STRATOVARIUS To Film Italian Gig For Upcoming DVD

Finland's STRATOVARIUS will film their headlining show in Milan, Italy on April 12 for an upcoming live DVD. In other news, the group have announced plans to play a "secret" gig in Finland before the start of their Elements Tour 2003. More information on the exact location of the secret gig will be made available ...

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GODSMACK: New Video Posted Online

A video for the new GODSMACK single, "Straight Out Of Line", has been posted online at this location. "Straight Out Of Line" comes off the group's forthcoming third album, "Faceless", due on April 8 through Republic/Universal Records. In other news, GODSMACK have announced three European dates with THE USED. They are as follows: ...

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NIGHTWISH's 'Century Child' Among Top-Selling Finnish Albums Of 2002

NIGHTWISH's latest effort, "Century Child", was last year's second-highest selling Finnish release in Finland, with over 59,000 copies sold. When taking into account foreign albums, "Century Child" was still in the fifth place. Upcoming NIGHTWISH tour dates: Jul. 11 - Metal Mania Festival - Villarrobledo, ESP Aug. 02 - Gates Of Metal Festival - Hultsfred, ...

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Former SKUNK ANANSIE Singer Lines Up Festival Appearances

Former SKUNK ANANSIE frontwoman Skin has reportedly confirmed her participation in the upcoming Hurricane and Southside festivals in Germany. The details are as follows: Jun. 20-23 - Hurricane Festival – Scheeßel, GER Jun. 21-23 - Southside Festival - Neuhausen ob Eck, GER More information is expected in the coming weeks. Skin has spent the last ...

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THROCULT Sign With CRASH MUSIC

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metallers THROCULT have signed a worldwide deal with Crash Music/Pavement Europe. The group's first release through the label will be a six-song EP, "Soldiers Of A Blackened War", featuring artwork from Jacek Wisniewski (DECAPITATED, VADER, MARDUK, EXCOMMUNION, SERBERUS). In addition, a song or two from "Soldiers Of A Blackened War" will be ...

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Tribute for GREAT WHITE Guitarist Planned

GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley, among 97 people killed in a nightclub fire in Rhode Island, will be remembered with a musical tribute featuring groups from his home town, his family said Wednesday. "It's going to be a jam session," Ty's father, J. Patrick Longley, told the Associated Press. "I don't want it to be ...

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Producer ROSS ROBINSON Signs THE CURE To Three-Album Deal

Producer Ross Robinson (LIMP BIZKIT, KORN, SLIPKNOT) has officially signed THE CURE to a three-album deal with his ARTISTdirect Records imprint, I AM. The band and Robinson are expected to begin work in London in July on a new album. "THE CURE has been my favorite band for years and years," Robinson said in a ...

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RUSH To Take A Permanent Break?

RUSH will make their first, and likely only, public appearance of 2003 tomorrow when the legendary rock trio is inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. The presentation takes place during a closed gala ceremony during the Canadian Music Industry Awards at Toronto's Westin Harbour Castle hotel. Guitarist Alex Lifeson suggested to Karen ...

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