JON OLIVA's 'TAGE MAHAL To Release Three-Record Series

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva and his 'TAGE MAHAL solo project have announced the beginning of what will now be a three-record series released over the next few years. "Metal lovers all over the globe can expect the first release of Volume I in September/October of this year followed by a systematic and timely release of ...

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KILL II THIS Enter Studio To Record Their Final Album

Britain's KILL II THIS are currently recording their fifth — and final — album, "Requiem", tentatively due in September. Commented mainman/guitarist Mark Mynett: "Basically, everyone in the band is moving on, in one way or another. Speaking for myself, I want to move away from writing in the style and genre of KILL II THIS, ...

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DISMEMBER To Tour Baltic States In July

Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have confirmed three exclusive gigs in the Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) — the first time ever for DISMEMBER in these countries. The group's current itinerary is shaping up as follows: Jun. 05 – Cleveland, OH - BW&BK Six-Pack Weekend 2 Jun. 12 – Ballylinan, IRE - Day of Darkness ...

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M3 To Film U.K. Concert For Upcoming DVD

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), will be filming their June 12 performance at Burnley Mechanics in Burnley, ...

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Former ENUFF Z'NUFF Guitarist DEREK FRIGO Passes Away

Former ENUFF Z'NUFF guitarist Derek Frigo passed away Friday (May 28) at the age of 36. According to an online posting by Hollywood promoter Happenin' Harry, "A few girls had seen Derek at the nearest cross streets near his girlfriend's home in Beverly Hills [Friday] afternoon. I was told that Derek was found outside of ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Lines Up Acoustic Shows

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell has taken up residency at the Finn McCool's bar in Santa Monica, Ca., where he regularly plays acoustic shows with P.J. Smith to jam and try out new material. Vivian and P.J. usually play there every Thursday evening, but it's possible they skip a week every now and then, according ...

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NEVERMORE Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Seattle-based power metallers NEVERMORE have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. The following bands are currently scheduled to appear at the festival (in alphabetical order): CANNIBAL CORPSE CRADLE OF FILTH EXODUS FEAR FACTORY FINNTROLL HATEBREED MONSTER MAGNET MORTUARY I.O.D MY DYING ...

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