BATHORY To Release Two New Albums

Legendary Swedish black metal pioneers BATHORY will issue no less than two new albums during the coming months. On November 18th, Nordland Part I will be released and in January 2003, Nordland Part II will surface through the Black Mark label. More details will be announced soon. ...

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DESTRUCTION To Conduct In-Store Session

DESTRUCTION will be conducting an in-store autograph session at the Dark Realm Records store in Downey, California on Monday, September 30th between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. The store is about 25 minutes away from the Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, where DESTRUCTION will perform later that night. For more information, visit www.darkrealmrecords.net. ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS To Appear At TATTOO SHOW

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will be attending the Tattoo Show at the Meadowlands in the New York/New Jersey area on October 5th. Simmons will be covering the event for a big feature in the fourth issue of Gene Simmons Tongue magazine, set to hit the stands early next year. ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Photo Book To Be Published

A new LED ZEPPELIN photo book by photographer Neal Preston is scheduled for release on October 24th. Over 100 previously-unpublished shots are featured in the book, which will be available in two editions: A standard soft-cover edition and a collector's edition (hardback) with a signed Neal Preston print in a luxury foil-blocked black velvet slip ...

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SAXON Announce Dates For HEAVY METAL THUNDER TOUR 2003

SAXON have announced the initial dates for the European leg of their Heavy Metal Thunder Tour 2003. They are as follows: Jan. 17 - Halle Gartlage – Osnabrück, GER Jan. 18 - 013 – Tilburg, NETH Jan. 19 - Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, GER Jan. 20 - Babylon – München, GER Jan. 21 - Löwensaal – ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: The North American Itinerary

GUNS N' ROSES have announced the dates for their forthcoming North American tour. They are as follows: Nov. 07 - Vancouver, BC, CAN @ GM Place Nov. 08 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome Nov. 11 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Arena Nov. 14 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center Nov. 15 - Fargo, ...

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W.A.S.P. Tour Still On!

Despite rumors to the contrary, W.A.S.P.'s previously-announced North American tour is going ahead as scheduled, according to Metal Blade Records, whose act ENGINE (featuring FATES WARNING frontman Ray Alder and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera) is slated to fill the opening slot on the trek. At this time, it appears that ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and former ...

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RUNEMAGICK Part Ways With Guitarist, Record New Material

Guitarist Fredrik Johnsson has left Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK in order to concentrate on his instrumental/studio projects. Although he is no longer a full-time member of RUNEMAGICK, Johnsson will likely stay involved with the group as a studio musician, according to the band's official web site. In other news, RUNEMAGICK are currently recording ...

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FILTER Announce U.S., European Dates

FILTER have announced the following dates during the coming weeks: Sep. 25 - Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd's Music Store Sep. 26 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Sep. 28 - Atlanta, GA @ 99X HiFi Buys Amphitheatre Sep. 29 - Huntsville, AL @ Big Spring Jam Sep. 30 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's ...

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