STORMHAMMER To Support BLIND GUARDIAN At Select European Dates

Germany's STORMHAMMER will support BLIND GUARDIAN in Vienna, Austria on October 12th and Budapest, Hungary on October 13th. The group are also one of the first bands confirmed for the Blind Guardian Open Air Festival (arranged by BG and their management), which is scheduled to take place in Coburg/Bamberg, Germany during the weekend of June ...

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BORKNAGAR: No US Tour In Support Of "Empiricism"

Despite previous reports to the contrary, BORKNAGAR will not be coming over for an American tour in support of their Empiricism CD, according to bassist Tyr. "It's quite clear that the tour-planning for Empiricism was lacking, and now its really not enough time to work out an American tour this summer," stated Tyr. "We thought ...

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IN FLAMES Complete Work On New CD

Sweden's IN FLAMES have completed work on their as-yet-untitled new album and are looking to get it issued in August/September through Nuclear Blast Records. The release of the CD, which is being described by the band as "the best IF record to date", will coincide with a US tour with SLAYER and SOULFLY. Exact dates ...

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E-FORCE To Make Live Debut In Late June

E-FORCE, the Montreal-based band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY), will make their live debut on June 29th at Le Saphir in Montreal. Also set to appear are MY. HYDE. Tickets are $5 bucks ($7 at the door). Doors open at ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Make DVD Debut, Record Swedish Gig

Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY had their recent performance in Paris, France filmed by D-Side magazine for inclusion on a compilation DVD with live performances from La Locomotive. An early 2003 release is expected. In other news, the band's show in Gothenburg, Sweden on May 12th was recorded by The Swedish National Radio and will be ...

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SAVATAGE Firm Up Summer European Dates

SAVATAGE have firmed up the following summer European tour dates: Jul. 26 – SPA - Rock Machina Jul. 27 - Oporto, POR @ TBA Jul. 29 - Frankfurt, GER - Colassaal Jul. 31 - Munich, GER - Backstage Aug. 01 - Wacken, GER - Wacken Aug. 02 - Wacken, GER - Wacken Aug. 03 - ...

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Former AFTER FOREVER Guitarist Resurfaces In SAHARA DUST

Former AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen has resurfaced in a brand new act called SAHARA DUST. The band, whose musical style is said to be similar to that of Jansen's previous group, features the following line-up: Iwan Hendrikx (SILENT EDGE/EXIVIOUS) - drums Coen Janssen - keyboards Helena Iren Michaelsen (ex-TRAIL OF TEARS) - vocals Ad ...

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