RAUNCHY Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Denmark's RAUNCHY have been confirmed to appear at the Summer Breeze Open Air 2002 festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 22-24 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. RAUNCHY will be performing on the "Pain" stage on Saturday, August 24th beginning at 2:30 PM. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event ...

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EVERGREY: New Producer Needed!

Swedish "progressive power metal" band EVERGREY have been forced to look for a new producer to man the knobs during the recording sessions for their upcoming fourth full-length album after US immigration-related issues prevented original choice, British-born Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE), from travelling abroad at this time. Here is Kernon's official statement ...

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CARNAL FORGE Prepare To Record Fourth Album

Sweden's CARNAL FORGE will enter Studio Underground on September 16th to begin recording their fourth full-length album for an early 2003 release through Century Media Records. According to guitarist Jari Kuusisto, "the songs sounds killer and the album will contain about 12-13 songs. We had 17 songs before we stopped writing for this album. But ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirm DOMINION's Departure, Vow To Carry On

Sweden's DARK FUNERAL have officially confirmed the departure of guitarist Dominion from the group's ranks (as first reported here on August 11th). The following is a statement from bassist/vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula: "It's a sad day for DARK FUNERAL. Dominion, our brother and long-time friend has decided to leave the band. "The reason ...

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DARK ANGEL Reunite, Begin Work On New Material

Legendary Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have reunited and are in the process of writing material for a possible new album, guitarist Jim Durkin has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Three-fifths of the line-up that recorded the acclaimed 1989 CD, Leave ScarsDurkin, guitarist Eric Meyer, and vocalist Ron Rinehart — has teamed up with bassist Jeremy ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: New Songs Have "Fighting Spirit"

The brand new issue of Rolling Stone magazine (issue #904, cover date: September 5, 2002) includes a short METALLICA studio report containing a few more details about the group's approach to the recording process for the band's much-anticipated new CD, tentatively due in early 2003. Among the topics covered in the article are the following: ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Makes Deathbed Vow To Cancer Mom

The following article appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: In an emotional deathbed vow, big-hearted rocker OZZY OSBOURNE kissed a single mom stricken with cancer and told her he'd fund every need of her teenage son, family members said yesterday. Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, made their dramatic promise exactly one week ...

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PARADISE LOST Push Back "Deus" Release Date

PARADISE LOST have pushed back the projected release date for their forthcoming ninth studio album, tentatively entitled Deus, to October 14th for the following territories: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia. Other countries are expected to receive the album a short time later. As previously reported, PARADISE LOST are in he process of completing work on Deus ...

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AUDIOVENT's Bus Strikes Woman On New York City Street

A bus carrying the band AUDIOVENT struck a New York City woman as she crossed a Midtown street last night, according to the New York Post. The 65-year-old woman, whose name was not released, was critically injured when the bus hit her as it turned from Eighth Avenue onto 34th Street. The driver was not ...

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