NIGHTWISH Comment On Cancelled North American Dates

Finland's NIGHTWISH have posted the following message on their web site regarding the group's cancelled North American dates: "Many fans have asked us why the shows in Canada had to be cancelled due to U.S. visa problems. The band's manager Ewo Rytkönen explains: 'The band COULD have done the shows in Canada, because we would ...

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IMPIOUS Complete Work On New Album

Swedish death/thrashers IMPIOUS have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Hellucinations", due on October 4 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "The Killer" was recorded at Studio Mega with producer Valle Adzic and was mixed by Chris Silver and Valle Adzic. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. ...

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DON DOKKEN: 'GEORGE LYNCH Thought He Was God, And I Disagreed'

In a recent interview with the Las Vegas Mercury, Don Dokken spoke about the disintegration of his working relationship with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch. Nowadays, Jon Levin — the band's attorney for 10 years — is playing guitar for the group, but Dokken still runs into Lynch from time to time — often with unpleasant ...

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AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT Announce Toronto Show

AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT, the solo project of former KITTIE guitarist Fallon Bowman, will be performing at The Vatikan in Toronto, Canada on Saturday, August 21. Also appearing on the bill will be DELICA and PULSE PLANT. AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT released their self-financed debut album, "District 6", in May 2003. The group's sound is being described as a ...

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OCTAVIA Sign With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Norwegian all-female "heavy, gloom metal" act OCTAVIA have signed a deal with Candlelight Records. The group have already recorded several tracks towards their debut album and plan on returning to the studio in September to complete work on the as-yet-untitled effort, tentatively due before the end of the year. A rough-mix version of the album ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Announce Title Of New Single

The first single from WITHIN TEMPTATION's long-awaited follow-up to 2000's "Mother Earth" will be a track called "Stand My Ground", according to a posting on the band's web site. The as-yet-untitled album is tentatively due this fall. No further information is currently available. Upcoming WITHIN TEMPTATION shows: Aug. 19 - Pukkelpop – Hasselt, BEL Aug. ...

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UNHOLY GHOST: 'Under Existence' Video Posted Online

UNHOLY GHOST's video for the track "Under Existence" has been made available for download at the group's web site. The "highly controversial" video was filmed last summer the weekend of Friday the 13th (June 13-15) under a full moon on location in Tampa, FL with director/producer Scott Semple and special effects wizard Chris ...

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