WITHIN TEMPTATION Sign With G.U.N. RECORDS

Holland's WITHIN TEMPTATION have signed a deal with G.U.N. Records. The group's sophomore album, "Mother Earth" — which has been certified platinum in Holland and gold in Belgium — will be re-released on Jan. 27, 2003 and will include four bonus tracks and a new cover. WITHIN TEMPTATION, who released their first-ever live DVD on ...

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LULLACRY Finalize Track Listing For 'Crucify My Heart'

Finland's LULLACRY have finalized the track listing for their upcoming CD, "Crucify My Heart", due on Feb. 17, 2003 through Spinefarm Records. "After [an] enormous amount of hard work we finally made it," LULLACRY guitarist Sami Vauhkonen wrote on the band's official web site. "I started to write new songs somewhere in February this year, ...

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ONKEL TOM, AMON AMARTH, MOB RULES: European Dates Announced

ONKEL TOM (led by SODOM mainman Tom Angelripper), AMON AMARTH and MOB RULES will team up for a European tour during April 2003. Confirmed dates for the trek — dubbed "W:O:A Roadshow" — are as follows: Apr. 14 – Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle Apr. 15 - Kassel, GER @ Musiktheater Apr. 16 - Ludwigsburg, GER ...

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THE DEFACED To Film Video

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, will film a video on Dec. 22 for one of the songs off their recently-completed new album, "Karma in Black". "The video is going to be shot by the same crew that made DARKANE's video for 'Innocence Gone'," guitarist Mattias Svensson wrote ...

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WHITESNAKE Mainman Speaks Out On Reunion Tour

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale has spoken out on his decision to bring the group back to life for their first U.S .tour in 12 years on a co-headlining stint with German hard rockers THE SCORPIONS. The trek, which is set to kick off on Jan. 29 in Jacksonville, Florida, will feature DOKKEN in the opening ...

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IOMMI/ANSELMO Project Postponed?

Unconfirmed reports have surfaced that the proposed pairing between BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and PANTERA/DOWN frontman Phil Anselmo on Iommi's next solo CD has either been indefinitely postponed or cancelled. No further information is available at this time. In related news, SUPERJOINT RITUAL — which also features Anselmo on vocals — plan to begin ...

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VADER: New MP3 Posted Online

Veteran Polish death metallers VADER have posted their version of the MORBID ANGEL classic "Immortal Rites" online at this location. The track comes off the just-issued MORBID ANGEL tribute CD, "Tyrants From the Abyss", available through Necropolis Records in the U.S. and Hellspawn Records in Europe. In other news, VADER are set to ...

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BLAZE Split With Drummer

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have parted ways with drummer Jeff Singer. The group have already invited several candidates to audition for the position and will make their next live appearance as the headliners of Total Fest 5 Festival at the Kings Head, Fulham, London on Saturday, Jan. ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Pay Tribute To Past At Debut Gig

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), made their live debut at Ventura Theatre in Ventura, California on Saturday, Dec. 14. The group, who were supporting MUDVAYNE and TAPROOT at the venue, performed ...

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