H.I.M. To Play Pre-Launch Show In Germany

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have announced a pre-launch show for their upcoming album on March 8 at the Grosse Freiheit Club in Hamburg, Germany. This is the first time all songs featured on the forthcoming album will be performed live. The tickets are free and the group's official web site (www.heartagram.com) has 600 tickets for ...

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KARI RUESLÅTTEN Begins Work On New CD

Former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL "goddess of beauty" Kari Rueslåtten, presently known simply as Kari, has started writing material for next solo album and expects to begin recording in the summer for a tentative late 2003/early 2004 release. According to a recent interview with Kari, the new material is "folky and up-tempo" ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'Music For Speeding' Promo Tour Underway!

The official web site of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has released the following update on Friedman's current and upcoming activities: "Marty is in Japan now continuing a massive promotional tour for 'Music For Speeding'. The tour started with 2 weeks of all day live radio interviews and jam sessions, with stations in Tokyo and ...

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NAPALM DEATH Add Columbus Date

NAPALM DEATH have added a headlining date at The Billiard Club in Columbus, Ohio on Feb. 4 as a replacement for the cancelled Royal Oaks, Michigan "Art Of Noise" show that was called off due to the venue closing down. Also set to appear at the show are DOWNCYDE and CAUSE FOR CHAOS. ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist R. D. Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, RAISE HELL drummer Dennis Ekdahl, and DREAM EVIL/FIREWIND guitarist Gus G., have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will issue their second album, "Regressus" ('The Return'), on June 16. According to an official press release, "Regressus" is ...

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SOULGRIND Announce Finnish Dates

Finland's SOULGRIND, who feature in their ranks former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have lined up the following gigs during February/March: Feb. 22 – Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi (w/ GLOOMY GRIM, BARATHRUM) Mar. 28 – Jyväskylä, FIN @ Lutakko (w/ GLOOMY GRIM, FUNERIS) Mar. 29 – Lahti, FIN @ Torvi (w/ GLOOMY ...

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BRICK BATH To Issue 'Rebuilt' In March

Southern California's BRICK BATH have set "Rebuilt" as the title for their forthcoming full-length CD, due on March 25 through Pavement/Crash Music Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Stand Up 02. False State 03. Said 04. Contradicted 05. At the Edge 06. Nauseated 07. Brutalize 08. Rise Above 09. ...

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DEFTONES To Appear On "Matrix Reloaded" Soundtrack

DEFTONES will contribute an as-yet-undetermined new song to the "Matrix Reloaded" soundtrack, due out this spring. The band's contribution will be culled from the group's self-titled fourth album, which is expected to surface in May via Maverick Records. The follow-up to 2000's platinum-certified "White Pony" is currently being mixed by longtime collaborator Terry Date at ...

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