ISENGARD Part Ways With Bassist

Swedish power metallers ISENGARD have parted ways with longtime bassist Janne "Goat" Tillman. Goat, who is said to have left the band for family reasons, was one of the founders of ISENGARD and "will be missed as an great musician and a great bandmember," according to a post on the group's web site. "After all ...

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SINERGY Frontwoman To Guest On THE WICKED Album

SINERGY frontwoman Kimberly Goss has recorded a guest appearance for the sophomore CD from THE WICKED, a Finnish band consisting of FINNTROLL and MOONSORROW members. "The session was a lot of fun, and I got to use my voice in ways I'm not typically used to doing," Goss said. "The music is pretty much what ...

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GAMMA RAY, BLIND GUARDIAN Singers To Guest On New ANGRA CD

GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen and BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kürsch are among the guests confirmed to appear on ANGRA's much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "Rebirth", tentatively due this summer through SPV Records (NTS Records in France). According to an official press release from NTS, the as-yet-untitled effort "is a conceptual one. It tells a very interesting [story] ...

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METALLICA, JANE'S ADDICTION Nominated For 2004 PRISM AWARDS

METALLICA and JANE'S ADDICTION are among the artists that have been nominated for 2004 Prism Awards, which are given annually to actors, musicians and comic-book artists who accurately depict the dangers of drug, alcohol and tobacco use, according to MTV.com. The awards, now in their eighth year, are presented by the Entertainment Industries Council Inc. ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: European Tour Cancelled?

According to Irish concert promoter Emerald Promotions, NUCLEAR ASSAULT have been forced to cancel their previously announced European tour "due to the guitarist leaving" [presumably referring to Erik Burke — Ed.]. No further information is available at this time. NUCLEAR ASSAULTBurke, vocalist/guitarist John Connelly, bassist Danny Lilker and drummer Glenn Evans ...

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SIX FEET UNDER: U.S. Dates, Support Acts Announced

SIX FEET UNDER will be embarking on a month-long U.S. tour beginning on April 2 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 02 - Spanky's - West Palm Beach, FL Apr. 03 - Augusta Riverfront Marina - Augusta, GA Apr. 04 - The Waiting Room - Baton Rouge, LA Apr. 05 ...

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MALICE IN WONDERLAND Sign With KARISMA RECORDS

Norway's dark/glam rock act MALICE IN WONDERLAND have inked a deal with the Norwegian label Karisma Records. The band will enter the studio before the end of the month to begin recording their debut album, tentatively due in September. Commented singer Chri$ Wicked: "At this point in our career, we think Karisma Records is an ...

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H.I.M.: Final U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have announced more West Coast dates as part of their first-ever U.S. tour. The complete trek is as follows: Apr. 15 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom Apr. 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts Apr. 17 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Skate & Surf Festival (Paramount Theatre Stage) ...

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