LOCK UP Cancel WACKEN OPEN AIR, Club Appearances

LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, and DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, were forced to cancel their appearances at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival (August 2nd), Casablanca in Jena, Germany (August 3rd), and Z7 in Pratteln, Switzreland (August 4th) after NAPALM ...

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THE PROJECT HATE To Issue First-Ever Live Album

THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame, will issue their first-ever live album through Horns Up Records in the fall/winter. Entitled Killing Hellsinki, the album will feature six live tracks, recorded at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland on July 12th, 2002, as well as the band's original 1999 demo, featuring ENTOMBED singer ...

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REVEREND Dropped From JUDAS PRIEST Show In Texas

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH/current WAYNE frontman David Wayne, and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have been dropped from the JUDAS PRIEST/BUDGIE show at the Sunken Garden Theater in San Antonio Texas on August 2nd. The band are said to be "disappointed" with the decision by the event's organizers to remove them from ...

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DORO: FIGHT 2002 European Tour Dates Announced

DORO has announced the following dates as part of her Fight 2002 European tour: Jul. 27 - Derby, UK @ Rock & Blues Festival Aug. 01 - Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Festival Aug. 02 - Pratteln, SWI @ Metal Dayz Aug. 03 - Glauchau, GER @ Alte Spinnerei Aug. 04 - Budapest, HUN ...

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IN FLAMES Film Scene For Swedish Movie

IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad and bassist Peter Iwers were joined by longtime friends Fredrik Kreem (IN FLAMES webmaster), Daniel Antonsson (PATHOS, DIMENSION ZERO) and Fredrik Johansson (guitarist/drummer, appears on The Jester Race) during the filming of a performance scene for an upcoming Swedish movie (as yet untitled) based on the book Till Sanningens Lov, ...

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RAUNCHY Hard At Work On "Killer" New Material

Denmark's RAUNCHY have spent the last couple of weeks in the rehearsal room working on new material for the group's second album, tentatively due in early 2003 through Nuclear Blast Records. According to the band, "at this point we have made seven tracks which we think sound KILLER!!!!" In other news, RAUNCHY will be performing ...

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SINERGY Dropped From Spain's ROCK MACHINE FESTIVAL Billing

Finland's SINERGY have been dropped from the line-up of artists performing at this year's Rock Machina Festival in Spain (scheduled to take place on July 27th). According to an official statement posted at the band's official web site, "the festival's organizers'] explanation [for the cancellation of SINERGY's appearance at the event] was due to the ...

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