STRATOVARIUS Video Report From PIORNO ROCK: Interviews, Live Clips And More!

Finland's Sonera Plaza has posted a 14-minute video report from STRATOVARIUS' recent appearance at the Piorno Rock festival in Spain. Included are short interviews with the various members of the band, clips from the group's performance, Timo Tolkki's comments on the legendary "pissing" incident and keyboardist Jens Johansson's description of the stabbing attack that nearly ...

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GARY MOORE Guests On New TRILOK GURTU Album

Legendary guitarist Gary Moore has recorded a guest appearance for the new TRILOK GURTU album, "Broken Rhythms", due for release in April. Trilok Gurtu is an Indian master musician, composer and serial collaborator and "Broken Rhythms" is his tenth recording. Moore has reportedly contributed a guitar solo to the song "Kabir", named after an Indian ...

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CREST OF DARKNESS Add Second Guitarist

Norwegian black metallers CREST OF DARKNESS have added a session guitarist by the name of Kjell Arne Hubred for upcoming live appearances. The first chance for anyone to see CREST OF DARKNESS live with two guitar players will be at their previously announced "South of Heaven" concert at Betong in Oslo on April 2. Also ...

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DARK FORTRESS Set Release Date For 'Stab Wounds'

German black metallers DARK FORTRESS have set a June 11 release date through Neon Knights/Black Attakk Records for their new album, "Stab Wounds". Several guest musicians are expected to appear on the CD, including Herr Morbid of Italy's FORGOTTEN TOMB and Jens Ryden of Sweden's NAGLFAR. The band are planning record-release parties in Aalen and ...

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AFTER FOREVER Confirmed For Germany's ZILLO FESTIVAL

AFTER FOREVER have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Zillo Festival, set to take place July 16-18 in St. Goarshausen, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: SKINNY PUPPY WITHIN TEMPTATION LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT ALIEN SEX FIEND AFTER FOREVER BLUTENGEL DAS ICH DEATHSTARS FAUN ...

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MANNHAI: New Album Delayed

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, who feature in their ranks former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have been forced to postpone the release date of their third album, "The Exploder", to April 5 due to "scheduling problems" at their record label, Ranch Records. "This record is a soon-to-be-classic, and will surely take ...

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