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SILENCER To Enter Studio In August

Colorado metallers SILENCER will enter Flatline Audio studio in early August to begin tracking drums for their new CD. The remaining instruments will be recorded at Valkyrie Studios shortly thereafter. A tentative late 2004/early 2005 release is expected. The European edition of SILENCER's "Structures" EP, entitled "Found On The Sun", was released last October through ...

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IN BATTLE Finalize Track Listing For 'Welcome To The Battlefield'

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have finalized the track listing for their third full-length album, "Welcome to the Battlefield", due on September 20 through Cold/Metal Blade Records. The recording of the new album started at Courthouse Studio in Östersund, Sweden, where the drums were recorded on February 2-3. The guitars and bass were recorded ...

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MOB RULES: 'Black Rain' Video Posted Online

German melodic metallers MOB RULES have uploaded their video for the track "Black Rain" at this location. "Black Rain" comes off the group's fourth album, "Among The Gods", which was released last month through SPV Records. The album was issued as a digipack featuring a bonus CD of previously unreleased audio and video ...

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Lawyer: GUNS N' ROSES Riot Cops Went Overboard

The Province reports: A lawyer for Vancouver B.C.'s Police Complaints Commission says the actions of two Vancouver police officers during the GUNS N' ROSES riot in 2002 were unreasonable and unnecessary. Dana Urban told a public hearing that to simply accept the word of the two officers that their actions were justified would ...

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STARRATS To Support ALICE COOPER In Denmark

Danish hard rockers STARRATS will support ALICE COOPER on June 17 at the Ringsted Kongres Center in Denmark. The band, who consists of Christian Braun (drums), Kasper Eskildsen (bass), Dennis Post (guitar) and Søren Nico Adamsen (vocals), will release their debut album, entitled "Broken Halo", in June through Italy's Adrenaline Records. In addition, they have ...

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CRYPTOPSY: New Album Will Turn Some Heads

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY have posted the following update on their official web site: "Hello friends, hope all of you are well. CRYPTOPSY would like to thank you for your patience and your fidelity. There have been lots of factors thrown our way making it very hard to give you concrete news and updates regarding ...

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SILENCER: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of Colorado metallers SILENCER performing the track "Descending The Ziggurat" has been posted online at this location. The clip was filmed on April 17, 2004 at the Mesa Theater in Grand Junction, CO. The European edition of SILENCER's "Structures" EP, entitled "Found On The Sun", was released last October through ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Added To CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL

According to a posting on Yngwie Malmsteen's official web site, the legendary Swedish guitarist has been confirmed to appear at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on June 5 in Austin, Texas. As previously reported, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will feature a "Metal Clinic" by Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS) ...

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THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS: Live Dates Announced

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Vinny Appice (DIO, ex-BLACK SABBATH) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, have announced the following dates during May/June: May 21 - Tarzana, CA @ Paladino's ...

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Denmark's STARRATS To Release Debut CD In June

Copenhagen, Denmark-based hard rock band STARRATS have completed work on their debut album, "Broken Halo", for a June release through Italy's Adrenaline Records. The group, who feature in their ranks former members of such acts as PUSH, FURY and THE BLACK ROSE, describe their sound as a mixture of "the great melody, feel and musicianship ...

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CLUTCH: Videogame Mania

CLUTCH's track "Immortal" is featured on the new Eidos Interactive game "Hitman Contracts" for PlayStation 2, X-Box and PC. In addition, the group's song "The Mob Goes Wild" will be featured in the upcoming Eidos release "Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood". In other news, CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon was recently interviewed by IGN.com, ...

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HIRAX To Release New Album In May

Thrash metal veterans HIRAX's latest studio album, "The New Age of Terror", will be released May 18 on Black Devil Records and Deep Six Records on CD and limited-edition picture-disc formats. Upon hearing the raw tracks, which were recorded at another studio, producer Michael Rozon (MELVINS, ADRENALINE OD) and the band decided the quality wasn't ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Third Watch' Appearance Schedule Announced

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will appear in two episodes of the NBC television drama "Third Watch" during May sweeps, the network revealed Friday (April 23). Simmons, who has occasionally played himself in different television shows over the years, will play a vengeful mob boss on in the "Higher Calling" episode of "Third Watch" on April ...

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MOB RULES: New Album To Include Bonus CD Of Rare Material

German melodic metallers MOB RULES will release their fourth album, "Among the Gods", as a digipack featuring rare and previously unreleased audio and video material. The complete track listing for the bonus CD is as follows: Audio: 01. Battlefield Control (unreleased outtake 2002) 02. All That I Bleed (SAVATAGE Cover) 03. Hydrophobia (alternate version) CD-Rom: ...

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Blast Tyrant - CLUTCH

There are few bands who have been as consistent and individualistic as CLUTCH over the last decade. Kicking off their career with the novelty hit, "A Shogun Named Marcus", the band could have easily disappeared down the major label black hole when they failed to deliver more radio-friendly fodder after that. Rather, the band followed ...

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MOB RULES Set Track Listing, Release Date For New Album

German melodic metallers MOB RULES have finalized the track listing for their fourth album, "Among the Gods", due on May 17 through SPV Records. It is as follows: 01. Black Rain 02. Hydrophobia 03. Invitation Time 04. The Miracle Dancer 05. Among The Gods 06. New World Symphony 07. Ship Of Fools 08. Seven Seas ...

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CLUTCH: New Songs Posted Online

Three tracks from CLUTCH's upcoming album, "Blast Tyrant", have been posted online for listening. You can check out the songs "The Mob Goes Wild", "Regulator", and "Subtle Hustle" at this location. "Blast Tyrant" is set to hit stores March 30 through DRT Entertainment. CLUTCH have lined up a month-long tour in support of ...

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HIRAX: Work On 'The New Age Of Terror' Nearing Completion

Reunited Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX are currently putting the finishing touches on their latest studio recording, "The New Age Of Terror". The album is being recorded and produced by Michael Rozon (MELVINS, ADRENALINE O.D.) at Speed Semen Clove Factory in North Hollywood, Ca. "This is going to be our most powerful record to date", vocalist ...

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Former DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT, BONHAM Members Team Up In THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Frankie Banali (W.A.S.P., ex-QUIET RIOT) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, will be performing at Paladino's (6101 Reseda Blvd.) in Tarzana, California on Friday, February ...

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MELIAH RAGE Film Video On Set Of Horror Film

Heavy metal and horror films are a perfect match, and MELIAH RAGE have proven it by filming a new music video on the set of a vampire movie. The Boston-based MELIAH RAGE — vocalist Paul Souza, guitarist Anthony Nichols, guitarist Jim Koury, bass guitarist Jesse Johnson and drummer Barry Spillberg — filmed a video for ...

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SKID ROW: Music For Adrenaline Junkies

SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan has reportedly contributed music to the upcoming Speed Channel special "High Bank Heroes- Two Wheeled Warriors", airing on March 3 at 9:00 p.m. EST. In addition, music from SKID ROW's latest CD, "Thickskin" is featured in the 2004 Winter X-Games show "Slammed", which is scheduled to air on February 22 ...

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IRENCROS Sign With ADRENALINE/STEELHEART RECORDS

Italian power progressive symphonic metal band IRENCROS have inked a deal with Adrenaline/Steelheart Records. The group's debut album, "Alchemy of Destruction" is "a cleverly written concept album based on the different aspects and meanings of destruction," according to an official press release. IRENCROS' sound can best be described as a "mix between symphonic/power metal with ...

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