mar. 22 - Marin County, ...

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CELTIC FROST Mainman Pays Tribute To Late EXODUS Frontman

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Fischer (aka Tom Warrior) has issued the following statement as a tribute to the late EXODUS frontman Paul Baloff, who recently passed away after suffering a massive stroke: I knew Paul in person, he made it a point to come to visit us at our hotel in Oakland when we ...

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SLAYER Cancel Rescheduled Shows, No New Dates Announced

SLAYER have cancelled the two rescheduled Southern California dates (originally postponed due to the recent passing of frontman Tom Araya's father) and no new dates have yet been announced, according to the venues in question and the band's publicist. SLAYER were previously due to perform at the 4th & B in San Diego on February ...

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