Manager: Why ROB HALFORD Wasn't Allowed Into The U.S.

Rob Halford's personal manager John Baxter has issued his own commentary regarding the postponement of HALFORD's West Coast dates after the singer was denied entry into the United States from London, England due to his work visa not being thoroughly processed by The United States Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS). Baxter's statement is as follows: ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer Issues New Year's Greetings

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has issued the following New Year's Greeting via his official web site: "Just got back from South TX, very tired, celebrated Christmas with my two youngest children. Real nice Christmas, I made it into the relax and fun zone and gave frequently to the ringing bells outside each mall entrance. ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Set First Single Off Upcoming CD

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have set "Victoria's Secret" as the first single off their upcoming full-length effort, "Winterheart's Guild", due on Feb. 22 in Japan and Mar. 17 in Finland. The single itself will precede the album on Feb. 17. "Winterheart's Guild" features a guest appearance by keyboardist Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS/ex-DIO) on four cuts. ...

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BROWN Prepare New CD, Live Dates

Raleigh, North Carolina's BROWN, featuring former CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin on guitar/vocals, will spring back into action in April with the announcement of upcoming live dates and "some new releases," the details of which have yet to be divulged. BROWN, who no longer include in their ranks producer John Custer (C.O.C., DAG, CRY ...

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EINHERJER: 2002 Demo Posted Online

Norway's EINHERJER have made available for download all three tracks from their recently-completed promotional CD via their official web site at this location. The cuts featured on the demo are as follows: 01. The Eternally Damned 02. Ware Her Venom 03. Dead Knight's Rite ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Release Debut Via SHRAPNEL

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will issue their self-titled debut album on Mar. 11 through Shrapnel Records in the U.S. Shrapnel will also release the group's "Live in Tokyo" album in the U.S. in the summer. The American release ...

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SHADOWCAST Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

Austria's SHADOWCAST, the project featuring AMORTIS keyboardist Clemens Mayr, will enter the studio in February to record their sophomore album, "Near Life Experience", for a summer release through CCP/SPV Records. The album, which will mark the recording debut with the group of ABIGOR/DARKWELL drummer Moritz Neuner (following previous skinsman Lukas' decision to switch to lead ...

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H.I.M.: New Year's Eve Set List Revealed

Finland's H.I.M. performed the following set during their annual New Year's Eve appearance at Helsinki's Tavastia club last night: 01. Buried Alive By Love 02. Heartache Every Moment 03. Your Sweet 666 04. Poison Girl 05. Funeral Of Hearts 06. It's All Tears 07. In Joy And Sorrow 08. Razorblade Kiss 09. Join Me 10. ...

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HATESPHERE Announce European Tour Dates

Danish death-thrashers HATESPHERE, featuring RAUNCHY drummer Morten Toft Hansen, have announced the following dates during the coming weeks: Jan. 03 - La Sfinge – Brescia, ITA Jan. 04 - Murryfield Pub – Chiasso, SWI Jan. 05 – TBA – Vicenza, ITA Jan. 06 – TBA – TBA, AUT Jan. 07 – AJZ – Leising, GER ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Live Up Finnish Gigs

Finland's TO/DIE/FOR have announced the following gigs in March: Mar. 14 – Kouvola, FIN @ Rytmi-Katti Mar. 18 – Helsinki, FIN @ On The Rocks TO/DIE/FOR's new CD, "Jaded", is due on Mar. 3, 2003 through Spinefarm Records. A single will precede the album on Feb. 3. ...

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