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Abyss - LIONSHEART

Solid. Sturdy. Workmanlike. These are three adjectives you could apply to many British NWOBHM/melodic rock acts and albums through the ages, and if LIONSHEART frontman Steve Grimmett hasn't hit the heights amidst such a misfiring scene, he's at least spread himself right across it by appearing in demon-obsessed metallers GRIM REAPER, ONSLAUGHT, and since the ...

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LIONSHEART Sign European Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have inked a European deal with Frontiers Records for the release of the group's fourth studio album, "Abyss", due out on May 3. "Abyss", was recorded at the Warehouse Studio in Oxford, U.K. throughout May/June 2003 and was ...

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SADUS To Record New Album In The Summer

TESTAMENT/SADUS bassist Steve DiGiorgio has posted the following message on his official web site: "Since the last update things have seemed really grim. But the past few months have had a definite turn for the better. Life was really turned upside down last October when [SADUS drummer] Jon [Allen]'s 11-year-old daughter went in for a ...

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WOLF Secure U.S. Deal For 'Evil Star'

Swedish metallers WOLF have secured a U.S. deal with Prosthetic Records for the release of their third full-length album, "Evil Star". The album will be released in Scandinavia on February 25 through MNW/No Fashion Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Black Wings" was produced by Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) at Abyss studios in Sweden and features ...

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IRON MAIDEN: CLIVE BURR Trust Fund Update

IRON MAIDEN's official web site, www.ironmaiden.com, has posted an update on the status of the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund, created in early 2002 to benefit former MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr. Burr is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. The disorder is causing him intermittent numbness and can affect his ...

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LIONSHEART Sign With FRONTIERS RECORDS

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have inked a European deal with Frontiers Records. "Contracts are also being finalized with a U.S. label who is keen to take North America, Canada and some of South America," reads a post on the band's web site. The ...

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G3 2003 CD Track Listing Revealed

According to a posting at Guitar Alchemy, Tower Records.co.jp have published what is believed to be the final track listing for the upcoming G3 2003 CD. Scheduled for release in Japan on February 25, the set will apparently be issued as a one-CD package, despite earlier statements by Joe Satriani indicating that the ...

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WOLF To Film Video For 'Wolf's Blood'

Swedish metallers WOLF will enter Flatfish studios on Saturday (January 17) to film a video for the track "Wolf's Blood". The theme of the clip, according to a posting on the band's web site, is "THIN LIZZY at 'Top of the Pops' '77 meets JUDAS PRIEST at Budokan in '81." "Wolf's Blood" comes off WOLF's ...

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STEVE GRIMMETT: No Plans For GRIM REAPER Reunion

Former GRIM REAPER/current LIONSHEART vocalist Steve Grimmett has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute the rumors of a possible GRIM REAPER reunion at the upcoming Sun n' Steel I festival on March 6-7, 2004 at Pinellas Park Expo Center in Pinellas Park, Florida. Says Steve, "[I] have heard several rumors and saw your entry in ...

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TANK, GRIM REAPER To Play Florida METALFEST?

TANK and GRIM REAPER are among the bands rumored to be appearing at the Sun n' Steel I Metalfest on March 6-7, 2004 at Pinellas Park Expo Center in Pinellas Park, Florida. In other TANK-related news, the long-running U.K. rock legends have reportedly secured a new deal in the U.S. for the release of their ...

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FINNTROLL To Enter Studio In November, Demo Preview Posted Online

FINNTROLL will enter Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna, Finland in November to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in the spring. "At this point we have 30 minutes of material," said keyboardist Trollhorn. The music is the best we've ever made, as usual. Combining the melodies of 'Jaktens Tid', the rawness and sheer maliciousness from ...

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HAMMERFALL: 'One Crimson Night' Track Listing Announced

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have confirmed the track listing for their upcoming live CD/DVD, "One Crimson Night", due on October 20 through Nuclear Blast. The CD/DVD will contain the entire concert from Lisebergshallen in Göteborg, Sweden on February 20, 2003, while the DVD will also include an "On The Road" documentary from the European part ...

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LIONSHEART Bounce Back With New Lineup, Album

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have completed work on a new album, "Abyss", due later in the year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. "Abyss" was recorded at the Warehouse Studio in Oxford, U.K. throughout May/June 2003 and was engineered by Steve Watkins. The complete track ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Gets Villainous In MTV's 'Spider-Man'

Rob Zombie will provide voices of villains for MTV's animated "Spider-Man" series, which will premiere on July 11. Zombie will be providing the voices of Doctor Curt Connors and the Lizard. In the series, Peter Parker will take a job as Connors' lab assistant before working at the Daily Bugle. Just as in the comics ...

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DARKTHRONE Set Working Title For Next CD

Norwegian black metallers DARKTHRONE have set "Sardonic Wrath" as the working title for their next album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Moonfog Productions. According to DARKTHRONE guitarist/vocalist Nocturno Culto (a.k.a. Ted Skjellum), "two [new] morbid tunes have reached planet earth already. Material that will surprise...now easy, we shall not sell our asses, like so ...

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MACABRE To Release 'Murder Metal' In September

MACABRE are set to release their new full-length album, "Murder Metal", on September 23 through Season Of Mist Records. The album will be issued via a licensing agreement with Decomposed Records, an indie label owned and operated by the band and their management. This release will be a continuation of the group's 1993 classic "Sinister ...

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SOULGRIND Add Helsinki Date

Finland's SOULGRIND, who feature in their ranks former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have added a Helsinki date to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 22 – Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi (w/ GLOOMY GRIM, BARATHRUM) Mar. 17 – Helsinki, FIN @ On The Rocks (w/ BENDOVER) Mar. 28 – ...

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SOULGRIND Announce Finnish Dates

Finland's SOULGRIND, who feature in their ranks former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have lined up the following gigs during February/March: Feb. 22 – Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi (w/ GLOOMY GRIM, BARATHRUM) Mar. 28 – Jyväskylä, FIN @ Lutakko (w/ GLOOMY GRIM, FUNERIS) Mar. 29 – Lahti, FIN @ Torvi (w/ GLOOMY ...

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SOULGRIND Announce Finnish Gigs

Finland's SOULGRIND, featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja Kemppainen, have lined up the following dates during December: Dec. 20 – Helsinki, FIN @ Stella Star Club (w/BARATHRUM, GLOOMY GRIM) Dec. 21 – Turku, FIN @ TVO Club (w/BARATHRUM, GLOOMY GRIM) ...

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DIMMU BORGIR To Show 'No Mercy' On Upcoming CD

Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR will enter Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Fredman in March to record the follow-up to last year's "Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropy" opus for a summer 2003 release. "The new material sounds extremely apocalyptic and militant, grim and somber and there is a distinct presence of no mercy to them," explained guitarist Silenoz. "We're ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM To Issue 'Hate Crew Deathroll' In January

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have set "Hate Crew Deathroll" as the title of their follow-up to 2000's "Follow The Reaper", due out on January 7, 2003 through Spinefarm Records. The effort was tracked at Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland and will be mixed and mastered within two weeks. CHILDREN OF BODOM's latest single, "You're Better ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Finish Recording New CD

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have finished recording the follow-up to 2000's Follow The Reaper, due out on January 7th, 2003 through Spinefarm Records. The effort was tracked at Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland and will be mixed and mastered within two weeks. ...

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SOULREAPER Ink Deal With HAMMERHEART

SOULREAPER, featuring ex-DISSECTION members Johan Norman (guitar) and Tobias R. Kellgren (drums), have inked a deal with Hammerheart Records. The band's second full-length album, entitled Life Erazer, was recently recorded at Los Angered Recording Studio with producer (and KING DIAMOND guitarist) Andy La Rocque (EVERGREY, WITCHERY, MORIFADE) and is expected to be released in late ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Get Ripped Off!

CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist Alexi Laiho had two of his Jackson Custom Shop guitars stolen on Saturday, September 28th after the group's 35-minute "showcase" gig at Nosturi in Helsinki, where the band performed as part of the Spinefeast festival. "You idiot who stole Alexi's guitars from Nosturi after the party, we recommend you return them ...

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