DRAGONFORCE Seek Drummer, Announce New Bassist

British melodic speed power metallers DRAGONFORCE are currently on the lookout for a new drummer following the departure of longtime sticksman Didier Almouzni. If you think you have what it takes to fill the vacant position, and the time to handle DRAGONFORCE's increasingly busy schedule, then contact the band via e-mail at this address: [email protected] ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: ROCK HARD Photos Posted Online

Several photos taken during CIRCLE II CIRCLE's appearance at this month's Rock Hard Festival have been posted online at this location. The two-day event, which took place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, featured additional performances from such acts as SAXON, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, BLIND GUARDIAN, CANDLEMASS, NEVERMORE, KREATOR and ANTHRAX, ...

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VELVET REVOLER: Live-In-The-Studio Footage To Air Tonight!

The first live-in-the-studio footage of VELVET REVOLVER performing "Set me Free" will be seen at the beginning of halftime of the NBA basketball game on ABC TV tonight. The footage will be interspersed with scenes from the movie "The Hulk", for which the song was written. The game starts at 5:30 p.m. PST. "Set Me ...

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BLO.TORCH Prepare To Record Sophomore Album

Dutch death metallers BLO.TORCH will be entering Excess Studio in Rotterdam, Holland in late July to record their sophomore album for a late 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. The follow-up to 1999's "Blo.torch" (Wicked World) will be produced by Hans Pietersen, who has worked with the group on all of their recordings thus far. ...

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KRISIUN Confirmed For Brazil's PORÃO DO ROCK Festival

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN have been confirmed to appear at Porão do Rock, Brazil's second-largest rock festival, on July 5 in Brasilia (Brazilian capital). Crowds of up to 70,000 are expected at the event, which will include appearances by NAÇÃO ZUMBI, RAIMUNDOS and DARK AVENGER, among others. Upcoming KRISIUN tour dates: Jul. 04 – Curitiba, ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Announce First-Ever Live Gigs

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, will make their first-ever live appearances in Bulgaria at the end of July. Three shows in Varna, Plovdiv and Sofia are currently scheduled and will feature a lineup that will include ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner (other bandmembers have yet to be confirmed). BRAZEN ABBOT ...

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BOLIN FEST 2003 Details Unveiled

Promoter Kevin Schoneman, in association with The Bolin Foundation has announced the entertainment lineup for the 2003 Bolin Fest concert. The event, held annually in memory of the late guitarist/songwriter Tommy Bolin (DEEP PURPLE), is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, and will be held Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2, at the legendary Surf Ballroom ...

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DANZIG Land New Drummer

Bevan Davies from the band COMES WITH THE FALL (and also substitute/touring drummer for JERRY CANTRELL in 2001 and 2002) has officially joined DANZIG as the band's new drummer. Davies' first live appearance with the group will take place on Friday, July 4 at the Bilbao Accion Rock Festival at Parque de Zorrozaurre-Deusto in Spain. ...

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