PROTOTYPE Announce New Drummer

Los Angeles-based progressive thrash metal band PROTOTYPE have announced the addition of drummer Sam Aliano to the group's ranks. "Sam hails from the great country of Australia and has established himself as one of that country's top drummers," according to an official press release. "Now in Los Angeles, Ca., Sam has been building a reputation ...

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OZZY's Son LOUIS: 'All I Want Him To Do Is Get Better'

Ozzy Osbourne missed out today on the wedding of his eldest son, Louis, in Ireland, according to the Belfast Telegraph. Louis, 28, married Irish girl Louise Lennon, 30, with the reception held in Kinnitty Castle in Birr, Co Offaly. Around 160 guests attended the fairy-tale wedding, including Louis's mother Thelma (Ozzy's first wife) and his ...

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EVANESCENCE: New Tour Dates Announced

EVANESCENCE have announced a round of U.S. shows in early 2004 that include make-up dates for some previously postponed concerts. The band were due to perform a number of concerts throughout the Western and Midwestern U.S. between Nov. 21 and Dec. 7, but postponed the outing without giving an explanation. In October, EVANESCENCE guitarist and ...

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PAPA ROACH To Begin Mixing New Album In January

PAPA ROACH will begin mixing their new album in Los Angeles on January 15, 2004, according to a post on the band's web site. "In all, 14 songs were recorded. After they are all mixed the final track listing will be decided on and the band will turn their attention to artwork, videos, tours, and ...

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KROKUS: First Tour Dates Of 2004 Announced

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have lined up the following tour dates in February/March: Feb. 25 – Vienna, AUT - Planet Music Feb. 26 – Augsburg, GER - Spectrum Feb. 27 - Worms, GER - Krone Feb. 28 - Wuppertal, GER - Live Club Feb. 29 - Osnabrueck, GER - Hyde Park Mar. 04 – ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: String Quartet Tribute Due In January

A string quartet tribute to LIMP BIZKIT, titled "Break Stuff", is scheduled for release on January 27, 2004 through TMRPro.com. Pre-orders are now being taken and usually ship about three weeks prior to release, according to the web site. The complete track listing for "Break Stuff" is as follows: 01. Rollin' 02. My Way 03. ...

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ROTTWEILLER Acquire New Singer, Head Back Into The Studio

Seattle-based metallers ROTTWEILLER have replaced singer Ronny Munroe (METAL CHURCH) with former ALCHEMY X vocalist Martin Morin. The band will head into the studio in less than two weeks to record 13 songs of "intense and driving power," according to an official press release. "Martin's intense power and screams will definitely satisfy the most hardcore ...

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SUNRIDE: European Tour Dates Announced

Finland's SUNRIDE have lined up the following dates in early 2004: Jan. 09 – Semifinal - Helsinki, FIN Jan. 17 – Lutakko - Jyväskylä, FIN (w/ DISFEAR) Feb. 05 - Eldorado/Alcazar - Stockholm, SWE w/ GOOD WITCH OF THE SOUTH: Feb. 06 – Westwerk - Osnabrück, GER Feb. 07 - White Pig - Bad Frankenhausen, ...

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