CHILDREN OF BODOM Guitarist Jams With HALFORD

CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist Alexi Laiho joined HALFORD on stage at their show in Sapporo, Japan Wednesday night (Feb. 19) for a triple-axe-attack version of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Living After Midnight". CHILDREN OF BODOM, whose latest CD, "Hate Crew Deathroll", entered the Finnish charts at #1, were the support act for HALFORD during their ...

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JENS F. RYLAND Leaves BORKNAGAR!

Gutarist Jens F. Ryland has left Norway's BORKNAGAR. "[Jens'] decision is based on various personal reasons, but we would like to state that there is no conflict nor bad blood in relations to the break," mainman Oystein G. Brun said in an official statement. "On behalf of BORKNAGAR, I wish him all the best for ...

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KORY CLARKE's London Date Cancelled

Former WARRIOR SOUL/SPACE AGE PLAYBOYS frontman Kory Clarke's previously announced solo date at London's Camden on March 8 has been cancelled. According to the singer's official web site, "people in London should call the Camden and tell them to 'cough up the dough'!" Clarke's show at the Shrine in Stockholm, Sweden on March 8 is ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Ready To Unleash 'Damnation And A Day'

CRADLE OF FILTH's brand new CD, "Damnation And A Day", will receive a U.S. release on March 25 through the Red Ink/Epic label, it was announced today. It is slated for release in Europe on March 10 through Sony Music. Produced by Doug Cook (ANATHEMA, CATHEDRAL) and mixed by Rob Caggiano (DRY KILL LOGIC, ILL ...

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TNT Perform Special Showcase In Norway

TNT performed a special five-song showcase Saturday (Feb. 15) at a small club called Fru Lundgren in Trondheim, Norway as part of the Bylarm Festival. The group's complete list for the evening was as follows: 01. Far As The Eye Can See 02. Hey Love 03. Seven Seas 04. 10,000 Lovers 05. Everyone's A Star ...

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THE WILDHEARTS' GINGER: PRESIDENT BUSH Is A 'Genocidal Cunt'

THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger has issued an appeal to the public to join him in condemning President George Bush over his foreign policy and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. The following is Ginger's public statement as it appears on his official web site: "Anyone that attended the 'anti-war' march, or stopped ...

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SETHIAN Name Debut, Announce Release Date

Finland's SETHIAN, who feature in their ranks current FINNTROLL frontman Tapio Wilska, have set "Into The Silence" as the title for their debut album, due on April 14. The album, which was recently mixed at Finnvox studios with Mikko Karmila, will contain 12 songs. ...

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