STRYPER: More Reunion Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for STRYPER's first-ever reunion tour, the band's first nationwide performance junket in more than 12 years. The tour, which will coincide with the quartet's 20th anniversary, is slated to kick off October 3 in Springfield, Virginia. The tour will run across the United States, playing approximately 30 concerts in all. ...

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KONKHRA To Tour Europe With ILLNATH, CORPUS MORTALE

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA will be teaming up with ILLNATH and CORPUS MORTALE for a European tour beginning in late October. "Both are really cool debut acts, both are Danish, which is a great thing," KONKHRA write on their web site. "This is probably the first full-fledged extreme metal Euro tour with (this far) only ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Issue Career-Spanning Collection In October

MOTÖRHEAD will issue a five-CD, 99-song career-spanning overview, titled "Stone Deaf Forever!", on October 7 through Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records. It's the first fully comprehensive box set containing recordings made for multiple record companies during the period 1975-2002. And it's also the first one ever released with full band approval. The track listing was compiled with input ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Hire SINERGY Axeman For Upcoming Tour

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have recruited SINERGY/ex-STONE axeman Roope Latvala as the session guitarist for the remainder of their world tour in support of their latest CD, "Hate Crew Deathroll". "When [former guitarist] Alexander ["Aku" Kuoppala] left the band we were left in a difficult situation: how to keep on going [without a second guitarist]," ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I'm Clean As A Whistle'

SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo recently told Dave Ferman of the Dallas Star-Telegram that he has been "clean as a whistle" for more than a year and that one of his joys now is working out. A lot. "I work out three times a week, and I'm strong as an ox," he said. "I love ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'OZZY's Legacy Is Now Incredibly Tarnished'

Ronnie James Dio recently spoke to Bob Ruggiero of the Houston Press about the man whom he replaced at the helm of BLACK SABBATH, Ozzy Osbourne. Calling Ozzy "a mumbling, semi-conscious reality sitcom star who shuffles around in his sweatpants scooping up dog shit and being dominated by his shrewish wife and spoiled-ass kids," Ruggiero ...

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CENTINEX Push Back Album Release, Part Ways With Drummer

Sweden's CENTINEX have revised the track listing for their forthcoming album, "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos", tentatively due in early 2004 through Candlelight Records. "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos" was recorded and mixed at Black Lounge Studios between June 23 and July 20, and contains nine tracks, including an instrumental piece written and ...

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