BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: North American CD To Include Bonus Video

The North American edition of BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's "Ghost Of A Rose" CD, scheduled for release on August 26 through SPV Records, will include as a special bonus the video for the track "Way To Mandalay", filmed in the salt mines at Krakow, Poland. "Ghost Of A Rose" features former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and ...

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Former BLUE MURDER Bassist To Release Second Solo Album

Bassist extraordinaire Tony Franklin (BLUE MURDER, THE FIRM) will release his second solo album in Japan on August 21 through JVC Records. Titled "Wonderland", the CD features guest appearances by Franklin's former BLUE MURDER bandmate Carmine Appice (drums, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE), Gregg Bissonette (DAVID LEE ROTH, JOE SATRIANI), and a rare vocal appearance by ...

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GRIFFIN: New Album Sound Clips Posted Online

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have posted sound clips of all the tracks from their forthcoming third full-length album, "No Holds Barred", at their official web site. Check them out here. As previously reported, "No Holds Barred" was recorded at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway under the co-production guidance of CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR Replace HAMMERFALL At Sweden's MALMÖFESTIVALEN

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have replaced HAMMERFALL on the bill of Malmöfestivalen, a week-long festival being held August 16-23 in Malmö, Sweden. HARDCORE SUPERSTAR will perform on Thursday, August 21 between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. HAMMERFALL were forced to cancel their appearance at the festival after guitarist Oscar Dronjak sustained a multiple fracture in his arm as ...

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DANZIG To Headline KOMP 92.3 END OF SUMMER Bash

DANZIG have been confirmed as the headliner of this year's KOMP 92.3 End of Summer Bash on Saturday, September 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, click here. As previously reported, DANZIG have finished writing nine songs for their forthcoming album and will complete six more before heading into the studio to ...

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BEHEMOTH, CARNAL FORGE Drop Off 'Bonded By Metal' European Tour

BEHEMOTH and CARNAL FORGE have dropped off the upcoming "Bonded By Metal Over Europe 2003" tour. No reason was given for their cancellation. Replacing them on the bill will be Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED and another as-yet-undisclosed act. The current lineup for the tour looks like this: EXODUS NUCLEAR ASSAULT AGENT STEEL GOD DETHRONED ...

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SINERGY To Record New Album In February

Finland's SINERGY will enter the studio on February 1 for at least six weeks to begin recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in June 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. "Me and [guitarist] Alexi [Laiho, also in CHILDREN OF BODOM] spent the first two days I was back in Finland [after a recent two-month trip ...

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TORI AMOS: 'GENE SIMMONS Is Scarier To Little Girls Than A Blackout'

Robert Cherry of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that singer Tori Amos shared her story of The Big Blackout during her performance at Tower City Amphitheater in downtown Cleveland's Flats Saturday night (August 16). Early in her set, the ivory-tickling chanteuse revealed that she had waited out the crisis in a Birmingham, Michigan, hotel. She ...

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