LIFE OF AGONY Sell Out Reunion Gig In Less Than 10 Minutes!

LIFE OF AGONY reportedly needed less than 10 minutes to sell out New York City's Irving Plaza (capacity around 1,200), where the group are scheduled to perform a one-off reunion gig on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003. Also set to appear on the bill are AMONG THIEVES (featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert) and ...

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RAGE's Back Catalog To Be Reissued

RAGE's G.U.N. Records back catalog will reportedly be reissued in the form of two boxed sets. According to the group's official web site, "the band was not participated at this decision and was not informed by G.U.N. Records" of their plans to re-release the recordings. ...

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SINNER To Support HAMMERFALL In Germany

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNERMat Sinner (vocals/bass, also in PRIMAL FEAR), Frank Rössler (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums, SAXON), Henny Wolter (guitar), and Tom Naumann (guitar) —have announced the first couple of shows in support of their new album, "There Will Be Execution", due on Jan. 13, 2003 through Nuclear ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD: In Songwriting Mode

PUDDLE OF MUDD have written eight songs for their next album and hope to have 13 ready when they enter the studio in three weeks. "We have enough ideas and incomplete songs for about 10 more," reported guitarist Paul Phillips. "Things could be worse." In other MUDD news, the band's debut disc, "Come Clean", will ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Land Clothing Endorsement

PITCHSHIFTER have struck up a collaboration/endorsement deal with Wales-based "board" clothing company Underbelly Clothing. Underbelly had previously hooked up with PITCHSHIFTER on their recent UK headlining tour for the "P.S.I." album and are now supplying the guys with their threads on a more "permanent basis", according to the band's official web site. Commented bassist Mark ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Release Date Of Demo Collection Moved Up

The Japanese release date via Pony Canyon Records of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's highly-anticipated collection of early demo recordings and other rare material, entitled "Genesis", has reportedly been moved up to Dec. 4. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Birth Of The Sun 02. Plague In Lucifer's Mind (instrumental) 03. Dying Man ...

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SEPULTURA: New Songs Are 'Fast And Heavy'

SEPULTURA have come up with rough skeletons of eight new songs for their forthcoming album, tentatively scheduled to be recorded early next year for a spring/summer 2003 release. According to a message from the band's webmaster on their official web site, "the new songs are fast and heavy, but it's impossible to compare it to ...

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VOIVOD: Why We Cancelled NILE Tour

VOIVOD have issued an official statement explaining their decision to withdraw from the upcoming North American tour headlined by NILE. The statement reads as follows: "To Our Fans, "This past summer, we were approached about playing on a package tour starting in January. At the time, we only had tentative plans for recording a new ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE To Employees: Sign, Or Else

The following item comes to us courtesy of today's edition of the New York Post: Everyone working on Sharon Osbourne's birthday party on New Year's Eve at the Beverly Hills Hotel — where Sharon and Ozzy will also celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows — has been forced to sign a confidentiality ...

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