SICK SPEED, FOZZY Line Up Australian Gigs

Atlanta's SICK SPEED, featuring ex-STUCK MOJO guitarist Rich Ward and drummer Bud Fontsere, will be performing at The 9th Ward in Melbourne, Australia on Friday, August 9th. In related news, FOZZY, who include in their ranks Ward, Fontsere, WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, and producer Andy Sneap, are scheduled to appear at Festival Hall in Melbourne, ...

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NIGHTWISH To Include Previously-Unreleased Material On Upcoming Single

Finland's NIGHTWISH have just released the second single off their phenomenal Century Child album in their home country, "Bless The Child", backed with an edited version of the cut and a previously-unreleased song called "Lagoon". On August 26th, Drakkar Records will issue two slightly-different versions of the single in Germany—one featuring the title track and ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND: New Drummer Needed

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND have parted ways with longtime drummer Ade Stokes due to his "lack of commitment" and are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties should contact: STAMPIN' GROUND P.O Box 15 Ledbury England HR8 1YG Or send e-mail to: [email protected] ...

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ENDO Complete Pre-Production For New CD

Miami, Florida's ENDO are due to enter Ocean Studios in Los Angeles with producer David Schiffman (i.e. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, NIN) this coming Monday to begin recording their new album for a late 2002/early 2003 release through DV8/Columbia Records. According to the band, "we are very ...

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H.I.M. Launch Web Site For American Market

Finland's H.I.M. have launched an official web site for the American market under the band moniker HER at this location. As previously reported, H.I.M. recently serviced their European smash single, "Join Me", to US stations under the group moniker HER after they were threatened with legal action by a band from Chicago who ...

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CENTURY MEDIA EUROPE Secure Distribution Deal For NEW HAWEN RECORDS

Effective immediately, Century Media Europe have secured a European distribution/marketing deal for Swedish label New Hawen Records. Century Media's European offices will handle the marketing and distribution for all New Haven titles exclusively, as well as handling promotion. New Hawen is the label of "Wez" Wenedikter, who until last year ran the WAR Music label, ...

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DEVOLVED Issue Official Statement Regarding Vocalist Departure

Australia's DEVOLVED have issued a statement explaining the recent departure of vocalist Nik Carpenter and outlining the group's future plans. It reads as follows: "Nik Carpenter has been officially fired as lead vocalist for devolved. Due to musical and creative differences, Nik was asked to leave the band and will take no further part in ...

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RAG MEN: A Hardcore/Metal Supergroup

MERAUDER/GOD IS I frontman Jorge Rosado, SKARHEAD/CROWN OF THORNZ guitarist Mitts, NEMESIS/ex-EARTH CRISIS bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards, and SKARHEAD/ex-HATEBREED drummer Rigg Ross have joined forces in a new band called RAG MEN. The group are presently scheduled to record original material during August for a late 2002 release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. For more information, ...

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