PUNGENT STENCH: Additional U.S. Dates Announced

Reunited Austrian extreme metallers PUNGENT STENCH have announced additional U.S. dates in February. The band, who released "Masters of Moral – Servants of Sin" in 2001 after an eight-year hiatus, will follow up their Australian/New Zealand tour with a handful of shows on both sides of the continent. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 05 ...

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CRUACHAN Announce Newest Member Addition

Ireland's CRUACHAN have announced the addition to the group's lineup of a new full-time band member, Ed Gilbert. "Ed, who has been playing with us for over a year now as our guest, has now become a full-time member of the band," the group said in an official statement. "A lot of you have probably ...

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RING OF FIRE: European Release Date Set

RING OF FIRE, the new group led by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Mark Boals, will release the European version of their new album, "Dreamtower", on March 24 through Frontiers Records. The European version will feature a different mix from the Japanese release and will include its own bonus track from the "Dreamtower" sessions. The track ...

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MARCEL JACOB: No Chance Of A New HUMANIMAL CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN bassist Marcel Jacob has issued the following statement in response to reports that Z Records would be issuing a new HUMANIMAL CD in 2003/2004: "I won't do it, [vocalist] Jeff [Scott Soto] won't do it, it's possible [guitarist] Pontus Norgren might go for it, but that would be like ...

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Ex-NIRVANA Bassist: 'I Don't Trust PRESIDENT BUSH'

Former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic has questioned the motives behind military action against Iraq, suggesting that George W. Bush is more interested in political gain than democracy and freedom. "I don't trust Bush's intentions," he said in an online posting. "I am convinced that he could care less about democracy or freedom. "His actions on ...

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LULLACRY Perform 'Secret' Club Gigs In Helsinki

Finland's LULLACRY performed two "secret" gigs in their hometown of Helsinki last week — the first on Saturday (Jan. 18) at Stella Star club under the name BLOODY MARY, and the second last night (Jan 23) at Semifinal club under the name HARVEY WALLBANGER. According to an eyewitness, "the band played lots of old stuff ...

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REQUIEM: New Music Posted Online

Swiss death metallers REQUIEM have posted two brand new MP3s online at this location. The tracks — "Living In Misery" and "Child Of A New Generation" — come off the group's forthcoming album, "Formed At Birth", due in February/March 2003 through Revenge Productions. ...

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PARADISE LOST: New Single On The Way

PARADISE LOST will be releasing a new single in the U.K. to coincide with the group's British tour dates. The single will be the "Special Edition" EP version containing the following tracks: 01. Erased 02. Two Worlds 03. Self Obsessed (live) Enhanced Part: 04. "Erased" video (director's cut) 05. Making of "Erased" video The official ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: We Are Not Reuniting With ROB HALFORD!

Despite reports to the contrary, JUDAS PRIEST have no intentions of reuniting with former singer Rob Halford. "There appears to have been some confusion regarding a story that is circulating," begins an official statement released by JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews. "There is no truth in the rumor that there has been a reunion ...

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