DEE SNIDER's VAN HELSING'S CURSE To Hit The Road In October

VAN HELSING'S CURSE, the classical/rock music brainchild of TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, is bringing its spectral horror-inspired ambience to the stage throughout the month of October. The troupe's debut album, "Oculus Infernum", released last Halloween through KOCH Records, employs an 18-piece orchestra and a prophetic choir to stitch together chilling classical passages and menacing ...

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KISS: VH1 Special To Chronicle Band's Successes And Downfalls

KISS founding members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley were interviewed for the upcoming VH1 special, "When KISS Ruled the World", premiering on July 24 at 11:00 p.m. The hour-long episode chronicles the band's successes and downfalls as well as the group's influence on their fans, and the entire music community through ...

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Report: SID And NANCY's Punk Rock History To Go On Display

A blood-spattered poster which hung in the room in which Nancy Spungen was allegedly killed by her boyfriend, late SEX PISTOLS bassist Sid Vicious, is to be displayed for the first time at an art exhibition in London, the Independent on Sunday said. Artifacts from the couple's room at New York's Chelsea Hotel, where Spungen ...

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CRASH MUSIC To Release WACKEN DVD And CD

Crash Music, Inc. has announced that they have signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Germany's Armageddon Music to market and distribute the "2003 Armageddon Over Wacken" DVD and Audio CDs for North America. Wacken Open Air is a yearly metal festival held in the small farming town of Wacken, Germany. The festival started out 14 ...

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CALMSITE Release Full-Length Debut

Finnish death metallers CALMSITE have issued their debut album, "The Erector", through U.S. label Oak-Knoll Productions. In existence since 1998, CALMSITE had previously released three mini-CDs and two demos. The complete track listing for "The Erector" is as follows: 01. Recharger 02. Melting the Frost 03. Asskin 04. Stripped Stiff 05. Payment in Full 06. ...

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GOREROTTED Film Video For 'Only Tools And Corpses'

U.K. extreme metal lunatics GOREROTTED have finished shooting a video clip for the title track of their second album, "Only Tools And Corpses". Commented GOREROTTED singer Goreskin: “We hooked up with director Adam Powel because we were really impressed with his other work, in particular his Milk Productions skateboard stunt video 'Ill-Nation'. We shot the ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN Guitarist Joins KATE DOVELYN BAND

TAPPING THE VEIN guitarist Mark Burkert has joined the backing band of 18-year-old singer/songwriter Kate Dovelyn. Dovelyn's musical style is said to combine classic rock roots with R&B and flashes of punk "to create her signature new rock-R&B sound." In addition to performing with Dovelyn and recording the second TAPPING THE VEIN CD, Burkert is ...

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