MORBID ANGEL, DARK ANGEL Among Acts Rumored To Co-Headline NO MERCY 2003 Festivals

MORBID ANGEL and DARK ANGEL are among the acts rumored to fill the co-headlining slot on the forthcoming No Mercy/Easter Festivals 2003 European tour, which is set to include appearances by TESTAMENT, MARDUK, PRO-PAIN, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, GRAVEWORM, CALLENISH CIRCLE and ARKHON INFAUSTUS. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. ...

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NIRVANA Best Of CD Track Listing Revealed

NIRVANA's forthcoming "best of" CD, simply titled Nirvana, will be released on October 29th. The disc is already listed on Amazon, complete with a track listing. The list of songs includes the MTV Unplugged performance of David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World" and the previously-unreleased track "You Know You're Right", which has currently ...

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FU MANCHU: Photos For Live Album Needed

FU MANCHU have posted an unreleased instrumental track called "Hanglider" via their official web site at this location. In other news, the band are looking for live photos to be included with their upcoming live record and are encouraging their fans to send in all pictures taken between January 2002 and September 2002 ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE To Record 'My Passion // Your Pain' In January

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE are tentatively set to enter Stage One studio in B├╝hne, Germany during January to record their fourth full-length album, entitled My Passion // Your Pain, for a late spring release through Metal Blade Records. The band will spend about four weeks in the studio tracking and mixing the album ...

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VOIVOD To Issue 'The Multiverse' In March

VOIVOD have set The Multiverse as the title of their 13th studio album, which is scheduled to be recorded and mixed at The Plant in Sausalito, CA from October 13 through November 13, 2002. Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has officially confirmed his role as the group's latest addition alongside original VOIVOD vocalist Snake (a.k.a. ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Drop Off ARCH ENEMY Tour

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have reportedly dropped off the upcoming ARCH ENEMY North American tour. No official reason has yet been given for the group's cancellation, but a statement on the web site of the Jaxx club in Springfield, Virginia (where the tour is scheduled to make a stop on October 31st) indicates that ...

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Former MANOWAR Guitarist Seeks Vocalist

Former MANOWAR and current DICTATORS guitarist Ross The Boss is looking for a traditional, powerful heavy metal vocalist to write lyrics for, and sing on, a few tracks of his new solo album. The album, due for release through MANOWAR's Magic Circle Records, will most likely be recorded in the New York area. Interested parties ...

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GARY CHERONE: VAN HALEN Were Great To Me

Despite the commercial disappointment of the critically-panned Van Halen III album (released in 1998), former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone claims that he has no hard feelings about his experience in the group. "Those guys were awesome," Cherone told Launch. "(We) did an album, did a tour, started to write stuff for the second record ...

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