GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire: Last Survivor Goes Home

The last hospitalized survivor of a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people last year has returned home to continue his recovery, according to the Associated Press. Joe Kinan, 34, was burned over his arms and much of the upper half of his body, losing fingers and portions of his nose and ears. He ...

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BATHORY: New Album To Be Recorded In The Spring

According to the BATHORY fan site Twilight, BATHORY mainman Quorthon has been writing new material at his home base in Sweden and is planning to enter the studio late this winter or early in the spring to record the group's twelfth album (which apparently has the unserious working title of "Dra Ballen i ...

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AEROSMITH, CHEAP TRICK To Team Up For North American Tour

AEROSMITH and CHEAP TRICK will be teaming up for an extensive North American trek beginning in April. So far the following unconfirmed dates have been leaked: Apr. 18 - Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi Apr. 22 – Hamilton, ONT @ Copps Coliseum May 06 – Souix City, IA @ TBA AEROSMITH will be touring ...

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URKRAFT To Release Debut CD In March

Danish thrash/death metallers URKRAFT will enter Antfarm Studios in Århus, Denmark on Friday (January 9) to begin recording their debut album, "Eternal Cosmic Slaughter", with producer Tue Madsen (MNEMIC, RAUNCHY, 2TON PREDATOR). A March 8 release through Germany's Cartel Media is expected. The tentative track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Blessed Be ...

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AFTER FOREVER To Tour Mexico In February

Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal group AFTER FOREVER will be embarking on a four-date tour of Mexico in late February. The details are as follows: Feb. 21 - Circo Vallador - Mexico City, MEX Feb. 22 - Salon 29 - Celeya, MEX Feb. 26 – TBA - San Luis, MEX Feb. 27 - La Fortaleza - ...

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THIN LIZZY Confirmed For Holland's BORSTROCK 2004 Festival

THIN LIZZY have been confirmed as the second headliner of Borstrock 2004, a two-day festival set to take place May 21-22, 2004 in Nieuw-Vossemeer, in the south of the Netherlands. WITHIN TEMPTATION will headline Friday night's festivities while LIZZY will top the bill on Saturday. More confirmations will be announced soon. For more information, visit ...

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EPICA To Perform Live On Dutch Radio

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST), the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, will be performing live on the Radio 3FM program "Hard En Giel" (hosted by Dutch DJ Giel Beelen) on Friday, January 30 between 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. More details will follow soon. ...

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IN BATTLE Confirmed For Austria's KALTENBACH OPEN AIR Festival

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE are booked to play the Kaltenbach Open Air festival in Austria in July. Fellow Sundsvall band SETHERIAL are also scheduled to perform at the event. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, IN BATTLE will issue their new album, "Welcome To The Battlefield", on August 4 ...

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H.I.M. To Film Two New Videos This Weekend

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will be shooting new videos in Philadelphia and Los Angeles this weekend to the new tracks "And Love Said No" and "Solitary Man". The first new single is scheduled to be released in Europe in mid-February to be followed by a compilation album in mid-March. The name of the album has not ...

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