Report: IRON MAIDEN Meets Heavy Metal

Victoria Mitchell of the Scottish Press Association is reporting that IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson toured a Royal Navy submarine base on Monday (Dec. 8). Ahead of IRON MAIDEN's concert at the SECC in Glasgow tonight, he visited HM Naval Base Clyde near Helensburgh. A self-confessed submarine fan, Dickinson toured two classes of boat, the ...

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STRATOVARIUS: TIMO KOTIPELTO And JÖRG MICHAEL Are Out!

Finland's STRATOVARIUS have officially parted ways with vocalist Timo Kotipelto and drummer Jörg Michael. "Due to irrevocable and massive difficulties between the band leader Timo Tolkki and me, it has been agreed that this is the best thing to do to preserve at least some of the integrity the band used to have," Kotipelto said, ...

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EXODUS: 'Tempo' North American Release Date Pushed Back To March

The North American release date for EXODUS' much-anticipated new album, "Tempo Of The Damned", has been pushed back to March 9, 2004. The CD is still scheduled to be issued in Europe on February 2 (the two-year anniversary of late EXODUS frontman Paul Baloff's passing) through Nuclear Blast Records. "Tempo Of The Damned" was recorded ...

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DOHENY Announce Los Angeles Gig

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, will be performing at the Dragonfly in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 11 at 10:00 p.m. Says Clayden: "It's great to get another show in for DOHENY. The guys have been rehearsing really hard during ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM: Hard At Work On New Material

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have set "Ascension" as the title for their forthcoming full-length CD, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the tracks set to appear on the album are the following: 01. In the Absence of Grace 02. Swallowed by the Moon 03. Dark World Burden 04. The Dead Leaf ...

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AFTER FOREVER Name New Album

Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal group AFTER FOREVER have set "Invisible Circles" as the title for their new full-length album, due in late March through Transmission Records. The group's recently released EP, "Exordium", entered the Dutch Album chart at position No. 56 and has since dropped down to No. 74 (view the whole chart

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DIABLO Enter Finnish Single Chart At No. 3!

DIABLO's new single, "Read My Scars", has entered the official Finnish single chart at position No. 3 (view the whole chart here). "Read My Scars" comes off the Finnish aggro-metallers' third album, "Eternium", due on January 16 through Gaga Goodies/Poko Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Renaissance" was recorded at Fantom studios and is ...

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