SARGATANAS REIGN Confirmed For Sweden's MOTALA METAL FEST

Sweden's SARGATANAS REIGN are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Motala Metal Fest, set to take place on April 19 at Folkets Park in Motala, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the event is as follows: VADER TANKARD VOMITORY STORMWARRIOR FINNTROLL EVERGREY PARAGON SARGATANAS REIGN AUTOPSY ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Record New Album In March

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, are set to enter the studio in March to begin recording their sophomore album. The follow-up to last year's "Use Once And Destroy" is due in late summer through Sanctuary Records. ...

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SONY MUSIC Strike Back In INCUBUS Contract Dispute

Sony Music struck back in its contract dispute with INCUBUS on Tuesday (Feb. 11), asking a federal court to block the band's bid for free agency, according to the Los Angeles Times. The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan, said the band owes four more albums under an exclusive recording contract that band members signed in 1996. ...

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ROB ZOMBIE, JOHNNY RAMONE Hold California In-Store

Rob Zombie, Johnny Ramone and Pete Yorn conducted a signing session for the RAMONES tribute CD, "We're a Happy Family", at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California on Tuesday (Feb. 11). According to Zombie's official web site, "It was a total success. The store was overflowing with people there to buy the album ...

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Reward Offered For Clues In Shooting Death Of SEVENDUST Kin

Nashville Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $1000 cash for clues called in to 74-CRIME that help solve this murder of twenty-three year old Reginald Witherspoon, brother of SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon. On Saturday, November 9 2002, Reginald Witherspoon was shot to death in the Parkway Terrace Homes area of East Nashville. At around ...

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U.D.O. Hard At Work On DVD, Commence Work On New CD

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, are currently putting the finishing touches to their live DVD, due later in the year. The group's new studio album is tentatively set for an October/November release and will be supported by a world tour, which will kick off in South America and the ...

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Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian has completed work on his third solo CD, entitled "Black Utopia", for an April 22 release. Among the special guests appearing on the CD are Yngwie Malmsteen (guitar), Al DiMeola (guitar), Zakk Wylde (guitar), Steve Lukather (guitar), Simon Phillips (drums), Billy Sheehan (bass), Tony Franklin ...

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EDGUY Frontman Checks In With Latest Update

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Here I am to give you some updates on our beloved Metal machinery of EDGUY / AVANTASIA. First of all, I really wanna thank you for having put my little baby AVANTASIA to the top of all sales lists again. ...

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DUST TO DUST Seek New Guitarist

Brooklyn rockers DUST TO DUST are seeking a new guitarist. The band's sophomore release "Sick" is due to be released this spring, and they have announced a need for replacement in the guitar department. "DUST TO DUST's visionary music is both abrasive and emotionally potent, so the guitarist must be versatile and energetic," according to ...

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