GRAND MAGUS Prepare To Record New CD

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, will record their next studio CD at the end of the year for an early 2003 release. In other news, the group will perform at Rabbit Fighter in Stockholm on June 12th. ...

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SINERGY Guitarist Duo To Hold Japanese Clinics

SINERGY guitarists Alexi Laiho and Roope Latvala will be conducting three guitar clinics in Japan before the band embark on a five-day tour with ANGRA across the country. Dates and locations of the clinics are as follows: Jun. 13 – Nagoya, JAP @ ESP Music Academy Jun. 14 – Shibuya, JAP @ ESP Music Academy ...

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TWICE THE SUN Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Miami, Florida's "alternative metal" act TWICE THE SUN have parted ways with drummer Tommy Garrett due to "creative differences". No replacement has yet been announced. As previously reported, TWICE THE SUN recently inked a deal with Roadrunner Records as a joint signing between R2 Publishing head Dave Bason (the man who brought THE STROKES to ...

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RAUNCHY Ink Deal With Nuclear Blast Records

Denmark's RAUNCHY have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will shortly reissue their highly-acclaimed debut, entitled Velvet Noise, in an expanded package that will include lyrics, pictures and an as-yet-undisclosed bonus track. RAUNCHY are tentatively scheduled to enter the studio early next year to record their sophomore album for a mid-2003 release. ...

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ACCEPT To Issue DVD-Plus Of Unreleased, Rare Recordings

On July 20th, legendary German metallers ACCEPT will be issuing a DVD-Plus, entitled Metal Blast From The Past, containing previously unreleased numbers, the Japan bonus track "Rich And Famous" and demo versions of five Breaker cuts. Also included is a video recording from Osaka, a visual document of the group's first Japanese tour, which had ...

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SOULFLY Pull Out Of UK's LOST WEEKEND Festival

Due to ongoing problems with the UK's Lost Weekend show in July, SOULFLY will no longer be appearing at the event. However, as consolation to their British fans, Max Cavalera and co. have announced a one-off London date at The Forum on July 10th. The Forum date will be the first chance for UK fans ...

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