STRATOVARIUS Guitarist: If You Download My Music, I Will Sue

STRATOVARIUS guitarist/mastermind Timo Tolkki, a notorious opponent of illegal music downloading in any form, has threatened to take legal action against any person, or persons, involved in distributing the group's forthcoming CD, "Elements Part I", ahead of its Jan. 27 release date. The following is Tolkki's posting on the subject as taken from ...

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BLAZE Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2003

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are the second major act to be announced for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are Finland's NIGHTWISH, who will be ...

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ANTHRAX: New Music Posted Online

A brand new ANTHRAX track, titled "What Doesn't Die", can be heard in streaming audio via the Nuclear Blast Records web site at this location. "What Doesn't Die" comes off the group's "We've Come For You All" CD, slated for release on Apr. 1 in all territories outside Japan and Europe, where it ...

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CLUTCH Cancel Dates

Due to a family emergency, CLUTCH have cancelled their previously-announced shows in Cleveland (Jan. 2) and Pittsburgh (Jan. 3). These shows will be re-scheduled for a later date. The show at the 9:30 club in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 4 will go ahead as planned. ...

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KARI RUESLÅTTEN Lines Up Norwegian Gigs

Former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL "goddess of beauty" Kari Rueslåtten, presently known simply as Kari, has announced the following dates during the coming months: Jan. 12 - Studentkroa – Volda, NOR Jan. 24 - Kvarteret - Bergen, NOR Apr. 06 - Flemma - Nordmøre, NOR Rueslåtten's latest CD, "Pilot", was made available in the ...

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CREMATORY: Planning A Comeback?

German melodic gothic metal band CREMATORY, who split up in spring 2001 after a successful, decade-long career, are apparently contemplating a comeback. The following is a message from the group posted on the Nuclear Blast Records web site: "Somehow, somewhere and sometime we will probably come back! That's what it said on our Homepage in ...

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POISON Drummer To Issue Solo Album

Rikki Rockett, drummer of the multi-platinum group POISON, is set to release his first solo record Tuesday, Jan. 7. The album, entitled "Glitter 4 Your Soul", contains 11 tracks of remakes of 1970's "glitter" songs by such artists as DAVID BOWIE ("Fame"), T. REX ("Rock On"), THE NEW YORK DOLLS ("Trash'), THE ROLLING STONES ("Star, ...

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SINISTER Prepare To Record 'Savage Or Grace'

Dutch female-fronted death metallers SINISTER will enter Excess studio in Rotterdam, Holland on Jan. 21 to begin recording their new album, "Savage or Grace", for a May 12 release through Nuclear Blast Records. "We will be working together with our friend and former SINISTER guitarist Ron v/d Polder to bring you are new release of ...

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