SYMPHONY X To Participate In Online Chat

Guitarist Michael Romeo and vocalist Russell Allen from InsideOut Music America recording artists SYMPHONY X will be participating in a special online live chat with Seismicradio.com on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern US Time to promote their forthcoming album, "The Odyssey" (released Nov. 5) and the upcoming North American tour with BLIND GUARDIAN. ...

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SUPERFIX Joined By Ex-SINISSTAR Duo

SUPERFIX, the Los Angeles-based act featuring former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axen (who handles lead vocals in the new group) and bassist Anna Kjellberg, have officially announced their new line-up. According to Timothy Dralle of Full-On Management, guitarist China and drummer/programmer Sid Riggs, both formerly of SINISSTAR, have joined the group. SUPERFIX are currently in ...

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SKINLAB Delays Tour Due To Injury

As a result of a hand injury sustained by bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel, SKINLAB will not be joining the Jagermeister-sponsored $12 Riot Tour (also featuring DOPE, PRIMER 55, and SOCIETY 1) until Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Fitzgerald's in Houston, Texas (not Friday, Nov. 1, as previously announced). Esquivel has been receiving treatment for acute neuritis (or ...

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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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