AMARAN Name Second CD, Speak Out Against War

Sweden's AMARAN, the band featuring former members of MOURNING SIGN, have set "Pristine In Bondage" as the title for their second album, due late summer through Listenable Records. "Pristine In Bondage" will be recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden between Apr. 7 and Apr. 27. 13 new songs have been completed for the CD ...

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PAGAN WAR MACHINE To Support SEVEN WITCHES, CAGE

PAGAN WAR MACHINE, the new Los Angeles-based thrash project featuring Jim Durkin (former DARK ANGEL guitarist), Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR frontman), Marcelo Lima (guitar) and "Meyhem" Mendez (drums), will be performing with SEVEN WITCHES and CAGE at The Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana, California on April 16. ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: 'U.S. Troops Will Crush And Dominate' The Iraqis

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde was recently asked how war with Iraq is affecting his touring plans with both groups. "The Ozzfest obviously was talking about going over to Europe," Wylde told Launch. "Who knows if we're still going by that time and things are starting to get ugly or whatever, but you ...

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KREATOR Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

KREATOR have replaced AMON AMARTH on the bill for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. No reason was given for AMON AMARTH's withdrawal from the event. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, the official lineup for ...

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IRON MAIDEN Finish Mixing Five Songs

IRON MAIDEN have finished mixing five songs for the much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", due later in the year through Sony/Columbia Records. "IRON MAIDEN mixing is going well," Shirley wrote on his web site. "I hope to be done with the stereo mixes in the next two weeks, and then it's onto the ...

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THE KOVENANT Add Session Members

Norway's THE KOVENANT will be joined by two session musicians during their upcoming world tour in support of their long-awaited new album, "S.E.T.I." (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence), due in Europe on Mar. 31 through Nuclear Blast Records. RAM-ZET drummer Küth and APOPTYGMA BERZERK keyboardist Geir Bratland have reportedly signed on to tour with the group, ...

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MTV EUROPE Issues Video Censorship Guidelines

A purported internal memo from Mark Sunderland, Broadcast Standards Manager from MTV Networks Europe, outlines the network's censorship policy after the invasion of Iraq began. Included in the videos the network has blacked out during the conflict are "Boom!" from SYSTEM OF A DOWN, "Holy Wars" from MEGADETH and "Don't Want To Miss A ...

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SUKI JONES Perform To 'Unbelievable' Crowd Reaction In Vegas

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, made their live debut this past weekend at sold-out shows in Kingman, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. The group performed an all-cover ...

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