NOSTRADAMEUS Sets Release Date For 'The Third Prophecy'

Swedish melodic metal act NOSTRADAMEUS have set Jan. 27, 2003 as the release date through AFM Records of their third full-length album, titled "The Third Prophecy". "The Third Prophecy" was mixed at Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Fredman with producer Fredrik Nordström and is the follow-up to last year's acclaimed "The Prophet Of Evil". ...

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CRUACHAN To Re-Sign With HAMMERHEART

Ireland's CRUACHAN is in the process of re-signing with Hammerheart Records. "[The band] have decided to stick with Hammerheart for the foreseeable future as they have shown great support for CRUACHAN and have great plans for the future," reads a statement on the group's official web site. "Hammerheart are also producing CRUACHAN t-shirts for the ...

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BOBBY HEWITT Leaves ORGY!

Drummer Bobby Hewitt has officially left ORGY to join SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY. The following is Hewitt's statement on the matter: "In the best interests of my family, and myself, I have chosen to leave the band ORGY, and have joined Toby and Jason, as well as my twin brother Fab in the band SNAKE RIVER ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Debut At No. 3 On BILLBOARD

FOO FIGHTERS' latest disc, "One by One", sold 121,540 copies in its first week to debut at No. 3 on the latest Billboard 200 chart. SANTANA's "Shaman", featuring P.O.D. and NICKELBACK's Chad Kroeger, tops the chart with 298,973 units moved. ...

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ANNIHILATOR Signs With AFM RECORDS

Long-running Canadian thrash act ANNIHILATOR has signed a worldwide recording deal with Germany's AFM Records. A double-live CD titled "Double Live Annihilation" will be the group's first release for the label and is expected to surface in the spring. More information will be made available soon. ...

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DOWN Announces Lubbock Date

DOWN, featuring PANTERA's Philip Anselmo along with members of C.O.C., EYEHATEGOD and CROWBAR, has added a show in Lubbock, Texas to its upcoming itinerary. The New Orleans-based band will perform at The Pavillion in Lubbock on Saturday, Nov. 30. ...

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KID ROCK To Appear On 'King of the Hill'

KID ROCK will make an appearance on Fox's animated series "King of the Hill" on Sunday, Nov. 10. You can also catch the Detroit rap-rocker on an upcoming episode of syndicated newsmagazine TV show "Extra". The program, slated to air in early November, will feature footage shot at one of Rock's recent Motor City shows. ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer To Co-Host WPMD's 'Rock 50'

On Saturday, Nov. 2, BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward will once again be the "in studio" co-host with Mike Stark on WPMD Radio 1700 AM's "Rock 50" show in Los Angeles, California. The show will air between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. "Bill will be sharing his thoughts on a variety of subjects, ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Announces Solo Record Deal

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has inked record deals with Universal Records in Japan, Favored Nations in the U.S., and Mascot Records in Europe. Friedman's recently-completed new solo CD, titled "Music For Speeding", will be released sometime this winter. As previously reported, "Music For Speeding" will please "fans of Marty's first solo album, 'Dragon's Kiss', ...

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