MASTERPLAN To Tour Europe With GAMMA RAY

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, have been confirmed for the More Than Fest in Bansk√° Bystrica, Slovakia on September 6 and Roverfest in Moscow, Russia on October 17. "The concert in Slovakia will also feature GAMMA RAY and [will] probably ...

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LAKE OF TEARS Officially Reform, Negotiate New Record Deal

LAKE OF TEARS guitarist/vocalist Daniel Brennare, bassist Mikael Larsson and drummer Johan Oudhuis have officially reformed the band after jamming together at several "test" rehearsals which were "very fun ...really rusty, but really fun and special," according to Daniel. The band are currently negotiating with a well-known label about a possible contract. More information will ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: EDDIE VAN HALEN Has Lost Touch

Former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar recently spoke to Goldmine magazine about frequent jam partner/VH bassist Michael Anthony's views on the current VAN HALEN situation. "[Michael is] basically like everyone else out there," Hagar said. "He's completely lost touch with any of the VAN HALEN situation. He hasn't talked to any of those guys in ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Set Release Date For Live CD/DVD

LIFE OF AGONY have set an October 14 release date in the U.S. and October 20 in Europe for their forthcoming double live album and DVD, titled "River Runs Again: Live 2003". The two-disc set was recorded during the group's sold-out reunion shows at Irving Plaza in New York City on January 3-4, 2003 and ...

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ANATHEMA To Release 'A Natural Disaster' In November

ANATHEMA have set "A Natural Disaster" as the title for their seventh studio album, tentatively due in November through Music For Nations Records. The follow-up to 2001's "A Fine Day to Exit" was recorded and mixed at Parkgate Studios near Hastings, U.K. (except for two songs, which were mixed in Nottingham at Electric Mayhem) and ...

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Review: ARCH ENEMY Rocked, EVERGREY Sucked At Toronto's Club Rockit

Keith Carman of Canada's Chart Attack reviewed the ARCH ENEMY/HATE ETERNAL/EVERGREY/BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tour when it came through Toronto on Monday (September 1). "How amusing was it to watch as this packed house was barely able to comprehend the hardcore influence found in BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's metallic sheen? Fucking hilarious, let me tell you. The ...

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BILLBOARD Magazine's Top Concert Grosses

The following are the top heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses reported for the week ending September 13, 2003, according to Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: OZZY OSBOURNE, KORN, MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED, CHEVELLE, CRADLE OF FILTH, VOIVOD & others Venue: PNC Bank Arts Center City/State: Holmdel, N.J. Event Dates: Aug. 18-19, 2003 Gross Sales: $1,467,149 Attendance/Capacity: 26,655 ...

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AEROSMITH Follow CNN, But Not Much NFL

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH appeared on "Live From" on CNN with Miles O'Brien and Kyra Phillips on Thursday (September 4) to preview their NFL kick-off performance. Asked if the band were big football fans, Tyler admitted, "Well, kind of medium. We like to follow the Patriots, because they are the home team ...

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