PAIN OF SALVATION Singer To Guest On SPASTIC INK Album

PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist/guitarist Daniel Gildenlöw will be contributing lead vocals to one track on the long-awaited SPASTIC INK sophomore release, "Ink Compatible", tentatively due before the end of the year. "[Daniel] is easily one of the most dramatic singers out there," said SPASTIC INK mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER) of his decision to collaborate with ...

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SKYCLAD Line Up Summer tour Dates

SKYCLAD have announced the following European dates during July/August: Jul. 19 - Dong Open Air - Neukirchen-Vluyn, GER Aug. 02 - The Garage – London, UK Aug. 30 - The Studio – Hartlepool, UK SKYCLAD are still hard at work in the studio, fine-tuning the recording of their new opus for a tentative late summer ...

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SCHANDMAUL Announce 'New' Bassist, Live DVD Release Date

German "folk rock/metal" act SCHANDMAUL have announced that Matthias "Hiasl" Richter, who joined the band as a temporary replacement after the departure of original bassist Hubsi Widmann, is now a permanent member of the band. SCHANDMAUL have set a June 23 release date for their new live DVD/CD, titled "Hexenkessel". The DVD will contain a ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Tribe' Track Listing Revealed!

QUEENSRŸCHE have set the tentative track listing for their forthcoming studio album, "Tribe", due on July 22 through Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to 1999's "Q2K", which is expected to include a guest appearance by original QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo, will contain the following cuts: 01. Tribe 02. U.M.S. 03. Blood 04. Desert Dance 05. The ...

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HALFORD Manager Says A Single Person Caused Collapse Of METAL GODS Tour

HALFORD manager John Baxter has offered more details regarding the cancellation of The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. According to Baxter, "It was a single individual that caused the collapse of the tour. The individual's employer [apparently referring ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE To Enter Studio In October

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, the band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, will enter Seawolf Studios (web site) in Suomenlinna (just outside Helsinki) in October to begin recording their third full-length album, "Man's Ruin Revisited", due in early 2004 through Spinefarm Records subsidiary Ranch (web site). Among the tracks set to ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's SIXX Has A 'Blast' At AVRIL LAVIGNE Concert

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "I did take my daughter Storm to AVRIL LAVIGNE last night [May 1]… That was cool to see her eyes light up with that look when she took the stage... She sang every ...

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