CALLENISH CIRCLE, PRIMORDIAL, MERCENARY Line Up Benelux Dates

Holland's CALLENISH CIRCLE, Ireland's PRIMORDIAL and Denmark's MERCENARY will team up for a mini-tour of the Benelux in late September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 26 – Arnhem, NETH @ Goudvishal Sep. 27 – Rotterdam, NETH @ Baroeg Sep. 28 – Geel, BEL @ JH De Bogaard Sep. 29 – Groningen, NETH @ Simplon ...

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WHITESNAKE To Reform For European Tour

WHITESNAKE are set to reunite for a European tour in early 2003 to promote a new double CD compilation, entitled 25 Years Of Whitesnake, which is due to be issued EMI Records in February. Negotiations are reportedly yet to be finalized, but strong rumors indicate that guitarist/songwriter John Sykes will be involved. If it does ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Withdraw From UK's MONSTERS OF ROCK Tour

Contrary to last week's announcement, THE WILDHEARTS will NOT be taking part in the Monsters Of Rock tour (featuring ALICE COOPER and THUNDER) of the UK during November, according to the group's official web site. "The band would like apologize to anyone who may have bought tickets for any of the advertised shows," states a ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Commence Work On "Vengeance Descending"

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have commenced the recording sessions for their third full-length album, entitled Vengeance Descending, at their own studio, where they expect to spend up to two months before moving over to another facility for the mixing and mastering process. Among the tracks set to appear on the upcoming album are the following: 01. ...

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EMPEROR: Guitar Picks For Sale

EMPEROR Icon E guitar picks (black picks with silver Icon E) can now be purchased through the group's official web site for $3 each (Europe)/$4 (rest of the world). Limited stock! Send cash to: Nocturnal Art Productions PO. Box 4 3671 Notodden Norway ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE: The Next OPRAH WINFREY?

Sharon Osbourne is about to ink a deal with King World Entertainment to do an "Oprah-esque" show, according to today's edition of the New York Post. Osbourne, who scored her family close to $20 million from MTV for another season of real-life television, just had surgery for colon cancer, but "that won't come in the ...

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SEPULTURA Complete Demo Recordings For Upcoming EP

SEPULTURA have finished a pre-production recording of five cover tracks to be included on their upcoming mini-EP, which is scheduled to be tracked beginning on July 25th at Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil with producer Steve Evetts (i.e. EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE). An October release through an as-yet-undetermined label is expected. The following songs were ...

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Ex-STEEL PROPHET Frontman To Focus Exclusively On TARAXACUM

Ex-STEEL PROPHET frontman Rick Mythiasin will concentrate completely on his German/American band TARAXACUM following his departure from the former group, according to an official statement issued by TARAXACUM founder and EDGUY bassist Tobias Exxel. "Rick's German bandmates [in] TARAXACUMTobias Exxel [guitar/bass], Franky Wolf [drums] and Ferdy Doernberg [keyboards]—are already very busy with writing new songs ...

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