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FIREWIND: New Album Details Revealed

Century Media Records has set a July 24 European release date for the new FIREWIND album, entitled "Allegiance". The album's first single, "Falling to Pieces", will be released June 19 in Greece. It will include an edited version of the title track, the non-album track "Demon Nights" and the BLACKFOOT cover "Teenage Idol" (previously unreleased). ...

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GLENN HUGHES: 'Music For The Divine' Audio Samples Posted Online

Frontiers Records has uploaded several audio samples from legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes' (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) upcoming solo album, "Music for the Divine", which is scheduled for release on June 9. The CD was recorded in Chad Smith's (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) house in Los Angeles and again features Smith on drums and longtime Glenn ...

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The Cult is Alive - DARKTHRONE

That buzzing guitar sound, the way the songs groove in a rock and roll kind of way, the shroud of malevolence darkening the proceedings, and a fuck-off punk rock attitude. This is DARKTRHONE all right. On the duo's 12th album, "The Cult is Alive", Fenriz and N.Culto sound as convincing as ever, the release further ...

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VINTERSORG: New Album Title Revealed

VINTERSORG, the Swedish band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), have set "Solens Rötter" (Swedish for "The Sun's Roots") as the title of their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2004's "The Focusing Blur" will not feature contributions from Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, SEBASTIAN ...

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LIVING COLOUR Guitarist To Release New Solo Album

On April 16, LIVING COLOUR guitarist Vernon Reid will release his third solo album and second featuring the backing of virtuosos called MASQUE. On "Other True Self", Vernon Reid exposes a vivid personal landscape. Each track illuminates one or another side of Vernon Reid: his African lineage in "Prof. Bebey", the Latin flavor of the ...

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Terra - CRONIAN

If it walks like a BORKNAGAR album, quacks like a BORKNAGAR album, and is comprised entirely of members of BORKNAGAR, who can it be? Uh, CRONIAN, apparently. That's being a bit glib — there are differences between this two-man project (featuring Øystein G. Brun and Mr. V, a/k/a Vintersorg) and the bands these men come ...

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Former DIO Guitarist Working With New 'Epic Hard Rock' Band

Former DIO/WWIII guitarist Tracy G has been working with a new band called EPIC which he describes as "hard rock with a heavy blues edge." The group are currently rehearsing and recording demos in preparation for live shows. No further information is available at this time. In other news, Tracy has recorded several solos for ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer Talks About Jamming With DREAM THEATER

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "I want to start a prog rock band! Who's with me??? "Last night [March 18] was inspirational... I was going to see DREAM THEATER play here in Chicago as I've never had the chance to see them live. It always ...

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DISFEAR Confirmed For Italy's CREMONA A MANO ARMATA FESTIVAL

DISFEAR, the Swedish "crust rock" outfit featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN vocalist Tomas Lindberg and ex-ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund, have been confirmed for the first edition of the Cremona A Mano Armata Festival, set to take place May 5-6 at C.S.A G Dordoni in Cremona, Italy. DISFEAR are scheduled to appear on Friday, May ...

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DOKKEN, KISS Members To Join ULI JON ROTH At SKY ACADEMY Concerts In Los Angeles

Don Dokken (DOKKEN), Eric Singer (KISS, ALICE COOPER), Jon Levin (DOKKEN), Tony Franklin (WHITESNAKE, THE FIRM, BLUE MURDER), Jürgen Rosenthal (SCORPIONS), Francis Buchholz (SCORPIONS), Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD), Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, JKB, GLENN HUGHES), Andy Aledort (Guitar World, Guitar For The Practicing Musician), Phil Woodward, Joe Stump (REIGN OF TERROR, OBSESSION) and Stuart Smith ...

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Guitarist GUS G. Quits NIGHTRAGE

Guitarist Gus G. has officially left Greek/Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE. His official statement on the matter reads as follows: "After long discussions with Marios [Iliopoulos, NIGHTRAGE mainman/guitarist], we both decided that it's best for me to stop playing with NIGHTRAGE. "The reason behind this decision is that I simply don't have enough time these ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION To Record 'Doomsday X' In May

Long-running Florida death metal warriors MALEVOLENT CREATION are currently in pre-production for their tenth studio album, "Doomsday X", due this fall via Nuclear Blast Records. The band are currently home writing and demoing material for the new CD, to be recorded in May and mixed in June. Recordings will take place at Mercury recording studios ...

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FIREWIND: Studio Update

Guitarist Gus G. (ex-DREAM EVIL, ARCH ENEMY) of the Greek/Swedish power metallers FIREWIND has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "I finally found some time to write and update you on what's been going on with our new album recordings. "Bob [Katsionis, keyboards] and Petros [Christo, bass] arrived last week and ...

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CRONIAN: BORKNAGAR Side-Project Set U.S. Release Date For 'Terra'

CRONIAN (formerly ION), the Norwegian/Swedish project featuring BORKNAGAR members Oystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Vintersorg (vocals and programming), will release their debut album, "Terra", in the U.S. on April 18. The CD will arrive in Europe on March 27 via Century Media Records. Songtitles set to appear on "Terra" include "Cronian", "The Alp", ...

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WRATHAGE: Live DVD Now Available

Finnish black metallers WRATHAGE have released a live DVD, entitled "Black Fucking Zodiac". "The DVD includes WRATHAGE's live video from the Jalometalli metal festival with headliners such as DISSECTION, ENTOMBED and EXMORTEM," according to a press release. "WRATHAGE opened up the festival 19th of August 2005. The new live DVD also includes the whole 'Annihilating' ...

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Malaysian Label Abandons Plans To Release RIBSPREADER Collection

Contrary to previously published reports, Malaysia's Summers End Records (via sub-label Unburied Records) will NOT be issuing the "Church of the Zombie (Re-Excavated Death)" album from RIBSPREADER, the Swedish "old-school death metal" band featuring guitarist/vocalist/bassist Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, CARVE, HUMANITY DELETE). "Reason being [that] the present black metal issues surrounding metal fans in Malaysia have ...

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FIREWIND Begin Recording New Album

Guitarist Gus G. (ex-DREAM EVIL, ARCH ENEMY) of the Greek/Swedish power metallers FIREWIND has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We're in cold, snowy Sweden for a week now and recordings have been going great so far. The studio we're recording at is very comfortable with top-notch equipment and its owner, ...

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VANDEN PLAS: New Album Samples Posted Online

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have uploaded audio samples from their forthcoming album, "Christ 0", at their official web site. Check out the tracks "Silently", "Postcard To God" and "Christ 0" at this location. "Christ 0" was recorded in part at the Bazement studios near Wiesbaden, Germany and is scheduled for release on ...

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ADAGIO: 'Dominate' To Receive French Release In March

French progressive metallers ADAGIO will release their new album, "Dominate", in France on March 27 through a new label called Double Vision (via Sony/BMG distribution). A French tour will follow beginning in Paris on June 28 or June 29 and will continue in September. "Dominate" was released in Japan in December via Avalon/Marquee. The CD ...

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FIREWIND Prepare To Record New Album

Guitarist Gus G. (ex-DREAM EVIL, ARCH ENEMY) of the Greek/Swedish power metallers FIREWIND has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We thought we'd give you an update on what's going on in the FIREWIND camp right before the recordings [for the fourth album] start in Gothenburg, Sweden. Basically, it's been pretty ...

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VANDEN PLAS: New Album Delayed

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have issued the following update via their official web site: "The release date of the new VANDEN PLAS album had to be pushed back a little due to a delay of the final mix. 'Christ 0' will be in stores at the end of April. The concept of the album ...

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RIBSPREADER Sign With VIC RECORDS

RIBSPREADER, the Swedish "old-school death metal" band featuring guitarist/vocalist/bassist Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, CARVE, HUMANITY DELETE), have posted the following message on their official web site: "RIBSPREADER has signed a one-album (but possibly more) deal with the reactivated Dutch label VIC Records. The album is ready to be released and features killer artwork/layout by Juan Castellano ...

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ADAGIO Guitarist To Record Instrumental Solo Album

Guitarist Stephan Forté of the French progressive metallers ADAGIO is currently working on material for his first instrumental solo album. The style of the CD will be very influenced by Romanian, Hungarian and Middle Eastern traditional music, and it will feature some well-known guests, according to a posting on the group's web site. As previously ...

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