COSMOSQUAD Announce Hollywood Gig

L.A.'s COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, $IGN OF 4) and rhythm section Shane Gaalaas and Barry Sparks (ULI JON ROTH, MSG, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be co-headlining "21st Century Schizoid Night! - A Celebration of Guitar, Bass & Drums" at the Sixteen-Fifty www.sixteen-fifty.com in Hollywood CA on January 16 alongside MCGILL-MANRING-STEVENS, featuring Grammy-nominated bassist ...

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VINCE NEIL On 'The Surreal Life': 'I'd Never Do It Again'

Entertainment Weekly asked MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil why he agreed to do "The Surreal Life", which airs tonight on the WB. "I was a bit curious," he said. "It's kind of one of those once-in-a-lifetime things, you know. I'd never do it again." The reality series, which follows seven bigger-than-life celebrities — including Neil ...

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SUSPERIA Set Title For Upcoming CD, Confirm NUCLEAR BLAST Split

Norway's SUSPERIA have set "Unlimited" as the title for their upcoming third full-length album, tentatively due in the fall through an as-yet-undetermined label. The group, who recently parted ways with Nuclear Blast Records, are "currently in heavy negotiations with several record labels all over the world and whom the future partner will be, will be ...

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Former NEUROTICA Guitarist Re-Launches BALD DAISY

Former NEUROTICA guitarist Shawn Bowen has made available for download a number of tracks from his BALD DAISY project at this location. The Sarasota, Florida based group's music is being described as "ambient space metal like you've never heard. The closest comparison would be like VOIVOD mixed with PORTISHEAD or DEAD CAN DANCE ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION To Headline Indiana's ABYSS FEST

Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have been confirmed to headline Abyss Fest, a 12-band festival set to take place Feb. 15 at Emerson Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana. The complete list of artists scheduled to perform at the event is as follows: MALEVOLENT CREATION - 10:40-11:50 DEAD TO FALL - 9:20-10:10 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ...

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STEVE VAI To Issue Collection Of Rarities

STEVE VAI is in the process of finalizing the licensing agreements for the next installments of "The Secret Jewel Box Set - Archives Vol. 3 and Vol. 4". These two discs compile all the music Steve has contributed to other projects and records, and include the often-elusive bonus tracks appearing on Japanese releases. Also included ...

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Former FATES WARNING Singer Inks Solo Deal!

Former FATES WARNING vocalist John Arch has inked a solo deal with Metal Blade Records. The singer's first release through the label will be a 20-minute EP, "A Twist Of Fate", featuring FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera and DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy. A late 2003 release is expected. ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Cancel Dates In Mexico, Colombia

DARK TRANQUILLITY have been forced to cancel their previously-announced gigs in Mexico and Colombia due to the inability of the local promoter to live up to his part of the agreement. The band's official statement on the matter is as follows: "We are extremely sorry to have to announce the frustrating fact that the upcoming ...

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EVEMASTER Ink Deal With LOW FREQUENCY

Finland's EVEMASTER have signed a three-album deal with Low Frequency Records. The group are currently putting the finishing touches on their second CD, "Wither", at Astia Studios (CHILDREN OF BODOM, WARMEN, ENTWINE) with producer Anssi Kippo. The follow-up to "Lacrimae Mundi", which is set to be mastered at Finnvox studios (STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS) in late January ...

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