EVERGREY Frontman To Produce DRAGONLAND Album

EVERGREY frontman Tom Englund will be producing the next album from Century Media recording artists DRAGONLAND. The recording will take place at Tom's co-owned studio facility Division One Studios in Sweden beginning on June 1. A late 2004 release is expected. ...

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Drummer JÖRG MICHAEL: STRATOVARIUS Is In Deep Crisis

STRATOVARIUS on-again, off-again drummer Jörg Michael has posted the following message on his official web site: "Here is some news from me. [STRATOVARIUS keyboardist] Jens [Johansson] said he posted something in the STRATOVARIUS forum so I would like to give my view on the past few weeks also. I didn't want to post anything at ...

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ICED EARTH: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

ICED EARTH have added more dates in June as part of their extremely successful North American headlining tour in support of their latest CD, "The Glorious Burden". It is not presently clear if CHILDREN OF BODOM and EVERGREY — the two support acts on the current leg of ICED EARTH's tour — will be part ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Threatens Magazine Writer Over CD Review

VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland has slammed Maxim magazine writer Jon Caramanica over his review of the group's debut album, "Contraband", stating — among other things — that Caramanica "knows about as much about me and my legal situation as he does about our music." Read on for Caramanica's brief review of the CD and ...

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SPEED KILL HATE Pull Out Of NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL

SPEED KILL HATE, the "old-school thrash" project featuring OVERKILL members Dave Linsk (guitar), Derek Tailer (guitar), and Tim Mallare (drums), have been forced to pull out of their scheduled May 1 appearance at the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival "due to a family emergency." This will also delay the release of their new CD. ...

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DEEP PURPLE Singer: This Is The Best Line-Up We've Ever Had

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan recently spoke to The New Zealand Herald about the group's past lineup changes and the band's present incarnation, which consists of Gillan, bassist Roger Glover, drummer Ian Paice, guitarist Steve Morse, and keyboardist Don Airey. "We had a conversation about this the other day and I think this is the ...

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