VEHEMENCE Name New Album

VEHEMENCE, a self-proclaimed "chaotic melodic death metal" band from Phoenix, Arizona, have set "Helping The World To See" as the title for their next album, due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the effort are the following: 01. Kill For God 02. Darkness is Comfort 03. You ...

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ANCIENT RITES Part Ways With Guitarist

Belgian black metal act ANCIENT RITES have parted ways with guitarist Jan "Yrkki" Örlund (ex-LACRIMOSA/PRESTIGE) due to personal differences. A replacement guitarist has yet to be announced. ANCIENT RITES recently issued a live CD and DVD, entitled "And The Hordes Stood As One". The DVD, the bulk of which consists of a live show recorded ...

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BLUE MURDER To Embark On Reunion Tour In September?

BLUE MURDER, the much-missed "supergroup" featuring guitarist John Sykes (ex-WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY), drummer Carmine Appice (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE) and bassist Tony Franklin (ex-THE FIRM), will be reforming for some European dates in September, according to the web site of Sykes' management company, Coallier Entertainment Ltd. No further information is available at this ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD Finish Recording New Album

Guitarist Paul Phillips reports that PUDDLE OF MUDD have finished recording their sophomore disc. "The record is finally done," Phillips writes on the band's official site. "I'm sure that everyone was beginning to wonder if that was ever gonna happen. We were too. Anyway, Andy Wallace is going to mix the record again. He is ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Explains Intruder Incident

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth spoke to Caley Cook of San Diego CityBeat about the intruder incident incident on his Pasadena property recently. "Anybody caught [on my property] at night will probably be caught in the morning," Roth said. "I saw this guy race quietly across the backyard here. So, you ...

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Get Your Photograph Taken With KISS — For $500!

TracerCode, a provider of independent, professional authentication services to producers and manufacturers of memorabilia and collectibles, is offering KISS fans a chance to have their photo taken with the entire band in full costume and makeup and then get the picture autographed by the entire 2003 tour band. This exclusive offer will only take place ...

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Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Announces Solo Dates

Former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian has announced the following tour dates during June: Jun. 09 - Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus Jun. 11 - Clifton, NJ @ Connections Jun. 12 - Somerville, MA @ Johnny D's Jun. 14 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights Jun. 16 - New York, ...

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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Sweden's HULTSFRED FESTIVAL

IN FLAMES have been confirmed to appear at this year's installment of Hultsfred Festival, set to take place on June 12-14 in Hultsfred, Sweden. IN FLAMES will play on the main stage (Hawaii) on Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. Other acts scheduled to perform at what is being called "Sweden's largest outdoor festival" include ...

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Guitarist CHRIS PERVELIS Quits INTERNAL BLEEDING

Long Island, New York death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING have parted ways with guitarist and founding member Chris Pervelis. "There are many reasons for his leaving, but none of them have anything to do with musical differences, personality differences or any other soap-opera related [bullshit]," the band write on their official web site. Says Chris, "I ...

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