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HAMMERFALL Complete DVD, Prepare To Record New CD

HAMMERFALL will enter Holland's Wisseloord Studios with producer Charlie Bauernfeind (i.e. BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE) in April to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album for a late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records. In the meantime, the band have just completed work on their second DVD/VHS, entitled The Second Crusade, containing two and ...

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Portugal's SEIXAL ATTACK Festival Cancelled!

Portugal's annual Seixal Attack Festival has been cancelled due to “political reasons”, according to promoter Duarte Dionísio. “The people responsible for the youth department at the City Hall of the city, where the festival takes place, aren't able to give me a positive answer concerning their support within the period necessary to guarantee the production ...

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TED NUGENT Confirmed For Sweden Rock

TED NUGENT is the latest artist to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The full list of acts currently confirmed for the festival is as follows: TED NUGENT MOTÖRHEAD HALFORD SAXON STATUS ...

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RAGE To Preview New Material At Frankfurt Music Fair Gig

RAGE will perform at the Frankfurt Music Fair in Frankfurt, Germany on Saturday, March 16th as part of a Behringer-sponsored event that will start at 3:30 PM at the Music Hall Festhalle on the "Arena" stage. RAGE are expected to premier material from their forthcoming Unity CD, which is currently being recorded for a May ...

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MILLER'S TALE Collaborate With Acclaimed Producer On New Demo

Atlanta's MILLER'S TALE have just returned home from Los Angeles after recording a three-song demo with acclaimed producer Dave Schiffman. Schiffman, who is known for his credits with bands such as RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, JANE'S ADDICTION, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TOM PETTY, JOHNNY CASH, GUNS N' ROSES, and THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, started ...

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RAGE Travel To Minsk To Film Upcoming Video Clip

Beginning on March 17th, German power metallers RAGE will spend two weeks filming a video clip for an as-yet-unspecified track off the group's upcoming Unity CD in Minsk, Belarus with director Jankovski. RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski had previously worked with Jankovski during the production of MIND ODYSSEY's "Schizophenia" clip. As previously reported, RAGE are currently ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Confirmed For Sweden Rock!

MOTÖRHEAD is the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. MOTÖRHEAD's performance at Sweden Rock festival will reportedly be the group's only European live appearance during the spring/summer of 2002. ...

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MOTRHEAD Confirmed For Sweden Rock!

MOTRHEAD is the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Slvesborg, Sweden. MOTRHEAD's performance at Sweden Rock festival will reportedly be the group's only European live appearance during the spring/summer of 2002. ...

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SAXON, STATUS QUO Added To Sweden Rock Line-Up

SAXON and STATUS QUO are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Slvesborg, Sweden. SAXON will reportedly bring their entire Eagle Has Landed show, complete with sound, light and bombastic action. ...

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TOOL/CIVILIAN Summer Outing Rumored

Unsubstantiated rumors indicate that the new band of former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), along with ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell—who are reportedly calling themselves CIVILIAN—will be making their first live appearances this spring/summer as the support act for TOOL. CIVILIAN's Rick Rubin-produced debut CD is ...

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HALFORD Confirmed For Sweden Rock!

HALFORD have been added to the list of artists confirmed to appear at this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. HALFORD will take the festival stage on the 7th. The complete line-up of acts confirmed for the ...

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RAGE Complete New Album, Plan Festival Appearances

German power metallers RAGE have lined up the following live appearances during the coming months: Apr. 19 Moscow, RUS @ USH "Druzhba" Apr. 20 - St. Petersburg, RUS @ Sport Hall Ubileinyi May 10-11 (near) Lisbon, POR @ Seixal Attack Festival Jun. 07-08 Slvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival As previously reported, RAGE are currently ...

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PAPA ROACH Pay Tribute To The 'KNOT On New CD

PAPA ROACH have written a song about SLIPKNOT's Sid Wilson, entitled Sid for their forthcoming CD, Lovehatetragedy, according to Kerrang! magazine. Frontman Coby Dick commented: "It's pretty wild and one of the heaviest songs we've written for the new album!" As previously reported, PAPA ROACH are presently completing work on Lovehatetragedy at a North ...

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PAPA ROACH's "Lovehatetragedy" To Drop In June

PAPA ROACH are presently completing work on their brand new album, entitled Lovehatetragedy, at a North Hollywood studio with producer Brendan O'Brien (i.e. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, KORN). Scheduled to be issued through Dreamworks Records in June, the follow-up to 2000's Infest will include the following tracks, among others: 01. Explosive Energy ...

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MIKE TERRANA Bares Soul On "Shadows Of The Past"

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current RAGE drummer Mike Terrana will be issuing his debut solo album, entitled Shadows Of The Past, on Tuesday, January 15th via Lion Music. The album features guest appearances from guitarist Steve Lukather (TOTO) and bassist Kevin Chown (ARTENSION). The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Pleasure Cube 02. ...

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Reunited SUBZERO To Record New CD

Acclaimed New York hardcore act SUBZERO have reformed and are due to enter the studio in February to begin recording a new full-length album, which is scheduled to be released in the spring through Century Media Records in Europe. No American deal has yet been secured for the record, which will feature the band's original ...

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RAGE Set To Issue "Unity" During May!

Germany's RAGE are scheduled to enter Twilight Hall Studio during January with producer Charlie Bauerfeind to begin recording their brand new CD, entitled Unity. Tentatively due for release in May, Unity will feature the following track listing: 01. All I Want 02. Insanity 03. Down 04. Set This World On Fire 05. Seven Deadly Sins ...

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EXODUS Back On The Attack!

The reformed EXODUS have announced the following appearances during the coming weeks: Dec. 21 – Concord, CA @ Bourbon Street Bar & Grill (w/SIFT) Jan. 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Covered Wagon Saloon Jan. 19 – Sacramento, CA @ The Roadhouse (w/DOMINANT RAGE) ...

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Buy Now...Saved Later - ONE MINUTE SILENCE

Arguably the UK's best hope of contributing a worthy homegrown act to the current hip hop/metal explosion, ONE MINUTE SILENCE have already done a fair bit of touring Stateside, where they've only had limited commercial success thus far. Dubbed by some a "more aggressive RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE", OMS' sophomore effort basically picks up where ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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Archive News Nov 15, 2001

The reunited CANDLEMASS—featuring bassist/mainman Leif Edling, vocalist Messiah Marcolin, guitarist Lars Johansson, guitarist Matts 'Mappe' Bjorkman, and drummer Jan Lindh—have officially been confirmed for next year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 7-8, 2002 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. As originally hinted here on September 26th ...

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Archive News Nov 14, 2001

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, entered the studio on Monday, November 12th to finish up work on their long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled to emerge in early 2002 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Regular studio updates, posted by Dizzy, ...

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Archive News Nov 09, 2001

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske will make a guest appearance on several tracks on the upcoming album from ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, it was announced yesterday. Although recent reports indicated that SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen would be absent from the project's recording line-up following Grapow and ...

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Archive News Nov 02, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 5th, and subsequently denied (falsely) by none other than Mayorga himself (see news for October 9th, 2001), SOULFLY have enlisted former skinsman Roy Mayorga to replace the recently-departed Joe Nunez. The newly revamped group are currently at Phoenix, Arizona's (Brill Street) Chaton Studios recording their third ...

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