PARAGON Begin Work On New Material, Land GAMMA RAY Tour

German melodic metallers PARAGON are writing songs for the follow-up to this year's critically-acclaimed Law Of The Blade CD for a tentative late 2003 release through Remedy Records/Zomba. According to bassist Jan B√ľnning, "we have about seven tiles in work already and one song, 'Eye of The Storm', is almost complete. We perhaps will record ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Reunion Is Inevitable

A reunion between Sammy Hagar and his former VAN HALEN bandmates is "inevitable," the singer told MTV backstage at last week's MTV Video Music Awards, shortly after presenting an award with David Lee Roth. "I mean come on, how could it not [happen]?" While Hagar confessed that he hasn't spoken with either of the Van ...

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LIMP BIZKIT, KORN Management Company Scores High On Billboard Chart

The Firm, the management company that represents LIMP BIZKIT, LINKIN PARK, KORN, TRUSTCOMPANY and PUDDLE OF MUDD, among others, boasts a total of 19 albums involving their clients on this week's Top 200 sellers, according to Hits Daily Double. Among the other artists represented are DIXIE CHICKS, ICE CUBE, MICHELLE BRANCH, and ENRIQUE IGLESIAS. ...

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CHIMAIRA Prepare New CD, Pursue Side Projects

Cleveland, Ohio's CHIMAIRA have set The Impossibility Of Reason as the tentative title of their upcoming CD, which is scheduled to be recorded in the fall for an early 2003 release through Roadrunner Records. Among the tracks set to be included on the effort are the following: 01. Cleansation 02. Awakening 03. The Dehumanizing Process ...

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Britain's METAL MANIA Festival Cancelled

Metal Mania festival, which was scheduled to take place on September 7th at the Newcastle University in the UK, has been cancelled due to a problem with the ticket distribution, according to the festival organizers. The event, which was set to include performances by BLAZE, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, EARTHROD, UNLEASH, NUFUTURE COWBOYS and LIVE ...

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FILTER To Ship New Single To Radio

FILTER's second single from their current The Amalgamut CD, "American Cliche", will be shipped to radio on September 10th. As of the first week of September, The Amalgamut has sold over 76,000 units in the U.S., according to Soundscan. ...

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