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DEW-SCENTED Complete Work On 'Impact'

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have set "Impact" as the title for their new album, due via Nuclear Blast Records in the G.A.S. countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) on August 25 and the rest of Europe on September 1. A North American release will follow on October 7. The regular version of the album will feature the following ...

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Portugal's RE:AKTOR Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Portugal's RE:AKTOR have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will release their debut album, "Zero Order", on September 29 in Europe and October 7 in the U.S. Produced by the band's mastermind [Nexion] (guitars, electronic programming & sampling, bass], and mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound Studios in New York, "Zero ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: ROCK HARD Photos Posted Online

Several photos taken during CIRCLE II CIRCLE's appearance at this month's Rock Hard Festival have been posted online at this location. The two-day event, which took place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, featured additional performances from such acts as SAXON, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, BLIND GUARDIAN, CANDLEMASS, NEVERMORE, KREATOR and ANTHRAX, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Launches Solo Career

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson (ex-THE REPLACEMENTS), who has been working with Axl Rose in the reconfigured band since 1998, is launching a solo career, according to the L.A. Times. He's finishing an album at the home studio of former PIXIES frontman Frank Black and also recently played sets in L.A. and New York ...

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CLUTCH: Live Recording Posted Online

A live version of CLUTCH's "Brazenhead", featuring a special guest appearance by SPIRITUAL BEGGARS keyboardist Per Wiberg, has been posted online at this location. The track, which was mixed by "Phat D", was at recorded the London stop of the two bands' most recent "Monstergroove 2003" European tour. ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says He Will No Longer Buy PEARL JAM Albums Following VEDDER's Anti-BUSH Outburst

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told Insight magazine that if fellow rock performers continue to do outrageous politically-charged things such as stabbing a Bush mask onstage, they should expect their record sales to go down. "I don't think everybody that booed will stop buying PEARL JAM records or going to PEARL JAM concerts," Gene said ...

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SHADOWCAST Set Release Date For 'Near Life Experience'

Austria's SHADOWCAST, the project featuring AMORTIS keyboardist Clemens Mayr and ABIGOR/DARKWELL drummer Moritz Neuner, have set a June 23 European release date through CCP/SPV Records for their sophomore album, "Near Life Experience". Upcoming SHADOWCAST tour dates: May 24 - Wien, AUT @ Planet Music (Monsters of Death) Jun. 18 - Laa a. d. Thaya, AUT ...

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CELTIC FROST: New Song Posted Online!

Reunited Swiss avant-garde metallers CELTIC FROST have made available for exclusive use via www.celticfrost.com one of the demos for the new album currently in the works. The song is called "Ground", written in 2002/2003, and is said to be "a mere pre-production demo," recorded earlier this year at the band's rehearsal space in ...

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ROYAL HUNT: 'Eye Witness' To Surface In June

Due to unspecified delays in the recording process, Denmark's ROYAL HUNT have pushed back the projected release date of their new album, "Eye Witness", to late June through Frontiers Records. Photos taken during the recording sessions have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2001's "The Mission" will ...

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DANZIG Announce New Bassist

DANZIG have announced the addition of former DEADLIGHTS/NOTHINGFACE bassist Jerry Montano to the group's lineup. Montano replaces former D-GENERATION four-stringer Howie Pyro, who played with the band during their most recent European tour. DANZIG will headline the "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour in early May alongside SUPERJOINT RITUAL, NILE, OPETH, LACUNA COIL and BEHEMOTH. ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Stage EDDIE Finds New Home!

You may remember that last year IRON MAIDEN ran an eBay auction to raise money for the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund... and one of the most interesting items up for grabs was a genuine "Stage Eddie" from the "No Prayer For The Dying" tour. He's been cooped up on a container ship for ...

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OZZY On JASON NEWSTED: I'm 'Fucking Thrilled' He's Joining The Band

OZZY OSBOURNE unveiled his new lineup with a special media showcase/press conference Monday (March 17) at the group's North Hollywood, California rehearsal space. New bassist Jason Newsted (formerly of METALLICA) joined Osbourne, guitarist Zakk Wylde, and drummer Mike Bordin for a blinding four-song set featuring "War Pigs", "Believer", "No More Tears", and "Crazy Train". "I ...

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PRONG's TOMMY VICTOR Rejoins DANZIG!

PRONG founder Tommy Victor has officially rejoined DANZIG. According to DANZIG's web site, "[Glenn] Danzig and Victor kept in touch after PRONG supported [DANZIG] on the US 'I Luciferi' tour and Tommy will once more be tearing up the stage starting with the 'Blackest of the Black' dates. European DANZIG fans who never got to ...

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ANDREW W.K. Gives Kit Kat A Break

ANDREW W.K. recently revealed that one of his songs was used in a commercial for the Kit Kat chocolate candy bar. Says Andrew: "I recorded a song called 'Give Me A Break', which was used by the Kit Kat chocolate candy bar company (but changed to 'Gimme A Break') in several different commercials... I think! ...

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ROYAL HUNT: 'Eye Witness' Track Listing Unveiled

Denmark's ROYAL HUNT have set the tentative track listing for their forthcoming album, "Eye Witness", due in late May through Frontiers Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Mission", a concept album based on Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles", will contain the following songs: 01. Hunted 02. Can't Let Go 03. The Prayer 04. The Age ...

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SINISTER: Mexican/Colombian Gigs Confirmed

Dutch female-fronted death metallers SINISTER have announced the details of their upcoming Mexican and Colombian shows, set to take place next month. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 20 - Morelia, Michoacan, MEX @ Plaza D Tros Mar. 21 - Queretaro, Queretaro, MEX @ TBA Mar. 23 - Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador Mar. ...

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36 CRAZYFISTS Postpone Dates

36 CRAZYFISTS have been forced to re-schedule these upcoming shows: Mar. 24 - Big Easy – Boise, ID Mar. 25 - The Warehouse – Bozeman, MT Mar. 26 - Cotton Club - Couer D Alene, ID Mar. 27 - Club Real Soda – Spokane, WA Mar. 29 - Club Broadway – Everett, WA The band ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist R. D. Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, RAISE HELL drummer Dennis Ekdahl, and DREAM EVIL/FIREWIND guitarist Gus G., have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will issue their second album, "Regressus" ('The Return'), on June 16. According to an official press release, "Regressus" is ...

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AEROSMITH To Pay Tribute To The Blues At Special NY Gig

AEROSMITH will team up with other music biz stars and legends B.B. King, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Aaron Neville, Macy Gray, and Buddy Guy for a special performance at New York's famous Radio City Music Hall on Friday, Feb. 7. This once-in-a-lifetime lineup of music greats will benefit the Blues Music Foundation — ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Guitarist Signs Deal With STILLBORN RECORDS

Stillborn Records, the label headed up by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, have inked a deal with AGNOSTIC FRONT guitarist Vinny Stigma. Also freshly signed to the label are Connecticut's WITH HONOR, who include in their ranks former members of HAMARTIA and IN PIECES. WITH HONOR's first release for Stillborn will be an EP that they ...

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CHARGER To Headline Two-Day Festival In The U.K.

Britain's CHARGER will be making an appearance at the 1 In 12 Club in Bradford, U.K. as part of a two-day festival taking place on Feb. 1-2. The full line-up for the event is as follows: Saturday, Feb. 01: CHARGER DUKES OF NOTHING PALE HORSE JINN SEND MORE PARAMEDICS HUMANFLY SNOWBLOOD ULTIMO DRAGON BILGE PUMP ...

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Former ICON Guitarist Resurfaces In THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE

Former ICON guitarist Danny Wexler has resurfaced in a new band project called THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE. The group, whose lineup is completed by Michael Nitro (bass), Jimmy D (drums) and Dave Fiorinis (lead vocals/guitar), have completed work on their debut album, due in the spring through an as-yet-undetermined label. For more information on THIEVES ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer Back In Court

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee lost his bid Tuesday to add someone else to the lawsuit blaming him for the death of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in his pool. Attorney Philip D. Weiss, representing Lee in the lawsuit filed by the parents of Daniel Karven-Veres, said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf's ...

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