MERCYFUL FATE, ARCH ENEMY Members Join Forces In FIREGOD

Guitarist Mike Wead (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND) has teamed up with longtime friends Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL, NOTRE DAME), Sharlee D'Angelo (MERCYFUL FATE, ARCH ENEMY, WITCHERY) and Simon Johansson (MEMORY GARDEN, ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA) in a brand new band called FIREGOD. A singer for the project has yet to be announced. "I'm more than ...

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AMORPHIS Enter Finnish Singles Chart At #4!

AMORPHIS have entered the Finnish Singles chart at position #4 with their latest single, "Day Of Your Beliefs". Check out the whole chart here. "Day Of Your Beliefs" comes off the group's upcoming full-length album, "Far From The Sun", due in Scandinavia through Virgin Records on May 26. A U.S. release date for ...

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RAG MEN Close To Inking Record Deal

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I), guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ), bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS), and drummer Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED), are in the process of negotiating a record contract and expect to have a full-length album available before the end of the ...

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SENTENCED Announce European Festival Dates

Finland's SENTENCED will play the following gigs during the coming months: May 25 - Urheilutalo – Oulu, FIN Jul. 19 - QStock festival – Oulu, FIN Jul. 31-Aug. 08 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, GER As previously reported, SENTENCED are planning to enter the studio in the fall/winter to begin recording their next album ...

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THERAPY? To Issue First-Ever DVD

THERAPY? have announced plans to release their first-ever DVD, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through Eagle Vision (a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment). "The project is still in the planning stage but we plan to feature a full live performance recorded on the forthcoming tour plus plenty of extras like promo videos (a few ...

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THE ALMIGHTY Members Launch New Project

THE ALMIGHTY guitarist Nick Parsons and bass player Gav Gray have teamed up with drummer Ronnie McLean in a new band called RUNT. The group, who are currently unsigned, have been gigging in their hometown of Newcastle, England and have a demo available for sale. Photos taken at a recent RUNT gig can be viewed ...

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IRON MAIDEN/DREAM THEATER Producer To Pen 'Tell-All' Book

Veteran producer Kevin Shirley has announced a deal with a London-based publisher for a "tall-all" book that will shed the light on "the fun shenanigans that have occurred during the making of a few of those albums on my discography!" Shirley writes on his official web site. "Expect the dirt on [IRON] MAIDEN, THE BLACK ...

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INVOCATOR Announce Danish Tour

Reunited Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have announced the details of their upcoming winter tour in support of their latest CD, "Through The Flesh To The Soul", due in early October through Italy's Scarlet Records. The confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 31 - Multihus Tobaksfabrikken - Esbjerg, DEN Nov. 01 - Metalfestival - Ålborg, DEN Nov. ...

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