KINGDOM COME: New Album Samples Posted Online

Germany's KINGDOM COME, led by frontman Lenny Wolf, have posted a 13-MB large MP3 file containing clips of all the tracks from their recently-released "Independent" album at this location. "Independent" received a European release on October 14 through new label UlfTone Music (based out of Berlin). No U.S. release date has yet been ...

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Who Will Open For AEROSMITH In December?

Who will be the opening act for AEROSMITH at the group's North American dates in December? According to the band's official web site, it won't be who everyone thinks it will be. "A lot of rumors going around about who the opening act will be in December," states a message on the site. "Some of ...

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DESTROYED BY ANGER Part With Drummer, Seek Replacement

New York's DESTROYED BY ANGER, featuring SUFFOCATION manager Jason Fligman on vocals, have amicably parted ways with longtime drummer Tom Wilbur. The band will be holding auditions for a replacement immediately. Interested parties can contact the band at: [email protected] ...

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MOONSPELL Singer Discusses Upcoming Album (Sort Of)

Portugal's MOONSPELL have begun the pre-production process for their next studio album, which they hope to record early next year for a late 2003 release through Century Media Records. The following is a cryptic update on the pre-production process from MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro (as it appears on the group's official web site): "As you ...

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It's Official: KISS To Perform With Australian Symphony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: One of the world's greatest bands, KISS, today announced one of the most spectacular concert events Australia will ever see, Kiss Symphony. At a press conference in Melbourne, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss announced details of a one-off concert with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony to be held at Telstra Dome ...

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STRATOVARIUS Frontman: Why My Brazilian Tour Was Cancelled

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has issued a statement clarifying the reasons for the cancellation of his Brazilian solo tour. "This is the truth about the KOTIPELTO Brazil tour!" begins the statement. "I didn't cancel the tour! Me and the guys in the band wanted to do the tour and I was calling every day to ...

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NIGHTWISH To Issue Second DVD In June

NIGHTWISH have set June 2, 2003 as the release date for their second DVD, which is currently being compiled by the group and Spinefarm Records in their hometown of Helsinki. As previously reported, the as-yet-untitled DVD will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes ...

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Police: Drugs Found On KID ROCK's Bus

Kid Rock's tour bus was pulled over and scoured for drugs on Florida's Turnpike just hours after the rap-metal singer performed in suburban West Palm Beach, reports The Palm Beach Post. He and his band weren't on board the bus when it was stopped for a top-to-bottom search — including the "celebrity bedroom," according to ...

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BLACK CLOUD: Video Clips, Band Photo Posted Online

BLACK CLOUD, the Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, and GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, have posted video clips of three songs performed during a recent rehearsal session in preparation for the group's November 9 gig ...

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