KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Get Lots Of Love In Japan

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have posted the following message on their official web site: "What an amazing time we had in Japan, it is almost like a second home to us at this point. The overwhelming respect given to bands there is frightening. So much love. There is no other place in the world like Japan... Land ...

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MOONSORROW: Hungarian Show A Huge Success

Finnish "epic heathen metallers" MOONSORROW played their most successful show to date last weekend as part of the Gothica 4 festival in Budapest, Hungary, according to a posting on the group's web site. "They were joined by Kalapács József (the singer of the legendary Hungarian band from the '80s called POKOLGÉP) and Sárközi Lajos (guitar) ...

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NIGHTWISH: Beer And Stamps Used As Marketing Tools

A special NIGHTWISH "beer" can currently be bought Kitee's (NIGHTWISH's hometown in Eastern Finland) K-Market Kupiainen shop and from Kitee's Kievari restaurant. This lager-type beer is brewed by Pirkanmaan Uusi Panimo (PUP) and it will be sold until the end of 2004. Its label says "A Megabueno Cerveza" and it includes a NIGHTWISH photo. The ...

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ENTWINE Members Launch New Project

ENTWINE members Aksu Hanttu (drums) and Jaani Kähkönen (guitars) have started a new project named TUONI. The group's first single, "Ruusut Helvetin", is scheduled for release on May 26. Samples of TUONI's material, which is written in the Finnish language, can be downloaded at this location. ENTWINE's fourth album, "DiEversity", was released in ...

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MIA ZAPATA's Killer Gets 36 Years

Christine Clarridge of the Seattle Times reports that the man convicted in March of killing THE GITS singer Mia Zapata more than 10 years ago was sentenced Friday (April 30) to more than 36 years in prison by King County Superior Court Judge Sharon Armstrong. The sentence was 10 years longer than the standard maximum ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Water Guns To Be Auctioned Off For Charity

Two of Ozzy Osbourne's water guns from the Ozzfest 1996-1997 tours have been put up for auction on eBay to benefit the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation. Before these guns were designed, Ozzy would use buckets to drench the audience, but could only reach the first couple of rows. Ozzy wanted to get as many ...

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TIAMAT: 'Cain' Video Posted Online

TIAMAT's promotional video for the song "Cain" has been posted online at the Century Media Records web site. Check it out: MPEG-1, Real Media. "Cain" comes off TIAMAT's eighth studio album, available since last October via Century Media. The self-produced CD, which is being described as one of frontman Johan Edlund's ...

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CROWBAR, HATESPHERE To Team Up For European Tour

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR and Danish thrashers HATESPHERE will be teaming up for a European tour beginning in late June. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 25 – Köln, GER - Underground Jun. 26 - Pressure Fest (no HATESPHERE) Jun. 27 – Tilburg, NETH – 013 Jun. 28 - Hamburg, GER – Knust Jun. 29 ...

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