PARAGON Name New CD, Prepare To Enter Studio

German melodic metallers PARAGON have set "The Legacy" as the title for their follow-up to last year's critically-acclaimed "Law Of The Blade" CD for a tentative July release through Remedy/Zomba Records. The band will enter the studio in late March to record 10 songs plus a remake of "Into The Black" from "World Of Sin" ...

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ANTHRAX Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

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

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HATESPHERE Re-Sign With SCARLET RECORDS

Danish death-thrashers HATESPHERE, featuring RAUNCHY drummer Morten Toft Hansen, have re-signed with Italy's Scarlet Records for one more CD. "We received a lot of nice contract offers from a lot of big record companies, but in the end, we decided to stay on Scarlet for one more record," the group said in an official statement. ...

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LOST HORIZON Involved In Road Accident

Sweden's LOST HORIZON were forced to cancel tonight's gig at Hamnmagasinet in Umeå after their van crashed en route to the gig, according to the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet. Two individuals were reportedly hospitalized for injuries sustained in the accident. No further information is available at this time. LOST HORIZON's second full-length album, ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Drummer To Tour With OTEP

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "There's a cool pix of me and Edward Dada (my partner) from NSixx by Dragonfly [in Rolling Stone magazine] this month. Some of the girls are wearing some of the new designs… Hot ...

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SEPULTURA/VOIVOD: First U.S. Tour Dates Announced!

The initial dates for the forthcoming North American tour featuring SEPULTURA and VOIVOD have been released. The two groups, plus as–yet-unspecified opening acts, will be hitting the following U.S. cities next month: Apr. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Avalon Apr. 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Apr. 21 – Anaheim, CA @ House ...

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CHRIS DEGARMO To Tour With QUEENSRŸCHE

Guitarist Chris DeGarmo will be joining QUEENSRŸCHE on their upcoming European summer tour, according to the web site of the group's other guitarist, Michael Wilton (www.michaelwilton.com). "Well it's official, Michael will be joined by Chris DeGarmo for the European Dates in June," reads a message on the site. "Those will certainly be some ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Attorneys Threaten AXL ROSE Impersonator

The law firm representing the current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSES has threatened legal action against an Axl Rose impersonator who has been posting messages on various GN'R message boards claiming to be the reclusive singer. The following is the letter sent by GN'R's management company, Sanctuary, to various GN'R-related fan sites where the fake ...

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