RAG MEN Reject Split Rumors

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I), guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ), bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS), and drummer Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED), have issued a statement refuting rumors that the group has broken up. "Mitts has been on tour playing guitar with HAZEN STREET, ...

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NIGHTWISH Cancel First Three Shows Of North American Tour

NIGHTWISH have been forced to cancel the first three shows of their North American tour (Toronto, Montreal and Philadelphia) after failing to secure their visas in time for the tour's kick-off date. "Our U.S. visa applications were filed early enough at the end of March 2004, so the U.S. immigration office is the one responsible ...

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HELLOWEEN Comment On New Record Deal

SPV Records has officially confirmed the signing of HELLOWEEN to the label's roster. The Hamburg, Germany-based band, which has been in existence since the early '80s, is one of the world's most successful heavy metal acts, having influenced countless bands over the course of 18 album releases. In 1987-1988, HELLOWEEN were under SPV distribution and ...

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KALEDON To Film First Video This Month

Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON will be filming their first video at the end of August. The group are currently offering fans a chance to select the video song via a web poll on their official web site. For more information, go to www.kaledon.com. As previously reported, KALEDON's third full-length album, "The Way ...

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DEF LEPPARD: VH1 Original Movie To Re-Air This Weekend

The VH1 original movie, "Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story", is scheduled to re-air August 14 at 12:00 1.m. EDT on VH1. The following is a brief synopsis of the movie: "The true story of one of the most successful pop-metal bands of the 80s. All born in England, the group first found success at home ...

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DIO: 'Master Of The Moon' Delayed

Sanctuary Records has pushed back the North American release date of the new DIO album, "Master of the Moon", to September 14 from teh previously announced August 31. No reason was given for the delay. As previously reported, 30-second audio samples of all 10 tracks from "Master of the Moon" have been posted online at ...

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