DARK TRANQUILLITY Added To NILE Tour

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have replaced VOIVOD as the middle-slot act on the forthcoming North American tour headlined by NILE. Also appearing on the bill will be NAPALM DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE BERZERKER. Confirmed NILE, NAPALM DEATH, DARK TRANQUILLITY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE BERZERKER dates are as follows: Jan. 17 – Fitzgeralds - Houston, ...

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CLUTCH Set Release Date For Live CD

CLUTCH have set November 8 as the release date for their forthcoming live album, "Live At The Googolplex", through the group's own River Road Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Who Wants to Rock? 02. Pure Rock Fury 03. Sea of Destruction 04. Immortal 05. Careful With That Mic ...

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MARIAH CAREY Covers DEF LEPPARD!

MARIAH CAREY has recorded a cover version of DEF LEPPARD's 1981 hit "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" for her upcoming release, "Charmbracelet", according to Fox News. "I know it sounds weird, and that it probably won't work, but guess what? At last night's [Oct. 22] listening party for Carey's new disk, this was one ...

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NEUROTICA's KELLY SHAEFER: 'We're Not A Wrestling Band!'

NEUROTICA frontman Kelly Shaefer believes that his group's association with the WWE-owned Smackdown Records (which released NEUROTICA's self-titled third album) ultimately hurt the band in the eyes of the record-buying public, who refused to take the group seriously after seeing them cross-promoted at wrestling events. "We're not a wrestling band — we're a rock and ...

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STEP KINGS Frontman Launches New Band

STEP KINGS guitarist/vocalist Fern is putting the finishing touches on an EP with his new band I SOCKET. Titled "Signal To Noise", the four-song CD will surface at the end of the year through PseudoPlasma Records. ...

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KRISIUN To Release DVD In January

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN filmed a recent show at the studios of Polsat TV in Krakow, Poland for an upcoming DVD release, "Live Armagedon", due in January. Also included on the disc will be extra live footage from Japan, U.S.A. and Brazil, plus backstage shots, and footage from various recording sessions. More information will be ...

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GRAND MAGUS Name Upcoming CD

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have set "Monument" as the title of their sophomore album, due in early 2003 through Rise Above Records. ...

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HANOI ROCKS To Tour Japan

The reformed HANOI ROCKS will tour Japan in February/March 2003. Meanwhile, the group have yet to announce a release date for their recently-completed full-length effort, "13 Shots On The Rocks". ...

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PUFFBALL To Issue 'Leave Them All Behind' In January

Sweden's "high-speed punk 'n' roll" act PUFFBALL will issue a new CD, entitled "Leave Them All Behind", in January 2003 through Burning Heart Records. The group's fourth full-length release, "Leave Them All Behind" was recorded at Studio Sutare in Västerås, Sweden by Lasse Holmgren and Matt From during late August/early September and it sees the ...

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