DEEP PURPLE To Play Show In The Gulf

DEEP PURPLE are due to perform at the Aviation Club, Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates on September 22nd. Tickets for the Dubai concert will be available from September 1st, according to promoters Mirage Productions. ...

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MANOWAR: Scandinavian Dates Announced

MANOWAR will embark on a Scandinavian tour in late November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 22 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Lisebergshallen Nov. 23 - Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller Nov. 24 - Stockholm, SWE @ Arenan Nov. 26 - Helsinki, FIN @ Icehalle Nov. 28 - Copenhagen, DEN @ KB Hallen ...

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SADUS To Open For EXODUS In San Francisco

Veteran Bay Area thrashers SADUS will make their first live appearance in over a year when they open for EXODUS at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Friday, September 13th. Also appearing on the bill will be TECHNOCRACY (featuring VIO-LENCE/MACHINE HEAD touring guitarist Phil Demmel), HAIL SATAN and ANIMOSITY. As previously reported, SADUS are ...

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ALTARIA Sign With AOR HEAVEN RECORDS

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, have signed a two-album contract with the German label AOR Heaven. The group's 11-track debut album, entitled Foundation, will be recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki during September for a February/March 2003 release through the AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven. A Finnish tour ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY, SINERGY Team Up For European Tour

DARK TRANQUILLITY, SINERGY and two as-yet-undisclosed opening acts will team up for a month-long European tour during November/December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 12 – Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle Nov. 13 - Essen, GER @ Zeche Carl Nov. 14 - Halle, GER @ Easy Schorre Nov. 15 – Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar Nov. 16 ...

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LINKIN PARK Frontman Cancels Benefit Appearance

LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington has cancelled plans to join his former band GREY DAZE on September 7th for a one-off show at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona in order to focus on the making of the group's next album, according to Launch. The now-postponed gig was planned as a benefit for his friend ...

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APOCALYPTICA's EICCA TOPPINEN: New CD Will Be More Melodic Than Before

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA have commenced the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled fourth CD, tentatively due for release in late January. "I think the next album is not going to be so dark," main composer Eicca Toppinen told Germany's Walls Of Fire. "The songs are more melodic, with better melody lines... well, maybe not better, ...

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W.A.S.P. Drummer Launches THE HOWLIN' DOGS

W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland, now residing in Florida, has joined forces with bassist/vocalist Bryce Barnes (BLACKFOOT, EDWIN DARE), guitarist/vocalist Joe Monroe (ENGINE JOE), and guitarist/vocalist Steve Lutke (TOBASCO KAT) in a brand new group called THE HOWLIN' DOGS. Self-described as "Florida's hottest band," THE HOWLIN' DOGS will make their live debut on Friday, September 13th ...

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JIMI HENDRIX's Half-Million Dollar Guitar To Be Sold

A charred guitar set alight on stage by JIMI HENDRIX could become the most expensive guitar ever sold when it gets auctioned off in London next month, according to Hits Daily Double. The 1963 Fender Stratocaster is being offered for sale by Dweezil Zappa. One of Hendrix's roadies had given it to Dweezil's father Frank ...

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