THE HEAVILS Sign With METAL BLADE

Rockford, Illinois-based quartet THE HEAVILS have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. The group's debut album for the label is expected to surface in early 2003. Commented guitarist Mossy: "As far as signing with Metal Blade, it is a label we grew up with. Anything Metal Blade had was cool and they have a ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Frontman Expects Reconciliation With Wife

Despite the fact that his wife recently filed for divorce, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland is skeptical that the proceedings will follow through and expects a reconciliation. "I think my wife and I will stay together, to tell you the truth. Yeah, I just talked to her on the phone today and like neither ...

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AMARAN To Record New CD In April

Sweden's AMARAN, featuring ex-members of MOURNING SIGN, will record their new, as-yet-untitled album at Studio Underground in Västerås between Apr. 7 and Apr. 27, 2003. 13 new songs have been completed for the CD and are being described by the band as "much more heavier than the material on 'A World Depraved'." A late summer ...

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AMONG THIEVES To Perform At WSOU Holiday Show

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, will perform at the WSOU holiday show on Dec. 14 at the Rex Plex in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Also scheduled to appear at the event is former LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo, among others. ...

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ARTENSION To Issue 'New Discovery' In January

ARTENSION, the symphonic/neoclassic power prog "supergroup" featuring in its ranks Vitalij Kuprij (RING OF FIRE) on keyboards, Kevin Chown (MAGNITUDE 9, TILES) on bass, Mike Terrana (RAGE, AXEL RUDI PELL) on drums, John West (ROYAL HUNT) on vocals, and Roger Staffelbach on guitar, will issue their sixth studio album, titled "New Discovery", on Jan. 27, ...

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HALFORD, TESTAMENT, VIO-LENCE Announce Anaheim Gig

HALFORD, TESTAMENT, VIO-LENCE and EXHUMED have announced a show at House Of Blues in Anaheim, California on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003. EXHUMED have also been added to HALFORD's Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002 House Of Blues date in Las Vegas, Nevada (which will include appearances by TESTAMENT and VIO-LENCE). Tickets for the Anaheim House Of Blues ...

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TOOL Get Fired Up!

TOOL accidentally set fire to their dressing room on Nov. 12 at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas, and are required to pay for the damage. Freeman Coliseum general manager J.C. Hrubetz says the fire was minor, and that the band's bill for the damage is "less than the amount of a used Chevy ...

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