RAG MEN: European Dates Announced

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I), guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ), bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS), and drummer Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED), will be embarking on a European tour in late March. Prior to the European dates, RAG MEN will complete a short East ...

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ORGY Guitarist Describes Recording Process For New Album

ORGY guitarist Amir Derakh recently spoke to PopGurls.com about the band's upcoming third full-length album, "Punk Statik Paranoia", due on February 24 through D1 Music. Asked if recording for the group's own label (D1 is headed by father-and-son team of CEO/ORGY frontman Jay Gordon and COO Lou Gordon) this time around has enhanced the band's ...

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LEAVES' EYES To Make Live Debut At WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN Festival

LEAVES' EYES, the new band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY (who are fronted by Liv's husband Alexander Krull), will make their live debut on May 28 at the Wave Gotik Treffen festival in Leipzig, Germany. The group's debut album, "Lovelorn", is scheduled for release on May ...

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THE GATHERING: 'Sleepy Buildings' Enters German, Dutch Charts

THE GATHERING's "semi-acoustic" live album, "Sleepy Buildings", has entered the German charts at position No. 91 and the Dutch charts at No. 67 in its first week of release. Recorded at two exclusive gigs held at the LUX movie theatre and venue in Nijmegen, Holland on August 21-22, 2003, "Sleepy Buildings" features selections from the ...

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RHAPSODY: 'Best Of' Collection On The Way

Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY will have a "best of" CD released via their former label, Limb Music. Titled "Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga", the compilation comprises selected songs from all of their releases beginning with 1997's "Legendary Tales" and ending with 2002's "Power Of The Dragonflame". "Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga" (view ...

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ALTARIA To Begin Mixing Sophomore Album

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA will begin mixing their sophomore album, "Divinity", on February 16 at Tico Tico Studio (SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED, FOR MY PAIN…, etc.). A late May release through AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven Records is expected. The first limited edition of the album will be available as digipack, including one bonus track — ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Graces Cover Of New-Look GUITAR PLAYER Magazine

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde graces the cover of Guitar Player magazine's March 2004 issue. This cover is not only a landmark issue for Guitar Player magazine, but also a milestone for Zakk Wylde, both personally and professionally. "I have always wanted to be on the cover of Guitar Player magazine since I ...

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NIGHTWISH Ink Deals For Release Of New Album

Finland's NIGHTWISH have signed deals with several labels for the release of their forthcoming album. The as-yet-untitled effort will be issued by Spinefarm/Universal Records in Finland, Brazil, Mexico and Chile, while in Europe it will be released via Nuclear Blast GmbH. Information about the North American release will be published later. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH ...

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