SHAMRAIN To Release Full-Length Debut

SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS), the Finnish quartet who feature in their ranks ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen, will release their debut full-length album, "Empty World Excursion", on November 28 through Watch Me Fall Records. The follow-up to the group's "Pieces" mini-CD was recorded at F-Field Studio in Lahti and features a musical style which is being described ...

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ZAN CLAN Announce Stockholm Gig

ZAN CLAN, the new band featuring former SHOTGUN MESSIAH/EASY ACTION frontman Zinny J. Zan, will play at the Hard Rock Cafe in Stockholm, Sweden on December 5. Part of the show will be broadcasted out on the Internet at www.rockklassiker.se. The band, whose lineup is completed by producer/songwriter Chris Laney (SCRATCH, UNAMEUS, 17, GODSACHE), former ...

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ZAKK WYLDE To Make In-Store Appearance

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde will make an in-store appearance at The Gear Trader in Huntington Beach, California on December 13 at 2:00 p.m. The details are as follows: The Gear Trader 18055 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach CA 62648 (310) 404-4447 ...

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TO/DIE/FOR To Play First Gig With Session Vocalist

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR will play at the Riviera club in Kouvola (Finland) on Wednesday, November 26. The concert will mark the group's first live performance with session vocalist Juha Kylmänen (FOR MY PAIN, REFLEXION), following the departure of Jape Perätalo in August. Support at the gig will come from ACCESS BEYOND. A Mexican tour will ...

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ANDREW W.K. Guitarist Quits

Guitarist Jimmy Coup (a.k.a. James Mecherle), formerly of Minnesota's COUP DE GRACE, has reportedly left ANDREW W.K.'s touring band over "musical" differences. Coup, who is said to be planning a solo project, is being temporarily replaced on the road by W.K.'s guitar tech Ken. A more permanent replacement is expected to be announced soon. Upcoming ...

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NIKKI SIXX: MÖTLEY CRÜE Reunion Tour 'Likely' In 2004

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has told Launch Radio Networks that the band will most likely embark on a reunion tour next year. Sixx said that the bandmembers — including frontman Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, and drummer Tommy Lee — have had their personal issues in the past, but that they seem to be ...

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OPETH Explain Chilean Concert Cancellations

OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has issued the following explanation for the group's cancelled concerts in Santiago, Chile: "We are very sorry for this, but I want to stress out that situation was out of our hands. We went to Mexico in order to do that gig + go to Santiago for another two. We we're ...

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WOLF Complete Work On New Album

Sweden's WOLF have posted the following update on their official web site: "Watch out guys and girls, here's some WOLF news for you, finally. The new album is finished at last. Why has it taken so fucking long you might ask? Well, to make a long story short, it's been rough times for the WOLF ...

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SLAYER To Sign Copies Of Box Set At San Francisco In-Store

SLAYER will be signing copies of their long-awaited "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set on Monday night (November 24) at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) at Tower Records in San Francisco. Here's the store info: Tower Records/Video 2525 Jones Street San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 885-0500 As previously reported, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every ...

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