CANDLEMASS Announce Stockholm Gig

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — have announced a gig at Stockholm's Shrine (Kolingsborg) club on Dec. 12. CANDLEMASS's new double DVD, "Candlemass Documents Of Doom", is due on Dec. 2 through Escapi UK. ...

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ROCKDETECTOR Looking For Bands To Include On CD

A new book, "Rockdetector A-Z Of 80s Rock", will be published by London's Cherry Red Publishing in March 2003. Written by Garry Sharpe-Young and Dave Reynolds, the book features 400+ pages and encompasses the hard rock acts that rose up during this decade, both brand new artists and established bands who scored particular success during ...

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BLO.TORCH Announce New Singer, Seek Record Deal

Dutch death metallers BLO.TORCH have announced the addition of vocalist Chris van der Valk to the group's lineup following the departure of Michel De Wilde earlier in the year. The band, whose self-titled debut was released through Wicked World Records in 1999, recently performed their first gig with the new singer and are currently writing ...

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WATCHTOWER Guitarist To Release New Solo CD

WATCHTOWER guitarist Ron Jarzombek has completed work on his latest solo CD, "Solitarily Speaking Of Theoretical Confinement", for a Dec. 10 release through EclecticElectric Records. "What's rather surprising (to me anyways) is how the CD materialized, and how close the CD's final outcome is compared to how I had envisioned it over a year ago," ...

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DERIDE Announce Norwegian Gig

Norway's DERIDE, featuring vocalist Frediablo (NECROPHAGIA, GORELORD), will perform at Garage in Bergen on Nov. 30. DERIDE's sophomore effort, "First Round Knockout", was released on Oct. 15 through The Music Cartel. ...

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Former SINISTER/HOUWITSER Frontman Resurfaces In DEATH SQUAD

Former SINISTER/HOUWITSER frontman Mike van Mastrigt has teamed up with ex-RADIATHOR guitarist Walter Tjwa, drummer Michel, and guitarist J.G. in a brand new group called DEATH SQUAD. Featuring a "fast and aggressive" sound based in the late '80s thrash scene, DEATH SQUAD have completed work on a mini-CD and are currently shopping around for a ...

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SLIPKNOT DJ To Accompany MARZ On 'Pop Sux' Tour

SLIPKNOT DJ Sid (#0) will be handling turntable duties for MARZ during their upcoming stint on the "Pop Sux" tour. The band, whose forthcoming Elementree/Geffen Records debut was produced by Jonathan Davis of KORN, will be supporting KORN and TRUSTcompany at all dates between Nov. 24 and Dec. 12. Confirmed shows are as follows: Nov. ...

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SAXON To Issue DVD

SAXON will be issuing a DVD, entitled "The Saxon Chronicles", on Jan. 27, 2003 through the SPV label. More information on the DVD's contents is expected to be announced shortly. ...

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SHAPE OF DESPAIR Announce New Bassist

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SHAPE OF DESPAIR have announced the addition of bassist Sami Uusitalo to the group's lineup. The band are expected to enter the studio early next year to record their third album, due in late 2003 through Spinefarm Records. ...

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