DARK TRANQUILLITY Drop Off ARCH ENEMY Tour

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have reportedly dropped off the upcoming ARCH ENEMY North American tour. No official reason has yet been given for the group's cancellation, but a statement on the web site of the Jaxx club in Springfield, Virginia (where the tour is scheduled to make a stop on October 31st) indicates that ...

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Former MANOWAR Guitarist Seeks Vocalist

Former MANOWAR and current DICTATORS guitarist Ross The Boss is looking for a traditional, powerful heavy metal vocalist to write lyrics for, and sing on, a few tracks of his new solo album. The album, due for release through MANOWAR's Magic Circle Records, will most likely be recorded in the New York area. Interested parties ...

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GARY CHERONE: VAN HALEN Were Great To Me

Despite the commercial disappointment of the critically-panned Van Halen III album (released in 1998), former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone claims that he has no hard feelings about his experience in the group. "Those guys were awesome," Cherone told Launch. "(We) did an album, did a tour, started to write stuff for the second record ...

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Former KISS Guitarist To Headline Norway's 1001 WATT Festival

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, Jorn Lande & THE PAGAN SNAKES and LOST HORIZON are among the artists confirmed to appear at 1001 WATT Festival, which is set to take place in Skien, Norway on November 28-30. Kulick will reportedly perform a full-length set with KISS cover band and will also partake in a signing ...

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CRYPTOPSY Announce Upcoming Dates

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY are currently preparing for a series of weekend shows in November that will take them through the province of Quebec, Ontario, and Michigan. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 02 - Trois-Rivières, QUE @ Le Maquisart Nov. 14 – Oshawa, ONT @ The Dungeon Nov. 15 – Toronto, ONT @ The ...

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AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED To Appear In Rolling Stone

Relapse Records recording artists AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED will be reviewed in Rolling Stone. The band's latest release, Frozen Corpse Stuffed with Dope, will grace the pages of the legendary rock magazine's October 11th, 2002 issue (Rolling Stone #908). AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED were recently credited with the creation of a new descriptive genre — "machine gun hyper-grind" — ...

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NIGHTWISH Single Certified Platinum

NIGHTWISH have reportedly received a platinum record for their "Ever Dream" single in their native Finland, where the CD is said to have shifted in excess of 10,000 copies since its release in early May. Meanwhile, the group's second single off their Century Child CD, "Bless The Child", has been certified gold for sales of ...

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SOULREAPER Ink Deal With HAMMERHEART

SOULREAPER, featuring ex-DISSECTION members Johan Norman (guitar) and Tobias R. Kellgren (drums), have inked a deal with Hammerheart Records. The band's second full-length album, entitled Life Erazer, was recently recorded at Los Angered Recording Studio with producer (and KING DIAMOND guitarist) Andy La Rocque (EVERGREY, WITCHERY, MORIFADE) and is expected to be released in late ...

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THE RAVENOUS To Perform In New York City

THE RAVENOUS, featuring Danny Lilker (BRUTAL TRUTH, S.O.D., NUCLEAR ASSAULT, HOLY MOSES), Killjoy (NECROPHAGIA, WURDULAK, EIBON), Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY, ABSCESS), Danny Coralles (AUTOPSY, ABSCESS) and Clint Bower (HEXX, ABSCESS), will be performing at the Autumn Equinox III festival at The Lions Den in New York City on October 19th. Joining them on the bill will ...

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Christian Metal Fans 'Raise Hell' In Church

Christian "nu metal" band GRYP recently played a show at the First Church of God in Lancaster, California, and the band's fans raised hell in the church, even smashing some of the pews to pieces. Drummer Mike Sharp says fans were jumping off the church stage and onto the pews and moshing like they would ...

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