SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Is Over For Good!

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar revealed several interesting items about VAN HALEN's comeback plans during a recent interview with reporter Patrick Berkery of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Among the revelations that are due to be detailed in the article—which is set to be published on August 16th—are the following: **VAN HALEN is over for good, ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Cancel Mexican Tour

Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY have cancelled their entire Mexican tour, according to the band's official web site. The move reportedly followed the cancellation of two dates—in Guadalajara and Leon—for reasons that are not entirely clear at this time. "The band is very sorry about this and hope they can make up for it some time ...

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AVANISH To Utilize Session Bassist For METAL DAYZ Appearance

Germany's AVANISH will be utilizing the services of session bassist Andreas Gentner for their appearance at the Metal Dayz festival, which is scheduled to take place in Pratteln, Switzerland on August 3rd. Also set to perform at the event are SAVATAGE, SAMAEL, CANDLEMASS, GAMMA RAY, THRESHOLD, HEAVENLY, DIE SCHINDER, STYGMA IV, EVEREVE, LUNATICA, PURE YEAST ...

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ANTHRAX: Rumors Of Tour With HALFORD "Totally False"

Despite widespread rumors to the contrary, there are currently no plans for ANTHRAX to team up with HALFORD for a North American tour in the fall, according to ANTHRAX's webmaster, who added that "it would be a cool tour, though…" As previously reported, ANTHRAX's ninth studio album, entitled We've Come For You All, is scheduled ...

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Former NAPALM DEATH Drummer To Form "Grind" Project

Former NAPALM DEATH drummer Mick Harris is reportedly looking to start a grind project in the vein of CELTIC FROST, SIEGE, INTENSE DEGREE, SLAYER, DISCHARGE, etc. A full-length album will tentatively be recorded early next year for a mid-2003 release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES: No Rest For The Wicked

Despite the fact that they've just issued a new album (Shadowland), Sweden's NOCTURNAL RITES have already begun the songwriting process for their next release. Says bassist Nils Eriksson: " I know we just released a new album, but what the hell... The show must go on… We have some ideas for new songs, but so ...

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Ex-IMPELLITTERI Frontman Announces New Touring Guitarist

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock has added guitarist Bob Rossi to his touring band. The revamped line-up will make its live debut on Saturday, August 3rd at Lost and Found in Longwood, Florida. In other news, Rob Rock's band are currently in the studio working on two new albums at the same time—the new Rob ...

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CRYOGENIC To Embark On "Two-Month" US Tour

Australia's CRYOGENIC will embark on a "two-month US tour" on September 1st, according to a message posted on the group's official web site. Apparently, "the band will be showcasing new material from their forthcoming studio album in and around L.A., New York and Las Vegas." Exact dates and venues for this alleged "two-month" run have ...

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