Bassist SCOTT SORRY Quits AMEN

Bassist Scott Sorry is the latest AMEN member to announce his departure from the group. Sorry's official statement on the matter is as follows: "O.K. bitches here is the deal. I have decided to leave AMEN. "The first person I met when I joined AMEN was Matty [former AMEN guitarist Matt Montgomery]. He, [former AMEN ...

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Female Metal Singers Spotlighted In New Book

Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY), Anneke van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING), Floor Jansen (AFTER FOREVER), Simone Simons (EPICA), Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL), Liv Kristine Espenaes (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY), Nienke de Jong (AUTUMN) and Sharon den Adel (WITHIN TEMPTATION) are among the female singers featured in the book ...

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SHAMRAIN: New EP Track Listing Revealed

SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS), the Finnish quartet who feature in their ranks ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen, have released more information about their brand-new seven-inch vinyl EP, which is currently available from the group's web site. The EP, which has a running time of 14 minutes and is limited to 200 copies, includes material recorded ...

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Bassist BARRY SPARKS To Perform At Tucson's 2004 FALL CRAWL

Bassist extraordinaire Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ex-MSG, TED NUGENT) will be performing at the 2004 Fall Crawl in Tucson, AZ on October 16. "Fall Crawl is an annual event put on by the Tucson Weekly and sponsored by KLPX, KFMA, KCMT, Budweiser and other local sponsors," Barry writes on his web site. "The event begins at ...

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MEGADETH: North American Tour Dates Updated

MEGADETH have released the venue information for their upcoming "Blackmail The Universe" North American tour. Support at all dates is expected to come from the Los Angeles-based quintet EARSHOT and an as-yet-unannounced third act. The tour is currently shaping up as follows: Oct. 23 - Reno, NV @ Reno Hilton Oct. 24 - Las Vegas, ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Postpone European Tour

Florida-based death metallers SIX FEET UNDER have postponed their European tour to early 2005 in order to allow drummer Greg Gall to be home for the impending birth of his child (Greg's wife is reportedly due in November). No further information is currently available. As previously reported, SIX FEET UNDER have covered AC/DC's entire "Back ...

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Swiss Extreme Metallers SLUDGE Sign With MIGHTY MUSIC

Swiss extreme metal act SLUDGE, featuring SAMAEL guitarist Makro, have inked a deal with Denmark's Mighty Music. Described as "a mix of ENTOMBED, CELTIC FROST, CARCASS and the early material of SAMAEL," the group's third full-length album, "Yellow Acid Rain", was recorded in Switzerland and mixed by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...

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GODHEAD's JASON MILLER Keeping Busy Between Albums

With the exception of a recent trip to China, GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller has not stopped working this year — and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Since the beginning of the year, after spending 2003 promoting GODHEAD's most recent CD, "Evolver", the talented performer/songwriter/businessman/actor has had very little downtime. In early 2004, ...

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MARILYN MANSON, DEFTONES Pay Tribute To THE CURE

MTV's U.K. channel has set an October 31 air date for the "mtvICON" tribute to THE CURE that was taped September 17 at Old Billingsgate Market in London, England. Marilyn Manson hosted the show, which featured performances and testimonials from artists and celebrities who cite THE CURE as a significant influence upon their work. According ...

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QUIET RIOT Concert From 1989 Coming To DVD

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that a concert DVD from the late '80s version of QUIET RIOT will be released on November 16 via Music Video Distributors and 2RS Studios. "Quiet Riot: '89 Live In Japan" hails from the days when original singer Kevin DuBrow was out of the band after quitting in 1987 and ...

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