RAGE Schedule Korean Appearance

German power metallers RAGE will perform at the Rolling Hall in Seoul, Korea on February 3, 2005. The upcoming show will mark the group's second-ever appearance in Korea. RAGE had previously headlined the Busan Rock Festival in 2003 alongside SKYFIRE, ARCH ENEMY, SOILWORK and NEIL ZAZA, among others. RAGE released a DVD and live album, ...

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ZEBRA: 30th Anniversary Concert To Be Webcast

According to MelodicRock.com, veteran hard rockers ZEBRA will celebrate their 30th anniversary by playing at The Downtown in Famingdale, New York on January 28, 2005. Those who cannot attend the concert can listen to it in the comfort of their own home. If you have Winamp (www.winamp.com), and a broadband connection, you are ...

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WORLD BELOW Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

WORLD BELOW, the new band consisting of CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren and ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, have replaced drummer Stefan Westerberg (CARNAL FORGE, ex-IN THY DREAMS) with Ronnie Bergerståhl (CENTINEX). "We wanna thank Stefan for the years and wish him all the best for the future," the band write on their web site. WORLD ...

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P.O.D. Working On Their 'Heaviest' Album Yet

MTV.com is reporting that P.O.D. have spent the past three months living and brainstorming in the former Palm Springs, California, home of sunny '60s folk-rock quartet the MAMAS AND THE PAPAS working on what is shaping up to be their heaviest album yet. "We probably brought it back more to the old-school P.O.D., like the ...

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CHEVELLE, HELMET Confirmed For SNOCORE Tour

CHEVELLE, HELMET, CROSSFADE, FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD and STRATA will be teaming up for the 10th Winterfresh SnoCore tour, according to Billboard.com. The trek will play 32 North American dates this winter and spring, beginning Jan. 22 in Vail, Colo., and wrapping March 13 Orlando, Fla. "Originally, we just wanted to go snowboarding and ...

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QUIET RIOT Bassist Offers Update On Recent Activities

QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright has posted the following message on his official web site: "Early October I hit the road with Steven Adler from GUNS N' ROSES and his ultimate party band. I also spent a good portion of October working on art-related projects, one of which was for a female vocalist named Stefana. ...

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THE HAUNTED To Honor DIMEBAG's Memory By 'Fucking Shit Up'

After their extraordinarily successful U.S. tour with DAMAGEPLAN and labelmates SHADOWS FALL, the Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED will now start to devastate Europe. On January 26, 2005, THE HAUNTED will head out for the "Close Up Made Us Do It Tour" as headlining act all over Scandinavia together with support from TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER and ...

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THESYRE: New Album Due In January

Québec, Canada extremists THESYRE are set to release their second album via the Swedish label Vicious Recordings. Titled "Duality", the CD features "short, catchy yet truly old-school songs blending in thrash, black and punk influences," according to a press release. The album is scheduled for release late January 2005 on digipak, LP and picture-LP formats. ...

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MANIFEST Negotiating With Record Labels

Norwegian noise-thrashers MANIFEST have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are currently negotiating with a couple of record labels about the release of [the debut album] 'Half Past Violence'. Hopefully we can have something worked out in the near future. Not knowing how long things will drag out is kind of ...

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