Ex-RATT Frontman To Pen Band Autobiography

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy is working on a book called "RaTales", which is set to chronicle the Los Angeles band's rise to fame and eventual implosion due to much-publicized personal differences. "I've read some things and heard some things from people that say they know us," Pearcy explained to Rock Confidential. "Even ...

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SEETHINGS Add New Bassist

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have announced the addition of ex-DIABOLICAL bassist Lars Söderberg to the group's lineup. Söderberg made his live debut with the group at a concert Thursday (Jan. 30) at club Nirvana in Stockholm. SEETHINGS are in the process of signing a European record deal ...

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Ex-STRYPER Bassist: God Is Good!

Former STRYPER bassist Tim Gaines has posted the following update via his official web site: "This really has been an exciting month for us and a wonderful beginning to a new year 2003. On New Years morning, my wife took me to the airport and there I met [ex-STRYPER guitarist] Oz [Fox]. We departed for ...

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H.I.M. To Play Pre-Launch Show In Germany

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have announced a pre-launch show for their upcoming album on March 8 at the Grosse Freiheit Club in Hamburg, Germany. This is the first time all songs featured on the forthcoming album will be performed live. The tickets are free and the group's official web site (www.heartagram.com) has 600 tickets for ...

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KARI RUESLÅTTEN Begins Work On New CD

Former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL "goddess of beauty" Kari Rueslåtten, presently known simply as Kari, has started writing material for next solo album and expects to begin recording in the summer for a tentative late 2003/early 2004 release. According to a recent interview with Kari, the new material is "folky and up-tempo" ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'Music For Speeding' Promo Tour Underway!

The official web site of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has released the following update on Friedman's current and upcoming activities: "Marty is in Japan now continuing a massive promotional tour for 'Music For Speeding'. The tour started with 2 weeks of all day live radio interviews and jam sessions, with stations in Tokyo and ...

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NAPALM DEATH Add Columbus Date

NAPALM DEATH have added a headlining date at The Billiard Club in Columbus, Ohio on Feb. 4 as a replacement for the cancelled Royal Oaks, Michigan "Art Of Noise" show that was called off due to the venue closing down. Also set to appear at the show are DOWNCYDE and CAUSE FOR CHAOS. ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist R. D. Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, RAISE HELL drummer Dennis Ekdahl, and DREAM EVIL/FIREWIND guitarist Gus G., have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will issue their second album, "Regressus" ('The Return'), on June 16. According to an official press release, "Regressus" is ...

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SOULGRIND Announce Finnish Dates

Finland's SOULGRIND, who feature in their ranks former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have lined up the following gigs during February/March: Feb. 22 – Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi (w/ GLOOMY GRIM, BARATHRUM) Mar. 28 – Jyväskylä, FIN @ Lutakko (w/ GLOOMY GRIM, FUNERIS) Mar. 29 – Lahti, FIN @ Torvi (w/ GLOOMY ...

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BRICK BATH To Issue 'Rebuilt' In March

Southern California's BRICK BATH have set "Rebuilt" as the title for their forthcoming full-length CD, due on March 25 through Pavement/Crash Music Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Stand Up 02. False State 03. Said 04. Contradicted 05. At the Edge 06. Nauseated 07. Brutalize 08. Rise Above 09. ...

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