RING OF FIRE Live CD/DVD Due In August

RING OF FIRE, led by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Mark Boals, will release a live CD and DVD, entitled Burning Live in Tokyo, simultaneously in Japan on August 21st. The DVD, according to Mugenkyo Management, is to include a bonus RING OF FIRE interview, multi-angle options and a booklet with live photos. The CD contains ...

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WESTWORLD's "Skin" Debuts Stronger Than Expected

New York's WESTWORLD, featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, had their sophomore effort, Skin, debut at college and commercial radio last week to an unexpected flood of support, coming in at #3 on FMQB and Top 10 in Album Network. Says Harnell: "It's great to be back. I'm very proud of ...

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AFTERMATH Ink Deal With ESCAPE MUSIC LTD.

New Jersey's AFTERMATH, whose musical direction is described as a cross between STEEL HOUSE LANE and THIN LIZZY, have inked a deal with Escape Music Ltd. Consisting of Joey Dia (lead vocals, rhythm guitars & bass), Bill DiNapoli (lead guitar & backing vocals), Marc Chandler (drums), and Andy Kadin (keyboards, bass & backing vocals), the ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Set Title, Release Date For Fifth Album

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, have set On Fire as the title of their fifth full-length album, due on September 30th (one week earlier in Japan) through Music For Nations Records. Says Amott, "this is a serious HARD ROCK album featuring off-the-hook musical performances from ...

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STONE SOUR Debut Gets Pushed Up

STONE SOUR, the side project of SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root, have pushed up the release date of their self-titled debut album to August 27th through Roadrunner Records. In other news, the song "Bother" from the above-mentioned release (which also appears in slightly different form on the Spider-Man soundtrack) is currently ...

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DYNAMO OPEN AIR: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule for this year's Dynamo Open Air festival—set to take place on Sunday, July 14th at sports park Boshoven in the town of Weert, Holland—has been announced. It is as follows: MAIN STAGE 12:00 - 13:00 DEAD SOUL TRIBE 13:30 - 14:30 PAIN OF SALVTION 15:00 - 16:00 BIOHAZARD 16:30 - 17:30 WITHIN ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman To Partake In AOL Chat

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate will be participating in a live Q&A chat on America Online to promote his recently-released, self-titled solo debut. The chat will take place on Monday, July 8th at 9:00 PM ET at America Online Keyword: Rock Chat. Non-AOL subscribers may participate by downloading the free trial access software located at www.aol.com. ...

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ASTRIAAL Split With MESTER PRODUCTIONS

Australia's ASTRIAAL have ended their association with Norway's Mester Productions. However, the long-promised 12" vinyl version of Summoning the Essence of Ancient Wisdom is still going ahead. The LP will now see the light of day courtesy of Dark Horizons in January 2003, in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. As previously reported, ASTRIAAL entered ...

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GOTTHARD End Association With Ex-KROKUS Bassist

Switzerland's GOTTHARD have parted ways with their long time collaborator, songwriter/producer Chris Von Rohr (ex-KROKUS bassist). Von Rohr reportedly appeared on Swiss television and stated that he feels that the band have reached the absolute pinnacle with their latest CD, entitled Homerun, and it's time for him and the group to move on. He also ...

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