Report: Deputies In ALEX LIFESON Arrest Have Spotless Records

John Henderson of the Naples Daily News reports that the two primary officers involved in the New Year's Eve arrest in North Naples, Florida of RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson (a.k.a. Alex Zivojinovich) are portrayed in their personnel files as confident deputies noted for exemplary performance. There are no complaints or allegations by the public or ...

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INSOMNIUM Name New Album

Finnish metallers INSOMNIUM have set "Since the Day It All Came Down" as the title of their sophomore album. The follow-up to 2002's "In The Halls Of Awaiting" is due on May 3 through Candlelight Records. ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Part Ways With Drummer NICK BARKER

Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR are strongly rumored to have parted ways with drummer Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, LOCK UP). The group, who recently cancelled their Japanese/Australian tour, have yet to officially comment on the matter. Barker joined DIMMU BORGIR in 1999 as a replacement for original drummer Tjodalv (a.k.a. Kenneth Åkesson). He has ...

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ENTOMBED Split With Bassist, Secure Replacement

Bassist Jörgen Sandström (ex-GRAVE) has left ENTOMBED and has been replaced by Nico Elgstrand (formerly of TERRA FIRMA). No reason was given for Jörgen's departure. Elgstrand, who spends much of his time producing records for a living, has previously twiddled the knobs on ENTOMBED's "Uprising" (2000) and "Morning Star" (2001) albums. ...

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CRISIS Line Up West 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 dates during the coming weeks: Feb. 20 - San Francisco, CA - The Pound (w/ PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC, MULTIPLY, CROOKED) Feb. 21 - Ukiah, CA - 7-11 Club (w/ SKITZO, ...

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LUPARA: Promotional CD Available Now

LUPARA, the Illinois-based band featuring former BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner, are making their recent three-song demo CD available for purchase. Anyone wishing to order a copy can do so by sending $4.00 (preferably in the form of a money order) to: Jeremy Wagner P.O. Box 445 Gurnee, IL 60031-0445 USA All CDs come with ...

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EVERGREY: Reissues To Contain Bonus Artwork And Videos

Inside Out Music will be re-releasing special-edition versions of EVERGREY's "The Dark Discovery" and "Solitude*Dominance*Tragedy" on March 16. Both editions will contain extended artwork and bonus videos. As previously reported, EVERGREY are back in the studio working on songs for their fifth CD, tentatively titled "The Inner Circle". The new album will be produced by ...

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STRATOVARIUS Leader TOLKKI: TIMO KOTIPELTO Won't Rehearse With Me

STRATOVARIUS leader Timo Tolkki has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "I just came back from Germany where I visited [drummer] Jörg [Michael] to talk about how to handle the upcoming festival shows and spent some holidays. "Our management has been in contact to all band members plus Kotipelto and Jörg ...

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