STRATOVARIUS Set Release Date For Upcoming Single

Finland's STRATOVARIUS will release the first single, "Eagle Heart", from the band's forthcoming Elements — Part 1 album, on November 19th through N.T.S. Records in France and November 25th in the rest of Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki has revealed, via the Mixing Diary page on the group's official web site, ...

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SKULLSICK NATION Complete Work On 'Dead To The World'

Los Angeles-based SKULLSICK NATION (formerly CRISIS) have completed work on their Dead To The World three-song demo, which was recently produced by SOULFLY/ex-MEDICATION drummer Roy Mayorga. The tracks featured on the CD are as follows: 01. Limp Dick 02. Crisis Time 03. Enemy Mind Two of the tracks will appear on the Believe The Hype ...

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HOUWITSER Split With Longtime Guitarist

Dutch death metallers HOUWITSER have parted ways with guitarist Michel Alderliefsten (ex-SINISTER). The band do not plan to seek a replacement and will carry on as a four-piece. HOUWITSER will embark on a European tour with DYING FETUS and MONSTROSITY later this month. ...

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DEMIGOD Announce New Drummer

Finnish death metallers DEMIGOD have recruited TORN drummer Tuomo Latvala as a replacement for founding member Seppo Taatila, who left the group in February in order to focus on family life. ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: No Reunion Planned!

LED ZEPPELIN fans shouldn't hold their breath for a much-rumored reunion, representatives of the three surviving ZEPPELINites have told The Toronto Sun. Despite last week's Launch report claiming a reunion "could well be in the offing" for 2003, according to "sources inside band management," there are no concrete plans for the guitarist Jimmy Page, vocalist ...

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MTV VMAs Score Record Numbers

MTV's 2002 Video Music Awards, fueled in no small part by GUNS N' ROSES' "surprise" appearance in the show's finale, earned record overnight ratings, according to Hits Daily Double. An average of 7.8 million people watched the show, with a 11.1 rating for persons 12-34, up 5% from 2001. That made the VMAs ...

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