THE GATHERING Singer Expecting First Child In Early 2005

THE GATHERING singer Anneke van Giersbergen has explained the group's recent concert cancellations by announcing that she is three months pregnant with her first child. "As happy as I was [to learn of the pregnancy], that's how sick I was as well," she said in a statement. "I took the pregnancy-nausea to a whole new ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Talks About His Inability To Keep A Steady Singer

In a brand-new interview with "The Classic Metal Show", former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch spoke about the many vocalists he has worked with over the years. Asked if he intentionally changes singers between projects, Lynch replied, "Well, no. I don't intend that to happen. I would prefer that it doesn't. I always audition and hope ...

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RAMMSTEIN Set North American Release Date For New Album

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have set a November 2 North American release date through Universal Records for their new album, "Reise Reise". The follow-up to 2001's "Mutter", "Reise Reise" (which roughly translates to "Journey Journey") was recorded in Spain and Germany. Production duties on the CD were handled by Jacob Hellner, who worked with the ...

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METAL CHURCH: New Album Delayed Until September

SPV Records has pushed back the release date of METAL CHURCH's new album, "The Weight Of The World", to September 28, 2004 (USA) and September 29, 2004 (Europe) in order to more heavily promote the CD, according to a posting at the group's web site. "[The band's management] is very pleased with how well METAL ...

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It's Official: NIGHTWISH Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

After negotiating for several months with various independent and major labels, Finland's NIGHTWISH have officially inked a North American/Australian deal with Roadrunner Records, the label has confirmed in a posting on its web site. Roadrunner will be releasing the band's most recent CD, "Once", later this year in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. ...

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CHIMAIRA's Record Label Confirms Drummer Switch

CHIMAIRA's record label, Roadrunner Records, has issued a statement confirming that the band have parted ways with former SOILWORK drummer Richard Evensand and replaced him with Kevin Talley, formerly of MISERY INDEX. Recommended to the band by SLAYER's Kerry King, Kevin will be behind the kit for CHIMAIRA's co-headline run with MACHINE HEAD on the ...

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SEPULTURA, CLASS OF ZERO To Support MOTÖRHEAD In Europe

As first reported here back in late May, Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have been officially confirmed to support MOTÖRHEAD on their upcoming European tour. Opening the shows on the U.K. portion of the trek will be Simi Valley's own CLASS OF ZERO. Made up of Ryan Rainey (vocals), Ian Salvas (guitar), Chris Dunn (bass) ...

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