NOCTURNAL RITES Issue Drummer's Post-Surgery Update

Swedish power metallers NOCTURNAL RITES have posted an update on the condition of drummer Owe Lingvall, who was involved in a serious accident at his summer house a couple of weeks ago, causing him to almost lose an eye. Commented the band: "Owe's surgery went really well and he would like to express his grattitude ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Eddie Rips Up The World

According to a posting at the IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com, IRON MAIDEN's upcoming tour will likely be called "Eddie Rips Up The World Tour", based on the various posters appearing for the already-announced dates. The trek will apparently comprise between 20 and 25 shows. It is unknown if this number represents the ...

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POISONBLACK: Finnish Date Scheduled

The current lineup of POISONBLACKVille Laihiala (vocals, guitar, also in SENTENCED), Janne Markus (guitar), Marco Sneck (keyboards), Antti Remes (bass) and Tarmo Kanerva (drums) — will make their live debut on October 29 at Hevimesta in Oulu, Finland. As previously reported, POISONBLACK have pushed back the projected release date of their sophomore album ...

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THE DARKNESS For BAND AID III

RTE.ie is reporting that THE DARKNESS are among the bands that will be involved in re-recording the BAND AID song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Also set to participate are COLDPLAY and TRAVIS. The charity record would be designed to, once again, raise money to tackle the latest African famine crisis. Bob Geldof ...

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BELPHEGOR: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR will release a two-disc set in early December containing their early albums "The Last Supper" (1995) (with the original cover/booklet) and "Blutsabbath" (1997) (which has long been out of stock), plus a 24-page booklet — all for the price of single CD. "We are going to distribute the twin-monster ourselves ...

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GOREFEST Reform, Begin Work On New Material

Veteran Dutch metallers GOREFEST have reunited and are currently writing material for a new album. "They have rehearsed a few times now the first day they played a few old songs but the second day they already started to write new songs!" reads a posting on the group's official web site, Gorefest.nl. "Three ...

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GORY BLISTER Record DEATH Cover: Audio Available

Long-running Italian technical death metallers GORY BLISTER have recorded a cover of DEATH's "1,000 Eyes" for an upcoming DEATH tribute album, to be released in December 2004 by the Chinese label Area Death Production. GORY BLISTER's version of the track, which originally appeared on DEATH's classic 1995 album "Symbolic", can be heard at

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TED NUGENT Festival Trial Scheduled For March

Muskegon Chronicle is reporting that Ted Nugent's breach-of-contract lawsuit against Muskegon Summer Celebration has been scheduled for trial next March. Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy G. Hicks on Monday (Oct 18) set the jury trial for March 22, unless a settlement is reached at a pretrial settlement conference he set for March 11. Nugent, the ...

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AEROSMITH Coming To The Movies

In celebration of the release of AEROSMITH's new DVD, "You Gotta Move", the TV special that first aired back in June and exclusive in-theatre-only content will be premiered in select Regal Movie theatres nationwide on Tuesday, November 23. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, October 22, at 10:00 am ET. As previously ...

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