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MEMORY GARDEN Negotiating New Record Deal

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, the band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, are in talks with an as-yet-undisclosed label about a new record deal for the group. "It all seems very promising and we really hope it all will turn out well," Johansson writes on the band's web site. "We can't give you any ...

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FORCE OF EVIL To Record More Material, Compile Video Footage For Possible DVD

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), have "started to write new songs which will be recorded in mid-August," according to a post on the band's web site. ...

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NAPALM DEATH Finalize Track Listing For 'Leaders Not Followers 2'

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have finalized the track listing for their upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2". The album, due before the end of the year through the band's own Feto label, will include the following cuts: 01. CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER – "Lowlife" 02. OFFENDERS – "Face Down In The Dirt" 03. ...

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Wife Of GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist To Publish Book

Lisa Reed, wife of GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed, will publish a book of fiction, titled "Sabra's Soul", through Twenty First Century Publishers. According to the publisher's web site, "Lisa Reed is by vocation a sensational writer, by profession a teacher of emotionally disturbed children and, through her marriage to Dizzy Reed ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: Debut Release Postponed

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), have been forced to postpone the "official" release of their self-titled debut album "until [they've negotiated] the last distribution contracts into ...

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GAMMA RAY: 'Skeletons In The Closet' Track Listing Revealed

German power metallers GAMMA RAY have finalized the track listing for their new live album, "Skeletons In The Closet", due on August 25 through Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records. The final track listing, which was voted on by the band's fans on the Internet, is as follows: CD 1: 01. Welcome (1:06) 02. Gardens Of The Sinner (5:48) ...

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CARNIVORE, ANNIHILATOR, OBITUARY, EXHORDER Albums To Be Reissued

On September 9, Roadrunner Records will be issuing a series of "2 From The Vault" releases, featuring two classic CDs — many deleted — packaged and priced as one. The albums planned for re-release are as follows: ANNIHILATOR – "Alice In Hell" & "Neverland" CARNIVORE - "Carnivore" & "Retaliation" EXHORDER - "Slaughter In The Vatican" ...

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For Some GREAT WHITE Fans, Haunting Memories Remain

James Finlaw of The Herald News reports that on the night of Feb. 20, Andrew Paskowski, Jim Gooden and two friends entered The Station in West Warwick, Rhode Island to hang out and watch the rock band GREAT WHITE perform. Gooden never came out. "It was tough losing my friend Jim, but I can't do ...

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ONWARD Split Up!

Acclaimed power metallers ONWARD appear to have split up following a parting-of-the-ways with their label, Century Media Records. The following is the official statement on the matter from ONWARD guitarist Toby Knapp (as posted on the group's official web site): "Dear listeners, "In the last few years I've become a person who believes ...

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DREAM EVIL Announce One-Off Gig In The U.K.

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have announced a one-off U.K. date in London on September 27. Also set to appear on the bill are fellow Swedes FALCONER. Guitarist Gus G. ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Have Not Broken Up

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland called into "The Cane Show" on K-Rock on Wednesday (June 16) and commented on several topics, including the future of STP, his plans with VELVET REVOLVER and his personal life. The following are some of the highlights of the conversation: On STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' current status and his ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: MP3 Clips Posted Online

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), have posted two MP3 clips for download via the official MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND web site. Check them out: 01.

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PARAGON Finalize Track Listing For 'The Dark Legacy'

German melodic metallers PARAGON have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Dark Legacy", due on July 28 through Remedy Records (distributed by Zomba). The follow-up to last year's critically-acclaimed "Law Of The Blade" CD will contain the following cuts: 01. The Legacy 02. Mirror Of Fate 03. Breaking Glass 04. Black Hole ...

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PROBOT Debut To Be Released Through SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, will issue their long-awaited debut album in late summer/early fall through Southern Lord Records. The CD, which has been in the works for much of the past three years, will include a dozen-or-so tracks featuring some of metal's ...

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GAMMA RAY Perform At Spain's TORRES ROCK Festival

German power metallers GAMMA RAY played their first show of the year at Torres Rock Festival in Spain on Saturday (May 24). According to the group's official web site, "the band were in great shape and performed a set that was pretty similar to the 'Skeletons' tour set, just four or five songs were different." ...

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CANDLEMASS To Perform Acoustic Set In Cleveland

Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS will perform a short set of acoustic tunes on June 14 in Cleveland, Ohio prior to their headlining gig at the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend. The acoustic set is FREE and open to the public. In addition to the music, several of the BW&BK 6-Pack bands will be holding autograph signing/meet-and-greet sessions, including ...

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SKYCLAD: London Show Cancelled!

Britain's SKYCLAD have been forced to bow out of their previously announced headlining appearance at the London Garage. "We are sorry to say that due to financial problems the promoters 'Chaos Promotions' have cancelled the show at London Garage on August 2," reads a message on the band's official web site. "Several other bands have ...

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DREAM EVIL To Issue New Mini-CD

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have announced plans to release a mini-CD containing previously unreleased songs and a video clip of "Children Of The Night". No further details are currently ...

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MERCYFUL FATE, ARCH ENEMY Members Join Forces In FIREGOD

Guitarist Mike Wead (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND) has teamed up with longtime friends Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL, NOTRE DAME), Sharlee D'Angelo (MERCYFUL FATE, ARCH ENEMY, WITCHERY) and Simon Johansson (MEMORY GARDEN, ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA) in a brand new band called FIREGOD. A singer for the project has yet to be announced. "I'm more than ...

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Launches THE VAULT!

Roadrunner Records U.S. have launched a special section of their official web site called The Vault where you can buy digital files of all Roadrunner music — past and present, deleted and current. Check it out here. In conjunction with the site's launch, SLIPKNOT drummer/MUDERDOLLS guitarist and an avid Roadrunner aficionado Joey Jordison ...

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FORCE OF EVIL To Make Live Debut At Ohio's BW&BK 6-PACK WEEKEND

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), will be making their live debut at the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend on June 13-14 in Cleveland, Ohio. Also set to appear ...

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DREAM EVIL Enter Japanese Chart At #70

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have entered the national Japanese Album chart at position #70 with their sophomore effort, "Evilized". "Evilized" was recorded in late 2002 at Studio Fredman in ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Begin Recording Debut CD

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), entered the studio on Monday (March 24) to begin recording their debut album, due on June 15 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Guitar Legends Reunite In FORCE OF EVIL

FORCE OF EVIL is the name of a new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE). The group are scheduled to enter the studio on March 24 to record their debut album, due ...

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MEMORY GARDEN: New Music Posted Online

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, the band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, have posted MP3 clips of three new songs via their official web site at this location. According to Johansson, "two of them are more uptempo things and one is a doomy son of a bitch... I hope you like what ...

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