THE GATHERING To Release 'Souvenirs' On Vinyl

Holland's THE GATHERING are planning a vinyl release of their latest CD, "Souvenirs". The LP will be released under license by The End Records as a two-vinyl gatefold release and will include the lyrics. It will be pressed on very heavy-type vinyl (230 gr), which will make it the best quality possible. An October release ...

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AMORPHIS Video Nominated For Finnish Award

AMORPHIS' video for the track "Evil Inside" has been nominated in the "Best Finnish Music Video" category on the Finnish MTV3. To vote for the clip, click here. Other nominees in the "Best Finnish Music Video" category are EGOTRIPPI ("Älä Koskaan Ikinä"), DARUDE ("Next To You"), TUURE KILPELÄINEN ("Vesitornin Varjossa") and MAIJA ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION: Authorized Biography On The Way

Old-school L.A. punk figure Brendan Mullen — who promoted shows at the Masque, among other claims to fame — is taking on JANE'S ADDICTION for his next project, according to MTV.com. He's writing the first authorized biography on the band, to be called "Whores: An Oral History of Perry Farrell and Jane's Addiction". The book ...

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IN AETERNUM To Support DIMMU BORGIR In Norway

Swedish death/black metallers IN AETERNUM have been confirmed as exclusive support for DIMMU BORGIR on their Norwegian tour in September. All the shows have already been sold out. The dates are as follows: Sep. 13 – Trondheim, NOR - Samfundet Sep. 14 – Hamar, NOR - Hydranten Sep. 16 – Kristiansand, NOR - Bingen Sep. ...

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ALTARIA To Tour Finland In September

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, who feature in their ranks SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, will embark on a short tour of Finland during September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 20 - Club 25 – Vaasa, FIN Sep. 25 - Sputnik – Tampere, FIN Sep. 26 - Downtown – Turku, FIN ALTARIA's ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT To Release Live DVD In The Fall

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, recorded their recent live appearances in Bulgaria for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due in the fall. As previously reported, the band's lineup for the gigs consisted of Kotzev, Joe Lynn Turner (vocals, ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE), Lars Pollack (organ and keys), Tomas Broman (drums), and Wayne Banks ...

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Thrash Metal Memorabilia Sought By Makers Of Documentary

The makers of the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene are looking for help and contributions from longtime metal fans everywhere. "We are looking for thrash fan memorabilia such as concert flyers, promo posters, old thrash magazine covers (ie: Metal Forces), classic ticket ...

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BYFIST: New Song Available For Download

Texas metalheads BYFIST, who feature in their ranks former REVEREND members Davey Lee and Nacho Vara, have posted a new track, titled "Guaranteed Death", in MP3 format at this location. The "ass-kickin' power metal" cut, originally written for what would have been the next REVEREND album (before former METAL CHURCH frontman David Wayne ...

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KITTIE And Producer File New Claims In Suit Against ARTEMIS RECORDS

The band KITTIE and its producer Garth Richardson have added important new claims to its complaint against Artemis Records detailing additional ways that the label undermined and failed to fulfill its most basic obligations to the band and have requested from the court that the band be released from any further obligations under its recording ...

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DEEP PURPLE Singer Says JON LORD's Departure Was A 'Relief'

U.K. web site Metro Café have posted a short interview with DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan in which he discussses, among other things, why it took five years to record a follow-up to 1998's "Abandon": "We were reluctant to press on with it at the time because [keyboardist] Jon Lord's been leaving for five years," ...

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