40 GRIT Announce Upcoming Dates

Metal Blade recording artists 40 GRIT have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Studio Z (w/AGENT ORANGE) Dec. 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound SF (w/MY RUIN) Dec. 13 – Concord, CA @ Bourbon St. (w/MY RUIN) These shows are tune-ups before the band hit ...

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SINISSTAR Announce New Lineup

Los Angeles-based SINISSTAR have replaced guitarist China and drummer Sid Riggs with John Gone and Chill, respectively. As previously reported, Riggs and China have since joined SUPERFIX, the new project headed up by former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axen (who handles lead vocals in the new group) and bassist Anna Kjellberg. SINISSTAR are presently "looking ...

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HAMMERFALL Debut At German #13!

Sweden's HAMMERFALL debuted at position #13 on the German Media Control charts with their newest release, "Crimson Thunder" — the group's highest chart position ever in Germany. Meanwhile, "Crimson Thunder" landed at #3 in their home country, #83 in Switzerland, #82 in Japan and #65 in Austria. ...

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THE WILDHEARTS To Issue Two DVDs

THE WILDHEARTS have set March 2003 as the tentative release date of their upcoming DVD. The disc — which shouldn't be confused with the Japanese DVD that EastWest Japan recently put out — looks set to include all of THE WILDHEARTS' promo videos along with an audio commentary from the band themselves. Says mainman Ginger: ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Announces Clinics, Autograph Sessions

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has lined up the following clinic/autograph sessions during December: Dec. 07 Drum Day LA (live appearance) House of Blues 8430 Sunset Blvd. W. Hollywood, CA. 90069 Dec. 09 Lemon Percussion (autograph appearance) 820 Willow St. #200 San Jose, CA. 95125 330-434-3138 Dec. 10 Drum Headquarters (autograph appearance) 7241 Manchester Rd. ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE Drummer To Perform Additional Dates With DANZIG

According to DANZIG's official web site, TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly will be joining the group for a possible "surprise" New Year's Eve show as well as upcoming Japanese dates. As reported here yesterday, Kelly has signed on to perform with the band during their European tour, due to kick off later this month. ...

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