DEEP PURPLE To Tour Europe

DEEP PURPLE are in process of booking a European tour next summer. Unconfirmed dates are as follows: May 29 - Schwung Festival – Roeselare, BEL Jun. 13 - Rastatt Pagodenburg - Karlsruhe, GER Jun. 14 – TBA - Bonn, GER Jun. 15 - Amphitheatre - Kamenz, GER Jun. 17 - Wuhlheide Amphitheatre - Berlin, GER ...

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ROSTOK VAMPIRES Announce German Gig

Reunited '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, will perform at Winterbenefit-Concert For The Poor at Keuning-Haus in Dortmund, Germany on Jan. 31, 2003. The group are working on new material to be released next year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. ...

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NASUM Name Upcoming Album

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have set "Helvete" (Hell in English) as the title for their upcoming third album, which is currently being recorded at guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk's Soundlab studios for an April/May 2003 release through Relapse Records. "The record is on the way, should be out in April/May and it should be a fucking killer ...

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ANCIENT CEREMONY Forced To Take Break

German "dark extreme" metallers ANCIENT CEREMONY have issued the following update: "After an accident involving bass player and main songwriter Jones, ANCIENT CEREMONY is forced to take a break. In early January work will intensify on their new album, 'Holycaust - Angelus Mortis'. In February we will begin recordings with Markus Stock and in June ...

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Ex-DEATH, MALEVOLENT CREATION Members Team Up To Record DEATH Tribute CD

Former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffmann and CKY guitarist Deron Miller are teaming up to record a DEATH tribute CD to benefit Murphy and the family of late DEATH frontman Chuck Schuldiner. A bassist is still being sought for the project, which may surface through the ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT: Proud To Be Reliable

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott believes that the band's consistency has been a significant part of their appeal — when the fans go to a DEF LEPPARD concert, they expect to hear the hits, and the group are happy to play them. "They've come to terms with the fact that it's OK to like a ...

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LINKIN PARK Document Making Of New Album

The making of LINKIN PARK's next album has been documented by their "Frat Party at the Pankake Festival" DVD director Bill Berg-Hillinger for a series of upcoming online shorts collectively called LPTV. "He's got footage of us writing, mixing and hanging out," reports MC Mike Shinoda. "He's got footage of us writing, mixing, and hanging ...

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THE CROWN: Heading For The Ultimate!

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN, recently rejoined by original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, are in the process of writing material for their next studio album, tentatively due in the summer. "This time we are heading for the ultimate and so far it sounds very promising," bassist Magnus Olsfelt stated. "The new material is pretty diverse but in ...

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