ICED EARTH: 'Gettysburg' DVD Update

JAG PANZER guitarist Mark Briody has issued an update on ICED EARTH's much-anticipated "Gettysburg" DVD, which he is currently producing for his recently formed video production company. According to Briody, "the DVD is still in production so don't look for it in the stores just yet. It's coming out very cool. [ICED EARTH mainman] Jon ...

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It's Official: JEFF PILSON Rejoins DIO

Ronnie James Dio has confirmed in a radio interview that bassist Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN) will be rejoining DIO in the studio next month for the recording of the group's new album, tentatively due in late June/early July through Spitfire Records. "It's a real wonderful, comfortable situation for Jeff to come in," Ronnie said during a ...

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I.C.E. Sign With CRASH MUSIC, INC.

Maryland-based black metallers I.C.E. (IMPERIAL CRYSTALLINE ENTOMBMENT) have inked a four-album deal with Crash Music, Inc. The group will enter the studio later this month to record their debut album, tentatively due in the summer. I.C.E., consisting of Mammoth, Blisserred, IceSickKill and Bleak, have previously released a three-song mini-CD containing the tracks "Astral Frost Invocation", ...

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KOTIPELTO: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new KOTIPELTO track, titled "Reasons", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Reasons" comes off the former STRATOVARIUS singer's sophomore solo album, "Coldness", due in Europe on April 26 through Century Media Records (a May 18 U.S. release is expected). The follow-up to 2002's "Waiting for the Dawn" was ...

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THERION: Tour Plans Revealed

THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "As you can see in the tour section, we're now in the process of the scheduling of the next world tour. At the moment only the Latin American shows are booked and have a date. This part of the world ...

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SAVIOUR MACHINE Singer To Perform With NARNIA

Eric Clayton, the vocalist of California-based SAVIOUR MACHINE, will be making a short guest appearance at NARNIA's concert in Fristad, Sweden on April 30. This will be Eric's first performance ever in Scandinavia. As previously reported, NARNIA have set an April 26 release date through Massacre Records for their live DVD, "At Short Notice – ...

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MOB RULES Set Track Listing, Release Date For New Album

German melodic metallers MOB RULES have finalized the track listing for their fourth album, "Among the Gods", due on May 17 through SPV Records. It is as follows: 01. Black Rain 02. Hydrophobia 03. Invitation Time 04. The Miracle Dancer 05. Among The Gods 06. New World Symphony 07. Ship Of Fools 08. Seven Seas ...

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FINNTROLL: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new FINNTROLL track, titled "Trollhammaren", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Trollhammaren" comes off the group's forthcoming full-length album, "Nattfödd", due in Europe (excluding Finland) on April 26 (a U.S. release is expected on April 20). The band's five-song EP, "Trollhammaren", is scheduled for release on March 15 ...

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SAXON: '25th Anniversary World Tour' Dates Announced

Long-running British heavy metallers SAXON have announced the first dates comprising the "Saxon 25th Anniversary World Tour 2004/2005". The details are as follows: Sep. 19 - KB – Malmö, SWE Sep. 20 - Trädgarn – Gothenburg, SWE Sep. 21 - Rockefeller – Oslo, NOR Sep. 22 - Klubben - Stockholm SWE Sep. 24 - Halle ...

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SYMPHONY X To Play Mexico In May

Prog-metallers SYMPHONY X will play Mexico City on May 29 at Circo Volador. A second show in Mexico, tentatively scheduled for May 28, will be announced shortly. Upcoming SYMPHONY X tour dates: w/ QUEENSRŸCHE: Apr. 15 - Detroit, MI - State Theatre Apr. 16 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues Apr. 17 - Chicago, ...

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