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CRADLE OF FILTH Commence Recording "Damnation And A Day"

CRADLE OF FILTH have entered Parkgate Studio in Hastings, England to record their much-anticipated Damnation And A Day CD for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Sony Music. "The studio is akin to a buzzy hive of activity right now, with several recording processes' going on at the same time," bassist Dave Pybus (ex-ANATHEMA, DREAMBREED) ...

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RUNEMAGICK To Issue Limited-Edition Album In September

Sweden's RUNEMAGICK will issue a strictly limited full-length album, tentatively entitled Moon Of The Chaos Eclipse, through Aftermath Music in September. Due to contain at least 40 minutes of new RUNEMAGICK material and some bonus tracks and multimedia stuff, the album will be released in a limited run of 1,000 digipacks and 300 LPs and ...

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CARMINE APPICE Speaks Out On "THE OSBOURNES" And Friendship With OZZY

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER drummer Carmine Appice still considers Ozzy his friend despite the fact that Sharon Osbourne fired him from the group under acrimonious circumstances back in 1984 (which eventually led to Appice suing the couple). In an interview with Electribasement.com's David L. Wilson, Carmine stated that "When I first saw [The Osbournes], I ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE To Flim Clip For "Disconnect Massconnect"

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE will soon start filming a video for the track "Disconnect Massconnect", taken from the group's recently-released Grand Amputation EP, which was issued through their own Hoffa Communications via MNW distribution in Scandinavia. The clip will be directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film and will be completed sometime in August. ...

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MANOWAR To Release Single On Anniversary Of ELVIS' Death

MANOWAR will release their next single, "An American Trilogy" / "The Fight For Freedom", as a so called double-A-side-single to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. This forthcoming single "will demonstrate the band's passion for grand and epic hymns that continue the message of hope and unity for people all over the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Betrayed Us: WHITEHORSE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL Organizers

JUDAS PRIEST used "blatantly false and disingenuous posturing" to cancel their appearance at Washington's 5th Annual Whitehorse Mountain Classic Rock Festival 2002, and in the process breached a "binding contract" that existed between the group and festival organizers Shadow Promotions, according to the latter's official statement explaining PRIEST's non-appearance at the event. "Frank Wing from ...

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UPDATE: PRONG To Rejoin DANZIG Tour In Cincinnati

Despite previous reports to the contrary, PRONG will be finishing off the remainder of the DANZIG North American tour beginning with tomorrow night's performance at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio, the band's manager, Paul D. Spriggs of Novi Entertainment L.L.C., has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although PRONG had taken several days off following Friday night's show in ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE To Lens Video Clip

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE will soon start shooting a video for either the track "Lobotomico" or "Disconnect Massconnect", taken from the group's recently-relased Grand Amputation EP, which was issued through their own Hoffa Communications via MNW distribution in Scandinavia. In other news, the band recently inked a publishing deal with Misty Music. ...

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THE KUSH PROJECT Announce Upcoming Dates

THE KUSH PROJECT, featuring FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, have lined up two shows in August. The first concert will take place on August 24th at the Aztlan Free For All festival at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, ...

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AFTERMATH Ink Deal With ESCAPE MUSIC LTD.

New Jersey's AFTERMATH, whose musical direction is described as a cross between STEEL HOUSE LANE and THIN LIZZY, have inked a deal with Escape Music Ltd. Consisting of Joey Dia (lead vocals, rhythm guitars & bass), Bill DiNapoli (lead guitar & backing vocals), Marc Chandler (drums), and Andy Kadin (keyboards, bass & backing vocals), the ...

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ECHO DRAIN Accuse JASON NEWSTED Of Cybersquatting

More details have emerged about the lawsuit filed by Dallas-based ECHO DRAIN against former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, his post-METALLICA band ECHOBRAIN, and Newsted's Chophouse Records over the two bands' similar-sounding names. In addition to alleging that fans are confusing the two groups and that some music fans believe that ECHO DRAIN stole the name ...

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AEROSMITH Announce More US Dates

AEROSMITH have added more than 30 dates to their North American tour, which, as previously reported, kicks off on August 13th in Holmdel, New Jersey. KID ROCK and RUN DMC will also be on the bill for the trek, which is scheduled to wrap on November 14th in Mountain View, California. The confirmed dates are ...

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ROCK FEST 2002 Tour Gets Expanded

The first leg of the Rock Fest 2002 tour, featuring DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and L.A. GUNS, has been expanded to include a few more dates. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 20 – Fargo, ND @ Red River Valley Fair Jun. 21 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ Hitters Sports Park Jun. 22 ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO To Embark On US Tour In Late Summer

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will embark on the first of several tours in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation in late August/early September. According to Skolnick, "this has been the subject of much planning and organizing which continues as we speak. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Adds More Solo Dates

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman GEOFF TATE has announced additional dates as part of his upcoming headlining tour. The confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 22 - Seattle, WA @ Sky Church Jun. 25 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Colorado Music Hall Jun. 26 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Jun. 27 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch ...

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PRONG Join DANZIG US Tour

PRONG have replaced MARDUK as the main support on the upcoming DANZIG North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off tomorrow, June 1st in Phoenix, Arizona. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 01 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre Jun. 02 - Albequerque, NM @ Midnight Rodeo Jun. 04 - El ...

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GRAND MAGUS Prepare To Record New CD

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, will record their next studio CD at the end of the year for an early 2003 release. In other news, the group will perform at Rabbit Fighter in Stockholm on June 12th. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Announces Additional Solo Dates

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman GEOFF TATE has announced additional dates as part of his upcoming headlining tour. The confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 22 - Seattle, WA @ Sky Church Jun. 26 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Jun. 27 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl Jun. 29 - Bottineau, ND @ Festival Show Jun. ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE Strike Back With "Grand Amputation"

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE have just issued a brand new EP, entitled Grand Amputation, through their own Hoffa Communications via MNW distribution in Scandinavia. An impressive exercise in post-MACHINE HEAD groove-laden crunch with more than a fair share of melody throw in for good measure, Grand Amputation can be obtained by sending $10 US/10 EUR/100 SEK ...

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GEOFF TATE: More Live Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman GEOFF TATE has announced additional dates as part of his upcoming headlining tour. The confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 22 - Seattle, WA @ Sky Church Jun. 26 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Jun. 27 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl Jun. 29 - Bottineau, ND @ Festival Show Jun. ...

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RUNEMAGICK Record New Material, Book Studio Time For Next CD

Sweden's RUNEMAGICK have finished tracking the drums for 40 minutes' worth of new material at Magick Sound Studio and will shortly commence laying down guitars for what may or may not be issued as a special limited-edition CD after the summer. Among the tracks currently being recorded are the following: 01. Revolution Of The Dead ...

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