SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Make Live Debut With New Lineup

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, the band featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, performed their first live show with their new lineup at Rockstugan in Halmstad, Sweden Friday night (March 21). According to the group's official web site, "the BEGGARS delivered a full heavy set performing both new and old songs ...

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TAD MOROSE, FALCONER, DRAGONFORCE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003

TAD MOROSE, FALCONER, DRAGONFORCE, FAIRYLAND and ARCH NEMESIS are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND ...

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Rhode Island Site Search Fails To Turn Up Pyrotechnic Devices

West Warwick police searched the site of The Station nightclub fire earlier this month, in hopes of finding pyrotechnic devices, according to The Providence Journal. Instead, they found items such as clothing, watchbands, cellular phones and fire extinguishers. The items were listed on documents filed today in Kent County District Court. According to the search ...

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GODSMACK Members Attend Benefit For Rhode Island Concert Victims

The Boston Herald reports GODSMACK members Sully Erna, Tony Rambola and Shannon Larkin were on hand at a benefit that was staged for the Keith R. Lapierre Family Fund and the Adrian Krasinskas Fund. Lapierre, 29, perished in The Station inferno last month during the GREAT WHITE performance, leaving behind a 22-month-old son and his ...

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AMARAN Name Second CD, Speak Out Against War

Sweden's AMARAN, the band featuring former members of MOURNING SIGN, have set "Pristine In Bondage" as the title for their second album, due late summer through Listenable Records. "Pristine In Bondage" will be recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden between Apr. 7 and Apr. 27. 13 new songs have been completed for the CD ...

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PAGAN WAR MACHINE To Support SEVEN WITCHES, CAGE

PAGAN WAR MACHINE, the new Los Angeles-based thrash project featuring Jim Durkin (former DARK ANGEL guitarist), Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR frontman), Marcelo Lima (guitar) and "Meyhem" Mendez (drums), will be performing with SEVEN WITCHES and CAGE at The Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana, California on April 16. ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: 'U.S. Troops Will Crush And Dominate' The Iraqis

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde was recently asked how war with Iraq is affecting his touring plans with both groups. "The Ozzfest obviously was talking about going over to Europe," Wylde told Launch. "Who knows if we're still going by that time and things are starting to get ugly or whatever, but you ...

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