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ZEBULON Complete Work On Sophomore Album

ZEBULON, the Swedish band featuring former members of early '90s death metal act DESULTORY, have completed work on their sophomore full-length album, "Troubled Ground", due this spring through People Like You Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Volume One" was recorded and mixed at Stockholm's Sunlight Studios with veteran producer Tomas Skogsberg (ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, BACKYARD BABIES). ...

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PRIME STH To Release Sophomore Album In April

Sweden's PRIME STH have set an April 5 continental European release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their sophomore album, "Beautiful Awakening". The follow-up to 2002's "Underneath The Surface" (Giant Records) was produced by vocalist Noa Modén and drummer Kasper Lindgren and mixed by Lasse Mårtén (BACKYARD BABIES) at the Decibel Studios in Stockholm. Check ...

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Virgin Megastore To Host Rock & Roll Cookbook Signing

Hollywood's Virgin Megastore will host a celebrity book signing for the rock & roll cookbook, "Food That Rocks", on Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the authors, Cindy Coverdale (wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale) and Margie Lapanja, many of the book's contributors will be there signing copies of the book ...

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SAVATAGE Guitarist Decides To Make Solo Debut A Double CD

SAVATAGE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery has revealed the more details about his upcoming debut solo album, "Faces", due in September through Greece's Black Lotus Records. The two-disc set will consist of two parts, one called "Faces" and the other "God Damn War". "When you open the CD box, 'Faces' will be on the left, 'God ...

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Finland: The Most 'Heavy Metal' Country In The World?

Heavy metal/hard rock music continues to thrive in Finland, where bands like CHILDREN OF BODOM regularly top the chart with their single and full-length releases. Here is how the metal/hard rock genre fared on the Finnish Pop Album (Top 120) chart for the week ending February 21, 2004: 04. EVANESCENCE – "Fallen" 12. DIABLO – ...

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PSYCHOPUNCH To Record New Album In March

Sweden's PSYCHOPUNCH are scheduled to enter Sunlight Studio in Stockholm on March 6 with producer Tomas Skogsberg (THE HELLACOPTERS, ENTOMBED, BACKYARD BABIES) to begin recording their new album, "Smashed On Arrival", tentatively due in June via Germany's Silverdust Records. The band had previously released four albums on the White Jazz label. "Smashed On Arrival" will ...

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THE HAUNTED Win Swedish 'Grammy' For 'Best Hard Rock'

THE HAUNTED have won a Swedish "Grammy" award in the "Best Hard Rock" category for their 2003 release "One Kill Wonder". The highly acclaimed thrashers, who were recently rejoined by original vocalist Peter Dolving, beat out the likes of OPETH, MUSTASCH, EVERGREY and BACKYARD BABIES to win the award, which was presented to the group ...

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VENOM's CRONOS: 'DAVE GROHL's Not A Rock-Star Dick'

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently spoke to Rock Sound magazine about his involvement with the PROBOT project, the one-off metal album put together by ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl. "Fuck, [Dave] is a totally down-to-earth guy, not a rock-star dick or nothing!" Cronos said. "We were hanging out an and having beers ...

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ALICE COOPER: The Billion-Dollar Man

Ruben Hernandez of The Business Journal of Phoenix reports that when Phoenix's Alice Cooper titled the best-selling song and album, "Billion Dollar Babies" in 1973, the original shock rocker may have foretold his own financial future. While Alice Cooper the musician was faking decapitating himself on stage, Alice Cooper the businessman was creating an empire ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Film Video For New Single: Photos Available

MONSTER MAGNET recently shot a video for the track "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" with producer Braddon Mendelson (Noisivision) and director Brian Smith (Rose13 Creative). Click here to check out some stills taken during the video shoot. "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" is the first single off MONSTER MAGNET's new album, "Monolithic Babies", due in Europe on ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Set Release Date For New Album

MONSTER MAGNET have set a February 16, 2004 European release date through SPV Records for their new album, "Monolithic Babies". The album's first single, containing the song "Unbroken" backed with an exclusive single-only version of the VELVET UNDERGROUND classic "Venus In Furs", will arrive on January 19. A video clip for the upcoming single has ...

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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Sweden's POPSTAD Festival

Sweden's IN FLAMES have been confirmed for the P3 Popstad 2004 festival in Jönköping (Sweden). IN FLAMES will play at Teaterladan on Friday, February 13, 2004. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include NASUM, ENTOMBED and BACKYARD BABIES. The Swedish national radio station P3 will broadcast many of the performances live during the ...

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MORRAH Complete Work On Debut EP

Russian death metallers MORRAH have completed work on their debut EP, "Experiment In Blood". The five-song effort (including the intro) was recorded at Fantom Pain Studio in St. Petersburg, Russia with producer Igor Anokhin and was mixed at Astia Studio in Lapenranta, Finland by Anssi Kippo. The complete track listing for "Experiment In Blood" is ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Complete Work On New Album

MONSTER MAGNET have completed work on their new album, tentatively entitled "Monolithic Babies", with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, SPINESHANK, ANDREW W.K.). The CD, the group's first with bassist Jim Baglino (LORD STERLING), will feature such cuts as "Master Of Light", "On the Verge", "Slut Machine Mach 2", "Ultimate Everything", "Monolithic Babies" and "Little Bag ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Part Ways With Drummer

MONSTER MAGNET have parted ways with drummer Micheal Wildwood (ex-CHROME LOCUST). No reason was given for Wildwood's departure. The band are currently recording their new album, tentatively entitled "Monolithic Babies", with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, SPINESHANK, ANDREW W.K.). The CD, the group's first with bassist Jim Baglino (LORD STERLING), will feature such cuts as ...

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KERRY KING Talks About METALLICA, Next SLAYER CD

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King gave a lengthy interview to Metal Edge magazine in which he discussed a number of topics, including the progress of the songwriting sessions for SLAYER's next album and METALLICA's evolution from an underground thrash phenomenon to one of the most commercially successful heavy rock bands in the world. The following are ...

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UNIDA Announce Los Angeles Gig

UNIDA, the band featuring former KYUSS vocalist John Garcia, will be playing at The Garage in Los Angeles on October 17. Also appearing are FATSO JETSON and FAMILY BUTCHER. UNIDA have yet to secure a release for their much-anticipated full-length CD, which was originally completed in May 2001 while the band were part of the ...

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DESTRUCTION Frontman Slams European Record Stores For Ripping Off Fans

DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer has issued a statement slamming record stores in Europe who have chosen to sell their recently released limited-edition double-CD version of their latest CD, "Metal Discharge", for a much higher price than originally intended. Says Schmier, "This is a very bad situation for the band and the label [Nuclear Blast ...

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THERAPY? To Release First-Ever DVD

THERAPY? will release their first-ever DVD, "Scopophobia" (view cover here), on October 20 in continental Europe and October 27 in the U.K. through Eagle Vision (a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment). The disc features the full 19-song live set from the group's show in Belfast in June, plus the following promo videos: 01. ...

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BACKYARD BABIES: New Single To Be Released This Month

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES will release their new single, "Minus Celsius", in Scandinavia on October 22. "Minus Celsius" comes off the group's new full-length album, "Stockholm Syndrome", due in Scandinavia on November 5 through RCA/BMG Records. A January/February release is expected in other territories around the world. The follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good" was ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: MUIR Reports From Kentucky's FEST FIVE

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir has posted the following report from the band's appearance at last weekend's 105.1 WLRS' Fest Five event on the Great Lawn in Louisville, Kentucky: "Lori, the bands booking agent called Wednesday, saying she just got a call asking if we were available and willing to fly out a play a ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Metal Discharge' Bonus CD Detailed

DESTRUCTION's latest CD, "Metal Discharge", is available in Europe in a double-CD edition featuring several bonus tracks not found on the regular version. The bonus cuts are as follows: 01. Killers (IRON MAIDEN) 02. Whiplash (METALLICA) 03. Fuck The U.S.A. (THE EXPLOITED) 04. Bestial Invasion (unreleased version 1999) 05. The Butcher Strikes Back (Demo 1999) ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Complete Work On New CD

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have set "Stockholm Syndrome" as the title for their new album, due in Europe on November 5 through RCA/BMG Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good" was recorded at Stockholm's Polar studios and was mixed in Los Angeles with producer Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ...

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