Newswire April 7, 2008

By Newsferatu, Writer
Monday, April 7, 2008 @ 5:10 AM

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  • Buckcherry are busy working on material for their fourth album, the follow-up to 15. The band hope to enter the studio in May to begin recording, and singer Josh Todd gave The Pulse Of Radio an update on exactly where things stand, stating, "We're finishing up the songwriting, we're at the hardest point. We've got a lot of songs in the can, the record is great, and we just want it to be that much better. 'Cause to us, it's the sophomore slump all over again. We've had this, now we've had this record that - biggest record of our career, and now we've got to follow it up, and it's not easy." Back in January, Buckcherry's 15 was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales exceeding 1 million units.

  • This month Nightofthevinyldead.com is releasing Arch Enemy's 1998 Stigmata album on limited edition blue vinyl - 333 hand numbered copies. The tracklisting is as follows:

    SIDE A
    'Beast Of Man'
    'Sinister Mephisto'
    'Dark Of The Sun'

    SIDE B
    'Let the Killing Begin'
    'Black Earth'
    'Tears Of The Dead'
    'Vox Stellarum'
    'Bridge OPf Destiny'

  • Warrant frontman Jani Lane has issued the following update: "Warrant will appear for the first time with all original members in 14 years at The Wild Horse in Nashville, TN on May 17th and at the Northern Lights Casino in Minneapolis, MN on May 18th. This should really be a lot of fun! I encourage all the die-hards to do your best to be at one of these very special, dare I say it, historical shows. Thanks for all the overwhelming support!!"

    Warrant's lineup:

    Jani Lane - lead vocals
    Erik Turner - lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
    Joey Allen - lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
    Jerry Dixon - bass, backing vocals
    Steven Sweet - drums, percussion

  • Metal Church is finishing the vocal for a new album. "Ronny (Munroe - vocals) just flew into Seattle to finish the final vocal tracks for the new release. We are very pleased with the way it is turning out. Look forward to more updates along with some studio photos." The forthcoming album is tentatively-titled This Present Wasteland and is scheduled for release in late 2008.

  • Spock's Beard has been confirmed for Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Prog Festival on Saturday, August 23rd. Among the confirmed bands so far are The Flower Kings, Izz, Gongzilla, California Guitar Trio, The Mandrake Project, Manifesto.

  • Washington DC-based thrash metal outfit Darkest Hour is proud to announce the release of their 'Washington Caps Fight Song' in honor of the Capitols win and entrance into the Stanly Cup Playoffs: Guitarist Mike Schleibaum states: "We have been long time fans of the caps and recorded this little jam. What better time to release it then now?! Lets Go Caps!" Ex-guitarist Mike "GoodTimes" Gairrity adds: "Its time to start a ’Headbang’ cam at the games! CAPS RULE!

    Check out the song at the tribute myspace: www.myspace.com/letsgocapsmusic.

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