Swedish Black Metallers SHINING Call It A Day

Swedish black metallers SHINING have officially called it a day. The group's final album, "IV: The Eerie Cold", will be issued this winter through Avantgarde Music. "I have achieved what very few others have with this ill child of mine and I sincerely hope that you will hate the new album," said SHINING mainman Kvarforth ...

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ADRIFT Confirmed For Alabama's BIG SPRING JAM

ADRIFT, the Florida-based heavy rock band featuring former CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen and ex-RESURRECTION/EPITAPH drummer Kevin Astl, have been confirmed to play the Big Spring Jam at Big Spring International Park in Huntsville, Alabama. ADRIFT will hit the stage at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, September 25, just prior to Columbia recording artists SWITCHFOOT, who will ...

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THOR Voted One Of Top Frontmen Of All Time

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) was voted one of the top 100 frontmen of all time by England's Classic Rock magazine. Thor reportedly defeated the likes of Courtney Love, Bret Michaels and Suzi Quatro. Other legends on the list included Ozzy Osbourne, Freddie Mercury, Steven Tyler and Jim Morrison. Topping the ...

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Rock Fans Come Together To Help Those In Need

On February 20, 2003 the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island burned to the ground in less then three minutes. The tragedy was the fourth largest nightclub fire and the largest music related tragedy of all time. The tragedy that killed 100 people and severely injured 200 others leaves many survivors and family members ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Perform On German TV

VELVET REVOLVER will appear on "TV Total", one of Germany's most popular comedy shows, on September 6. The band will perform "Fall To Pieces" live and guitarist Slash will be interviewed by the show's host Stefan Raab. In other news, VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum has posted the following message on the band's web site: ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS Finalize Title, Track Listing For New Album

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS have set "Free Fall Into Fear" as the title of their fourth album, due in October through Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2002's "A New Dimension of Might" was recorded at Dub Studio with producer Endre Kirkesola (GREEN CARNATION, BLOOD RED THRONE). The complete track listing for the CD is as ...

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EPICA To Release First DVD In October

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST), the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, will be releasing their first DVD, "We Will Take You With Us / 2 Meter Sessies", on October 4. This DVD will come in a limited-edition deluxe ECO-Book (containing a 40-page booklet) ...

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