GRIFFIN To Support TNT In Norway

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN will open for legendary '80s hard rockers TNT at Samfundet in Trondheim, Norway on June 20. As previously reported, GRIFFIN's third full-length album, "No Holds Barred", is set to be recorded this July at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway under the co-production guidance of CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. "No ...

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IRONFIRE To Open For HANOI ROCKS In Copenhagen

Danish metallers IRONFIRE will support HANOI ROCKS at Vega in Copenhagen on Tuesday, June 10. As previously reported, IRONFIRE have spent the past few weeks at Nifilheim Studios recording and mixing their brand new demo. 11 "breathtaking tracks" were reportedly laid down, "ranging from heavy mid-tempos to full-force tracks." Six of the songs have since ...

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VEHEMENCE Name New Album

VEHEMENCE, a self-proclaimed "chaotic melodic death metal" band from Phoenix, Arizona, have set "Helping The World To See" as the title for their next album, due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the effort are the following: 01. Kill For God 02. Darkness is Comfort 03. You ...

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ANCIENT RITES Part Ways With Guitarist

Belgian black metal act ANCIENT RITES have parted ways with guitarist Jan "Yrkki" Ă–rlund (ex-LACRIMOSA/PRESTIGE) due to personal differences. A replacement guitarist has yet to be announced. ANCIENT RITES recently issued a live CD and DVD, entitled "And The Hordes Stood As One". The DVD, the bulk of which consists of a live show recorded ...

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BLUE MURDER To Embark On Reunion Tour In September?

BLUE MURDER, the much-missed "supergroup" featuring guitarist John Sykes (ex-WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY), drummer Carmine Appice (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE) and bassist Tony Franklin (ex-THE FIRM), will be reforming for some European dates in September, according to the web site of Sykes' management company, Coallier Entertainment Ltd. No further information is available at this ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD Finish Recording New Album

Guitarist Paul Phillips reports that PUDDLE OF MUDD have finished recording their sophomore disc. "The record is finally done," Phillips writes on the band's official site. "I'm sure that everyone was beginning to wonder if that was ever gonna happen. We were too. Anyway, Andy Wallace is going to mix the record again. He is ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Explains Intruder Incident

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth spoke to Caley Cook of San Diego CityBeat about the intruder incident incident on his Pasadena property recently. "Anybody caught [on my property] at night will probably be caught in the morning," Roth said. "I saw this guy race quietly across the backyard here. So, you ...

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