NIGHTWISH Set Release Date For 'Once'

NIGHTWISH have set a June 7 Finnish release date through Spinefarm Records for their brand-new album, "Once". A single containing the album track "Nemo" is due on April 19. In other news, the "Once" album cut "Creek Mary's Blood" will feature an appearance by Lakota tribe's Indian John Two-Hawks. John (johntwohawks.com), a NAMMY-nominated ...

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PAGANIZER: A Three-Piece Once Again

Swedish death metallers PAGANIZER have posted the following message on their web site: "PAGANIZER has decided to go on as a three piece once again. For the upcoming album the lineup will be Rogga [Guitars] and vocals, Fiebig [Drums] and Patrik [Bass]. "Further information on the lead guitar position on live performances will be posted ...

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PUNCHYOURFACE Singer Gets His Face Busted Up

PUNCHYOURFACE, the new band featuring INTERNAL BLEEDING members Frank Buffalino (guitar) and Matt Ferrara (guitar, ex-REPUDILATION, GFY, 420), have posted the following message on their web site: "This past weekend we played some really fun shows, the 1st being here in NY at Saints & Sinners. Thanks to Sean and the staff for always taking ...

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ARCH ENEMY Cancel European Dates

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Micheal Amott has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi everyone, some very bad news I'm afraid....we are in Germany as you know, and after having had some really great shows in the last few weeks, Angela [Gossow, vocals] has fallen ill. We had to cancel the gig ...

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SPEEDY GONZALES Sign With AOR HEAVEN RECORDS

SPEEDY GONZALES, the Swedish melodic hard rock outfit featuring former CANDLEMASS/TALK OF THE TOWN vocalist Thomas Vikström and TALISMAN/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN bassist Marcel Jacob, will release a new album in July on the AOR Heaven label. Founded in early 1990 by Vikström, Tommy Denander (guitars, RADIOACTIVE, DEACON STREET, AOR) and Dalton Dahlberg (drums, DALTON), the band ...

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BORKNAGAR Part Ways With Bassist, Begin Mixing New Album

Norway's BORKNAGAR have issued the following update on their recent and upcoming activities: "After numerous delays and bucketloads of unforeseen challenges, we are now finally about to complete the recording of our sixth album. It has taken its time, but we firmly believe that it has been worth the wait. The mixing starts this very ...

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SEASONS OF STORMS Sign With NOW AND THEN RECORDS

Swedish symphonic metal band SEASONS OF STORMS have inked a deal with Now And Then Records. The band are currently writing and demoing new material with a view to recording their debut album and having it released before the end of 2004. A band website is also being put together and MP3 samples will be ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Announce Benefit Show

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will headline "Souls, 2004", a very special benefit concert to be held in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 24 at the Greek Theatre. Proceeds from "Souls, 2004" will benefit organizations that work to eradicate the atrocities of all genocides across the globe, including the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), an ...

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ACE FREHLEY Attends AA Meetings, Gets Serious About Sobering Up

According to a posting at KissKollector.com, original KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley is making a serious effort to get clean and sober again with the help of ex-wife Jeanette, with whom he has re-established a romantic relationship. Frehley, who has grown a full beard, has been steadily attending AA meetings and has stayed away from ...

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