LIFE OF AGONY Announce New Jersey In-Store Appearance

Reunited New York metallers LIFE OF AGONY will be making an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl on Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. Vintage Vinyl is located at 51 Lafayette Rd. Fords, NJ 08863. Tel. #: (732) 225-7717. LIFE OF AGONY are currently preparing for their upcoming U.S. tour, which will kick off in early ...

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METALLICA To Play Helsinki Stadium In May

According to the Finnish daily newspaper Aamulehti, METALLICA will perform at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki on May 27, 2004. As previously reported, METALLICA are scheduled to headline the Aerodrome festival in Austria on June 11. In addition, METALLICA will play a massive show in Gothenburg, Sweden as part of their spring 2004 European tour. ...

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Former DEFIANCE Guitarist To Re-Launch SORRY

Guitarist Jim Adams, formerly of the San Francisco Bay Area thrashers DEFIANCE, is looking to restart his project band SORRY. The group has in the past had guest appearances by Steve Chinn of FANG, John of FLIPPER and Mitch Mayes of DEFIANCE. The project will begin recording songs and looking for gigs at a later ...

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THANATOS Complete Work On New Album

Veteran Dutch death metallers THANATOS have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Undead. Unholy. Divine", due in late February release through Black Lotus Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Angelic Encounters", which contains a guest appearance on backing vocals by Ashmedi (MELECHESH) and Ed Warby (STAR ONE, AYREON, ex-GOREFEST), was recorded at Excess studios in ...

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MNEMIC To Support MACHINE HEAD In Europe

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will support MACHINE HEAD on the rest of their European tour beginning on December 8 (not including Helsinki, Finland). The dates are as follows: Dec. 08 – Docks - Hamburg, GER Dec. 09 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, ...

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KISS To Resume Touring In April — Without AEROSMITH

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has told the Associated Press that the rockasaurus spectacle KISS/AEROSMITH tour that launched last summer is getting near the end of its final leg, with a swing of U.S. dates — including a Dec. 18 gig at the Forum in L.A. — wrapping up toward the end of December. And then, ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Record In The Spring

Finnish "new wave" death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM are busy writing and demoing new material for their sophomore album, tentatively due next summer. The follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, "Spirits and August Light", is scheduled to be recorded late spring 2004 with engineer Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland and will be ...

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ZAKK WYLDE's Bullseye Guitar To Be Auctioned Off For Charity

Zakk Wylde's Bullseye guitar is currently being auctioned off on eBay, with proceeds going to help victims of the Rhode Island nightclub fire. The auction will last until December 20. The guitar was originally raffled by Daddy's Junky Music in Warwick, Rhode Island and raised over $6,400, which was donated to the fund. The "Doc" ...

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NOSTRADAMEUS Drummer Checks In From Recording Studio

NOSTRADAMEUS drummer Esko Salow has posted the following message on the band's web site: "Hello Nostras!! Just wanted to tell you that the recordings of the fourth NOSTRADAMEUS album is going as planed. [Guitarist] Jake [Fredén] and [vocalist] Freddy [Persson] recorded their first parts [on Nov. 11] and during that week Jake recorded all his ...

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