KRISIUN To Release DVD In January

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN filmed a recent show at the studios of Polsat TV in Krakow, Poland for an upcoming DVD release, "Live Armagedon", due in January. Also included on the disc will be extra live footage from Japan, U.S.A. and Brazil, plus backstage shots, and footage from various recording sessions. More information will be ...

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GRAND MAGUS Name Upcoming CD

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have set "Monument" as the title of their sophomore album, due in early 2003 through Rise Above Records. ...

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HANOI ROCKS To Tour Japan

The reformed HANOI ROCKS will tour Japan in February/March 2003. Meanwhile, the group have yet to announce a release date for their recently-completed full-length effort, "13 Shots On The Rocks". ...

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PUFFBALL To Issue 'Leave Them All Behind' In January

Sweden's "high-speed punk 'n' roll" act PUFFBALL will issue a new CD, entitled "Leave Them All Behind", in January 2003 through Burning Heart Records. The group's fourth full-length release, "Leave Them All Behind" was recorded at Studio Sutare in Västerås, Sweden by Lasse Holmgren and Matt From during late August/early September and it sees the ...

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KATATONIA Enter Studio To Record New Album

Sweden's KATATONIA have entered a "very exquisite studio, located just outside Stockholm" to begin recording their sixth full-length album, due in early 2003 through Peaceville Records. The group will spend four weeks tracking 15 songs, which guitarist Anders Nyström has described as the "hardest" the group have ever written. ...

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VANIZE Members Leave En Masse

Germany's VANIZE — who feature in their ranks Peter Dirkschneider, the younger brother of former ACCEPT/current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider — have parted ways with bassist Marcus Bielenberg, drummer Pierre Fienhold and guitarist Rolf Munkes. "I don't want to deal with the reasons for that right here," Marcus wrote on the band's official web site. ...

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TOMMY LEE Parts Ways With MCA RECORDS

TOMMY LEE has parted ways with MCA Records following the disappointing sales performance of his second solo offering (first under his own name), "Never A Dull Moment". The former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer is believed to have started shopping around for a new record deal. Lee's debut solo CD, "Methods of Mayhem" (released under the METHODS ...

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