Updated: HELLOWEEN Singer Taken Ill, Band Cancel European Gigs

HELLOWEEN have cancelled three shows on their current European tour (Cracow, Poland on Oct. 25, Oslo, Norway on Oct. 27 and Copenhagen, Denmark on Oct. 28) in order to allow vocalist Andi Deris to recover from an unspecified virus which has caused the group cut short their performance in Berlin, Germany Friday night (October 24). ...

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SOIL: New Music Posted Online

Two tracks from SOIL's upcoming album "Redefine" have been posted online. You can check out streams of "Pride" and "Cross My Heart" here. "Redefine" is scheduled for release in February 2004 through J Records. SOIL are currently on the road with STATIC-X, SKRAPE, and TWISTED METHOD. The dates are as follows: Oct. 27 ...

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VENOM Guitarist To Release New Solo Album In February

VENOM guitarist Mantas has enlisted Italian guitarist Dario Mollo to produce his long-delayed second solo album, "Zero Tolerance". Mollo (SKYCLAD, CRADLE OF FILTH, ANATHEMA, etc.) reportedly got the job after Mantas heard his work on the new SKYCLAD CD. Says Mantas, "Although the SKYCLAD music is a million miles from my own sound, I've worked ...

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RAG MEN Sign With EULOGY RECORDS

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I), guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ), bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS), and drummer Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED), have signed a North American record deal with Eulogy Records. The group's self-titled debut CD is scheduled for release in February. Download ...

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RAGE: 20-Year Anniversary Mini-Tour Planned In January

Veteran German metallers RAGE will celebrate their 20-year anniversary with a four-date tour of Germany during January. The shows will consist of an acoustic set and an extensive "best of" program, which will be filmed for an upcoming DVD. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 22 – Nürnberg, GER @ Hirsch Jan. 23 - Münster-Breitefeld ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: South American Mini-Tour Announced

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will embark on an Ibanez-sponsored South American tour of mini-live events, clinics and master classes during November/December. The details are as follows: Nov. 28 - Lima, PER @ Teatro Montecarlo Nov. 29 - Santiago, CHL @ VIP Show Dec. 01 - Santiago, CHL @ Teatro Oriente Dec. 03 - Concepcion, ...

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DEF LEPPARD Perform In Edinburgh: Photos Available

DEF LEPPARD performed at The Playhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland on Saturday, October 18. Check out pictures from LFI. Upcoming DEF LEPPARD tour dates: Oct. 26 – Birmingham, UK @ Carling Academy Oct. 27 - Doncaster, UK @ Doncaster Dome Oct. 28 - Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange Oct. 30 - Bournemouth, UK @ ...

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KAMELOT: New Album Update

KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood has posted the following update on the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to this year's "Epica": "I just got back from a whirlwind 3 weeks in Norway and Germany. We have written 5 new songs for the next KAMELOT follow-up to 'Epica'. Here are some working titles that may change on ...

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