HER ENCHANTMENT Announce New Vocalist

Dutch "death/heavy/black metal" act HER ENCHANTMENT have recruited former WE, THE GODS frontman Richard Noordzij as the permanent replacement for longtime vocalist Richard (no last name provided), who left the group in the spring. HER ENCHANTMENT are currently writing material for their sophomore full-length album, which they hope to record later in the year. ...

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THUNDER To Reunite For MONSTERS OF ROCK Shows

British hard rockers THUNDER will reunite for a series of shows in November to be held under the Monsters Of Rock banner, vocalist Danny Bowes has confirmed via on online posting. "Oh dear....It appears the moggy has slipped well and truly out of the bag, despite my best efforts to keep it in," Bowes wrote. ...

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CHEN MO Line Up Dutch Dates

Dutch "crossover metal" act CHEN MO, featuring former members of FROZEN SUN, CURFEW, WITHIN TEMPTATION, BLOODSESSIONS, THRENODY and SILICON HEAD, have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Aug. 30 - Lisse, NETH @ Magnifiosi Oct. 05 - Dronten, NETH @ Nirwana Oct. 12 - Amsterdam, NETH @ Paradiso Oct. 25 - Oisterwijk, ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Appear In GUITAR ONE Magazine

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland will be featured in the October issue of Guitar One magazine as part of the "What Ever Happened To?" column, written by Dale Turner. Look for the new issue in mid-August at your favorite stores and newsstands. In other news, Poland's Return to Metalopolis CD will be reissued through Lion ...

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SOUL BRAINS Skip Summer Tour, H20 Vow To Carry On

SOUL BRAINS (formerly BAD BRAINS) have scrapped their touring plans for the summer "due to unforeseen circumstances," leaving projected openers H20 no choice but to complete the tour as a headliner. However, "this obviously means we will get to play a lot longer every night and tickets will be cheaper, which we're psyched about," according ...

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AFFAIR: The New AOR/Hard Rock Supergroup

AFFAIR, the new AOR/hard rock band are centered around mastermind Bobby Altvater (producer/sound engineer of BONFIRE, FRONTLINE, SABU, JOE LYNN TURNER and CHRIS THOMPSON) and vocalist Peter De Wint (ex-OSTROGOTH, MYSTERY), have inked a deal with MTM Music and will shortly issue their 12-track debut album through the label. ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Breaks Silence On Split With Wife

VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen has broken his silence over his recently-announced split with wife Valerie Bertinelli in the current issue of People magazine (dated July 22, 2002), which features a small photo of Bertinelli on the cover. "We're friends," the 47-year-old guitarist told the magazine. "We love each other. We're just separated. I ...

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