BILLY CORGAN Turns Poetic

Billy Corgan will give a multi-media performance of his poetry to kick off the Poetry Center of Chicago's thirty-first annual Reading Series on September 17, according to Rolling Stone. The ZWAN frontman joins a list of Poetry Center readers that has, over the years, included Saul Bellow, Margaret Atwood, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and ...

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SCARVE Name New CD

France's SCARVE have set "Irradiant" as the title for their third album, tentatively due in January 2004 through Listenable Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Luminiferous" was recorded at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) and features a guest appearance by DEFLESHED vocalist/bassist ...

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ICED EARTH: 'The Glorious Burden' Pushed Back To January 2004

The release date of ICED EARTH's new album, "The Glorious Burden", has been officially pushed back to January 13, 2004 (a day earlier internationally), according to SPV Records. A single (view cover here) containing the tracks "The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)", "When The Eagle Cries" (Unplugged), "Valley Forge" and "Hollow Man" will ...

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Former HELMET Leader Attends WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit

Former HELMET leader Page Hamilton attended the "Cruel and Unusual: an Exhibition to Benefit the West Memphis Three", hosted by Hamilton's girlfriend, actress Winona Ryder. Check out pictures from Wire Image. As previously reported, a retrospective of HELMET's three studio albums for Interscope will be released on November 4 through Universal Records. Hamilton, ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Enter Studio Next Week

Veteran death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE will be heading back to the studio on September 15 to start the recording process for the follow-up to last year's "Gore Obsessed", due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The band will once again record at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS ...

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CRISS OLIVA MEMORIAL CONCERT Venue Change

Due to the large number of pre show ticket sales, the venue for the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert has been changed. The Memorial Concert will now be held on Friday, October 17, 2003 at The Masquerade located in the historic Ybor City district of Tampa, Florida. Doors will open at 7:00 pm. Details ...

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Hungary's EKTOMORF Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Hungarian hardcore/thrash quartet EKTOMORF have inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band have released four records so far and have toured extensively outside their home country, including an impressive appearance at the Summer Breeze festival 2002 in front of 10,000 "crazy maniacs," according to an official press release. "The band includes musical ...

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