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GWAR: 'War Party' Title Track Available For Download

A brand new GWAR track, entitled "War Party", can be downloaded from the group's official web site. "War Party" is the title track to the group's new album, due release on October 26 through DRT Entertainment. The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived" was recorded at Wreckroom Studios in Richmond, Va. and ...

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VITAL REMAINS To Headline New York's DEATHTOBERFEST 2K4

VITAL REMAINS, featuring Glen Benton of DEICIDE, have been confirmed as the headliners of Deathtoberfest 2K4, set to take place on Saturday, October 23 at The Backstage in Woodmere, New York. Also scheduled to appear are MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE, RITE OF DARKNESS (performing a special set in honor of BATHORY), VEHEMENCE, THE CHASM, DIMENTIANON, MANTICORE, GNOSIS, ...

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TNT Singer To Begin Work On Solo Album

TNT singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey everyone. Hope you had a great summer. It's been a crazy couple of years. I thought I would start off with a recap and bring you all up to date. "In 2002 I released what will likely be the last of ...

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PAGAN'S MIND: Debut Album Re-Issue Due In November

The reworked version of PAGAN'S MIND's debut album, "Infinity Divine", featuring a new recording of the track "Embracing Fear", as well as "an absolutely furious" cover version of KING DIAMOND's "At The Graves", complete with guest appearances by Glen Drover (EIDOLON, MEGADETH, ex-KING-DIAMOND) and Gus G. (MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND, ex-DREAM EVIL), is scheduled for release ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Appear On 'The Polar Express' Soundtrack

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has contributed a new song, entitled "Rockin' on Top of the World", to the holiday-themed soundtrack to "The Polar Express", due Nov. 2 on Reprise/Warner Bros. Records, according to Billboard.com. The Warner Bros. Pictures animated film of the same name, based on the best-selling children's book, opens Nov. 10 in U.S. ...

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MEGADETH: North American Tour Dates Updated

MEGADETH have released the venue information for their upcoming "Blackmail The Universe" North American tour. Support at all dates is expected to come from the Los Angeles-based quintet EARSHOT and an as-yet-unannounced third act. The tour is currently shaping up as follows: Oct. 23 - Reno, NV @ Reno Hilton Oct. 24 - Las Vegas, ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Headlining Performance Scheduled This Friday

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) has scheduled a headlining performance at Paladino's in Tarzana, CA this Friday, September 24. Graham's band for the evening will consist of the following musicians: Graham Bonnet – Vocals Howie Simons (JEFF SCOTT SOTO, KEN TAMPLIN) – Guitar Tim Luce – Bass John Thomas ...

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MEGADETH: Fall 2004 North American Tour Dates Announced

The dates have been announced for MEGADETH's "The System Has Failed" fall 2004 North American tour. Venue information will follow soon. Support at all dates is expected to come from the Los Angeles-based quintet EARSHOT and an as-yet-unannounced third act. MEGADETH's "The System Has Failed" Fall Tour 2004: Oct. 26 - San Diego, CA @ ...

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ICED EARTH Bassist Quits To Join MEGADETH

ICED EARTH bassist James MacDonough has officially left the band to join MEGADETH as their touring bassist. MacDonough's statement on the matter (as posted at Iced-Realm.de) is as follows: "A while back I had heard that MEGADETH might need a bassist, so I contacted them via email and much later got a response, ...

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New ZACK DE LA ROCHA Song To Appear On 'Fahrenheit 9/11'-Theme Album

New songs from former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE frontman Zack de la Rocha and THE NIGHTWATCHMAN, an alter ego of Tom Morello, the former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist, will be included on a "Fahrenheit 9/11"-theme compilation album being spearheaded by director Michael Moore, The New York Times reports. The collection, which will be issued ...

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GWAR: 'War Party' Cover Artwork Posted Online

GWAR have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "War Party", at this location. The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived", "War Party" was recorded at Wreckroom Studios in Richmond, Va. and was mixed at the Chop Shop in New York City. Handling the production duties was Glen Robinson, who worked ...

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MEGADETH: EIDOLON Guitarist GLEN DROVER Joins The Fold

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has announced the addition of guitarist Glen Drover (EIDOLON, ex-KING DIAMOND) to the group's ranks. Speaking to the Shock Waves webzine, Mustaine said, "The webmaster for my website had talked to me about a couple guys and Glen's name popped up, we did some research and it was a perfect fit." ...

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GWAR Name New Album, Announce Headlining Tour

GWAR have set "War Party" as the title of their new album, due on October 26 through DRT Entertainment. The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived" was recorded at Wreckroom Studios in Richmond, Va. and was mixed at the Chop Shop in NYC. Handling the production duties was Glen Robinson, who worked with the ...

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EIDOLON Sign With ESCAPI

Toronto, Canada's EIDOLON have inked a new record deal with Escapi. The CD/DVD agreement, which was made possible with the help of manager Ole Bang (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, FORCE OF EVIL), "is a worldwide deal, so finally our music will be released in proper fashion in America, which has always been a problem in ...

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OZZFEST 2004, VAN HALEN, KISS, RUSH Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER, DIMMU BORGIR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & others Venue: Journal Pavilion City/State: Albuquerque, N.M. Date: Aug. 3, 2004 Gross Sales: $807,667 Attendance: 14,171 Capacity: 14,171 Shows: 1 Sell-Outs: 1 Prices: ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Bassist To Perform On 'Conan O'Brien'

Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones will be performing with THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY on NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" Wednesday night/Thursday morning (August 11-12) at 12:35 a.m. THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY is Glen Phillips (ex-TOAD THE WET SPROCKET), with Sara Watkins, Chris Thile, and Sean Watkins (NICKEL CREEK). Catch THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer To Record Solo Album

DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following message on his web site: "Since I recently left my band of 8 years, GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED, I've decided to do a solo album with all the idea's and riffs I never ended up using with GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED or outside of GOD AWAKENS ...

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DROWNING POOL Turned Away At Canadian Border — Again

DROWNING POOL have once again been turned away at the Canadian border, forcing the group to cancel their scheduled July 30 date at Toronto's Opera House. In an online posting, DROWNING POOL bassist Stevie Benton wrote, "As you all know, we were once again denied entrance into Canada. We feel like the trouble makers who ...

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GWAR Set Release Date For New Album

GWAR have set an October 26 release date through DRT Entertainment for their long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived". The as-yet-untitled CD is being recorded at Wreckroom Studios in Richmond, Va. and will be mixed at the Chop Shop in NYC. Handling the production duties is Glen Robinson, who worked with the band on ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Record Vocals For ELEKTRIC ZOO Album

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet will start recording the vocals for the new ELEKTRIC ZOO studio album in the next couple of weeks, according to a posting on Bonnet's web site. "This will be for a worldwide release on a label to be announced. This will follow with a world tour in support of the release. ...

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ECLIPSE ETERNAL Sign With GALY RECORDS

Canadian epic black metal band ECLIPSE ETERNAL have signed a deal with Galy Records. The band's debut album, "Reign of the Unholy Blackened Empire", was produced by Glen Drover (EIDOLON) and mastered by Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND). An October release is expected. Download a rough-mix MP3 of the track "Storming the Pearly Gates" at

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