KILLING MIRANDA: New Song Posted Online

Britain's KILLING MIRANDA have posted a brand new song, "Enter The Dagon" [sic], in MP3 format at this location. "Enter The Dagon" comes off the group's forthcoming full-length effort, due in late 2003. KILLING MIRANDA describe themselves as "gothic with attitude — the sleazed-up, intellectually-charged anarchic face of darkwave music." The group recently ...

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DISSECTION Seeking New Members

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, now featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt and ex-EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun, are looking for a rhythm/lead guitarist and bassist to complete the group's new lineup. The band's official web site, www.dissection.nu, has posted the following requirements for the new members: Profile 1: Rhythm/Lead Guitarist "DISSECTION is looking for ...

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IGGY POP To Release 'Skull Ring' In September

IGGY POP has finalized the track listing for his new solo album, "Skull Ring", due September 30 through Virgin Records. The follow-up to Pop's 2001 LP, "Beat 'Em Up", features collaborations with fellow ex-STOOGES members Ron and Scott Asheton on four tracks ("Little Electric Chair", "Skull Rings", "Loser" and "Dead Rock Star"), SUM 41 (on ...

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KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED To Team Up For North American Tour

KING DIAMOND and ENTOMBED are strongly rumored to be in talks about teaming up for a North American tour in the fall. The trek, which is tentatively set to kick off on October 20, will be sponsored by Metal Maniacs magazine. Additional support for the tour will be announced soon. KING DIAMOND are currently mixing ...

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GODSMACK: European Tour Cancelled!

GODSMACK have cancelled all of their previously announced European headlining dates. In addition, the group are said to have pulled out their scheduled shows with OZZY OSBOURNE in September. An official statement regarding the matter is expected shortly. GODSMACK were set to launch a European outing July 13 in Manchester, England and were expected to ...

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GREAT WHITE To Launch Revamped Benefit Tour

A day after officially calling off a proposed U.S. tour with L.A. GUNS and XYZ due to an inability to secure insurance, GREAT WHITE have announced plans to go out on their own and do a series of 41 "weekend warrior" concerts, in which they will play a mix of clubs and large festivals every ...

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THE 69 EYES Confirmed For Hungary's SZIGET FESTIVAL

Finland's THE 69 EYES have been confirmed for this year's Sziget Festival, which takes place between July 30 and August 6 in Budapest, Hungary. Also set to appear at the event are SLAYER, THE HELLACOPTERS, SONATA ARCTICA, MY DYING BRIDE, CLAWFINGER, APOCALYPTICA, ANNIHILATOR, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TESTAMENT and NAPALM DEATH, among many others. Upcoming THE ...

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ONWARD Split Up!

Acclaimed power metallers ONWARD appear to have split up following a parting-of-the-ways with their label, Century Media Records. The following is the official statement on the matter from ONWARD guitarist Toby Knapp (as posted on the group's official web site): "Dear listeners, "In the last few years I've become a person who believes ...

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SILENT FORCE Begin Laying Down Guitar 'Attack'

SILENT FORCE, the band featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, will begin recording the guitar tracks for their third album, "Line Of Attack", today (July 1) at RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski's VPS studio in Hamm, Germany. The follow up to 2001's "Infatuator", which is being produced by Dennis Ward (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69), is due ...

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