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AFTER ALL/ANTHRAX: European Tour Photos Posted Online

Belgium's AFTER ALL filled the support slot at several dates on the recent European tour of veteran U.S. metallers ANTHRAX. Check out the pictures here. AFTER ALL's latest album, "Mercury Rising", was produced by Harris Johns, renowned for his work with VOIVOD and KREATOR, and was recorded at the Spiderhouse Studios in Berlin, ...

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METALLICA To Film New Video Next Week

METALLICA will be filming a video for the title track to their new album, "St. Anger", next week at an as-yet-undisclosed location, a representative of Mercury Records U.K. revealed Monday (April 28) during a listening session for the CD in Stockholm, Sweden. There will be no single released prior to the album, which is scheduled ...

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METALLICA To Play Three Club Shows In Paris On The Same Day

The French edition of Rock Hard magazine (April issue) has exclusively revealed that METALLICA will be playing three club shows in a row in Paris on June 11, one day after the North American release of the group's eighth studio album, "St. Anger". The shows will take place at La Boule Noire (1:00 p.m., capacity: ...

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ANGEL 13 Showcase For Labels, Post New Music

New York-based ANGEL 13 have posted two recently-recorded demo tracks for download via their official web site at this location. The band, who consist of Luke Brian (vocals), Timothy Falzone (bass), Marcelo Vaz (guitar), and Scott Harris (drums), have been playing out locally and are currently shopping their music to interested major labels, ...

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HASTE Push Back Release Date Of 'The Mercury Lift'

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE have pushed back the projected release date for their third full-length release, "The Mercury Lift", to July 1 through Century Media Records. "The Mercury Lift" features guest appearances by LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe and CODESEVEN frontman Jeff Jenkins, and is described by HASTE frontman Kelly Reaves as "both heavier and ...

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TURBONEGRO Bottled Off Stage In New York

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — were bottled off stage in New York over the weekend (March 30), leaving frontman Hank Von Helvete hospitalized, according to NME.com. The band were playing their first-ever headline show in the U.S. in New York's Mercury Lounge after a tour of the U.S. as support ...

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METALLICA Re-Sign With MERCURY RECORDS!

METALLICA have signed a new agreement with Mercury Records for territories outside the United States and Japan. The new deal includes the band's multi-Grammy-winning back catalogue and comes ahead of the release in June of the band's eighth studio album, "St Anger". Mercury has been the home for METALLICA these last 15 years outside North ...

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SAXON Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

SAXON are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. SAXON will headline the "classic" night on Friday, Aug. 29 with BLAZE, POWER QUEST and one other band yet to be confirmed. Also scheduled ...

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HASTE Name New Album

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE have set "The Mercury Lift" as the title for their forthcoming third full-length release, tentatively due in May through Century Media Records. According to the label, "The title was derived from an incident that occurred at the Univ. of Alabama as one of their labs was handling mercury improperly. Suddenly the lab ...

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RUSH Collection To Come With Bonus DVD

RUSH's forthcoming retrospective collection, "The Spirit of Radio — Greatest Hits (1974-1987)" , will come with a bonus DVD, featuring videos for "Closer to the Heart", "Tom Sawyer", "Subdivisions", "The Big Money", and "Mystic Rhythms", the latter of which is not included on the accompanying CD. The DVD will also sport complete lyrics to each ...

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UNLEASHED Guitarist Launches Record Label

UNLEASHED/TERRA FIRMA guitarist Freddie Eugene has started his own independent record label, Sway Records. The first release through the label will be TERRA FIRMA's "Harms Way" as a hand-numbered picture disc. More information will be made available shortly. ...

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Winning Air-Guitar Ace Salutes AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG

A 27-year-old Australian man beat 10 other finalists to win the Hobart Summer Festival air-guitar showdown with his impression of AC/DC "mad axeman" Angus Young, according to Australia's The Mercury. David Lithgow's carefully choreographed and well-rehearsed piece won the West Hobart carpet salesman a shiny black electric guitar, signed by COLD CHISEL's Ian Moss, and ...

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MELECHESH Hard At Work On 'Sphynx'

MELECHESH, who feature in their ranks ABSU drummer/vocalist Proscriptor McGovern, are currently at Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Los Angered Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden recording their third album for Osmose Productions, titled "Sphynx". Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: 01. Incendium Between Mirage and Time 02. Of Mercury ...

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THE HAUNTED To Embark On South African Mini-Tour

Swedish high-energy thrashers THE HAUNTED will be touring South Africa in March 2003 as part of the first-ever Witchfest Roaming Festival. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 03 - Cape Town, RSA @ The Mercury Mar. 07 - Durban, RSA @ Burn Mar. 08 - Johannesburg, RSA @ The Door Support at all shows will ...

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AFTER ALL Ink Deal With MAUSOLEUM RECORDS

Belgium's AFTER ALL have signed a deal with Mausoleum Records for the release of their latest album, "Mercury Rising". Produced by Harris Johns, renowned for his work with VOIVOD and KREATOR, the CD was recorded at the Spiderhouse Studios in Berlin, Germany and reportedly features "a much heavier and more thrash metal-oriented" sound than that ...

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A New QUEEN On Hollywood Boulevard

Legendary rock group QUEENJohn Deacon, Brian May, Roger Taylor and the late Freddie Mercury — will be honored with their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, October 18th. The star will recognize the unparalleled achievements of the band which dominated three generations of music history and follows an active ...

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RUSH To Issue Best-Of Collection In January

RUSH will issue a new best-of collection, entitled The Spirit Of Radio: Greatest Hits (1974-1987), on January 28th through Mercury/UME. All the selections on the 16-song set — which comprises tracks taken from the band's Mercury Records output — have been digitally remastered, and a 16-page booklet is included in the packaging. The complete tracklisting ...

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SATYRICON: "Volcano" Details Unveiled

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have finalized the track listing for Volcano, their long-awaited new studio album, which is presently due to be released on September 2nd through Capitol Records in Scandinavia and Nuclear Blast Records in other parts of the world. It is as follows: 01. With Ravenous Hunger 02. Angstridden 03. Fuel For Hatred ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Releasing "Best Of" Album Was Not KISS' Decision

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has rejected accusations by some of the group's fans that the band's upcoming "greatest hits"-style compilation CD, entitled The Very Best Of Kiss (due via Mercury/UTV Records on August 27th), is yet another attempt by the act to cash in on their followers' loyalty. According to Simmons, the decision to release ...

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Exclusive DEF LEPPARD Items To Be Auctioned On eBay

DEF LEPPARD's record label, Mercury Records, will team up with auction site eBay to auction a number of exclusive LEPPARD items, with the main auction being one of the T-shirts used in the "Now" video, autographed by all band members. All proceeds of the auctions, which will start on July 30th and end on August ...

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KISS To Issue "The Very Best Of..." In August

KISS will be issuing a "greatest hits"-style compilation CD, entitled The Very Best Of KISS, via Mercury/UTV Records on August 27th. The album, which "collects the original versions of all of their biggest hits on one 21-track album," will contain the following track listing: 01. Strutter (original version from Kiss, 1974) 02. Deuce (from Kiss, ...

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SEVENDUST's LAJON WITHERSPOON: JERRY CANTRELL Is Lucky He Didn't Get His Ass Kicked

SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon recently commented on the July 1st incident at Edgefest in Barrie, Ontario when he and former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell exchanged insults from the stage after numerous technical difficulties during Cantrell's set led to an abbreviated performance from the guitarist. Said Lajon: "This is how it went down man, ...

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KISS Negotating With Large Indies, To Issue New Full-Length In 2003

Having recently parted ways with the Universal Records Group (i.e. Mercury/PolyGram), KISS' Gene Simmons has reportedly been talking to several large independent record labels—including Spitfire—about inking a new deal for the band. However, while recent speculation has centered around the release of the group's long-completed Alive IV project, it now appears that Simmons and partner ...

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METALLICA, KORN, OZZY Among 2001's Top-Earning Music Stars

METALLICA, KORN, OZZY OSBOURNE, TOOL, LIMP BIZKIT, and AEROSMITH are among the artists included in Rolling Stone magazine's list of top-earning music stars last year (2001). While admitting that calculating the earnings of famous people involves some "estimation and guesswork", the magazine said it compiled the numbers through conversations with music industry insiders, such as ...

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