DON DOKKEN To Take Part In Online Chat

DOKKEN's Don Dokken will take part in a live chat on America Online on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 p.m. Pacific). DOKKEN will shortly be kicking off a North American tour with WHITESNAKE and SCORPIONS to promote the group's last studio album, "Long Way Home". To participate in the chat, go to ...

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AXENSTAR, DUMPER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

AXENSTAR and DUMPER are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8, 2003 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN QUEENSRŸCHE URIAH HEEP MOTÖRHEAD Y ...

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KATAKLYSM Split With Drummer, Announce Temporary Replacement

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have parted ways with longtime drummer Max Duhamel following the completion of the band's recent European tour. According to an official press release, "Max announced to the band that he will be retiring but accepted nonetheless to do the upcoming North American tour in Feb./March 2003 with HATE ETERNAL, DYING FETUS ...

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DEFILED Sign With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

Japan's DEFILED have inked a deal with Season of Mist Records. The group's fourth album, entitled "Divination", is scheduled for release on May 12. DEFILED play "progressive death metal with guttural vocals, hysteric guitars, insane bass and hyper-blasting drums, with a lots of tempo changes. Their style is very unique, twisted and technical," according to ...

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SUPARED Debut Delayed

The European release date through Noise/Sanctuary Records of the self-titled debut from Germany's SUPARED, the new group fronted by former HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske, has been pushed back to Jan. 27 from the originally planned Jan. 20. The delay is being blamed on "delivery problems," according to the band's official newsletter. The album is expected ...

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SOLSTICE Reform, Begin Work On New Material

British doom metal veterans SOLSTICE have reformed and are in the process of writing new material. The band are "back bigger, badder and bolder than ever," according to the latest newsletter from Miskatonic Foundation, to whom SOLSTICE guitarist Rich Walker is signed with his side project ISEN TORR. "The new [SOLSTICE] songs are stripped of ...

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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5: More Confirmations Announced

More artists have been confirmed for the upcoming March Metal Meltdown 5 festival, set to take place Mar. 7-8 at The Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. The following is a list of bands (in alphabetical order) that have so far been "confirmed" to appear at March Metal Meltdown 5: 7 WITCHES ALL THAT REMAINS ...

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