ATROCITY Announce New Guitarist

Germany's ATROCITY have announced the addition of ex-FROM THY ASHES/TEABAG guitarist Sebastian Schult to the group's lineup. "I'm already looking forward to recording the new album and kicking some ass!" the 26-year-old Schult said in an official statement. "The first ideas sound very promising already and I have a lot of fun working on the ...

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MOONSPELL To Play In South America

Portugal's MOONSPELL have announced the following South/Central American dates during December: Dec. 05 – Santiago, CHL @ TBA Dec. 07 – Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador (w/ TIAMAT, PAIN, MORTIIS) Dec. 08 – Monterrey, MEX @ TBA ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN Embark On Scandinavian Tour

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN will embark on a Scandinavian tour at the end of this month. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 20 – Hultsfred, SWE @ Metropol Nov. 22 – Gothenburg, SWE @ Sticky fingers Nov. 23 – Skovde, SWE @ Valhall Nov. 24 – Oslo, NOR @ John Dee Nov. 25 – Stockholm, SWE ...

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EAT THE DAY Land Vocalist

EAT THE DAY, the new group led by former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, have secured the services of an as-yet-undisclosed vocalist. "We found him," states a message posted on the band's official web site. "The job position has been filled. Big thanks go out to everyone who sent in demos, but we now must ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION's NIKKI SIXX Discusses Band Moniker

In a recent interview posted on MÖTLEY CRÜE's official web site, bassist Nikki Sixx has revealed the "real" reason for all the name changes his current group, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, went through before settling on their present moniker. "COCKSTAR got shot down cause certain folks in the music industry didn't have a sense of adventure, ...

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FU MANCHU Announce California Gigs

FU MANCHU have announced two shows in California during December. They will be performing at The Casbah in San Diego on Friday, Dec. 13, and at the Detroit Bar in Orange County on Saturday, Dec. 14. In other news, the band will enter the studio with producer/engineer Brian Joseph Dobbs (MANMADEGOD, ECHOBRAIN) on Dec. 2 ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS To Release New Single

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, have set "Carry Me Home" as the next single from their latest CD, "By The Grace Of God". The B-side is a cover of Rory Gallagher's "Big Guns". It will be released Dec. 2 on CD and 7" vinyl. ...

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PAPA ROACH Lose Copyright Battle Over Label Name

PAPA ROACH have been forced to change the name of their record label from New Noize to El Tonal. "We had a little copyright battle and lost," PAPA ROACH guitarist Jerry Horton told Undercover News. "We have changed the name to El Tonal. It is not called New Noize anymore." The group, who use their ...

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NEUROTICA Split Up!

Florida's NEUROTICA have officially split up, according to a message posted on the band's web site. "[Frontman] Kelly Shaefer has formally disbanded NEUROTICA in spite of being named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top 10 bands of Ozzfest 2002," reads the statement. "NEUROTICA had recently asked to be let out of their ...

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NILE, MALEVOLENT CREATION Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

NILE and MALEVOLENT CREATION are the latest acts to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place between Jul. 31 and Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. Also set to appear at the event are ICED EARTH, GAMMA RAY, STRATOVARIUS, DARK ANGEL, and THE ...

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