Former DIO Guitarist Gets The Blues

CURLY FESTER, the Los Angeles-based "heavy blues" band featuring former DIO/WWIII guitarist Tracy G, have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 24 – Anaheim, CA @ The Doll Hut Dec. 13 – Covina, CA @ Rude Dog Dec. 18 - Ed Cota's Yearly Jam (private party) CURLY FESTER is rounded out by Micheal ...

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SEPULTURA To Play Costa Rica In December

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA will play a one-off gig in Costa Rica in early December. Upcoming SEPULTURA tour dates: Nov. 12 – Münster, GER @ Skater's Palace Nov. 13 – Hannover, GER @ Capitiol Nov. 15 – Göttingen, GER @ ZHG Nov. 16 – Stuttgart, GER @ Rohre Nov. 17 – Fribourg, SWI @ Fri-son Nov. ...

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NAPALM DEATH Guitarist Sits Out European Tour

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has addressed the absence of guitarist Jesse Pintado from the group's current European tour in the following posting to the band's official web site: "Hi there, in France today, show number 7... I noticed that there were a couple of queries as to Jesse's absence from the shows... Basically, he ...

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LIFE OF AGONY: 2004 U.S. Tour Dates Coming Soon!

LIFE OF AGONY have posted the following message on their web site: "LIFE OF AGONY returned home to the USA yesterday from their successful headlining tour of Europe! This was the first tour with the original line-up in over six years. The band would like to thank ALL of the fans that came out to ...

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ARCH ENEMY's MIKE AMOTT: 'Heavy Metal Fans Are Such Bitches'

ARCH ENEMY founder/guitarist Mike Amott recently told Canada's Chart Attack that some fans take their favorite bands so seriously, they end up becoming a bigger pain in the ass than self-important journalists and their mocking questions. "Heavy metal fans are such bitches," he half-joked. "I hate our fans sometimes! They're so adamant about what they ...

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SEPULTURA, DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL

SEPULTURA and DARK FUNERAL have been confirmed for the Piorno Rock Festival 2004, which is set to take place on Saturday, February 28 in Pinos Puentes (Granada), Spain. Other bands scheduled to appear at the event so far are AMON AMARTH, AXXIS, CAGE, CALLENISH CIRCLE, DESTRUCTION, EPICA, FINNTROLL, EVERGREY, IRON SAVIOR, KAMELOT, TANKARD and VANDEN ...

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DYECAST: Debut Album Due In January

Finnish metallers DYECAST will be releasing their debut album, "The Way Of Pain", through Noise Records on January 19, 2004. The drums for the CD were recorded in early July at Karo Studios in Brackel, Germany (30 km south of Hamburg), while the rest of the instruments were tracked and the whole thing was mixed ...

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SPASTIC INK: New Song Available For Download

WATCHTOWER guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek has posted a track from his long-awaited sophomore SPASTIC INK release, "Ink Compatible". The song, titled "Aquanet", features Jarzombek on guitar, Jason McMaster (WATCHTOWER, DANEGROUS TOYS) on vocals, Bobby Jarzombek (ex-HALFORD, RIOT) on drums, Pete Perez (RIOT) on bass and Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on the synthesizer. Download it

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PAUL GILBERT: The Acoustic Samurai

Former MR. BIG/current RACER X guitarist Paul Gilbert has posted the following message on his web site: "I have a new CD out called 'Acoustic Samurai'. "It was recorded LIVE at the Tokyo Hard Rock Cafe. The musicians are Linus of Hollywood (acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, and vocals), and me (vocals, acoustic guitar, and stomping ...

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