VENOM Drummer Joins NU-FUTURE COWBOYS

VENOM drummer Antton has joined a Newcastle, UK-based band called NU-FUTURE COWBOYS. Antton will remain a member of VENOM, who are currently on hiatus while frontman Cronos continues to recover from an injury sustained in a climbing accident earlier in the year. ...

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SOULREAPER Set Release Date For 'Life Eraser'

SOULREAPER, featuring ex-DISSECTION members Johan Norman (guitar) and Tobias R. Kellgren (drums), have set March 3rd, 2003 as the release date for their second full-length album, entitled Life Eraser, through Hammerheart Records. A European tour in support of the album will kick off in April. In other news, SOULREAPER will release a 7" single, The ...

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$IGN OF 4 Line Up UK Dates

$IGN OF 4, featuring vocalist Phil Mogg (UFO), guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE), drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH), and bassist Chris Maloney (PRINCE, DWEEZIL ZAPPA), have announced two UK dates during November. They are as follows: Nov. 17 – Dudley, UK @ JB's Nov. 19 – London, UK @ The Marquee ...

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Ex-IRON MAIDEN Frontman Announces Solo Tour

Former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno has lined up the following European appearances during the coming weeks: Oct. 24 – Estragon - Bologna, ITA Oct. 25 - Transilvania Live - Milano, ITA Oct. 26 - Siddartha - Firenze, ITA Oct. 27 - Plan 9", Limena - Padova, ITA Nov. 01 - Drive Inn "La Herradura ...

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BALLISTIC Commence Work On New CD

BALLISTIC, the new band of former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis and JAG PANZER drummer Rikard Stjernquist, are very busy writing (and re-writing) material for the group's upcoming CD, which will reportedly be "much heavier and faster than before." Among the cuts set to appear on the as-yet-untitled effort are the following: ...

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NICKELBACK Frontman To Perform 'Hero' At SPIRIT OF LIFE Dinner

NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger will perform "Hero" at City of Hope's annual Music and Entertainment Industry Spirit of Life dinner on Thursday, Oct. 17 in Santa Monica, California. Kroeger will be joined by THEORY OF A DEADMAN singer/guitarist Tyler Connolly, who contributed fretwork to the hit Spider-Man soundtrack tune. Proceeds from the event will benefit ...

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EMPIRE Enlist Help From Metal Superstars For Sophomore CD

EMPIRE, the solo project of VANIZE guitarist Rolf Munkes, are currently working on the follow-up to last year's Hypnotica CD, due in early 2003 through Lion Music. The full list of musicians contributing to the album is as follows: Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH) - Vocals Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH) - Bass Rolf Munkes - ...

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