DEEP PURPLE: Going 'Bananas'!

DEEP PURPLE have reportedly set "Bananas" as the title for their forthcoming album, tentatively due on Aug. 1 through EMI Records. The group performed two tracks from the upcoming CD live at the Schwung Festival in Roeselare, Belgium this past Thursday (May 29), including a slowie called "Haunted", which is planned as the first single ...

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SUN CAGED To Open For QUEENSRŸCHE In Amsterdam

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, will be opening for QUEENSRŸCHE on June 4 at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland. SUN CAGED's debut album is slated for release on Oct. 22 through Finland's Lion Music. It was mixed by AYREON/STAR ONE mastermind ...

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GUANO APES: European Festival Appearances Announced

Germany's GUANO APES have lined up the following festival appearances during the summer: Jun. 14 – Kiel, GER - MTV Campus Invasion 2003 Jun. 20 – Scheeßel, GER - Hurricane Festival Jun. 21 – Neuhausen, GER - Southside Festival Jul. 04 – Wiesen, AUT - Forestglade Festival Jul. 05 – Imst, AUT - Forestglade West ...

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WATCH THEM DIE Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Oakland-based purveyors of the extreme WATCH THEM DIE have signed an exclusive worldwide contract with Century Media Records. Armed with a bold mission statement stating that they can play with any band on any stage at any time, and crush them all in the process, this quintet is out to annihilate anything that stands in ...

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ENTOMBED Line Up European Dates

ENTOMBED have lined up the following European dates in late June/early July: Jun. 29 – Nantes, FRA @ Nantes Furyfest Jul. 03 – Berlin, GER @ Knaack-Klub Jul. 04 – Osnabrück, GER @ Georgsmarienhütte @ Tor 3 Jul. 05 – Roitzschjora, GER @ With Full Force Jul. 06 – Hamburg, GER @ Marx ENTOMBED will ...

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SHINING FURY Land On METAL BLADE RECORDS

Italian melodic metallers SHINING FURY have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The group's debut album is expected in the fall. Based out of Lucca, Italy, SHINING FURY was formed in 2000 as a vision of drummer Ross Lukather, who wanted to form a new band with young and talented musicians from his area. ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Drummer Welcomes Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for THEATRE OF TRAGEDY drummer Hein Frode Hansen and his wife Margrethe, who welcomed "a healthy, strapping young lad" on Wednesday (May 28). THEATRE OF TRAGEDY are currently working on the follow-up to last year's "Assembly", tentatively due in early 2004 through Massacre Records. ...

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ENDO Announce Headlining Dates

Miami, Florida's ENDO have lined up the following headlining dates during June: Jun. 11 - Tampa, FL @ Twilight Jun. 13 - Fort Meyers, FL @ Gotham Hall Jun. 14 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits Jun. 15 - Longwood (Orlando), FL @ Lost & Found Jun. 18 - Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar (the ...

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Former EUROPE Drummer Lays Down Vocals On TEN 67 Single

Former EUROPE drummer Ian Haugland has teamed up with several of his DJ colleagues at Sweden's biggest classic rock station "106.7 Rockklassiker" to release the single "Rock 'n' Roll Allright" under the band name TEN 67. The track, which features Haugland on lead vocals for the first time ever, marks the first project for new ...

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