ALTARIA To Be Joined By NIGHTWISH Guitarist During Upcoming Gigs

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, will be joined by NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen on second guitar during some of their forthcoming live shows, according to ALTARIA's official web site. In other news, ALTARIA will record a song called "Stranger" from CACOPHONY's Go Off! CD for the Jason Becker Tribute ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Photo Collection: By ROBERT JOHN

From their inception in 1985 right to the present, GUNS N' ROSES have been one of the most popular and controversial groups in music. Wherever the band went, from the studio to the stage and everywhere in between, photographer Robert John was there with them. His photos serve as visual history of the band, documenting ...

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DIAMOND REXX Return With 'The Evil'

DIAMOND REXX are back and have a new album hitting stores via Phoenix, Arizona's Crash Music. The group, whose roots go back to the metal days of the early 90's and who once packed venues around the country, reformed in 2001 and have spent the last several months writing and recording what has become The ...

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PRONG To Perform At Germany's VISIONS FESTIVAL

PRONG will play their first German show in several years on November 10th at the Visions Festival in Dortmund alongside QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, DANKO JONES and BLACKMAIL. The festival will be presented by Visions magazine and the German music channel Viva, which will show several clips from the festival on their programs Fast ...

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KREATOR, DESTRUCTION Cancel Michigan Date

KREATOR and DESTRUCTION were forced to cancel the "replacement gig for the canceled show in Indianapolis in Grand Rapids, MI because the tour bus broke down and the band were stuck for a whole day," according to a statement posted on the two bands' respective web sites. "Nevertheless, DESTRUCTION & KREATOR continued with a new ...

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GENERATION ARMAGEDON FESTIVAL Cancelled

The Generation Armageddon Festival - Part 1 European tour, which was set to feature Sweden's IMPIOUS, Norway's BLOOD RED THRONE, Greece's SEPTIC FLESH, Ireland's PRIMORDIAL, Belgium's ANCIENT RITES, and Sweden's DISMEMBER, has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. ...

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Ex-KEEL Guitarist Inks Solo Deal

Ex-KEEL/COLD SWEAT/MEDICINE WHEEL guitarist Marc Ferrari has signed a solo deal with Z Records. Marc's new album, Lights Camera Action, will be released during early 2003 and will feature appearances by Paul Taylor, Keith St John, Steve Plunkett and many more. ...

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