KAMELOT: Mexican Tour Dates Announced

Florida-based power metal gods KAMELOT have lined up a three-date tour of Mexico during February. The details are as follows: Feb. 13 – Monterrey, MEX @ TBA (w/ IRA, CALVARIA) Feb. 14 - Mexico City, MEX @ Epicafest (w/ CAGE, CALVARIA, GUARNERIUS, VALINOR, EROGENA) Feb. 15 – Guadalaja, MEX @ TBA (w/ CAGE, CALVARIA) KAMELOT ...

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H.I.M. Announce European Tour Dates

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have lined up the following European tour dates during the winter: Dec. 19 – Astoria - London, UK Dec. 31 - Tavastia - Helsinki, FIN Jan. 15 - Arena - Oberhausen, GER (w/ OZZY OSBOURNE) Jan. 17 - Ahoy - Rotterdam, Holland (w/ OZZY OSBOURNE) Jan. 19 - Alcatrazz - Milan, ITA ...

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SHINING FURY Complete Work On 'Last Sunrise'

Italian metallers SHINING FURY have finished recording their Metal Blade Records debut, "Last Sunrise", for a January 12, 2004 European release. The band recorded and mixed the CD at the FP Recording Studios with producer Freddy Delirio. The complete track listing for "Last Sunrise" is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Broken Hopes 03. 060501 04. ...

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BUSH Frontman Loses Rhythm Section

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale is no longer working with guitarist Chris Traynor (HELMET, BUSH) and drummer Charlie Walker (CHAMBERLAIN, NEW END ORIGINAL) on his debut solo album, the singer has revealed in his latest online posting. The split with Traynor and Walker was "very unexpected," according to Rossdale. "It threw me for a couple of ...

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CORETEZ To Make Live Debut In November

CORETEZ, the new band featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez and Marc Rizzo (SOULFLY), will make their live debut on November 13 at The Downtown in Farmingdale, New York. Also performing on the bill will be BLOODSIMPLE (featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle ...

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STRATOVARIUS To Sign New Deal With SANCTUARY

Finnish daily newspaper Iltalehti (www.iltalehti.fi) reports that STRATOVARIUS will ink a brand-new three-album deal with Sanctuary Records (parent company of Noise Records) on Friday (October 31) in Germany. The deal, which is said to be worth three million euros (approx. $3.5 million), will reportedly be signed in elk's blood! In an interview with ...

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QUIET RIOT's BANALI Reaches Out To Ex-GREAT WHITE Drummer

Former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has posted the following message on the band's web site: "I've just heard the terrible news of [ex-GREAT WHITE drummer] Audie Desbrow's loss [of his home] due to the Southern California fires. I have no way of knowing how to reach him, but if you do, please provide me ...

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MACHINE HEAD Express 'Shock' And 'Disappointment' Over Album Review

MACHINE HEAD have posted the following statement on their official web site: "In what came as a complete shock to band members, U.K.-based teen nu-metal weekly, Kerrang!, have absolutely savaged MACHINE HEAD's new album, 'Through the Ashes of Empires'. Referring to it as 'a directionless mess of an album', that is chock full of 'widdlesome ...

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