DIMENSION ZERO Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO have parted ways with ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström and are currently seeking a replacement. No reason was given for Ljungström's departure. As previously reported, DIMENSION ZERO — who feature in their ranks IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel ...

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GOTTHARD, PUNGENT STENCH To Open For OZZY OSBOURNE In Austria

Swiss rockers GOTTHARD and reunited Austrian extreme metallers PUNGENT STENCH have been confirmed as the opening acts for OZZY OSBOURNE and H.I.M. at Stadion Walserfeld in Salzburg, Austria on September 20. GOTTHARD and PUNGENT STENCH will not be performing at any of the other dates on the OZZY/H.I.M. European tour, which is scheduled to kick ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer To Begin Recording New Solo Album

STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto has completed the songwriting process for his second solo album with only "some lyrics [left] to be written," according to a post on his web site. Timo will enter the studio in September to begin recording the as-yet-untitled follow-up to last year's "Waiting For The Dawn" album (issued under the KOTIPELTO ...

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RAGE To Support HELLOWEEN In Europe

Veteran German metallers RAGE have been confirmed as the opening act for HELLOWEEN's upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on October 20. A RAGE headlining tour will follow in December. RAGE will release their new album, entitled "Soundchaser", on September 29 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The follow-up to last year's "Unity" (view cover ...

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Review: MARILYN MANSON's Absence Sparks Rants At Concert

Jeff Spevak of Democrat and Chronicle reports that The Darien Lake stop of Ozzfest 2003 on Monday (August 11), witnessed by 15,000, had the best controversy of the tour "when it was announced that the infamous, now slightly shopworn shock rocker MARILYN MANSON had been politely asked by the venue's management to skip this stop ...

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Review: METALLICA Blows Away Competition At San Francisco Event

Mark Whittington of The Mercury News reports that METALLICA returned home to San Francisco on Sunday (August 10) as rock's triumphant warlords. "The band that brought heavy metal to the mainstream was greeted by 45,000 loyal subjects at Candlestick Park. They reveled for eight hours as the 18-city Summer Sanitarium made its final stop. "Four ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Conquers Japan

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently played two songs from his latest solo CD, "Music For Speeding" ("Lust For Life" and "It's The Unreal Thing"), live in the broadcast center for Japan's Sky Perfect TV's "Party Dude!" program. This nationwide hard rock show will broadcast the two songs plus interviews on two separate programs over ...

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ZEPFEST 2003: A Gathering Of LED ZEPPELIN Fans

Zepfest 2003, a social gathering for LED ZEPPELIN fans from all over North America, will take place October 24-25 at the Travelodge Grand Hotel Niagara in Niagara Falls, New York. According to an official press release, "Zepfest is more than just a sale of LED ZEPPELIN-related merchandise such as books, t-shirts, magazines, fan magazines, souvenirs, ...

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