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ENFORSAKEN: New Album To Surface In Late March

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have pushed back the U.S. release date of their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", to March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album will be available internationally one day earlier. "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end of last year by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who ...

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ATOMIZER Ink Deal With AGONIA RECORDS

Australian black/death/thrash metallers ATOMIZER have inked a deal with Poland's Agonia Records. "Having already released a picture disc version of our latest album through Agonia and having found Filip to be one of the most dedicated label managers we have had the pleasure to deal with, it is with great pride that we announce this ...

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ENFORSAKEN Announce New Bassist

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have announced the addition of bassist Adam Simon to the group's ranks. ENFORSAKEN's sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", is due on March 9, 2004 through Century Media/Olympic Records. The mastering of the CD was recently completed by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who also contributed a guitar solo ...

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WITHIN Y: Debut Album Delayed (Again)

Swedish melodic death metallers WITHIN Y, who feature in their ranks former GARDENIAN drummer Thim Blom, have pushed back the release date of their debut album, "Extended Mental Dimensions", to March 22 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The CD was recorded and mixed during August and early September at Meta4Music Studios in Gothenburg, ...

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GENE SIMMONS Sets Book Signing For Independents

According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, an independent bookstore and a record shop in Tampa — Inkwood Books and Vinyl Fever — are joining forces against big-name chains by co-hosting a book-signing by Gene Simmons, veteran bassist for the rock group KISS who recently released the memoir "Sex Money Kiss". Simmons is scheduled to ...

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WITHIN Y: Debut Album Delayed

Swedish melodic death metallers WITHIN Y, who feature in their ranks former GARDENIAN drummer Thim Blom, have pushed back the release date of their debut album, "Extended Mental Dimensions", to February 9 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The CD was recorded and mixed during August and early September at Meta4Music Studios in Gothenburg, ...

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ENFORSAKEN Seek Touring Bassist

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN are currently looking for a temporary touring bassist. "Eric [Kawa] has obligations to tend to at home, and will be unable to join us on the road this spring," the band write on their web site. "If you live in the Chicagoland area/Northwest suburbs and are up for it, ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE Set Release Date For New Album

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, the band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, have set a January 12 European release date through Spinefarm Records subsidiary Ranch for their third full-length album, "Man's Ruin Revisited". A single, entitled "Cold Women & Hot Beer" (backed with a cover of "Hot Wheels" by the Finnish rock legends HURRIGANES), will ...

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ENFORSAKEN: Sophomore Album Due In February

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have set a February 24, 2004 tentative release date through Century Media/Olympic Records for their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor". The mastering of the album was recently completed by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who also contributed a guitar solo to the song "All For Nothing". All cover ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Talks About His Upcoming Solo Album

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister recently spoke to Playlouder about his upcoming solo album, which is tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005. "I have to do it between MOTÖRHEAD and there isn't much in between MOTÖRHEAD," Lemmy laughed. "I've got five tracks so far. I've done two tracks with THE REVERED HORTON HEAT, two tracks with ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE To Release New Single In November

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, the band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, will release a brand-new single next month through Spinefarm Records subsidiary Ranch (web site). The disc will contain an as-yet-undisclosed track off the group's third full-length album, "Man's Ruin Revisited", which is currently being recorded at Seawolf Studios (web ...

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TED NUGENT: 'I Invented The Middle Finger'

Donna Petrozzello of The New York Daily News reports that Ted Nugent, musical wild man and avid hunter, in a period of four days this summer reduced a group of city-dwelling strangers to sniveling ranch hands. It was all for his VH1 special, "Surviving Nugent", and he makes no apologies for how he treated the ...

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Concertgoers Warned: Link Found In Meningitis Cases

Investigation into two suspect bacterial meningitis cases has found a possible link between attendance at a punk rock concert on September 20at WOW Hall in Eugene, Oregon, according to The Associated Press. Christina Norton, a sophomore at South Eugene International High School, became ill Sunday and is in critical condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center. ...

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Rock Legend TED NUGENT Tells Arkansas Teens To Scratch Drug Use

Misty Hale of The Courier News reports that rocker Ted Nugent used biting quotes and edgy humor to pound his message into the brains of about 500 Arkansas-area teenagers Monday afternoon (September 29). Excuses are for wimps, drugs are for puking hillbilly hippies, and hunting is the most blessed activity ever granted to mankind. The ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Fan Favorite To Become 'Welsh Hero'

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell has shot up the list of candidates to be named greatest Welsh hero following an Internet campaign by fans of the band, the BBC reports. Campbell, originally from Pontypridd, is now fifth in the list of nominees on the Welsh Heroes web site after the official MOTÖRHEAD site put a link ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Issue Career-Spanning Collection In October

MOTÖRHEAD will issue a five-CD, 99-song career-spanning overview, titled "Stone Deaf Forever!", on October 7 through Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records. It's the first fully comprehensive box set containing recordings made for multiple record companies during the period 1975-2002. And it's also the first one ever released with full band approval. The track listing was compiled with input ...

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TED NUGENT Challenges Illinois Governor

TED NUGENT says Gov. Rod Blagojevich is more than welcome to visit him backstage before his Aug. 11 performance at the Illinois State Fair, according to the Associated Press. The rocker and gun-rights advocate, known for the song "Cat Scratch Fever", is itching to tell Blagojevich how much he dislikes Illinois' gun laws. "I challenge ...

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PANTERA: 'Best Of' CD To Include Bonus DVD

PANTERA's forthcoming career overview, "The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits!" , will surface on September 23 through Elektra/Rhino Records, Billboard.com reports. The 16-song "Vulgar Hits!" CD will be packaged with a bonus DVD boasting 12 videos, including two live performances. The bulk of the material is culled from the ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Announce U.S. Dates

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his companion Candice Night, have lined up two special U.S. performances during September. Here is the venue, ticket and on-sale information: Wednesday, September 17 Theatre of Living Arts 334 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 215-922-0666 - All tickets $29.00 - "Official" on sale date is ...

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PANTERA To Issue 'Best Of' CD Through RHINO

Veteran metallers PANTERA, who have been the subject of breakup rumors for the past couple of years, will be issuing a "Best Of" CD on September 9 through Rhino Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. The tentative track listing for the album, titled "The Best Of Pantera: Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboys Vulgar ...

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FU MANCHU Working On New Material

FU MANCHU drummer Scott Reeder has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "The band has been working the past two and half weeks doing some pre-production on new songs with the man behind the sonic assault of our live album, Mr. Brian J. Dobbs. He is a veteran of the mix ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE To Enter Studio In October

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, the band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, will enter Seawolf Studios (web site) in Suomenlinna (just outside Helsinki) in October to begin recording their third full-length album, "Man's Ruin Revisited", due in early 2004 through Spinefarm Records subsidiary Ranch (web site). Among the tracks set to ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE Name Upcoming Album

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, the band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, have set "Man's Ruin Revisited" as the title for their forthcoming album, tentatively due in late summer/early fall. The band are scheduled to begin recording the effort in April at an as-yet-undisclosed studio. Among the tracks set to appear on "Man's Ruin Revisited" ...

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DEFECATION: 'Intention Surpassed' Details Unveiled

DEFECATION, the legendary extreme act founded by NAPALM DEATH/ex-RIGHTEOUS PIGS guitarist Mitch Harris and ex-NAPALM DEATH drummer Mick Harris, will release their comeback effort, "Intention Surpassed", through Nuclear Blast Records in January. The follow-up to 1989's "Purity Dilution", which apparently doesn't include contributions from Mick, will contain the following track listing: 01. Continuum 02. Worldy ...

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HELLOWEEN's MARK CROSS: 'My Heart Is Bleeding'

HELLOWEEN drummer Mark Cross (ex-METALIUM), whose bout with mononucleosis has prevented him from appearing on the band's forthcoming studio album (the drum tracks on the CD are being recorded by MOTÖRHEAD's Mikkey Dee), has posted the following message via his official web site: "How tricky life can be! I cannot believe that a thing like ...

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TED NUGENT Pens Love Letter To America

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Just in time for Turkey Day, bow-hunting enthusiast Ted Nugent has penned a love letter to America in today's Wall Street Journal. "America is alive and prospering," notes the rocker, whose biggest hit was "Cat Scratch Fever". "America isn't at any crossroads as ...

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