Former HELLOWEEN Drummer To Embark On Drum Workshop Tour

Former HELLOWEEN/METALIUM drummer Mark Cross will embark on a drum workshop tour during March and May. The first scheduled clinics will take place March 21-22 (drum recording seminar) at the SAE in Athens, Greece, with additional dates planned in Sydney, Australia and about 12 shows in Brazil sometime in May. In addition, Mark will spend ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS To Issue Split 7" Single

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, who feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, will be releasing a split 7" single with ADAM WEST on March 15 through People Like You Records. THE HELLACOPTERS have recorded "I Get a Sensation" (ADAM WEST cover) and a cover of the LARRY WILLIAMS classic "Boney Maronie", while ...

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ENTWINE Reach No. 3 On Finnish Singles Chart

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE reached position No. 3 on the Finnish singles chart with their latest single, "BitterSweet". In addition, Finnish radio station Yle-X has selected the group's forthcoming album, "diEversity", as "album of the week," and will be playing one song from the CD each day of the week. ENTWINE's fourth album, "DiEversity", is scheduled ...

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AYREON: 'The Human Equation' Cast Of Characters Revealed

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), have revealed the cast of characters included in the storyline on the group's forthcoming CD, "Ayreon: The Human Equation", and the singers performing them. They are as follows: James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER): "Me" Marcela Bovio (ELFONÍA): His "Wife" Arjen Lucassen: His "Best Friend" Mike Baker ...

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HAMMERFALL Singer Records ACCEPT Cover For ALTARIA CD

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA have revealed the identity of the "high-profile" vocalist who appears on their cover version of ACCEPT's "Balls To The Wall". According to a posting on the ALTARIA's official web site, HAMMERFALL vocalist Joacim Cans sings lead vocals on the song, which is set to be included as a bonus track on ...

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EXPERIMENT FEAR: New Song Available For Download

EXPERIMENT FEAR, the band which spawned guitar god Jeff Loomis (NEVERMORE), have returned after a lengthy sabbatical to "claim their place among death metal's elite," according to an official press release. Shortly after the release of their critically acclaimed 1995 album, "Assuming The God Form", the band went their separate ways, but have now reformed ...

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CRISIS Announce East Coast Dates

CRISIS, the reformed group which up until early 2003 performed and recorded in Los Angeles under the name SKULLSICK NATION, have lined up the following East Coast dates in April: Apr. 02 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY (w/ ALL OUT WAR, SKINLESS) Apr. 03 – Valentine's – Albany, NY (w/ ALL OUT WAR, MISERY ...

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AFTER FOREVER Set Release Date For New Album

Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal group AFTER FOREVER have set a March 25 release date through Transmission Records for their new album, "Invisible Circles". The group's last full-length effort, "Decipher", was released in 2001. AFTER FOREVER have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Pinkpop festival, set to be held May 29-31 in Landgraaf, Holland. ...

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KISS To Play Three Shows At Tokyo's Budokan

According to the German KISS fan site KissFanShop.de, KISS will play three shows at Tokyo's Budokan May 27-29. An official confirmation is still pending. As previously reported, KISS are expected to undertake an Australian tour in May, to be followed by the above-mentioned Japanese dates (and possibly a few others), and a full-scale U.S. beginning ...

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