PRIMAL FEAR: Festival Bound!

German melodic metallers PRIMAL FEAR have already been confirmed for three festivals next year: the Blind Guardian Open Air Festival, the Wacken Open Air and the Summer Breeze Open Air. More dates will be announced in the months to come. ...

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ABORTED To Record New CD In December

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED will now enter the studio in December to record their next full-length CD, entitled "Goremageddon: The Saw And The Carnage Done", for a March 2003 release through Listenable Records. As previously reported, "Goremageddon: The Saw And The Carnage Done" will be recorded at the Aabenraa studios in Denmark with producer ...

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MISDEMEANOR Announce Upcoming Gigs

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR have lined up the following gigs during November/December: Nov. 08 – Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben (w/MUSTASCH) Nov. 16 – Västerås, SWE @ Taj Mahal Dec. 08 – Paris, SWE @ Stone Wizards Festival (w/HERMANO, NEBULA, MUSHROOM RIVER BAND, LOWRIDER, BLACKSTONE, LOADING DATA, EON MEGAHERTZ) Dec. 14 – Uppsala, SWE @ Fellini ...

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DUSKFALL Complete Debut Album

Luleå, Sweden-based DUSKFALL have completed work on their debut album, entitled "Frailty", for an early 2003 release through Greece's Black Lotus Records. In other news, the band have parted ways with guitarist Glenn, who left the group to "focus on his family and work since he feels that he won't be able to give the ...

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LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, TAPPING THE VEIN To Tour North America

LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT and TAPPING THE VEIN will be teaming up for a North American tour beginning on December 27. Exact dates and venues will be announced soon. In other news, TAPPING THE VEIN have lined up the following shows during October/November: Oct. 25 - Conduit – Trenton, NJ Oct. 30 - Saint - Asbury ...

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HALFORD Drummer: I Never Said ROB Was Rejoining JUDAS PRIEST

HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek has issued an official statement in an attempt to dispel some of the rumors surrounding frontman Rob Halford's possible return to JUDAS PRIEST. The following is Jarzombek's message to the HALFORD fans, originally posted on the group's official message board on Tuesday, October 22: "To all, "I logged onto the boards ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Collaborate With DMX!

AUDIOSLAVE, the new group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), have written and recorded a pair of songs with rapper DMX, according to Billboard.com. One of the two collaborations with DMX is a pairing of the rapper and all ...

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GORGUTS Issue Statement Regarding Drummer's Passing

GORGUTS mainman Luc Lemay has issued an official statement regarding the untimely passing of drummer Steve MacDonald, who hung himself last week after battling depression for the past few years. It is as follows: "It's with great sadness that I write these words for you, Steve, my acolyte, my accomplice, my friend. Your talent hit ...

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Former STABBING WESTWARD Drummer To Tour With PRICK

Former STABBING WESTWARD drummer Andy Kubiszewski will be sitting behind the kit on some of the tour dates on the upcoming PRICK tour. Kubiszewski is no stranger to the PRICK camp, having previously recorded the drum tracks for the group's debut CD. The band have since issued a follow-up album, "The Wreckard", featuring drummer/soundshaper Garret ...

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TANK Announce Titles For Next Two Full-Length Albums

TANK's next studio album will be titled "Sturmpanzer", and the album after that is to be called "Retribution", according to a recent interview with mainman Algy Ward published in Japan's Burrn! magazine. TANK have just issued their first studio album in four years, "Still At War", through Zoom Club Records. A European tour is tentatively ...

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