MY RUIN: Upcoming Appearances Announced

Los Angeles-based MY RUIN, led by "infamous" frontwoman Tairrie B (ex-TURA SATANA, MANHOLE), have lined up the following appearances during October/November: Oct. 04 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theater Oct. 17 – "The Horror Of Beauty" Listening Party @ Silent Movie Theater in L.A. Oct. 28 – Hollywood, CA @ Live Performance & In-Store Signing ...

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KAIZEN Begin Work On New Material

French metalcore act KAIZEN have started writing material for the follow-up to this year's "Clear the Path", tentatively due in late 2004 through XIII Bis Records. So far, the band have secured distribution deals in France, Scandinavia, U.K., and Switzerland, and will shortly make their debut album available in Spain and Russia. The group also ...

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DIONYSUS Finishing Up Work On New Album

DIONYSUS, the Swedish/German melodic power metal act featuring the voice behind guitarist Luca Turilli's solo work, Olaf Hayer, and ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz, are in the final phase of the recording sessions for their new album, tentatively due in February 2004 through AFM Records. The CD, which is being recorded at Studio Kuling in Örebro, ...

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KAYO DOT: Live Dates Announced

KAYO DOT, the Massachusetts-based musical project featuring former members of the now-defunct MAUDLIN OF THE WELL, have lined up the following dates during October: Oct. 16 – Northsix - Brooklyn, NY (w/ TIME OF ORCHIDS, BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS) Oct. 29 - Sky Bar - Somerville, MA (w/ AESMA DAEVA, SALEM FIRES) As previously reported, KAYO ...

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LORD BELIAL: Unreleased EP To See The Light Of Day

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL will be issuing their previously unreleased 2002 EP, "Scythe of Death", on January 11 through Metal Fortress Entertainment. According to the group's web site, the material on the mini-CD was recorded in mid-2002 and was originally scheduled for release in the fall of 2002, but "due to a lack of ...

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SECRET SPHERE Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Italian melodic metallers SECRET SPHERE have parted ways with drummer Luca Cartasegna. The split, which was amicable, was due to the fact that Luca had a "different point of view about the future musical evolution of the band," according to an official statement from the group. The band are currently auditioning potential replacements for Luca ...

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Former POISON/MR. BIG Guitarist To Release New Acoustic CD

Former POISON/MR. BIG guitarist Richie Kotzen will shortly issue a new album, titled "Acoustic Cuts". "This is different from the CD that was sold at my live shows in Japan," Kotzen writes on his web site. The complete track listing for "Acoustic Cuts" is as follows: 01. Change 02. What Is... 03. High 04. Don't ...

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ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES Sign With NAPALM RECORDS

Germany's ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES, the new band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY (who are fronted by Liv's husband Alexander Krull), have signed separate, multi-album deals with Austria's Napalm Records. Both groups are expected to issue new albums sometime in 2004. The music of LEAVES' EYES ...

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PAPA ROACH: Done With Pre-Production, Prepare To Record

PAPA ROACH have almost finished pre-production on their new album, tentatively titled "Dancing In The Ashes". The group have been working with producer Howard Benson (COLD, BLINDSIDE, P.O.D.) for two weeks, making adjustments to some 15+ songs the group have written at both home and on the bus during last year's Lovehatetragedy tour. Video footage ...

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