DREAMTALE Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Finland's DREAMTALE have parted ways with vocalist Tomi Viiltola and have replaced him with Jarkko Ahola. "Everything regarding this line-up change with Tomi went well and no big dramatics were involved," the band write on their web site. DREAMTALE have just released their sophomore album, "Ocean's Heart", through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to last year's ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN To Play In STEVE VAI's Band On G3 '03 Tour

Legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, MR. BIG, TALAS) will be part of STEVE VAI's backing group during the upcoming G3 '03 tour, also featuring JOE SATRIANI and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. "Some of you old timers may remember the TALAS/YNGWIE tour from 1985," Sheehan writes on his web site. "That was the tour I did ...

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AFTER FOREVER Finalize Track Listing For New EP

Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal act AFTER FOREVER have announced the track listing for their forthcoming mini-CD, "Exordium", tentatively due before the end of October through Transmission Records. The EP, which contains four originals and two covers, was recorded at Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland with producers Hans Pieters and Dennis Leidelmeijer. In addition, the group ...

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DIMMU BORGIR: European Chart Positions Announced

DIMMU BORGIR's "Death Cult Armageddon" has entered the European album charts at the following positions: Austria: #14 Finland: #9 France: #35 Germany: #12 Netherlands: #42 Norway: #2 Switzerland: #54 "Death Cult Armageddon" was recorded and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and is the group's "most epic, majestic, somber, evil and grimmest release to ...

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EDGUY: New Album Update

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hey you savage fuckers! "Friends, I just thought I'd better drop you some news about the new album and how the recordings are going. Well, the work is going great, I just have to underline how relaxed everything is in ...

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SUN CAGED: Full-Length MP3 Available For Download

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, have posted a full-length MP3 of the track "Hollow" at this location. "Hollow" comes off the group's self-titled debut album, due on October 22 through Finland's Lion Music. "Sun Caged" was mixed by AYREON/STAR ONE mastermind ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE 'mtvICON' Special In The Works For 2004?

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has told the German edition of Metal Hammer that talks are underway between the group's management and MTV about a possible "mtvICON" event to help raise the profile of the band in the months leading up to the release of the movie version of CRÜE's best-selling band autobiography, "The Dirt: ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE To Launch Headlining Tour On Halloween

A PERFECT CIRCLE will kick off a new round of headlining dates on October 31 in San Antonio, Texas. They will be supporting their just-released new album, "Thirteenth Step", which marks the recoding debut with the group of former MARILYN MANSON bassist Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez). The upcoming itinerary follows a wildly successful (and ...

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