NIGHTWISH Finalize Title, Artwork For Upcoming CD

Finland's NIGHTWISH have set Century Child as the title to their upcoming album, which is tentatively due to be released on May 27th through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2000's Wishmaster was recorded at Finnvox and Kitee Huvikeskus studios and will include 11 original songs, among them the following: 01. End Of All Hope 02. ...

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TNT To Record New EP, Issue “Greatest Hits” CD

Legendary Norwegian hard rockers TNT are due to record a new EP in May for a late 2002 release through UK-based label Z Records. In other news, TNT's upcoming Greatest Hits album, featuring unreleased tracks and new songs, will be issued sometime in the fall, followed by a host of European and Japanese live dates. ...

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THE GATHERING Continue Writing Frenzy For Upcoming CD

Holland's THE GATHERING are continuing work on the material for their upcoming studio release, which they hope to issue at the end of the year through their own Psychonaut Records (pending a potential lawsuit from longtime label Century Media Records, who are said to have the band under contract for another album). Among the working ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Bassist Booted Over Side Project Involvement

Bassist Bill Mez has been asked to leave Sanctuary recording artists SEVEN WITCHES due to the four-stringer's touring commitments with his main project SINGLE BULLET THEORY. According to an official press release, the upcoming SEVEN WITCHES/ANNIHILATOR European tour falls within the same weeks as the next SBT tour and there was no way to reschedule ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE To Begin Pre-Production For Sophomore CD

SLAVES ON DOPE are due to begin pre-production in the near future on their second album for an as-yet-undisclosed label with producers Jason Slater (i.e. SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, EARSHOT) and Troy Van Leeuwen (i.e. A PERFECT CIRCLE, ENEMY). In other news, SLAVES ON DOPE frontman Jason Rockman was involved in a freak car accident this ...

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SILVERCHAIR Pull Out Of GONE SOUTH Festival

Australia's SILVERCHAIR have withdrawn from the Gone South festival as a result of a medical condition suffered by the group's frontman, Daniel Johns. Daniel and the band are extremely disappointed that they are not going to be able to play at Gone South, said the group's manager, John Watson, in a statement. SILVERCHAIR has done ...

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TAETRE Complete Work On Third Full-Length CD

Sweden's TAETRE have completed work on their third full-length album, entitled Divine Misanthropic Madness, at KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque's Los Angered Recordings for a late 2002 release through Mighty Music Records. The group's first release since the departure of guitarist Danyael Nilsson will include guest appearances from LaRocque and Tony Jelencovich (TRANSPORT LEAGUE). ...

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FU MANCHU Issue Statement Regarding Buffalo Cancellation

FU MANCHU singer/guitarist Scott Hill has issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of the group's free show at the Kissing Bridge Ski Lodge in Buffalo, New York on February 17th: “Hey FU MANCHU fans...here is the reasons why we didn't play the outdoor show in Buffalo NY...there was snow and ice all over our ...

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