AMON AMARTH To Play Iceland

Sweden's AMON AMARTH will play two concerts in Reykjavik, Iceland in March. "It's the first time ever for AMON AMARTH in Iceland, and we're really looking forward to the shows," the band write on their web site. As previously reported, AMON AMARTH will enter Berno studio in Malmö in mid-May to record the follow-up to ...

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THIN LIZZY Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

THIN LIZZY will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, February 4. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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Ex-STRATOVARIUS Singer: TIMO TOLKKI Has 'Really Gone Over The Top'

Former STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto has broken his silence regarding his departure from the band. The following is Kotipelto's official statement regarding his split with the group and his future plans: "Dear Friends, "There's been so many rumours out lately that I wanted to sort things out with a short comment from my side. First ...

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AVULSED Sign With METAL AGE PRODUCTIONS

Spanish death metallers AVULSED have inked a deal with Metal Age Productions. According to an official press release, "after summer 2003 the band was pretty disappointed with [previous label] AvantGarde's work and decided to break their contractual obligations with them and started to search for a new label. Four options were seriously considered (Crash, Blackend, ...

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Former STRATOVARIUS Singer TIMO KOTIPELTO: 'Coldness' Details Revealed

Former STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto has finalized the track listing for his second solo album, "Coldness", due this spring through Century Media Records. Joining Timo during the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2002's "Waiting For The Dawn" (which was issued under the KOTIPELTO banner) were the following world-class musicians: Janne Wirman (CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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