KROKUS Fan Club Head Dies In Car Crash

Sonja Jaros, the head of the official KROKUS Fan Club died on July 23 in a car accident in her native Prague. "We are very shocked and very sorry to spread this tragic news," the band write on their web site. "Sonja was one of this very rare human beings who lived for her dreams ...

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MERCENARY Part Ways With Guitarist

Denmark's MERCENARY have parted ways with lead guitarist Signar Petersen due to "personal and musical differences" and have replaced him with 19-year old Martin Buus Pedersen. "None of the upcoming gigs will be affected by this change and the support for EVERGREY in Malmö on the [August 2] will take place as planned," reads a ...

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OMEN: '20th Anniversary Boxset' To Arrive In September

An OMEN "20th Anniversary Boxset" is scheduled for release on September 8 through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for the collection is as follows: CD 1 (double CD) Disc 1: "Battle Cry" Album (re-mastered) 01. Death Rider 02. The Axeman 03. Last Rites 04. Dragon's Breath 05. Be My Wench 06. Torture Me* ...

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MAYHEM Classic To Be Reissued

MAYHEM's classic "Wolf's Lair Abyss" CD will be reissued through Candlelight USA on October 14. The recording continues the label's classic reissue series — adding to earlier reissues by ARCTURUS, FLEURETY and VED BUENS ENDE. Originally released in 1998 for the Misanthropy label, "Wolf Lair's Abyss" bridged the studio gap between full-length albums just after ...

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VADER's 'Blood' To Arrive Earlier Than Expected

Polish death metallers VADER will issue a new mini-CD, titled "Blood", on September 22 — a month earlier than the originally announced October 20 release date. The seven-song effort will contain two new songs, "We Wait" and "Shape-shifting", which were recorded over a one-week period beginning on July 10 at Red Studio with engineer Piotr ...

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DEFTONES Cancel South Dakota Date

The DEFTONES were forced to cancel their previously announced club date at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, South Dakota on Tuesday (July 29) due to the groin pull suffered by singer Chino Moreno at a Saturday show in Chicago. People holding tickets to Tuesday's canceled performance are being asked to wait until ...

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PAPA ROACH Announce Details Of Hometown Gig

PAPA ROACH will be playing a concert to benefit Opportunity House and The Vacaville High School Music program on Saturday, September 6 at Travis Credit Union Park in Vacaville, California. As previously reported, PAPA ROACH have tapped Howard Benson (P.O.D., CRAZY TOWN, SEPULTURA, COLD) to produce their third album, tentatively due in early 2004 through ...

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