RAGE: Unplugged Tour A Great Success

A photo of veteran German metallers RAGE performing acoustically during one of their recent "unplugged" concerts has been posted online at this location. A posting on the web site of RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski reads as follows: "Numerous RAGE fans had been on the road during the last days to take part at ...

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2TON PREDATOR: 'Bone Brigade' Video Posted Online

Sweden's 2TON PREDATOR have released a downloadable version of their new music video, "Bone Brigade", in Windows Media format at this location (file size: 8.9 MB). "Bone Brigade" comes off the group's third full-length album, "Demon Dealer", which is currently available through Denmark's Diehard Music. The follow-up to 2001's "Boogie" was recorded at ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK To Sit Out TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Tour

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has announced his decision not to participate in this year's TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA tour. The following is Alex's official statement on the matter: "It is with mixed emotions that I announce my decision to not participate in this year's TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA tour. It has been an honor to be a part ...

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BIOHAZARD: DVD, Possible Live Album On The Way

BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "Wazzup! Danny from BIOHAZARD here, just wanna post a new update and let everyone know what's going on with us. Right now we're getting to work on the DVD. Problem is, we have so much material it might have to ...

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UNIDA Announce Los Angeles Gig

UNIDA, the band featuring former KYUSS vocalist John Garcia, will be playing at The Garage in Los Angeles on October 17. Also appearing are FATSO JETSON and FAMILY BUTCHER. UNIDA have yet to secure a release for their much-anticipated full-length CD, which was originally completed in May 2001 while the band were part of the ...

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CROWBAR Change Album Title, Set Tentative Track Listing

New Orleans-based sludge-meisters CROWBAR have changed the working title of their forthcoming CD to "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden" from the previously announced "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War". The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form" was recorded in Louisiana with producers Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, ...

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SPIRAL ARCHITECT: We Have Not Broken Up!

Norwegian progressive metallers SPIRAL ARCHITECT have posted the following message on their official web site: "We have received lots of mail lately asking if we have broken up or are not going to release a new album. The answer to that is that we are very much alive and will definitely record a new album. ...

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THE 69 EYES: Riding High On Finnish Chart

THE 69 EYES' "best of" CD, "Framed In Blood - The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes", has spent the past two weeks at position No. 6 on the Finnish Album chart after being released on September 26 through Gaga Goodies/Poko Rekords/EMI. The group's first-ever DVD, "Helsinki Vampires", was issued the same day. "Framed In ...

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