Former ELVENKING Singer, STORMLORD Bassist Team Up In LEPRECHAUN

Former ELVENKING singer/composer Damnagoras has teamed up with STORMLORD bassist Francesco Bucci in a brand new "folk metal" project called LEPRECHAUN. The band, who are currently recording demos, play a musical style that is being described as "fast heavy metal [meets] Irish-like tunes and melodies (featuring violins and acoustic guitars)." The lyrics will deal with ...

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HAMMERFALL: Special Hometown Gig Planned

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site, www.hammerfall.net: "Back from South America since two weeks, and it was definitely the best experience so far for us down there! More people, more excitement more metal. It was tremendous! "More recently, I just got back from Sweden ...

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CHIMAIRA Confirmed For OZZFEST's Second Stage

CHIMAIRA have been added to the lineup of bands performing on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest. The group will join the trek on July 31 and will have a rotating slot with all of the other bands on the second stage with the exception of VOIVOD and CRADLE OF FILTH. Prior to their ...

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Holland's WALDROCK 2003 Festival Sold Out

For the first time in its 16-year history, Holland's Waldrock festival is completely sold out. 12,000 tickets have been sold for the event, which is set to take place on June 21 in Burgum. The list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows: IRON MAIDEN TYPE O NEGATIVE H.I.M. SEPULTURA ...

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RAG MEN To Play In Yonkers

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 playing at Krush in Yonkers, New York on Friday, June 13. Also set to appear on the bill are SUBZERO ...

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Guitarist BART VANDEREYCKEN Rejoins ANCIENT RITES

Belgian black metal act ANCIENT RITES have been rejoined by guitarist Bart Vandereycken following the recent departure of Jan "Yrkki" Örlund (ex-LACRIMOSA/PRESTIGE) due to personal differences. "Guitarist Bart Vandereycken, responsible for the great and distinctive guitarwork on the EPs and first two cult albums, is back within the ranks.... full force and ready to wield ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's DURST Sets His Sights On ANGELINA JOLIE

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst is continuing to make a public effort to hook up with actress Angelina Jolie. He told Access Hollywood at the launch party for Spike TV, "I'm absolutely in awe of her. There's something about her that tells me, 'That girl's my vibe,' you know. It's just one of those feelings, ...

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