TO/DIE/FOR Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Jape Perätalo, vocalist for Finnish goth metallers TO/DIE/FOR, has left the band due to a "lack of motivation." "We've come to the point where we didn't expect to come," the band said in an official statement. "Jape decided to end his career in TO/DIE/FOR. "We wish him good luck in whatever he is going to ...

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PARADISE LOST To Team Up With AMORPHIS For European Tour

PARADISE LOST will be teaming up with AMORPHIS for a European tour in October. PARADISE LOST will be touring in support of their ninth studio album, "Symbol Of Life", which was released late last year through G.U.N. Records. Upcoming PARADISE LOST tour dates: Aug. 15 - Highfield Festival – Erfurt, GER Aug. 16 - Rock ...

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Review: IRON MAIDEN Lives On

T'cha Dunlevy of the Montreal Gazette is reporting that the entire crowd jumped to its feet screaming the moment the lights dimmed during IRON MAIDEN's headlining performance in front of 12,000 diehard fans Saturday (August 2) at the Bell Centre.. "The familiar introduction to the band's 1982 classic 'The Number of the Beast' came over ...

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SLIPKNOT Singer Says 'A Lot Has Changed' With The Band Since 'Iowa'

SLIPKNOT have left their hometown of Des Moines, Iowa for Los Angeles, California to begin work on their long-awaited third full-length album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Roadrunner Records. Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SLAYER) is expected to produce the effort, the material for which is being described by ...

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H.I.M. Part Ways With Label, Seek New Record Deal

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have reportedly fulfilled their contractual obligations to BMG Records Finland and are currently seeking a new label. The band, who are considered to be Finland's most successful rock export of all time, are currently in negotiations with several major companies and will make their final decision during the fall. In other ...

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DANZIG Prepare To Record New Album

DANZIG will be heading into the studio in a few weeks to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through Spitfire Records. As previously reported, DANZIG's lineup (click here to view photo) for the next CD will be as follows: Glenn Danzig – vocals Tommy Victor (PRONG) – guitar ...

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Review: A PERFECT CIRCLE's Display Of Intensity And Melancholy

Linda Laban of Boston Herald reports that the audience needed no warming up at A PERFECT CIRCLE's performance at Berklee Performance Center in Boston Sunday night (August 3) as part of the group's "warm-up" summer tour. "Like his other band, angsty prog-metal outfit TOOL, [frontman Maynard James Keenan]'s soon-to-be two-album-old A PERFECT CIRCLE is also ...

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STRYPER Announce First Batch Of Tour Dates

Legendary Christian rock band STRYPER have announced the first batch of dates for their first-ever reunion tour, the band's first nationwide performance junket in more than 12 years. The tour, which will coincide with the quartet's 20th anniversary, is slated to kick off October 3 in Springfield, Virginia. The tour will run across the United ...

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Review: QUEENSRŸCHE Rocks Hometown Crowd

Gene Stout of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Seattle progressive-metal heroes QUEENSRŸCHE and like-minded New York band DREAM THEATER, on tour since late June, enjoyed each other's company so much that their tandem encore Saturday (August 2) at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle turned into a musical love-a-thon. It concluded with a nice surprise from ...

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DREAM THEATER Singer: New Album Will Be 'Incredibly Intense'!

DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie recently spoke to Dabelly.com about the progress of the recording sessions for the group's follow-up to 2002's "Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence". "After the tour [with QUEENSRŸCHE and FATES WARNING], [we'll take] a week off and then [head back] into the studio to lay [down] vocals. Um, right now we ...

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