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GODSMACK Set Release Date For 'Faceless'

GODSMACK have set an Apr. 8, 2003 tentative release date through Republic/Universal Records for their new album, "Faceless". The follow-up to 2000's "Awake" is currently being recorded at The Hit Factory/Criteria Studios in Miami and is set to include the following cuts, among others: "Faceless", "Releasing the Demons", "Serenity", "Changes", "Erased", and "Straight Out Of ...

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EMPEROR To Release Anthology In March

Defunct Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will release a posthumous anthology, titled "Scattered Ashes - A Decade of Emperial Wrath", through Candlelight Records in March 2003. The double-disc set, which was compiled by the band themselves, will feature rare and unreleased tracks, and will come in a limited-edition slipcase. The track listing for the collection is ...

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ICED EARTH's 'The Glorious Burden': More Song Titles Revealed

ICED EARTH mastermind Jon Schaffer has revealed several more song titles that are set to be included on the group's upcoming "Glorious Burden" CD, due in late spring/early summer. The guitarist — who is simultaneously working on the material for the sophomore effort from DEMONS & WIZARDS, his side project with BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kursch ...

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France's STONED WIZARDS FESTIVAL Postponed!

The Stoned Wizards Festival, which was scheduled to take place in Paris, France on Dec. 8 has been postponed until the spring of 2003. A new date will be announced soon. Among the artists that were scheduled to appear at the event were CATHEDRAL, HERMANO, NEBULA, THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND, ORANGE GOBLIN, SOLARIZED, LOWRIDER, MISDEMEANOR, ...

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GURD Ink Deal With DIEHARD MUSIC

Swizterland's GURD, the band formed out of the ashes of the Swiss power-thrash metal legend POLTERGEIST, have inked a new record deal with Denmark's Diehard Music. The band's already-completed new album, "Encounter", will surface in April 2003. The complete track listing for "Encounter" is as follows: 01. Razorblade 02. Can't Take Back 03. Mayday 04. ...

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POISONBLACK: 'Escapexstacy' Details Unveiled

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala on guitar, and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto — have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Escapexstacy", due on Feb. 17, 2003 through Century Media Records. It is as follows: 01. The Glow Of The Flames 02. Love Infernal 03. The State 04. All ...

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ICED EARTH Set Title For Next Album, Continue Writing

ICED EARTH have set "The Glorious Burden" as the title for their next full-length album, which they hope to begin recording by January. "What I've been doing right now is writing for ICED EARTH and DEMONS & WIZARDS [side project with BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kursch] simultaneously," ICED EARTH mastermind Jon Schaffer told Brave Words & ...

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RITCHIE WILKISON Leaves SILENCER

Colorado's SILENCER have parted ways with guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS). "It is with great regret that we must announce lead guitarist Ritchie Wilkison has left SILENCER as of last Sunday 10/27," begins the group's official statement on the matter. "The band were informed via e-mail one week before their CD release/tour ...

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GODSMACK: Facing The Demons

GODSMACK have now set "Faceless" as the tentative title of the follow-up to 2000's "Awake", currently being recorded at The Hit Factory/Criteria Studios in Miami for a March release through Republic/Universal. "It's heavy in a GODSMACK way — it's punchy, it's got a lot of grooves, but it's a little more melodic than the older ...

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SILENCER Cancels Tour

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), has cancelled its southwest "Structures" tour which was slated to start Sunday, Nov. 3 in New Mexico. "Very recent unforeseeable circumstances that have arisen prevent us from getting on the road this November," reads a statement on the group's official ...

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MISDEMEANOR Announce Upcoming Gigs

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR have lined up the following gigs during November/December: Nov. 08 – Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben (w/MUSTASCH) Nov. 16 – Västerås, SWE @ Taj Mahal Dec. 08 – Paris, SWE @ Stone Wizards Festival (w/HERMANO, NEBULA, MUSHROOM RIVER BAND, LOWRIDER, BLACKSTONE, LOADING DATA, EON MEGAHERTZ) Dec. 14 – Uppsala, SWE @ Fellini ...

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Former SMASHING PUMPKINS Frontman Completes Work On ZWAN Debut

Chicago-based ZWAN, featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, are nearly done recording their debut studio album. "The ZWAN album is just about done and we are all very excited and proud that we were ...

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GODSMACK Frontman To Publish Autobiography

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna is in the process of writing his autobiography which he hopes to release sometime next year. "The book is basically just my life from the time I was born until GODSMACK started," Erna told MTV.com. "I wanted to write about the whole experience of trying to get there, and hopefully that ...

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SILENCER Complete Work On New EP

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), have completed work on a new EP, entitled Structures, for an October 29th release. The five-song EP will be available at Denver-area independent record stores (to be announced shortly), select distributors and from the band directly. The full track listing ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Contemplates Acting Gigs

GODSMACK singer Sully Erna recently signed on with talent agency William Morris and is currently reading a number of film scripts in hopes of hitting the silver screen, according to his manager, Paul Geary. "They'd like him to read for these parts but there's nothing we think he's right for yet,'' Geary told Boston Herald. ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: New Material Is Really Powerful

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has spoken to MTV.com about the recent addition to the group's ranks of former AMEN drummer Shannon Larkin and the musical direction on the band's forthcoming third full-length CD, due in March 2003. "[Shannon] was my first choice," said Erna. "I'm a drummer also, and I was really influenced by his ...

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SILENCER To Record New EP, Perform Indiana Gig

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (i.e. ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), will be entering Indianapolis, Indiana's Surf Studios on September 1st to record a new EP, due out this fall. While in Indiana, they will perform a gig at the Ritz in Indianapolis on Friday, September 6th. Also appearing on ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Demo Recordings To Be Issued On CD

A two-CD box set containing 35 previously unreleased BACKYARD BABIES demo tracks will be released in early June via Sweden's Powerline label. Entitled From Demos To Demons, the box set is "a real collector's item", featuring pre-Diesel and Power recordings and two video tracks. A limited edition double-LP vinyl version will also be available. ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: No New Music Until Spring/Summer 2003

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has completed work on the music for four songs for the next DEMONS & WIZARDS album—Schaffer's hugely-acclaimed collaboration with BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist Hansi Kursch—but has yet to share the material with Kursch, who is presently busy promoting the recently-released BLIND GUARDIAN CD A Night At The Opera, according to a ...

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THE GREAT DECEIVER Ink Deal With Peaceville Records

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Today Peaceville Records proudly announces the label's first new signing of 2002, Sweden's THE GREAT DECEIVER. Featuring vocalist Tomas Lindberg, guitarists Kristian Wahlin and Johan Osterberg, bassist Matti Lundell and drummer Hans Nilsson, the band have recently finished work on their label and full-length debut titled A Venom Well-Designed. About the signing, ...

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SILENCER Cancel Petaluma Gig, Announce Ragnarok Appearance

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (i.e. ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), have cancelled their show at Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, California on Friday, March 22nd as a result of ALIEN ANT FARM's tour bumping the show. In other news, SILENCER will join JAG PANZER, MIDGARD, ANOMY, CLUSTERFUX, SYNTHETIC DELUSION and ...

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SILENCER Announce Five-State US Tour

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in its ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (i.e. ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), have announced the details of an upcoming five-state tour, which is scheduled to kick off on March 16th in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The dates are as follows: Mar. 16 - Allegro Music - Santa Fe NM (w/INSIGHT) Mar. ...

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