ICED EARTH Drummer: No Rest For The Wicked

ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy has issued the following update regarding his current activities: "First off, my band BURNING INSIDE: Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, DEATH) - drums, Michael Estes (ACHERON) - guitar, Steve Childers (BLACK WITCHERY) - guitar, and Jamie Prim - bass and vocals, is playing our first show in two and a half ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND Record BBC Radio Session

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND recently recorded a live session for BBC Radio 1 at their studios in London. The session, which will be aired on the Radio 1 "Rock Show" on October 21 in the U.K. between 12:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. "was recorded 100% live, and lets just say it's 'live'," the band explain on ...

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THE GREAT DECEIVER Set Release Date For 'Terra Incognito'

THE GREAT DECEIVER, the Swedish band featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, will release their sophomore album, "Terra Incognito", in March through Peaceville Records. The follow-up to 2002's "A Venom Well Designed" was recorded earlier in the year at Dug-Out studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, MESHUGGAH, ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: New Album To Surface In February, Live DVD On The Way

MY DYING BRIDE's brand-new studio album is now scheduled for a February 2004 release, according to the band's label, Peaceville Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Dreadful Hours" was recorded at Academy Studios and features material that is being described as "objective" observers as "very dark and twisted." The band are currently working on a ...

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METALLICA: Fade To Bluegrass?

Terry Pace of TimesDaily.com reports that bluegrass group IRON HORSE will be releasing their genre-bending, redefining tribute (view cover here) to the head-banging, heavy-metal sounds of monster rockers METALLICA nationwide today via the Los Angeles-based label CMH Records. "It's the last thing in the world we ever expected to do," admitted IRON HORSE ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Confirmed For Miami's LOCALPALOOZA 2003 Festival

Florida-based WYKKED WYTCH will be performing at the Localpalooza 2003 festival show at Kaffe Krystal in Miami on Saturday, November 15. The show is being put on by Phantasyland Entertainment & Darkhak.com. The all-day event will showcase Miami's best metal acts and will feature two stages and 15 bands. WYKKED WYTCH will release their third ...

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VIRGIN STEELE To Play Greece In February

VIRGIN STEELE have announced the details of their upcoming mini-tour of Greece. Support at the dates will come from FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE). VIRGIN STEELE/FORCE ...

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MOONSPELL Singer Comments On Upcoming Tour

Portuguese-based gothic/metal pioneers MOONSPELL will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside fellow genre leaders CRADLE OF FILTH and TYPE O NEGATIVE this fall. The trek, set to begin on November 13 and run through the end of December, will also include a stop at the New Jersey Metal and Hardcore Festival. This tour announcement ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 1,000,000 Records Sold

Veteran death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE recently reached the one-million mark for combined sales of all their albums. Bandmembers Alex Webster, Pat O'Brien, George Fisher and Jack Owen commemorated the occasion with Metal Blade Records owner/CEO Brian Slagel at Sonic Ranch studios in El Paso, Texas. where the band are currently recording the follow-up to 2002's ...

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