KAMELOT Secure Japanese Release For 'Epica'

Florida-based melodic metal gods KAMELOT have secured a Japanese release for their latest CD, "Epica". The group's new masterpiece will be issued in Japan on Feb. 19, 2003 through Pony Canyon Records. A Japanese tour may follow later in the spring/summer. ...

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BIOHAZARD: 'The New Album Is Not Patriotic'

Hardcore/metal veterans BIOHAZARD have rejected claims that their latest album, "Kill Or Be Killed", has pro-war sentiment. "The new album is not patriotic," guitarist Billy Graziadei explained. "I don't feel that war is the answer, although President Bush seems intent on it. September 11's events changed the world forever. We realized we weren't untouchable and ...

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FINNTROLL Announce New Singer

Finland's FINNTROLL have enlisted singer Tapio Wilska as the permanent replacement for Katla, who was forced to step down as vocalist earlier in the year due to problems with his vocal cords. Wilska had previously fronted a number of acts, including SETHIAN and WIZZARD, and had done session work with several high-profile Finnish groups, such ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: Official Statement Regarding U.K. Show Postponement

CRADLE OF FILTH have issued an official statement regarding the postponement of their U.K. dates, originally scheduled to take place later in the month. The statement reads as follows: "CRADLE OF FILTH have had to postpone their three December live shows due to ill health. Unfortunately, [vocalist] Dani [Filth] has been diagnosed with a respiratory ...

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CRAZY TOWN's SHIFTY Stalked By 'Desperate' Groupie

The following item was published in yesterday's edition of the New York Daily News: One desperate female groupie trying to get to CRAZY TOWN's lead singer Seth (Shifty) Binzer at Vue on E. 50th St. the other night actually told a security guard she was pregnant with Shifty's baby. The next night they followed him ...

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New York Post: Dead End For GUNS N' ROSES

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Welcome to the bungle: Thanks to Axl Rose's bizarre behavior, GUNS N' ROSES had the plug pulled yesterday on the band's first tour in almost a decade. Clear Channel, the promoter, halted the long-anticipated tour after the band canceled Friday's concert at ...

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WHITESNAKE And DOKKEN 2003 Lineup Details Unveiled

According to Melodicrock.com, the lineup for WHITESNAKE's upcoming reunion tour will likely consist of frontman David Coverdale, bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER), guitarist Doug Aldrich (DIO, HURRICANE, LION) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY). Rumors also abound that Warren DiMartini (RATT) was asked to fill the second-guitarist slot, but ...

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