DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE Writing Material For New Album

Sweden's DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, the side-project of KATATONIA guitarist Anders Nyström (a.k.a. Blakkheim), are currently composing/recording material for their as-yet-untitled fifth album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through Avantgarde Music. The follow-up to 2001's "Death's Design" will be a musical "cross between 'Nightwork' (1998) and 'Death's Design' — in other words lots of horror, weirdness ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Fall 2003 Headlining Tour Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the first dates for their fall 2003 headlining tour in support of their upcoming CD, "Tribe". These shows will take place after the summer tour with DREAM THEATER and FATES WARNING and will be mostly in clubs and theaters. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 11 - Quest Club – ...

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PRIMAL FEAR To Premiere New Song At Summer Festivals

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will be premiering a brand new song, "Sea Of Flames", during their upcoming European festival tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 04 – Novo Mesto, SLO @ Rock Otocec Jul. 12 - Villarrobledo, Albacete, SPA @ Metal Mania Festival Aug. 01 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Aug. ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Play Palo Alto In August

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have announced a new concert date at The Edge in Palo Alto, California on Friday, August 8. For more information, call (650) 289-0222. DEATH ANGEL have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 1990's "Act III", tentatively due in early 2004. The band, who were previously signed to ...

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QUIET RIOT: Live DVD Package To Include Audio CD

The brand-new QUIET RIOT DVD, titled "Quiet Riot Live In The 21st Century - 20 Years of Metal Health", is scheduled for release on July 1. The two-disc set is the first-ever live DVD recording of the band and will include an audio CD of the live performance. Some of the features will include: - ...

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Former DEATH Guitarist Brings Out The Funk With JUNKIE RUSH

Former DEATH guitarist Bobby Koelble, whose virtuoso playing can be heard on the bands 1995 Roadrunner release "Symbolic", is now the vocalist/guitarist/songwriter for the Orlando-based JUNKIE RUSH. The band combine modern rock with elements of funk, reggae, Latin and world music, punctuated by world-class musicianship. Consisting of Koelble, Aaron O'Riley (bass), Abdias Garcia (drums) and ...

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DANZIG: Spanish Gig In Jeopardy, New Album In The Works

DANZIG's previously announced July 4 appearance at the Bilbao Accion Rock Festival at Parque de Zorrozaurre-Deusto in Spain is reportedly in jeopardy due to scheduling conflicts caused by guitarist Tommy Victor's prior touring commitments with his main band PRONG. Once Tommy returns from the PRONG tour, DANZIG will be going into the studio to record ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Name Producer For Upcoming CD

MONSTER MAGNET have tapped Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) to co-produce their next studio album, tentatively titled "Radiation Day", for an early 2004 European release through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The band, who have yet to secure a North American deal following their split with A&M Records early last year, will ...

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Heavy Metal Is Music Of Choice For Discriminating Gay Couples

Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien on Thursday (June 19) introduced a bill to permit same-sex marriages, a move that follows court rulings in Canada striking down the country's definition of marriage because it specified a union between a man and a woman. Joel McConvey of Toronto's Eye Weekly examined the musical choices available to a ...

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