PHILM Announce Additional Date

PHILM, the new band featuring SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, CIVIL DEFIANCE/KKLEQ MUZZIL guitarist/vocalist Gerry Paul Nestler, and KKLEQ MUZZIL bassist Juan Antonio Perez, have added a date in Lombardo's hometown of Victorville, California at the end of February. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Feb. 19 - San Pedro, CA @ Sacred Grounds Feb. ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Guest On New PRAYING MANTIS CD

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White has contributed lead vocals to a couple of tracks on the upcoming PRAYING MANTIS album, titled "The Journey Never Ends". Also featured on the CD is ex-URIAH HEEP/GARY MOORE singer John Sloman. "[PRAYING MANTIS guitarist] Tino Troy gave me a call at the beginning of [last] ...

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SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE Set To Destroy With 'Alien Freak'

Vater Percussion officially launched a Morgan Rose (SEVENDUST) signature drumstick, dubbed "Alien Freak", at the NAMM 2003 show in early January. "Finally a stick for someone with one thing in mind: DESTRUCTION!" Rose proudly stated. "With the dual butt-end design, my Alien Freak gives you all the power you need without compromising one bit of ...

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H2O, MADBALL, NEW FOUND GLORY Collaboration Finds New Name

H2O frontman Toby Morse, NEW FOUND GLORY guitarist Chad Gilbert, MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien, BOX CAR RACER guitarist Dave Kennedy and MADBALL bassist Hoya Roc have set F.T.W. as the name for their brand new collaboration (the previously-announced ALL AGES has now apparently been scrapped), which is expected to release a debut album later in ...

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HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK 2003 Festival

HAMMERFALL are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Also scheduled to appear at the event are NIGHTWISH, PARADISE LOST, BLAZE, DRAGONFORCE, POWER QUEST, and WAYLANDER. A total of 18 bands will perform ...

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LINKIN PARK Add U.K. Dates

LINKIN PARK have added two U.K. dates to their upcoming European warm-up tour for their new album, "Meteora". "Meteora" is due out in the U.S. on March 25 and internationally on March 24. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: Feb. 23 - Milan, ITA @ Alcatraz Feb. 27- Hamburg, GER @ Docks Mar. 02- Paris, ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Donate Pyro Cash To Australian Firefighters

FOO FIGHTERS have been asked to extinguish their stage pyrotechnics during their current Big Day Out gigs due to fire bans enacted because of Australia's raging bushfires. Rather than sulk, the group has decided to make the best of the situation. "We are going to take the money it would have cost for the fireworks ...

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NICKELBACK Singing Record Label's Praises

NICKELBACK have boosted Roadrunner Records to a status to compete with the major labels of the record business. Thanks to NICKLEBACK's Grammy nomination for "How You Remind Me" and "Silver Side Up" selling several million copies, the band and the label are both gaining notoriety. It hasn't all been NICKELBACK carrying the label on its ...

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DARKSEED Set Release Date For 'Astral Adventures'

Germany's DARKSEED have set an April 28 European release date through Massacre Records for their new album, "Astral Adventures". The band, who were previously signed to Soundland Records, are set to perform at this year's Summer Breeze Open Air festival on Aug. 21-23 in Abtsgm√ľnd, Germany. ...

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