Former HELMET Leader Finds 'Soulmate' In Actress WINONA RYDER

New York Post gossip columnist Liz Smith is reporting that actress Winona Ryder "has been out and about with [former HELMET leader] Page Hamilton. They have been dating — quietly (the way Winona likes it) — for weeks. A friend says, 'She couldn't be happier. It's all coming together. Her work, her love life.' "Winona ...

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Axis of Metal: The Up-and-Coming Of Springfield Röck City

Daniel Oppenheimer of the Valley Advocate is reporting that "when MTV resurrected their heavy metal show 'Headbanger's Ball' in May of this year, guest host METALLICA played 17 videos. Of those, three were from Springfield [Massachusetts]-area bands: STAIND, SHADOWS FALL and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Another was from GODSMACK, out of Boston, and another from HATEBREED, out ...

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ORPHANED LAND Begin Work On 'Mabool'

Long-running Israeli metallers ORPHANED LAND have entered the studio to record their third full-length album, tentatively titled "Mabool", for a late 2003 release through Century Media Records. "In order to celebrate this exciting announcement, Metalist Productions have decided to raise a special event called 'Special Orphaned Concept Eve' that would be held in Tmoona Theater, ...

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TAROT: Video Posted Online

Finland's TAROT, the group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, have posted their video for the track "Pyre Of Gods" at this location (file size: 45 MB). "Pyre Of Gods" comes off the group's latest CD, "Suffer Our Pleasures", which debuted at No. 10 on the Finnish album chart upon its release in ...

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ANATHEMA Enter Studio To Record New CD

ANATHEMA have entered Parkgate Studios near Hastings, U.K. to begin recording the follow-up to 2001's "A Fine Day to Exit", tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through Music For Nations Records. "Things are going very well here," ANATHEMA guitarist Daniel "Danny" Cavanagh writes on the band's official web site. "For the fist time in a ...

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SAVATAGE Members To Perform Together For First Time In Eight Years

For the first time in eight years, bassist Johnny Lee Middleton and drummer Steve "Doc" Wacholz will join vocalist Jon Oliva and guitarist Chris Caffery on stage for the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert to remember and celebrate the life and contributions of Jon's brother, late SAVATAGE guitarist Christopher Michael Oliva. The concert will ...

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City Officials: BRUJERIA Is A Threat To Society

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, are reportedly receiving resistance from city officials over their previously announced live appearance at Club Alondra (formerly Clark Center Bowl) in Bellflower, California. "BRUJERIA is to play a concert September 4th At Club Alondra. However, the city is afraid of BRUJERIA's reputation ...

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