TIMO KOTIPELTO Comments On STRATOVARIUS Departure

Former STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto has posted the following message on his web site regarding his departure from the group: "Maybe you have seen in it on the STRATOVARIUS homepage (or read it somewhere else), that [drummer] Jörg [Michael] and I are no longer members of the band. That is unfortunately true. "I ...

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CRISIS Sign With THE END RECORDS

CRISIS, the reformed group which up until earlier this year performed and recorded in Los Angeles under the name SKULLSICK NATION, have signed a two-album deal with The End Records. The band are currently finishing up their new album, entitled "Like Sheep Led To Slaughter", for an April/May release. According to a spokesperson for the ...

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KORN Pick New Single

KORN have chosen "Y'all Want a Single", a song railing against their record label's insistence on including some radio-friendly fare on their heavy-handed new album, "Take a Look in the Mirror", as their next single, according to MTV.com. The song, which follows the track "Right Now", won't be pushed to radio outlets in the traditional ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For Holland's ARROW CLASSIC ROCK Festival

JUDAS PRIEST have been confirmed as one of the headliners of the Arrow Classic Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place June 12-14, 2004 in Lichtenvoorde, Holland. PRIEST will be performing on June 12. Also scheduled to appear at the three-day event are UFO, THE SCORPIONS, YES, QUEENSRŸCHE, and HEART, among others. This is ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Name New Album

Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have set "Warkult" as the title for their ninth full-length album, tentatively due in June 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "The Will To Kill" will be recorded in February with producer Jean-Francois Degenais (KATAKLYSM, MISERY INDEX) and will coincide with the band's planned European summer ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Release First-Ever DVD In May

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will issue his first-ever DVD, "Forever Wild", on May 4, 2004. The disc is "exceeding my wildest expectations in every way!" Sebastian writes on his web site. "Wait 'till you freaks get your hands on this, it rips! We have assembled as much footage as possible into the DVD ...

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