VIRGIN STEELE To Play Greece In February

VIRGIN STEELE have announced the details of their upcoming mini-tour of Greece. Support at the dates will come from FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE). VIRGIN STEELE/FORCE ...

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MOONSPELL Singer Comments On Upcoming Tour

Portuguese-based gothic/metal pioneers MOONSPELL will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside fellow genre leaders CRADLE OF FILTH and TYPE O NEGATIVE this fall. The trek, set to begin on November 13 and run through the end of December, will also include a stop at the New Jersey Metal and Hardcore Festival. This tour announcement ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 1,000,000 Records Sold

Veteran death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE recently reached the one-million mark for combined sales of all their albums. Bandmembers Alex Webster, Pat O'Brien, George Fisher and Jack Owen commemorated the occasion with Metal Blade Records owner/CEO Brian Slagel at Sonic Ranch studios in El Paso, Texas. where the band are currently recording the follow-up to 2002's ...

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BURNTHE8TRACK Sign With ABACUS RECORDINGS

Winnipeg-based BURNTHE8TRACK have inked a deal with Abacus Recordings. The four-piece, whose members include brothers Derek and Jason Kun, Sam Osland and Mike Goreski, formed in the summer of 2001. In the last two years they have opened for a number of high-profile artists, including PROPAGHANDI, THE ATARIS, SUM 41 and THE MISFITS. Packing a ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING Talks About Upcoming Box Set

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King recently spoke to Guitar.com about the group's long-awaited box set, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse", due on November 25 through American Recordings/Ume. "There's tons of stuff on there," he said. "The problem was that we had too much stuff. I've got five big Tupperware boxes — the big storage boxes that you ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Former Drummer Returns To The Fold

BACH TIGHT 5, the new band led by former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, have announced the addition of drummer Mark "BamBam" McConnell to the group's ranks. "Mark has done every solo tour with me on the kit as well as playing on my solo CD, 'Bring 'Em Bach Alive!' & I realized yet again ...

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FLOWING TEARS Enter Studio To Record New Album

German goth metallers FLOWING TEARS entered Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany in late September to record the follow-up to 2002's "Serpentine", tentatively due in the spring though Century Media Records. The as-yet-untitled effort is being produced by Waldemar Sorychta (THE GATHERING, LACUNA COIL, SENTENCED, MOONSPELL) and is the band's first to feature new singer Helen ...

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TROUBLE Announce Hometown Gigs

Reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE will play three concerts in the Chicago area prior to their planned performance in Stockholm, Sweden for the recording of their upcoming live DVD. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 07 - Oasis 160 – Chicago Heights, IL Nov. 14 - Penny Road – Barrington, IL Nov. 15 - Bottom Lounge ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Pulls Out Of Fundraising Event

OZZY OSBOURNE bailed out of his planned collaboration with Julien Macdonald at London's Royal Albert Hall for Fashion Rocks for The Prince's Trust, citing other commitments in America. However, the former BLACK SABBATH singer made nice by donating $50,000 (£30,000) to the fund, which has helped nearly half-a-million young people since it was set up ...

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