Judge Rejects Too-Stoned-To-Play Suit Against CREED

Fans who felt cheated by CREED's Chicago show are getting no sympathy from a judge, according to the Associated Press. A judge in Chicago has dismissed a $2 million lawsuit filed by four fans against CREED. The suit accused singer Scott Stapp of appearing too intoxicated to perform well in Chicago last December (see previous ...

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HEARSE Complete Work On 'Armageddon Mon Amour'

Sweden's HEARSE, featuring former ARCH ENEMY/NONEXIST vocalist Johan Liiva and ex-FURBOWL drummer Max Thornell, have completed work on their sophomore full-length album, "Armageddon Mon Amour", due in early 2004 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The CD was recorded earlier this summer at Basement Audio System in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Jonas Elder. 13 ...

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DARK MOOR Finalize Track Listing For New Album

Madrid, Spain-based power metallers DARK MOOR have finalized the track listing for their fourth, self-titled album, due on November 24 through Arise Records. The CD was recorded at New Sin Studios in Italy with producer Luigi Stefanini and was mastered at Finnvox studios in Helsinki, Finland with Mika Jussila. A single containing the tracks "From ...

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AETERNUS Begin Work On New Material

Norway's AETERNUS are working on the material for their sixth studio album, tentatively due in mid-2004 through Nocturnal Art Productions. "We are happy to inform you all that we are totally on it, composing new and more Darkened Metal for you all and so far it's looking damn good...or I should say: It sounds damn ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH Show In Virginia Postponed Due To Hurricane Threat

Due to Hurricane Isabel, the threat of severe weather and the bands' concerns for their fans' well-being, the KISS/AEROSMITH concert scheduled for Virginia Beach, Virginia Wednesday night (September 17) was postponed. Fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets and listen for the rescheduled date. In other KISS-related news, KISS's "Kiss Symphony" DVD has ...

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SYSTEMATIC: New Demo Songs Posted Online

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC, who feature in their ranks former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph, have posted two brand-new tracks in MP3 format via their official web site. The songs available for download are a cover of the DAVID BOWIE classic "Suffragette City" (mp3) as well as a demo version of a ...

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Former NILE Members Launch New Band

Former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar) have joined forces in a new band called SHAITAN MAZAR. "Our purpose is, basically, no limits," Spires said in an official press release. "Ranging from the most extreme attack to metal, ambient, melodic passages. The demo is complete, and is being shopped to a ...

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GREAT WHITE Singer Chats With Q101's MANCOW: Audio Available

GREAT WHITE frontman Jack Russell recently phoned into "Mancow's Morning Madhouse" on Chicago's Q101. Jack talked about touring to raise money for victims of The Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island, the feeling he went through on the most horrific night of his life, the details of the disastrous event, and the decision to continue ...

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