QUEENSRŸCHE: EMI Reissues Postponed (Again)

QUEENSRŸCHE's "Queensrÿche", "The Warning", "Rage For Order" and "Operation: Mindcrime" releases — originally scheduled to be reissued on April 8 — will now not surface through EMI Records until May 6. Meanwhile, reissues of "Empire", "Promised Land" and "Hear In The Now Frontier" are not expected until May 10. No reason was given for the ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer Chooses Name For New Project

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler is reportedly eyeing SUKI JONES as the name of his new band, which apparently includes RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/BLACK N' BLUE/RATT bassist Robbie Crane. The group's upcoming tour — which is scheduled to kick off ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH: Solo Dates Announced

Former VAN HALEN singer DAVID LEE ROTH has announced the following solo dates during the coming months: Mar. 08 - Universal Studios - Orlando, FL May 29 - Turning Stone Casino - Verona, NY Jun. 01 - Westbury Music Fair - Westbury, NY ...

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MNEMIC Finalize Track Listing For Debut

The Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will enter AntFarm studio with producer Tue Madsen on March 2 to begin recording their debut album for Nuclear Blast Records, due in late summer. The complete track listing for the album (in no particular order) is ...

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BLAZE Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists currently set to perform at Bang Your Head 2003 looks like this: TWISTED ...

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ENTOMBED Announce European, South African Gigs

Sweden's ENTOMBED have announced the following tour dates during the coming months: Mar. 22 - Esbjerg, DEN @ TBA Mar. 28 - Björkliden, SWE @ Fjällanläggningen Apr. 17 - Oslo, NOR @ Inferno Festival Apr. 20 – Groningen, NETH @ Noordshock Apr. 21 – Nijmegen, NETH @ Doornroosje May 02 - Durban, RSA @ TBA ...

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KONKHRA: 'Reality Check' Artwork Posted Online

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have posted the cover artwork (conceived by Neon Trinity Kill Studios) for their upcoming CD, "Reality Check", at this location. "Reality Check" is slated for an April 27 G.A.S. (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) release through Code666 Records. The rest of the world will receive the CD on May 10. "Reality ...

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USURPER Part Ways With Drummer

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER are currently seeking a new drummer. Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for further requirements. "After 5 years of dedicated service which included recording 3 albums and various US/Euro tours, we have decided to part ways with Dave Hellstorm," USURPER guitarist Rick "Scythe" Sprague said in an official statement. "There are no ...

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INVOCATOR: New Album Done

Reunited Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have finished mixing their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album, due before the summer through Italy's Scarlet Records. According to the band, "We've mixed 11 songs in 5 days, and the album is now ready to be mastered and edited. John and Asmus from SACRIFICIAL + Tommy from SLUGS did backing vocals on ...

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