RAGE: 20-Year Anniversary Mini-Tour Planned In January

Veteran German metallers RAGE will celebrate their 20-year anniversary with a four-date tour of Germany during January. The shows will consist of an acoustic set and an extensive "best of" program, which will be filmed for an upcoming DVD. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 22 – Nürnberg, GER @ Hirsch Jan. 23 - Münster-Breitefeld ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: South American Mini-Tour Announced

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will embark on an Ibanez-sponsored South American tour of mini-live events, clinics and master classes during November/December. The details are as follows: Nov. 28 - Lima, PER @ Teatro Montecarlo Nov. 29 - Santiago, CHL @ VIP Show Dec. 01 - Santiago, CHL @ Teatro Oriente Dec. 03 - Concepcion, ...

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DEF LEPPARD Perform In Edinburgh: Photos Available

DEF LEPPARD performed at The Playhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland on Saturday, October 18. Check out pictures from LFI. Upcoming DEF LEPPARD tour dates: Oct. 26 – Birmingham, UK @ Carling Academy Oct. 27 - Doncaster, UK @ Doncaster Dome Oct. 28 - Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange Oct. 30 - Bournemouth, UK @ ...

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KAMELOT: New Album Update

KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood has posted the following update on the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to this year's "Epica": "I just got back from a whirlwind 3 weeks in Norway and Germany. We have written 5 new songs for the next KAMELOT follow-up to 'Epica'. Here are some working titles that may change on ...

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DIONYSUS Added To SAXON/DORO European Tour

DIONYSUS, the Swedish/German melodic power metal act featuring the voice behind guitarist Luca Turilli's solo work, Olaf Hayer, and ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz, have been added to the upcoming SAXON/DORO/CIRCLE II CIRCLE European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 29 - Murcia, SPA - Sala Gamma (w/out CIRCLE II CIRCLE) Nov. 30 - Bergara, ...

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LIFE OF AGONY: New European Photos Posted Online

Reunited New York metallers LIFE OF AGONY have posted several live photos from their current European tour at their official web site. Check them out here. As previously reported, LIFE OF AGONY recently announced plans to record a new studio album, tentatively due in late 2004. The as-yet-untitled effort will mark the group's ...

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KOBEAST To Enter Studio In December

KOBEAST, the solo project of Denmark-based guitarist/bassist Michael Kopietz (FROZEN SUN, PANZERCHRIST, 12 GAUGE), will enter Niflheim studio the first week of December to record eight songs of "brutal death metal in the vein of MALEVOLENT CREATION, MORBID ANGEL and DEICIDE." Completing the recording lineup during the sessions will be drummer Reno Kiilerich (FROZEN SUN, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Appear On SHARON's Talk Show

OZZY OSBOURNE will make no less than two appearances on his wife's talk show, "The Sharon Osbourne Show", next week. According to the show's official web site, Ozzy will be Sharon's special guest on Tuesday (October 28) as she talks to him via polycam. The former BLACK SABBATH frontman will also join his ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Booted Off 'Bonded By Metal Over Europe' Tour

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have been forced to drop off the "Bonded By Metal Over Europe" tour due to financial reasons. The following is CALLENISH CIRCLE's official statement on the matter: "After already being kicked off the No Mercy - Easter Festivals last April for questionable reasons, CALLENISH CIRCLE got droppped from the ...

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