VANDEN PLAS Slam German Promoter Over Show Cancellation

German progresive metallers VANDEN PLAS have issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of a show in Leipzig, Germany on Oct. 19: "On the afternoon of Friday the 18th the organizer of the 1st Prog Rock Night in Leipzig ('Anker') informed us that the festival had been cancelled due to economic reasons. On Saturday morning ...

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AEROSMITH Mourn Death of RUN-D.M.C. Star

AEROSMITH have issued a statement expressing their sorrow over the death Wednesday (Oct. 30) of RUN-D.M.C.'s DJ Jam Master Jay. It is as follows: "We were greatly shocked and saddened by the news of the untimely death of Jam Master Jay. When we were down and out and in the depths, Jay and RUN-D.M.C. came ...

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THEORY OF RUIN Embark On First U.S. Tour

San-Francisco based THEORY OF RUIN, which features in its ranks musician/producer Alex Newport (ex-FUDGE TUNNEL, NAILBOMB), David Link (ex-SLAPSHOT, CLAYMORE), and Ches Smith (touring member of MR. BUNGLE), are in the midst of their first U.S. tour. The band will be joined at various times by fellow San Franciscans TOTIMOSHI, Philadelphia's LICKGOLDENSKY (ex-TURMOIL), and FLOOR. ...

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BLACK CLOUD Announce Set List For THRASHBACK FESTIVAL

BLACK CLOUD, the Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, and B.A.R.F. frontman Marc Vaillancourt, have announced the set list for their upcoming appearance at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec on Nov. ...

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THE GREAT DECEIVER To Support NAPALM DEATH In December

THE GREAT DECEIVER, featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN and the current LOCKUP frontman Tomas Lindberg, will be supporting NAPALM DEATH on their upcoming UK tour in December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 17 – Bristol, UK @ Academy Dec. 18 – London, UK @ Mean Fiddler Dec. 19 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Launch Official Web Site

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have launched their official web site at this location. As previously reported, CIRCLE II CIRCLE's debut CD, "Watching In Silence", is due for release in February/March 2003 via AFM Records. All compositions on the album were written by Stevens and ...

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