AXEL RUDI PELL Postpones DVD Release

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL has been forced to postpone the release of his upcoming DVD, Knight Treasures (Live and More), to November 18th in order to allow enough time for the footage to be compiled and edited. The double live CD, Knights Live, will be released as planned on October 21st. ...

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DC4 Regain European Rights To Debut CD, Seek New Deal

DC4, featuring ARMORED SAINT guitarist Jeff Duncan, are free from their licensing obligations with Rising Sun Productions for Europe after the latter company went out of business. DC4 are currently looking for a label interested in licensing the CD Volume 1 for the European territory or offering the band a full-fledged record deal. All interested ...

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FULL STRIKE To Support FREEDOM CALL In Scandinavia

Sweden's FULL STRIKE, the project formed by HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren, ex-LOST HORIZON vocalist Niclas Jonsson, and ex-CRAWLEY bassist Chris Savage Goldsmith, will support FREEDOM CALL on a short Scandinavian tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 02 – Malmö, SWE @ KB Oct. 03 – Gothenburg, SWE @ Musikens Hus Oct. 04 ...

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FLESHGRIND Confirmed For XTREME BENEFEST

Illinois-based death metallers FLESHGRIND will be performing at the Xtreme Benefest at the Royal Oak Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan, near Detroit, on November 15-16. This two-day event will serve as a benefit concert for former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy (who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last August), and will feature "some of the ...

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MADDER MORTEM To Issue 'Deadlands' In October

Norway's MADDER MORTEM will issue their third full-length album, entitled Deadlands, on October 21st through Century Media Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Enter 02. Necropol Lit 03. Omnivore 04. Rust Cleansing 05. Faceless 06. Distance Will Save Us 07. Silverspine 08. Jigsaw (The Pattern & The Puzzle) 09. ...

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SYMPHORCE Complete Work On 'phorcefulAhead'

German power metallers SYMPHORCE, featuring BRAINSTORM frontman Andy B. Franck, have completed work on their third album, phorcefulAhead, for a November 18th release through Metal Blade Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Speak My Mind 02. Unbroken 03. Slow Down 04. Longing Home 05. Moving In Circles 06. Falling ...

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DEF LEPPARD Announce U.S., Japanese Dates

DEF LEPPARD have announced several more dates prior to the kick-off of their official U.S. tour at the end of the year. They are as follows: Sep. 20 - Reading, PA @ Sovereign Center Sep. 21 - Boston, MA @ Fleet Center Sep. 23 - New York, NY @ China Club Nov. 17 – Sendai, ...

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THE CULT Frontman Named 'Permanent' Member Of THE DOORS

THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury and former POLICE drummer Stewart Copeland have "permanently" joined THE DOORS and will record new music with the group during 2003, keyboardist Ray Manzarek told Billboard.com. "Stewart is drumming from here on out. Ian is singing from here on out. We're not doing a TV show. We're playing live music. ...

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