OPETH Set Release Date For Forthcoming CD

OPETH's as-yet-untitled new album, which is currently being recorded at Nacksving/Maestro Music studios with producer Fredrik Nordström, is scheduled for a worldwide release on October 28th, with an extensive tour to follow. As previously reported, OPETH are planning on issuing two separate CDs several months apart—one heavy, one mellow. The heavy CD will be typical ...

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NINEDENINE Line Up September Gigs

Britain's NINEDENINE, who feature in their ranks ex-EARTHTONE9 drummer Si Hutchby, have lined up the following dates during September: Sep. 06 – Nottingham, UK @ The Angel Sep. 05 – Bradford, UK @ Pennington's 2 ...

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NEUROTICA Announce "OFF FEST" Dates

Florida's NEUROTICA, featuring former ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, have lined up the following "Off Fest" dates, scheduled in-between the group's Ozzfest 2002 appearances: Jul. 30 – Tekworld - Louisville, KY Aug. 02 - The Cobalt - Bowling Green, KY (w/SOIL) Aug. 29 - Fez Ballroom – Portland, OR Sep. 06 - Rialto Theatre – Tuscon, ...

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SOULBENDER Photos Posted Online

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, have posted several promotional and live photos via their Wilton's official web site at this location. As previously reported, SOULBENDER are currently shopping a recently-completed seven-song CD/demo to various labels ...

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COSMOSQUAD Axeman, UFO Singer Join Forces In $IGN OF 4

Guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE) and singer Phil Mogg (UFO) will issue their long-awaited collaboration album, entitled Dancing With St. Peter, under the band moniker $IGN OF 4 (formerly STONETOWNE, a.k.a. THE PHIL MOGG BAND) in September. For more information, click here. $IGN OF 4 will be doing some shows in Europe ...

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STATIC-X's TRIPP EISEN Skips MURDERDOLLS Tour, DOPE Axeman Steps In

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen will not be joining his MURDERDOLLS bandmates on the group's upcoming mini-tour, Eisen has announced yesterday. He will reportedly be replaced at the dates by DOPE guitarist Acey Slade. "I'm sorry to announce (it is with sadness...) that I will not be playing the dates on the upcoming MURDERDOLLS tour, but ...

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ANDREW W.K.: I Don't Care If People Think I'm An Idiot

Despite getting a lot of negative feedback from the crowd on Ozzfest 2002, ANDREW W.K. recently told Launch that he's not too concerned with what people think of his performance or his music as long as they leave with a smile on their face. "If people are excited about what I'm doing, I don't care ...

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THE CROWN: No Vocalist Yet, Plenty Of New Material Ready

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN are not letting the fact that they have yet to secure a permanent replacement for frontman Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES) get in the way of the songwriting process for the group's next studio album, guitarist Marko Tervonen has revealed via the group's official web site. "[Bassist] Magnus [Olsfelt] has probably ...

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