QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: We Are Feeling Rejuvenated

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate says that the band is feeling "rejuvenated" following an extended break that allowed him to release and tour to promote his self-titled solo debut last year. "It's good to step back and look at what you do in a more objective way so you can appreciate what it is you have," ...

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STUCK MOJO Guitarist Confirms Lineup For Reunion Show

Guitarist Rich Ward has confirmed that SICK SPEED bandmate Keith Watson (formerly of Charlotte, North Carolina's OBEY BIZAR) will join the reunited STUCK MOJO when they hit the stage at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia on New Year's Eve. "Yeah, Keith will play bass for the band," Ward stated. "He was in a band called ...

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Son Of OZZY OSBOURNE Lands U.S. Record Deal

Louis Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne's son from his first marriage, has signed a six mix-album deal with Strictly Rhythm Records in the U.S. The 26-year-old deep house/techno DJ from Birmingham, England is expected to release his first album for the label sometime next year. When recently asked what his Dad thinks about what he does for ...

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VINTERSORG Set Tentative Track Listing For 'The Focusing Blur'

Sweden's VINTERSORG, featuring vocalist Vintersorg of the Norwegian band BORKNAGAR, have set the tentative track listing for their upcoming album, "The Focusing Blur", due in early 2003 through Napalm Records. The follow-up to this year's "Visions From The Spiral Generator" will contain the following cuts: 01. Prologue Dialogue 02. The Essence 03. The Thesises Seasons ...

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PYREXIA Reform, Plan New Album, Reissues

Long Island, New York-based death metallers PYREXIA have reformed and are in the process of writing new material for a tentative late 2003 release. The band, several members of which were most recently in CATASTROPHIC with ex-OBITUARY guitarist Trevor Peres, are said to be planning on re-releasing their old albums (1993's "Sermon Of Mockery", 1995's ...

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Former NEUROTICA Guitarist Resurfaces In BUTTONHOOK

Former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau has teamed up with ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson in an Atlanta-based act named BUTTONHOOK. The group, whose sound is being described as a cross between SOUNDGARDEN and GUNS N' ROSES, recently issued a self-titled debut CD, available online via the group's official web site at this ...

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MAGUS NOCTUM Added To LORD BELIAL European Tour

Slovenian melodic black metallers MAGUS NOCTUM have been added to the upcoming European tour featuring Sweden's LORD BELIAL and Norway's FORLORN. The trek is expected to kick off on Jan. 30, 2003 at Headbangers Ballroom in Hamburg, Germany. Exact venues and dates will be announced soon. ...

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RAGE To Promote Events At German Club

Veteran German metallers RAGE have announced a special partnership/involvement with the Tenne-Club in Hamm-Pelkum, Germany. According to the group's official web site, "On 2nd February RAGE will start to present 'Metal Events' such as Live-Shows, Metal-Discos and Work-Shops at the Tenne-Club in Hamm-Pelkum. More infos will follow in the beginning of January!" For more information, ...

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