Former SAIGON KICK Singer Offers Free Download

Former SAIGON KICK frontman Matt Kramer is making available for download the solo track "Spinning Round" "on account of the war in Iraq," the singer wrote on his official web site. "The overwhelming feedback that I've received tying together the lyric in this song seems appropriate for the times, so to all that wanted this ...

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SHADOWKEEP Seek New Drummer

Britain's SHADOWKEEP have parted ways with drummer Scott Higham (ex-ANGEL WITCH) and are currently seeking a replacement. All applicants must be "powerful, tight, technical and precise. Double bass, pro equipment and a great attitude [are] also essential. No timewasters." For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call (0771) 4600 430. ...

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IMPELLITTERI: 'New Sound' Planned For Upcoming CD

IMPELLITTERI, the band led by guitar legend Chris Impellitteri, are currently working on their new CD, due before the end of the year. According to the group's official web site, the forthcoming album will represent "a new sound for the band. Fast, furious and a touch of opera. Chris has been talking with MAJOR producers ...

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H.I.M.: More European Festival Appearances Announced

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have added several more festival appearance to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 30 – Madrid, ESP @ Festimad Jun. 07 - Monza, ITA @ A Day At The Border Jun. 21 – NETH @ Waldrock Jun. 27 - Vizovice, CZ @ Masters Of Rock Jul. ...

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AREA 54 To Support PAUL DI'ANNO In England

Britain's AREA 54 will support ex-IRON MAIDEN frontman PAUL DI'ANNO and KILLERS at the following U.K. dates: Mar. 21 - Camden Underworld – London, UK Mar. 22 - Townsgate Theatre, St. Martins Square – Basildon, UK AREA 54's sophomore full-length effort, "Beckoning Of The End", is due on April 21 through Casket Records. The album, ...

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PASSENGER Set American Release Date For Debut Album

Sweden's PASSENGER, the new project featuring IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Friden, ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE drummer Patrik J. Sten, GARDENIAN guitarist Niclas Engelin (ex-IN FLAMES), and HEADPLATE bassist Håkan Skoger, have set an April 28 release date through Century Media Records for their debut self-titled effort. PASSENGER's music is being described as "a cross between DEPECHE MODE ...

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THE OFFSPRING Drummer Exits, FREESE Takes Over

THE OFFSPRING drummer Ron Welty has announced that he has quit the band. In a statement on the band's web site, the drummer explained: "After more than 15 great years with THE OFFSPRING, I've decided to leave to devote all my energies to a new project called STEADY GROUND. I wish Dexter, Noodles and Greg ...

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NIGHTWISH: Upcoming Dates Announced

Finland's NIGHTWISH have lined up the following dates during the summer: Jul. 04 - Rockefeller – Oslo, NOR Jul. 05 - Rockefeller – Oslo, NOR Jul. 11 - Metal Mania Festival – Villarrobledo, ESP Aug. 02 - Gates Of Metal – Hultsfred, SWE Aug. 16 - Z-7 – Pratteln, SWI Aug. 30 -Bloodstock Festival – ...

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METALLICA To Work With PUSHEAD On 'St. Anger' Cover

METALLICA are leaning towards using their old friend Pushead to design the cover for their forthcoming album, "St. Anger", drummer Lars Ulrich revealed during an interview with Canadian radio station 97.7 HTZ FM. In addition, Ulrich offered two more working songtitles for the upcoming CD: "All Within My Hands" and "Dirty Window". Other known working ...

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