Former MEGADETH Bassist Covers EDIE BRICKELL AND THE NEW BOHEMIANS

F5, the new Arizona-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, are currently shopping a five-song demo/CD to interested record labels. The group, whose sound is being described as guitar-heavy melodic hard rock, recorded the effort at a Phoenix-area studio ...

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VADER: Polish Tour Announced

Polish death metallers VADER have announced the details of their upcoming "Blitzkrieg 2" tour of Poland. The tour schedule consists of 17 dates, beginning on October 3 in Warsaw and running through October 19. Support at the shows will come from bands like CRIONICS, CETI and LOST SOUL. The dates are as follows: Oct. 03 ...

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BLAST CORPS Sign With FOREVER UNDERGROUND

BLAST CORPS, the Dutch death metal band featuring former and current members of SADISTIC, SINISTER, HOUWITSER and PUTREFIED, have signed a deal with Forever Underground Records. The group's upcoming CD, entitled "Gloryfied", will be "a mix of old school Swedish death metal but with the brutality of today's music with extreme vokills and with the ...

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GARY MOORE: Summer Shows Cancelled

Legendary guitarist Gary Moore has cancelled his remaining summer show of 2004, Blue Balls Music in Luzern on July 26. "Gary is currently in hospital, receiving treatment for an infection to his left hand, which has led to the cancellation of the remaining summer shows, on the 'Power of the Blues' tour," according to a ...

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DANKO JONES To Launch Spoken-Word Tour

Canadian rocker Danko Jones is about to launch his first-ever spoken-word tour, according to Chart Attack. The tour will cover various cities in Norway and Sweden throughout the month of August while the band maintain their regularly scheduled European festival dates. In addition, Jones' record label, Bad Taste Records, will put out a spoken-word album ...

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TRISTANIA To Tour Europe With THERION

Norway's TRISTANIA will be touring with THERION this autumn, visiting Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, France, Holland, Austria, Slovenia, Hungaria, Italy, Switzerland, England and Spain. TRAIL OF TEARS will be the support band on the tour. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. In other news, TRISTANIA will be performing at the Seelenschmerz Festival ...

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SUN CAGED Postpone PROGPOWER Appearance

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED have been forced to postpone their previously announced appearance at the ProgPower pre-party show on September 16 in Atlanta, Georgia. "The main reason [for the postponement] is that the band is still having auditions to find the right [singer and keyboardist] for the band and time is running short for ...

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NORLANDER, KEELING, APPICE: All-Star Trio Announce U.S. Tour

Beginning July 30, prog rock keyboard virtuoso Erik Norlander (ROCKET SCIENTISTS, LANA LANE) will be teaming up with vocalist Kelly Keeling (MICHAEL SCHENKER, GUITAR ZEUS, GEORGE LYNCH) and drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, WWIII, HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ) for tour dates in the Northeastern and Southeastern USA. Erik Norlander has been a part of over 25 ...

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ATROCITY Explain EARTHSHAKER FEST 2004 Cancellation

Long-running German metallers ATROCITY have issued a statement regarding the cancellation of their previously announced appearance at the Earthshaker Fest 2004, a two-day open-air event set to take place July 23-24 in Geiselwind, Germany. It reads as follows: "Dear fans of ATROCITY, it's with sad emotions that we have to announce that the upcoming concert ...

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