ODIN GRANGE: RAGING SLAB And BACKDRAFT Members Join Forces

Formed out of the ashes of two of this world's premier purveyors of the boogie groove known to most folks as "southern rock" the new, trans-Atlantic group ODIN GRANGE (pronounced Oudinn Greyng) has announced its inception. The band features four Swedes previously known as BACKDRAFT Rob (guitar), Snejken (guitar), Mats (bass), Nick (drums) who released ...

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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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