SPEEDEALER: More Tour Dates Announced

The reformed SPEEDEALER, now featuring bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Aug. 13 – Austin, TX @ Emo's Aug. 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Green Door Aug. 15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad Aug. 16 – Phoenix, AZ ...

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NIGHTRAGE: Live Pictures Posted Online

NIGHTRAGE, the brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" led by guitarist Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION), made their live debut at Göteborgs Kalaset festival in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 11. The four-piece live line-up included Marios on guitar, Brice Leclercq on bass, Nicholas Barker (DIMMU BORGIR, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH) on drums, and Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES, ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'My Dad The Rock Star' Cartoon To Bow In September

Bill Brioux of the Toronto Sun reports that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is "the dude behind 'My Dad The Rock Star', one of several fall gems unveiled yesterday (August 12) in Toronto at a press conference for various Alliance Atlantis networks. " 'My Dad The Rock Star', featuring a platform-wearing, clown-faced guitar slasher named Rock ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS To Record New Album In November

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS will enter the studio in November to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Napalm Records. The group are currently writing material for the effort and will soon make a pre-production recording of all the songs, according to a post on the band's web site. In other ...

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ASSASSIN Are Ready To 'Go Fight Kill'

ASSASSIN, the reunited German thrash act that released a couple of promising albums in the late '80s via the SPV label (1987's "The Upcoming Terror" and 1988's "Interstellar Experience"), have posted the following message to their official web site: "First of all the whole band wanna thank all the crazy headbangers who saw our recent ...

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TED NUGENT Calls Illinois Residents 'Spineless Wimps'

TED NUGENT took the people of Illinois to task Monday (August 11) just hours before he performed for them at the state's fair, according to the Associated Press. Nugent appeared on a WJJG-AM radio show in Springfield, Ill., hosted by John Cox, a Republican candidate for United States Senate. During the show, he told Cox ...

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JEFF PILSON Completes Work On New WAR AND PEACE CD

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following message to his official web site: "Basically the last several weeks have been spent finishing up the WAR AND PEACE record, and I just turned the demo version in to management this morning. I ended up playing guitar solos (which is such fun for me!), and ...

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HEIR APPARENT Announce New Singer (Again)

Seattle's HEIR APPARENT have acquired yet another new singer, ex-INNER RESONANCE vocalist Peter Orullian (www.orullian.com). The group's last frontman, former ETHERIA singer Mike Blair, joined the band in February as a replacement for Bryan Hagan. At the time, the group praised Blair's contributions, saying that they were "very enthusiastic about [their] new potential with Mike ...

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