DRAGONFORCE To Film Upcoming Gig

British "melodic speed power metal" act DRAGONFORCE will film their upcoming gig as support to VIRGIN STEELE at the Underground Club in London, England on June 4th. Clips of the performance will likely be posted via the group's official web site in the weeks to come. As previously reported, DRAGONFORCE entered the studio on May ...

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THYRANE Book Studio For Recording Of Third CD

Finland's THYRANE are scheduled to enter SundiCoop Studios in Savonlinna on January 6th to record their third full-length CD, which is tentatively due in late spring 2003 through Spikefarm Records. According to the band, "we had to cancel the Tico-Tico [Studios] booking for April 02 'cos the material just wasn't ready enough and as Tico ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES Confirmed For Sweden's UMEA FESTIVAL

Sweden's NOCTURNAL RITES have been confirmed for this year's Umea Festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 31st in the band's hometown of Umea, Sweden. The group's appearance at the event marks the first major multi-varied music festival appearance this year by NOCTURNAL RITES in Sweden in support of their critically-acclaimed new ...

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RAGE Announce Asian Mini-Tour

Germany's RAGE will follow up an August 17th appearance at the World Rock Festival in Seoul, Korea (where they are scheduled to appear alongside SAVATAGE and LYNYRD SKYNYRD, among others) with a three-date headlining tour of Japan. The details are as follows: Aug. 17 – Seoul, KOR @ World Rock Festival Aug. 26 – Tokyo, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Cancels Irish OZZFEST Appearance

OZZY OSBOURNE cancelled his performance at Ozzfest in Ireland on Saturday due to a throat infection. OSBOURNE had played at Castle Donington in the UK the night before and was apparently not feeling well enough the next day to perform. The rest of the bands on the Ozzfest bill—including TOOL, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Announce New Bassist, Possible OZZFEST Appearances

Florida female-fronted act WYKKED WYTCH have been rejoined by bassist Thamuz, who has re-located from his native Philadelphia to hook up with the band during the writing sessions for their third full-length album, entitled Cursed Destiny. Among the cuts already completed for the upcoming CD are "Farewell", "Where I Died" and the projected title track. ...

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Former MR. BIG Guitarist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert has completed work on a new solo CD, entitled Burning Organ, which is due for release on June 26th in Japan. 13 songs were reportedly tracked for the album, including opener "I Like Rock", which features "one hundred guitars all playing at the same time through the entire song ...

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RUNNING WILD To Issue Live CD/DVD In September

German "pirate metallers" RUNNING WILD will issue a live CD/DVD through G.U.N./ BMG Records in September. The as-yet-untitled effort will contain live recordings made at the group's concert in Osnabrück, Germany on March 30th and will be accompanied by backstage footage (in the case of the DVD) and other special, as-yet-undisclosed material. ...

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Former ANGRA Frontman Performs With DR. SIN For DVD Recording

Former ANGRA and current SHAMAN frontman Andre Matos joined Brazil's DR. SIN onstage at the latter's appearance at Sesc Ipiranga in São Paulo, Brazil on May 23th and 24th for the recording of a live DVD celebrating the 11th anniversary of DR. SIN's career. Andre reportedly appeared with the band for a rendition of their ...

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