HALFORD Confirmed For Korea's SOYOROCK 2002 Festival

HALFORD have been confirmed as the headliners of this year's Soyorock 2002 (a.k.a. World Rock) festival, which is scheduled to take place in Kyung Gi Do, Korea on August 15-18. Other acts set to appear at the event include RAGE, GAMMA RAY and IRON BUTTERFLY. More bands will be confirmed in the weeks to come. ...

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Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK 'N' ROLL Festival Gets Postponed

Russia's Long Live Rock 'N' Roll Festival, which was previously scheduled to take place on June 28-30 at the 15,000-capacity VVC (Vserossiyskiy Vystavochniy Center, All-Russian Exhibition Center) in Moscow, has now apparently been postponed until August 23-25. As previously reported, SAXON, CANDLEMASS, SODOM, PRIMAL FEAR, SENTENCED, GLENN HUGHES, DORO, GRAVE DIGGER, URIAH HEEP and GAMMA ...

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THE CULT Live DVD Set For Japanese Release

THE CULT's Live In Los Angeles DVD, which was shot in October of last year, is due to be issued in Japan on July 24th. A North American/European release is expected a short time later. Live In Los Angeles reportedly contains 18 songs and has a running time of 87 minutes. ...

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HATEBREED Issue Official Statement Regarding Quebec Cancellations

HATEBREED have issued the following statement regarding the recent postponement of the group's Montreal and Quebec City shows: "Our apologies to everyone who was disappointed about the Montreal & Quebec City shows being re-scheduled. [Frontman] Jamey [Jasta] had to get emergency dental surgery. Fortunately, it went well and he his home now with his family. ...

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AVANTASIA's "The Metal Opera Part II" Due In October

The long-awaited second part of EDGUY main man Tobias Sammet's all-star project, AVANTASIA, will be released in North America in October. "I am proud to say that in between touring and sleeping a bit I managed to finish the last chapter of my huge dream," Tobias recently said. "It was really exciting to get back ...

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