TIGERTAILZ Reform, Prepare To Record New Album

Acclaimed 1980s U.K. glam rockers TIGERTAILZ have reformed and are planning to record a new album, due in early 2004. The reunited group — featuring original members Steevi Jaimz (vocals) and Ace Finchum (drums) alongside new guitarist Joolz and bassist Greg Wraith — will be opening for ENUFF Z'NUFF on August 24 at Rock City ...

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Former SAIGON KICK Singer Announces Solo Gigs

Former SAIGON KICK frontman Matt Kramer has confirmed two solo gigs in New York in late September. The details are as follows: Sunday, September 28 - 10:00 p.m. Don Hill's 511 Greenwich St. at Spring St. New York City, NY http://donhills.com Monday, September 29 - 10:00 p.m. The Villiage pub 1509 Main Street Port Jefferson ...

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K-AGAIN To Enter Hollywood Studio In August

Milan, Italy-based K-AGAIN have completed pre-production for their upcoming EP at Doppiopunto Studios with former K-AGAIN guitarist Edge and will begin recording the effort on August 5 at Audiolab studios in Hollywood, California with producer Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, MEDICATION). "We think that [Logan] is the best choice for our genre and style, and ...

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KROKUS Fan Club Head Dies In Car Crash

Sonja Jaros, the head of the official KROKUS Fan Club died on July 23 in a car accident in her native Prague. "We are very shocked and very sorry to spread this tragic news," the band write on their web site. "Sonja was one of this very rare human beings who lived for her dreams ...

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MERCENARY Part Ways With Guitarist

Denmark's MERCENARY have parted ways with lead guitarist Signar Petersen due to "personal and musical differences" and have replaced him with 19-year old Martin Buus Pedersen. "None of the upcoming gigs will be affected by this change and the support for EVERGREY in Malmö on the [August 2] will take place as planned," reads a ...

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OMEN: '20th Anniversary Boxset' To Arrive In September

An OMEN "20th Anniversary Boxset" is scheduled for release on September 8 through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for the collection is as follows: CD 1 (double CD) Disc 1: "Battle Cry" Album (re-mastered) 01. Death Rider 02. The Axeman 03. Last Rites 04. Dragon's Breath 05. Be My Wench 06. Torture Me* ...

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MAYHEM Classic To Be Reissued

MAYHEM's classic "Wolf's Lair Abyss" CD will be reissued through Candlelight USA on October 14. The recording continues the label's classic reissue series — adding to earlier reissues by ARCTURUS, FLEURETY and VED BUENS ENDE. Originally released in 1998 for the Misanthropy label, "Wolf Lair's Abyss" bridged the studio gap between full-length albums just after ...

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VADER's 'Blood' To Arrive Earlier Than Expected

Polish death metallers VADER will issue a new mini-CD, titled "Blood", on September 22 — a month earlier than the originally announced October 20 release date. The seven-song effort will contain two new songs, "We Wait" and "Shape-shifting", which were recorded over a one-week period beginning on July 10 at Red Studio with engineer Piotr ...

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