HELLION Singer: Concert Tragedy Was Not GREAT WHITE's Fault

HELLION frontwoman Ann Boleyn has come to the defense of GREAT WHITE frontman Jack Russell over the concert tragedy that claimed the lives of 97 people last Thursday in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The following is Boleyn's official press release/statement regarding the matter: "Dear Friends: "This afternoon while driving in my car, I was greatly ...

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ANCIENT RITES, THYRFING, SEPTIC FLESH To Tour Europe

ANCIENT RITES, THYRFING, SEPTIC FLESH, PRIMORDIAL and SKYFIRE will team up for a 12-date European festival tour, dubbed "Generation Armageddon Festivals", during April/May. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 30 – London, UK @ The Underworld May 01 – Leeuwarden, NETH @ Podium May 03 – Lyon, FRA @ C.C.O. Villeurbanne May 04 ...

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MASTERPLAN, DANKO JONES, SKY HIGH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MASTERPLAN, DANKO JONES and SKY HIGH are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE ...

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THE HAUNTED's MARCO ARO: EARACHE RECORDS Are Lying To Us All The Time

Swedish high-energy thrashers THE HAUNTED have fulfilled their contractual obligations to Earache Records and have no intentions of re-signing with the label, according to frontman Marco Aro. "Earache are lying to us all the time," he told Finland's Kaista. "According to them, we have sold only ONE thousand copies of the last album in the ...

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HALFORD Manager: Tokyo Show Was Filmed For Upcoming DVD

HALFORD manager John Baxter has issued a statement refuting a report published here yesterday that indicated that no shows on the band's recent Japanese tour were filmed for an upcoming DVD. "We filmed the second Tokyo show [on Feb. 15 at Shibuya Kokaido]," Baxter said in a web posting. "We are going to ...

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IN FLAMES Seek New Record Deal, Film Video

Sweden's IN FLAMES are currently seeking a new record deal following the expiration of their contract with Nuclear Blast Records. The band are said to have received a number of offers already and expect to have a new deal wrapped up sometime this spring. In other news, IN FLAMES are currently making a video for ...

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