STRATOVARIUS: DVD Release Date Pushed Back

Finnish neo-classical metallers STRATOVARIUS have been forced to postpone the release date of their forthcoming DVD to April 2004 from the previously announced January. More information about the contents of the upcoming DVD will be made available soon. STRATOVARIUS will release their new album, "Elements Pt. 2", on October 27 through Nuclear Blast Records. "Elements ...

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MASTERPLAN Vocalist To Release New Solo Album

Vocalist extraordinaire Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, VAGABOND) is hard at work on his third solo album, "Out To Every Nation", tentatively due in early 2004 through AFM Records. Joining Lande (silly video) in the recording lineup for the new effort are bassist Magnus Rosèn (HAMMERFALL), guitarist Jõrn Viggo Lofstad, and drummer Stian ...

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KROKUS Singer Lays Down Vocals On New WARRIOR Album

KROKUS singer Marc Storace has finished laying down vocal tracks on the new WARRIOR album, tentatively due in early 2004. "I'm finally back home from my two-week studio trip to L.A. and three-week tour of Europe with KROKUS and …. all went amazingly well!" Storace writes in an online post. "15 Years Later / Los ...

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GAMMA RAY To Tour South America In November

German power metallers GAMMA RAY have announced a set of eleven South American tour dates for November. The trek will mark the band's first visit to South America in over four years and will see their first-ever concerts in Costa Rica and Venezuela. The dates are as follows: Nov. 15 - Mexico City, MEX @ ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Drummer Receives Clean Bill Of Health

Former HELLOWEEN/METALIUM drummer Mark Cross has received a clean bill of health from his doctor a year after he was forced to bow out of HELLOWEEN as a result of being struck by the malicious (EBV) Epstein-Barr virus (also known as mononucleosis). According to a post on Cross' web site, Mark's physician has confirmed that ...

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MAYHEM: Prepare For An Attack Like No Other!

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have vowed to go make their next studio effort, "Chimera", "much more back to basics and much more brutal" than 2000's "Grand Declaration of War", according to post on the band's web site. The group have also confirmed that they have have re-signed with Season Of Mist Records for the release ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Deemed Not Worthy In Bid For Hometown Honor

Ozzy Osbourne will not be getting the Freedom of Birmingham, it was revealed today, according to icBirmingham.co.uk. The campaign to give the former BLACK SABBATH singer the U.K. city's greatest honor has been effectively torpedoed by Liberal Democrat councillors who warned they would vote against any attempt to nominate him. "Frankly I don't ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist NIKKI SIXX Sues VANS, THRASHER Magazine

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has sued a skateboarding magazine and the Vans shoe company for allegedly using his image in an ad without his permission, according to the Associated Press. Sixx, whose real name is Franklin C. Feranna, said in the lawsuit filed Tuesday (September 30) that the defendants used photographs of him with ...

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