DEEP PURPLE: 'Bananas' To Receive U.S. Release In October

DEEP PURPLE's new album, "Bananas", will receive a U.S. release on October 7 through Sanctuary Records. The CD, which was issued in Europe last month via EMI Records, was recorded in Los Angeles with KID ROCK producer Michael Bradford. In other news, DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice did a drum clinic (workshop) in Sao Paulo, ...

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Former ANGEL WITCH Member Passes Away

Former ANGEL WITCH keyboardist/guitarist Myk Taylor, who appeared on the group's "Resurrection" CD and did a great job of wearing more than one hat on the their 1998 demo, passed away from leukemia on August 21. He was 41 years old. "Myk was a friend, great musician, and brother," the band write on their web ...

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BRUJERIA Explain Show Cancellation

BRUJERIA, the band led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, have issued a statement explaining the cancellation of their previously announced show at Allen's Theatre in Southgate, California on September 27. According to the band, "the city of South Gate as well at it's police department would not allow the BRUJERIA show to go ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Announce European Tour

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, have announced the details of their European tour, set to take place in October/November. These will be the only shows for "2003 Ghost of A Rose Acoustic/Electric Tour", according to the band's web site. BLACKMORE'S NIGHT European tour: Oct. ...

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INCANTATION Seek Session Touring Guitarist

INCANTATION are searching for a session touring guitarist with the possibility of becoming a permanent member. The band are looking for "someone with talent, dedication, integrity, and the sincere commitment for the INCANTATION style of death metal. This means NO egos, rockstars, scumbags, backstabbers, ect. So if you think you've got what it takes to ...

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TERRA FIRMA Call It A Day

TERRA FIRMA, the Swedish band headed by UNLEASHED guitarist "Fast" Freddie Eugene and former ST. VITUS/COUNT RAVEN vocalist Lord Chritus, have decided to disband, according to Stoner Rock. Freddie is said to be in the process of launching a new project with TERRA FIRMA drummer Izmo which will reportedly head in a direction similar to ...

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NOSTRADAMEUS To Enter The Studio In November

Swedish melodic metallers NOSTRADAMEUS will be entering Roasting House studios in Malmö, Sweden on November 10 to begin recording their fourth album, due in early 2004 through Germany's AFM Records. NOSTRADAMEUS' last studio album, "The Third Prophecy", was released in January. ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: 'How The West Was Won' DVD-Audio Due In October

The 5.1 DVD-Audio version of LED ZEPPELIN's recently issued three-CD package, "How The West Was Won", will be released on October 13 through Warner Music Vision. Already a phenomenal success as a CD release, "How The West Was Won" provided fans of the band with a highly anticipated compilation of hit tracks from two live ...

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PRIMUS: DVD Preview Posted Online

A preview of PRIMUS' forthcoming DVD, "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People", has been posted online at this location. A DVD/CD set, "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People", is due on October 7 through Prawn Song/Interscope Records. The DVD will contain all 13 PRIMUS videos, including the little-seen "Lacquer ...

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