SOULGRIND Add Helsinki Date

Finland's SOULGRIND, who feature in their ranks former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have added a Helsinki date to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 22 – Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi (w/ GLOOMY GRIM, BARATHRUM) Mar. 17 – Helsinki, FIN @ On The Rocks (w/ BENDOVER) Mar. 28 – ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Huntington Beach Show Cancelled!

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have cancelled their previously announced appearance on March 7 in Huntington Beach, California. According to the band, "The promoter of the Huntington Beach show screwed up. He booked us into the 'Rhino Room', but says the venue will not be ready in time so he tried to move the ...

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MOTOGRATER: New Music Available Online

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have posted two tracks in streaming audio on their official web site. The two cuts — "Suffocate" and "Down" — can be heard by following these links: Hi-Speed, Lo-Speed. MOTOGRATER are currently mixing their debut album with producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE ...

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RAM-ZET Singer To Guest On FOR MY PAIN Debut

RAM-ZET singer Miriam "Sfinx" Renvåg has recorded a guest appearance on the forthcoming debut album from Finland's FOR MY PAIN, entitled "Fallen". FOR MY PAIN is the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO To Join METALLICA?

According to a Sony Records Germany newsletter, OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo is the top candidate to fill the slot in METALLICA left vacant by the departure of Jason Newsted. Although presently unconfirmed, this report appears to have been given more credence after it was published on the official web site of the top German ...

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BITCH Announce Los Angeles Gig

Legendary '80s Californian act BITCH, fronted by Betsy "Bitch" Weiss, will perform live tonight (Feb. 21) at Johnny Foxx's in West Los Angeles, California. Also set to appear are LEMMYS WART (MOTÖRHEAD tribute), DREAM POLICE (CHEAP TRICK tribute), AMPAGE, and GREAT SCOTT. Johnny Foxx's is located at 3387 Motor Avenue in West Los Angeles. For ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Hold In-Store Session In London

CRADLE OF FILTH have confirmed an in-store signing session in the U.K. for their new album, "Damnation And A Day", on Monday, March 10. Details are as follows: Store: Virgin Megastore, 14 - 19 Oxford St, London, W1D 1AR, UK Date: March 10, 2003 Start Time: 6:00 p.m. "Damnation And A Day" is due to ...

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CANDLEMASS Announce European, American Dates

Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 12 - Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Revisited Apr. 13 - Zürich, SWI @ Dynamo Club May 17 - Bengtsfors, SWE @ 2000 Decibel Jun. 7-8 – Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Rock Hard Festival Jun. 14 – Cleveland, OH @ ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Begin Mixing In April

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update to his web site: "The IRON MAIDEN sessions are progressing extremely well, and we'll actually be finished all the guitars today, with Janick [Gers] ...

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