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THE GATHERING: Tribute/Benefit CD Details Revealed

More details have been revealed about the upcoming tribute CD to late Arnoudt Pieters, featuring a previously unreleased track by THE GATHERING. Pieters, a former drummer of the CORDS and TELEFUNK, died on July 31 unexpectedly in the U.K. where he and his family had just moved to. THE GATHERING's contribution to the CD will ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY To Begin Recording New Album This Week

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY will enter the studio on Friday (Oct. 1) to begin recording their third full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. "Work on the preproductions have been extensive this time, and the band are confident that this release will outpace its predecessors by far," the group write on their web site. ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY have parted ways with drummer Jocke Unger. "Jocke has other engagements he wants to focus on, among these full-time drumming in the thrash metal band SGT. CARNAGE," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Replacing Jocke behind the drum set is the well experienced and talented drummer Johan Rydberg ...

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MELIAH RAGE To Release New Album This Month

Screaming Ferret Wreckords has set an August 24 release date for the new MELIAH RAGE album, "Barely Human". A major North American tour will follow. Guitarists Anthony Nichols and Jim Koury, and bass guitarist Jesse Johnson, all original members, are joined by new vocalist Paul Souza and drummer Barry Spillberg (formerly of WARGASM) on "Barely ...

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Heavy Metal's Premier Guitarists Pick Their Dream G3 Lineups

Norway's Imhotep zine recently asked more than 100 guitarists to choose their own dream G3 lineups. "The respect that the guitar players have for Joe Satriani and Steve Vai is a proven fact," writes the magazine's Thiago Pinto Corrêa Sarkis (also of Brazil's Whiplash). "Anyway, talking with some musicians, I could realize that the G3 ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY To Enter Studio In October

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY will enter the studio On October 1 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early 2005. "10 songs are almost finished and the band are currently writing the lyrics and rehearsing all songs," reads a posting on the group's web site. "It's the most interesting SUPREME MAJESTY material ...

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RAGE Guitarist Undergoes Surgery

According to a posting on Victor Smolski's web site, the RAGE guitarist underwent "intensive tests" after he was taken ill shortly following the group's appearance at Italy's Gods of Metal festival was "operated on on Tuesday and is out of danger to life now. [However] it will take some more weeks until he will be ...

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BESEECH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival: SKID ROW Out, Y&T In

SKID ROW have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's Sweden Rock festival and have been replaced on the bill by Y&T. SKID ROW's decision to pull out of the festival is being blamed on "the fact that [SKID ROW guitarist] Snake decided to bring his wife to be to the altar and other ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival Nearing Sell-Out

Last year, Sweden Rock festival sold out all the 15,000 two-day tickets two days before the first band took the stage. That was actually the first time ever the festival was sold out. This year the tickets will sell out much earlier. As of today, more than 13,000 of the 16,000 three-day tickets have been ...

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Death Before Musick - AMEN

There are numerous things to like about AMEN cornerstone Casey Chaos, who has become something of a flawed icon on European shores. For those not so familiar with the Furby-like Californian punk rocker, everything from his astute anti-authoritarian lyrics (a la Jello Biafra) to the fact that he was prepared to max out his credit ...

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MONTROSE, TNT, NIFELHEIM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONTROSE, TNT, DANGER DANGER, NIFELHEIM, CRAZY LED and MARYSLIM are the latest confirmations for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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RIAA Halts Distribution Of METALLICA/JAY-Z Mix

MTV.com reports: A DJ inspired by DANGER MOUSE's 'The Grey Album', a mix of JAY-Z's 'The Black Album' and THE BEATLES' 'The White Album', has been hit with a cease-and-desist order for his own blend of the JAY-Z disc with METALLICA's 'The Black Album'. The legal papers sent to DJ CHEAP COLOGNE came not from ...

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MELIAH RAGE: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new MELIAH RAGE track, titled "Hate Machine", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Hate Machine" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Barely Human", due this spring throughScreaming Ferret Wreckords. "Barely Human" features original members Anthony Nichols (guitar), Jim Koury (guitar) and Jesse Johnson (bass), alongside new vocalist Paul ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY Complete 10 New Songs For Upcoming CD

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY have written about 10 new tracks for their forthcoming album which will be recorded this summer. "This will absolutely be the most interesting SUPREME MAJESTY album to date!" according to a posting on the band's web site. SUPREME MAJESTY, who recently announced the addition of guitarist Tobias Wernersson (ex-LITTLE YANKEES, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Bringing Chaos Back Into The Rock World

VELVET REVOLVER's official biography, written by David Wild and provided by the group's record label, RCA/BMG Records, includes additional information about the band's formation and their forthcoming debut CD, "Contraband", due on May 11 (postponed from the previously announced April 27 date). Here it is in its entirety: VELVET REVOLVER is everything the band's name ...

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OBSESSION: On The Verge Of Signing New Record Deal

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION are currently in negotiations with several European labels about securing a new record deal, according to a post on the group's web site. "While the band doesn't want to name any labels for fear of jinxing any progress, these labels that are being negotiated with all have worldwide ...

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