LIMP BIZKIT's FRED DURST: WES BORLAND Is A Very Bitter Man

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst doesn't know how to take "No" for an answer. In his latest posting on LIMP BIZKIT's official web site, Fred not only acknowledges the fact that former guitarist Wes Borland has responded negatively to Durst's pleas for him to return to the group, but also insists that "that's no reason ...

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Former SAVATAGE Frontman Inks Deal With AFM Records

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band of former SAVATAGE frontman Zachary Stevens, have inked a deal with Germany's AFM Records. The group expect to enter the studio in July to begin recording their debut album for a January 2003 release. As previously reported, Stevens has most recently been collaborating with SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery on ...

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REVEREND Line Up Headlining Dates In August

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH and current WAYNE frontman David Wayne, RIOT bassist Pete Perez, and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have lined up the following gigs during August: Aug. 03 - Olympia, WA @ Abrasive Rock Aug. 05 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ TBA Aug. 06 - Los Angelos, CA @ ...

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WARLORD MP3 Clips Posted Online

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), have posted MP3 clips of two tracks from their forthcoming comeback album, entitled Rising Out Of The Ashes, at the following locations: 01. Enemy Mind 02.

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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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