MASTERPLAN Honored With European Border Breakers Award

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, were honored with a European Border Breakers Award at this year's MIDEM convention in Cannes, France. The European Border Breakers Awards are a European Commission initiative which reward ten artists or groups (and their record ...

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KOTIPELTO Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

KOTIPELTO, the Finnish band led by former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto, has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX BAL-SAGOTH BRAINSTORM BĂ–HSE ONKELZ CANNIBAL ...

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Former COAL CHAMBER Bassist To Guest In New CYPRESS HILL Video

Former COAL CHAMBER bassist Nadja Peulen will be appearing in the CYPRESS HILL video for the song "What's Your Number". This will mark Nadja's second appearance in a CYPRESS HILL video, having previously guested in the band's clip for "Rocksuperstar". The video for "What's Your Number" was "shot early on this week and I am ...

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DARKWELL: New Studios Photos Posted Online

Austrian "gothic metal" band DARKWELL, featuring ex-ABIGOR and current SHADOWCAST drummer Moritz Neuner, have posted several photos from the early recording sessions at Mirror Production Studios in Innsbruck for their second full-length album, tentatively due late April through Napalm Records. Check them out here. The follow-up to the "Conflict Of Interest" EP (2002) ...

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LIVING COLOUR: U.S., European Tour Dates Announced

LIVING COLOUR have announced the following tour dates during the coming months: Feb. 22 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre (Hendrix Tribute show) Feb. 24 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom (Hendrix Tribute show) Feb. 26 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Feb. 27 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Downtown Feb. 28 - Washington, ...

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Former HALFORD Guitarist Announces Guitar-Clinic Appearances

Former HALFORD/current PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak has announced the following "Flurry Of Black Notes 2004" guitar clinic appearances: Friday, February 13 (8:00 p.m.) PRO LINE MUSIC 490 Lincoln Hwy. Fairless Hills, PA 19030 (215) 736-8055 Wednesday, February 18 (7:00 p.m.) THE MUSIC PLACE 632 Cuthbert Blvd. Westmont Plaza Westmont, NJ 08108 (856) 946-5000 As ...

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VISCERAL BLEEDING Film 'Extreme' New Video

Swedish death metallers VISCERAL BLEEDING have shot a video for the new track "Fury Unleashed" off their forthcoming sophomore album, "Transcend Into Ferocity". "Hopefully the video will be included as bonus on the upcoming CD," the band write on their web site. "The video was shoot by Olle Karlsson and is really fucking extreme." As ...

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