SHADOWCAST Add Guitarist

Austria's SHADOWCAST, the project featuring AMORTIS keyboardist Clemens Mayr and ABIGOR/DARKWELL drummer Moritz Neuner, have announced the addition to the group's ranks of guitarist Simon Reinelt. SHADOWCAST's recently-completed sophomore album, "Near Life Experience", is due in early June through CCP/SPV Records. Upcoming SHADOWCAST tour dates: Apr. 06 – Wien, AUT @ Planet Music (w/ CRADLE ...

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GENITORTURERS Singer To Host 'Bike Week eXposed!'

GENITORTURERS frontwoman Gen has signed on as the host of "Bike Week eXposed!", a documentary about Daytona Beach, Florida's Bike Week!, which is considered by some to be the largest motorcycle extravaganza in the world. "Bike Week eXposed!" promises to "take you to the streets, the events, and the concerts that make Bike Week so ...

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BEYOND THE EMBRACE Added To OPETH/LACUNA COIL Tour

New Bedford, Massachusetts-based sextet BEYOND THE EMBRACE have been added to the last half of the OPETH/LACUNA COIL North American tour kicking off the beginning of May 2003. The band will join the tour on May 14 at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and play until the end of the tour. This tour will also ...

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STORMWIND To Issue 'Rising Symphony' In April

Sweden's STORMWIND, the band featuring guitarist Thomas Wolf and former CANDLEMASS singer Thomas Vikstrom, have set an April 23 Japanese release date for their sixth album, "Rising Symphony". The album includes nine melodic/neo-classical tracks and a bonus track for Japan ("Wings Of Tomorrow"). A European release is expected to follow in early June. The official ...

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THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR: Lineup Announced!

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford's forthcoming U.S. tour, The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, will be a multi-band package featuring Rob's blazing quintet HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, SYMPHONY X, DARK TRANQUILITY, AMON AMARTH, CARNAL FORGE and more. The 2003 Metal Gods Tour is set to kick off April 25 in Chicago, and will wrap up ...

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ANTHRAX's IAN Talks About ROGER DALTREY Collaboration

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently spoke to MTV.com about the group's collaboration with THE WHO singer Roger Daltrey on "Taking the Music Back", one of the cuts from their latest CD, "We've Come For You All". "Working with him was mind-blowing," Ian said. "As I'm sitting there, I'm thinking, 'I'm in the chair that Pete ...

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TED NUGENT, ZZ TOP To Team Up For U.S. Tour

TED NUGENT and ZZ TOP will join forces for the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers tour, set to begin April 25 at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, La. The 30-plus date tour, which will play amphitheaters and arenas, wraps June 14 at American Airlines Arena in Dallas. Also appearing on the bill will be ...

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THE BLUEPRINT: Demo Track Posted Online

THE BLUEPRINT, the Nottingham, UK-based group consisting of former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Matt Grundy, ex-EARTHTONE9 singer Karl Middleton, PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam, have posted a demo track, titled "Scorched Earth Policy", at this location. "Scorched Earth Policy" will be one of several songs recorded during ...

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