Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Guitarist Announces US Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will embark on the first of several tours in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation in late August/early September. According to Skolnick, "this has been the subject of much planning and organizing which continues as we speak. ...

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STRATOVARIUS Commence Mixing "Elements Part I"

Finland's STRATOVARIUS have commenced the mixing process for their ninth studio album, entitled Elements Part I, at Helsinki's Finnvox studios. The band have been busy at work in the studio since March and the project is expected to be completed by mid-September. Elements Part I will be released in early 2003, followed by a worldwide ...

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MONSTROSITY, VOMITORY, Others To Embark On Polish Tour

MONSTROSITY, VOMITORY, TRAUMA, SCEPTIC, LOST SOUL, DISSENTER, and CONTEMPT will team up for a 10-date tour of Poland in early October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 01 - Warszawa, POL @ Proxima Oct. 02 - Lodz, POL @ Dekompresja Oct. 03 - Poznan, POL @ Eskulap Oct. 04 - Wroclaw, POL @ TBA Oct. ...

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AGHORA Announce New Line-Up, Begin Work On New CD

The current line-up of AGHORA — drummer Richard Komatz and bassist Alan Goldstein (who replaced ex-CYNIC members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone. respectively), plus mainman Santiago Dobles and sister/vocalist Danishta Rivero — is recording a new album, entitled Formless, for an autumn release through Code666 Records. ...

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