SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Set Title, Release Date For Fifth Album

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, have set On Fire as the title of their fifth full-length album, due on September 30th (one week earlier in Japan) through Music For Nations Records. Says Amott, "this is a serious HARD ROCK album featuring off-the-hook musical performances from ...

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STONE SOUR Debut Gets Pushed Up

STONE SOUR, the side project of SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root, have pushed up the release date of their self-titled debut album to August 27th through Roadrunner Records. In other news, the song "Bother" from the above-mentioned release (which also appears in slightly different form on the Spider-Man soundtrack) is currently ...

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DYNAMO OPEN AIR: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule for this year's Dynamo Open Air festival—set to take place on Sunday, July 14th at sports park Boshoven in the town of Weert, Holland—has been announced. It is as follows: MAIN STAGE 12:00 - 13:00 DEAD SOUL TRIBE 13:30 - 14:30 PAIN OF SALVTION 15:00 - 16:00 BIOHAZARD 16:30 - 17:30 WITHIN ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman To Partake In AOL Chat

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate will be participating in a live Q&A chat on America Online to promote his recently-released, self-titled solo debut. The chat will take place on Monday, July 8th at 9:00 PM ET at America Online Keyword: Rock Chat. Non-AOL subscribers may participate by downloading the free trial access software located at www.aol.com. ...

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ASTRIAAL Split With MESTER PRODUCTIONS

Australia's ASTRIAAL have ended their association with Norway's Mester Productions. However, the long-promised 12" vinyl version of Summoning the Essence of Ancient Wisdom is still going ahead. The LP will now see the light of day courtesy of Dark Horizons in January 2003, in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. As previously reported, ASTRIAAL entered ...

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GOTTHARD End Association With Ex-KROKUS Bassist

Switzerland's GOTTHARD have parted ways with their long time collaborator, songwriter/producer Chris Von Rohr (ex-KROKUS bassist). Von Rohr reportedly appeared on Swiss television and stated that he feels that the band have reached the absolute pinnacle with their latest CD, entitled Homerun, and it's time for him and the group to move on. He also ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Push Back DVD Release Date

JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming DVD, entitled Live In London, is now scheduled for release on July 23rd in North America and July 29th in Europe, according to the band's official web site. As previously reported, Live In London contains performance footage recorded at the Brixton Academy in London on December 19th, 2001 in addition to "tons ...

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Former ALICE IN CHAINS Guitarist To Appear On "Rockline"

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will be appearing on the nationally-syndicated radio program Rockline this upcoming Monday, July 8th. The show goes live at 8:30 PM PST/11:30 PM ET. The toll free number to call in and ask Jerry questions will be 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). The show is heard on 130 stations across the ...

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HELLOWEEN Rumored To Have Enlisted Ex-FREEDOM CALL Guitarist

HELLOWEEN are strongly rumored to have selected former FREEDOM CALL guitarist Sascha Gerstner to replace Roland Grapow, who was dismissed from the group last year. The band's revamped line-up is expected to head over to singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain to begin recording their new album, due in early 2003. In ...

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