THOUGHT CRIME Take Home $10,000 Prize In VULTURES ROW Band Contest

Richmond, California's THOUGHT CRIME were the winners of the Vultures Row $10,000 band contest, which was held on Saturday, August 3rd on San Francisco's Treasure Island. Nine bands in total competed for the prize, including UNJUST, TRAGEDY ANDY and THE SICK, while MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB and DEATH ANGEL headlined the event. THOUGHT CRIME's next appearance ...

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SCORCHED-EARTH POLICY Complete Work On New Demo

Oakland, California's SCORCHED-EARTH POLICY are completing work on a six-song recording containing five new originals and a cover of "Don't Let it Bring You Down", which will appear on a forthcoming NEIL YOUNG tribute album. In the meantime, the group have lined up the following gigs during August: Aug. 08 – San Jose, CA @ ...

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STAR ONE Announce Backing Vocalist For European Tour

Irene Jansen, the sister of AFTER FOREVER frontwoman Floor Jansen will be supplying the backing vocals on the forthcoming European tour by STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE). Says Lucassen: "I once saw a girl freaking out in the audience to the music of AFTER FOREVER. She turned out ...

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KATATONIA Prepare New Album, Upcoming Compilation

KATATONIA are hard at work on material for their sixth full-length album, which is scheduled to be recorded this fall for an early 2003 release through Peaceville Records. In other news, a new compilation CD focusing on "the sounds of yesterday", entitled Brave Yester Days - A Kompendium, will be released in Europe by Avantgarde ...

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GLENN HUGHES: "Best Of" CD Track Listing Unveiled

GLENN HUGHES will issue a "best of" album, entitled Different Stages, through SPV/Steamhammer Records on August 26th. The full track listing for the double CD is as follows: CD 1: 01. Burn (live) 02. You Kill Me 03. Highball Shooter 04. Muscle & Blood (live) 05. Save Me Tonight (I'll Be Waiting) 06. Addiction 07. ...

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INVOCATOR Reunite, Commence Work On New CD

Veteran Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have reunited and are currently recording their fourth full-length album at Aabenraa Studios for a late 2002 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. Produced and engineered by mainman Jacob Hansen (who named the knobs for RAUNCHY's excellent Velvet Noise CD, among others), the album will include 11 tracks, including an undisclosed cover ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Line Up UK Dates

Reunited NWOBHM veterans DIAMOND HEAD have lined up the following dates during August/September: Aug. 31 - Derby, UK @ Bloodstock Festival Sep. 02 - Northampton, UK @ Roadmenders (TBC) Sep. 06 - Rochdale, UK @ Transport Club Sep. 07 - Dudley, UK @ JBs Sep. 08 - Sheffield, UK @ The Boardwalk Sep. 14 - ...

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