THE BLUEPRINT Play 'Secret' U.K. Gig

THE BLUEPRINT, the Nottingham, UK-based group consisting of former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Matt Grundy, ex-EARTHTONE9 singer Karl Middleton, PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam, played a secret gig last night in their hometown of Nottingham, where they shared the stage at Rock City with old friends and current labelmates ...

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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

IN FLAMES are the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The complete schedule for the event is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE SHADOWS FALL TODAY IS THE DAY ...

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MINISTRY To Play One-Off London Gig

Seminal industrial outfit MINISTRY have confirmed a one-off show at London's Astoria on Sunday, Mar. 2, 2003. The group's latest studio album, "Animosotosomina", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 17, 2003 through Sanctuary Records. ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: Houston Show Cancelled

BLIND GUARDIAN's show at Cardi's in Houston, Texas, originally scheduled to take place tonight (Nov. 29), may or may not happen, according to the group's official web site. Having announced the show's cancellation yesterday, the band's webmaster has posted a message on the site earlier today advising everyone to check with the club ahead of ...

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TOOL Begin Work On New Material, Prepare To Release DVD

Despite having just completed the touring cycle for "Lateralus", the members of TOOL have already commenced the songwriting process for the group's next album in addition to continuing work on their upcoming DVD, due in early 2003. The following message was posted by the group's official webmasters at www.toolband.com. "After finishing about a year and ...

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THE HAUNTED To Embark On South African Mini-Tour

Swedish high-energy thrashers THE HAUNTED will be touring South Africa in March 2003 as part of the first-ever Witchfest Roaming Festival. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 03 - Cape Town, RSA @ The Mercury Mar. 07 - Durban, RSA @ Burn Mar. 08 - Johannesburg, RSA @ The Door Support at all shows will ...

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RACER X: Live MP3 Posted Online

A live recording of RACER X's "Hammer Away", taken from the special live double-CD accompanying the Japanese release of the group's upcoming album, "Getting Heavier", can be downloaded from the band's official web site at this location. "Getting Heavier" was recorded during September/October at Batgirl Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada for a Christmas ...

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Former GREAT WHITE Duo Announce Additional Dates

JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE, a newly-formed collaboration between former GREAT WHITE members Jack Russell (vocals) and Mark Kendall (guitar), have announced additional dates as part of their ongoing U.S. tour. They are as follows: Nov. 29 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues Nov. 30 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues Dec. 06 ...

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AMERICAN DOG Sign European Deal

Columbus, Ohio-based AMERICAN DOG, featuring former SALTY DOG bassist Michael Hannon, have signed a European label deal with Germany's Ulftone Records. The band's latest CD, "Red, White. Black & Blue", will be released throughout Europe in February 2003. In the meantime, AMERICAN DOG will be heading back into the studio briefly to record the track ...

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