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PROBOT Debut To Be Released Through SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, will issue their long-awaited debut album in late summer/early fall through Southern Lord Records. The CD, which has been in the works for much of the past three years, will include a dozen-or-so tracks featuring some of metal's ...

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GAMMA RAY Perform At Spain's TORRES ROCK Festival

German power metallers GAMMA RAY played their first show of the year at Torres Rock Festival in Spain on Saturday (May 24). According to the group's official web site, "the band were in great shape and performed a set that was pretty similar to the 'Skeletons' tour set, just four or five songs were different." ...

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CANDLEMASS To Perform Acoustic Set In Cleveland

Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS will perform a short set of acoustic tunes on June 14 in Cleveland, Ohio prior to their headlining gig at the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend. The acoustic set is FREE and open to the public. In addition to the music, several of the BW&BK 6-Pack bands will be holding autograph signing/meet-and-greet sessions, including ...

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SKYCLAD: London Show Cancelled!

Britain's SKYCLAD have been forced to bow out of their previously announced headlining appearance at the London Garage. "We are sorry to say that due to financial problems the promoters 'Chaos Promotions' have cancelled the show at London Garage on August 2," reads a message on the band's official web site. "Several other bands have ...

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DREAM EVIL To Issue New Mini-CD

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have announced plans to release a mini-CD containing previously unreleased songs and a video clip of "Children Of The Night". No further details are currently ...

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MERCYFUL FATE, ARCH ENEMY Members Join Forces In FIREGOD

Guitarist Mike Wead (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND) has teamed up with longtime friends Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL, NOTRE DAME), Sharlee D'Angelo (MERCYFUL FATE, ARCH ENEMY, WITCHERY) and Simon Johansson (MEMORY GARDEN, ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA) in a brand new band called FIREGOD. A singer for the project has yet to be announced. "I'm more than ...

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Launches THE VAULT!

Roadrunner Records U.S. have launched a special section of their official web site called The Vault where you can buy digital files of all Roadrunner music — past and present, deleted and current. Check it out here. In conjunction with the site's launch, SLIPKNOT drummer/MUDERDOLLS guitarist and an avid Roadrunner aficionado Joey Jordison ...

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FORCE OF EVIL To Make Live Debut At Ohio's BW&BK 6-PACK WEEKEND

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), will be making their live debut at the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend on June 13-14 in Cleveland, Ohio. Also set to appear ...

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DREAM EVIL Enter Japanese Chart At #70

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have entered the national Japanese Album chart at position #70 with their sophomore effort, "Evilized". "Evilized" was recorded in late 2002 at Studio Fredman in ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Begin Recording Debut CD

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), entered the studio on Monday (March 24) to begin recording their debut album, due on June 15 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Guitar Legends Reunite In FORCE OF EVIL

FORCE OF EVIL is the name of a new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE). The group are scheduled to enter the studio on March 24 to record their debut album, due ...

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MEMORY GARDEN: New Music Posted Online

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, the band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, have posted MP3 clips of three new songs via their official web site at this location. According to Johansson, "two of them are more uptempo things and one is a doomy son of a bitch... I hope you like what ...

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FUELED II FIRE: New MP3 Posted Online

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have posted another full-length MP3 via their official web site at this location. "A Fate Unfortunate" comes off a four-song demo that was recently completed with producer/engineer Ben Vallejo (SPARTA, ILL NINO, ...

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SINISSTAR Members Put Band On Hold, Launch New Project

SINISSTAR members Edgemont (vocals, programming, rhythm guitar) and Shadow (bass, subsonic noise, screams) have put the band on hold indefinitely and have formed a new project under the moniker ILLFATE. Joining the duo in the new group are Vial (guitar, synth) and an as-yet-undisclosed drummer. The sound of ILLFATE is being described as "something totally ...

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SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA, SKINLESS Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATH FEST 2003

SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA, SKINLESS and ABORTED are among the acts confirmed for Maryland Death Fest 2003, a three-day death metal festival scheduled to take place May 23-25 at The Thunderdome in Baltimore, Maryland. The complete lineup for the event (in alphabetical order) is as follows: ABORTED (Belgium) ABUSE (Canada) ARTERY ERUPTION (California) BRODEQUIN (Tennessee) CINERARY (Illinois) ...

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MEMORY GARDEN Collaborate With MERCYFUL FATE Guitarist On New Demo

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, are in the process of recording three new songs for promotional and shopping purposes. "We are once again working together with [producer] Mike Wead [MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND] and are really happy with this collaboration," writes Johansson on the band's official web site. "What ...

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JAMES MURPHY Keeps Spirits Up, Needs Your Help

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001, has issued the following update on his condition and current/upcoming activities: "I have been doing good, playing a lot. And staying busy helping a friend's band in NY... I may even do ...

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DREAM EVIL Debut At Swedish # 55!

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have entered the national Swedish Top 100 Albums chart at position #55 with their sophomore effort, "Evilized". DREAM EVIL will support HAMMERFALL on the second leg of ...

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DREAM EVIL Line Up Swedish In-Store

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will be making an in-store appearance at CD Specialisten in Gothenburg on Monday, Jan. 27. The band will be there for a signing session and they will ...

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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5: More Confirmations Announced

More artists have been confirmed for the upcoming March Metal Meltdown 5 festival, set to take place Mar. 7-8 at The Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. The following is a list of bands (in alphabetical order) that have so far been "confirmed" to appear at March Metal Meltdown 5: 7 WITCHES ALL THAT REMAINS ...

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JOHN ARCH Speaks Out On 'A Twist Of Fate'

Former FATES WARNING frontman John Arch, freshly signed to Metal Blade Records as solo artist, recently commented on the musical and the lyrical direction of his much-anticipated debut EP, "A Twist Of Fate", due later in the year. "I think the music has a good feel to it," Arch said. "There are a lot of ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Recording Update

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his official web site: "Today's MAIDEN diary update is care of Drew, my faithful and trusty engineer and side-kick! Brad looks like he's ...

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Former FATES WARNING Singer Inks Solo Deal!

Former FATES WARNING vocalist John Arch has inked a solo deal with Metal Blade Records. The singer's first release through the label will be a 20-minute EP, "A Twist Of Fate", featuring FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera and DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy. A late 2003 release is expected. ...

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TROUBLE Gig Cancelled?

The fate of TROUBLE's Jan. 21, 2003 gig at the House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois appears to be uncertain as KITTIE, BIOHAZARD, BRAND NEW SIN and 18 VISIONS have been booked to perform at the venue on the same day. The TROUBLE concert — which was never officially confirmed by the House Of Blues ...

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DREAM EVIL: 'Evilized' Details Unveiled

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have finalized the track listing for their sophomore CD, "Evilized", due in Europe on Jan. 27, 2003 through Century Media Records. It is as follows: 01. Break ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Hard At Work On New Album

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent (a.k.a. Vincent Cusano) has been writing and recording new material at a Los Angeles studio for an album that may or may not surface under the VINNIE VINCENT INVASION moniker. No further information on the project is available at this time. In related news, the jury deciding the fate of ...

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