ENSLAVED's IVAR: How Lineup Changes Affected Our Sound

ENSLAVED guitarist Ivar Bjørnson recently responded to a fan question about the changes in the group's sound caused by the departures of guitarist R. Kronheim and drummer Dirge Rep. "Of course, I think [Kronheim and Rep's departures] will affect the music, as you will hear on the new album. 'Below The Lights' is more consistent ...

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KRISIUN Announce Final Gig Of AGELESS VENOMOUS Tour

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN will perform the final concert of their Ageless Venomous World Tour at Vale do Paraíba in Tremembé, São Paulo, Brazil on Feb. 8. Also set to appear are ANCESTRAL MALEDICTION and OPHIOLATRY. KRISIUN had previously scheduled a tour of Northeastern Brazil in early 2003, but were forced to cancel it in ...

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LITHIUM To Support PARADISE LOST In Scandinavia

Sweden's LITHIUM, the new band featuring former TIAMAT bassist Johnny Hagel on keyboards, will support PARADISE LOST and WITHIN TEMPTATION on a short Scandinavian tour in February. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 20 – Copenhagen, DEN @ Vega Feb. 21 – Oslo, NOR @ John Dee Feb. 22 – Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben Feb. ...

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PURE RUBBISH Done 'Horrific Disservice' By VARIETY's KELLY OSBOURNE Article

Houston's PURE RUBBISH have issued the following statement via their management company, Singerman Entertainment (MOTÖRHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, MISFITS, SLAVES ON DOPE): "Variety [the premier publication of the entertainment industry—ed.] has done a horrific disservice to our band, PURE RUBBISH. In their review of Kelly Osbourne's performance December 29th at the Roxy Theater [in West Hollywood, California], ...

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Manager: ROB HALFORD's Visa Approved, Singer To Re-Enter U.S.

Rob Halford's personal manager John Baxter revealed in a posting on HALFORD's official web site yesterday that the singer's O-1 Visa (U.S. Outstanding Performers Class Visa) has been approved by the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) and that Rob would re-enter the U.S. over the course of the next several days. "INS telephoned Rob's U.S. ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Line Up First Full U.S. Tour

AUDIOSLAVE, the band formed by former members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell, have lined up their first full U.S tour. All of the upcoming concerts, beginning with a Feb. 21 date in Denver, Colorado, have been booked in small venues so the crowd will be able to experience the band's ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS Summer Tour Back On?

The joint AEROSMITH and KISS tour is apparently back on for this summer, according to Launch. Promoters are said to be reporting that the two bands are currently putting together an itinerary that is likely to play mostly in arenas, although some stadium dates are also possible. When asked about the possibility of an AEROSMITH/KISS ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Manager Joins SANCTUARY

JANE'S ADDICTION manager Adam Schneider has officially joined the Sanctuary Artist Management division of The Sanctuary Group, the company's Chief Executive Officer, Merck Mercuriadis, has announced. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Business School, Schneider worked for Bill Graham from 1988-1994, most notably on the Lollapalooza Festival, and produced the same year's JANE'S ADDICTION ...

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