ZWAN To Explore Folk Roots With Alter-Ego Project

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, will record an album and a DVD this fall with their acoustic alter-ego project DJALI ZWAN. An early 2004 release is expected. "We're ...

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GOD DETHRONED, DARKANE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

GOD DETHRONED and DARKANE are the latest artists to have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, the complete lineup for which will be announced during the coming ...

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ICED EARTH Split With Guitarist, Begin Recording New CD

ICED EARTH have parted ways with guitarist Larry Tarnowski on the eve of the recording sessions for the group's new CD, tentatively titled "Glorious Burden". "[Larry] will continue his studies and we wish him all the best for his future endeavors," ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer wrote on the band's official web site. "There will ...

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EVANESCENCE Line Up Tour Dates

Little Rock, Arkansas-based EVANESCENCE have moved to Number Five on the Billboard 200 album chart with their major label debut, "Fallen". EVANESCENCE are currently ready to embark on a tour, starting with a rescheduled show on April 12 in Nashville and running through the rest of the month. Then the band will hit several festivals ...

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NAIL WITHIN Part Ways With Singer

Israeli thrashers NAIL WITHIN (formerly EMBLAZE) have parted ways with vocalist Yishai Sweartz. According to the group's official web site, Yishai decided to leave the band "due to personal reasons." A replacement singer has yet to be named. NAIL WITHIN's self-titled debut, which was produced by Harris Johns (SODOM, KREATOR, DESTRUCTION) at Spiderhouse Studio in ...

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