ALTARIA Announce Finnish Dates

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA, who feature in their ranks SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen and NIGHTWISH six-stringer Emppu Vuorinen, have confirmed the following dates during January: Jan. 23 - Hullu Pullo – Vaasa, FIN Jan. 24 - Loop – Oulu, FIN As previously reported, ALTARIA have set "Divinity" as the tentative title for their sophomore ...

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G3 '03: Video Message Available For Viewing

A four-minute promotional video for the current G3 '03 tour, featuring Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen, can be viewed at this location. The video, which features a brief introductory message from the three guitarists and a short live clip from each musician, was shot on October 17 at the Concord Pavilion. ...

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DISSECTION Continue Search For Musicians, Plan Documentary DVD

DISSECTION guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt and drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun (ex-EMPEROR) have spent the past few weeks looking through the audition videos that have been sent to them from all over the world. In the beginning of next year, real auditions will be held for some of the musicians needed to complete the group's lineup. It ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Outline Upcoming Activities

THE HELLACOPTERS drummer Robert Eriksson has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here we are again, another tour over, this time Australia and I must say this one has been fantastic! A big THANKS goes out to all people involved, friends, bands including M-16'S, WARPED, TURBONEGRO among others, you know who ...

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DIABLO Complete Work On 'Eternium'

Finnish aggro-metallers DIABLO have finished mixing and mastering their third album, "Eternium", at Helsinki's Finnvox studios with Mikko Karmila. The follow-up to 2002's "Renaissance" was recorded at Fantom studios and is scheduled for release on January 16, 2004. A single, titled "Read My Scars", will precede the album in early December. Says guitarist/vocalist Rainer Nygård: ...

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DREAM EVIL To Perform 'Unplugged' Set On Swedish Radio

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will perform an "unplugged" set on the Stockholm-based radio station Rockklassiker 106.7 on Friday, October 31 between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. You can listen to ...

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BYZANTINE Sign With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

West Virginia's BYZANTINE have inked a deal with Prosthetic Records. Having cut their teeth touring and playing shows with everyone from LAMB OF GOD to NORA to LACUNA COIL, the band will embark on a national run in early January in preparation for the release of their self-titled, self-produced debut, which arrives February 10, 2004. ...

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APARTMENT 26 To Support EVANESCENCE In The U.K.

APARTMENT 26, who feature in their ranks singer Biff Butler (son of former BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler), will be supporting EVANESCENCE in the U.K. later this month. APARTMENT 26 will be touring in support of their sophomore album, "Music For The Massive", due on January 27 through Atlantic Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Hallucinating" ...

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