H.I.M.: German Tour Dates Confirmed

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will embark on a Jagermeister-sponsored two-week tour of Germany in March/April 2004. The dates are as follows: Mar. 25 - Hamburg, GER @ Grosse Freiheit Mar. 27 - Bremen, GER @ Pier 2 Mar. 28 - Munster, GER @ Jovel Mar. 30 - Magdeburg, GER @ Amo Mar. 31 - Berlin, GER ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Hurt In ATV Accident

Ozzy Osbourne was seriously injured Monday in an accident on the grounds of his estate in England and underwent emergency surgery, according to the Associated Press. The 55-year-old rock star was riding a "quad bike," or all-terrain vehicle, on his Buckinghamshire property when the accident occurred, according to publicist Cindy Guagenti. His injuries were not ...

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BEHEMOTH Extend Contract With OLYMPIC RECORDINGS

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have extended their contract with Olympic Recordings. The group have already commenced the songwriting process for their highly anticipated new album and will enter the studio in early spring with hopes for a late 2004 release. This has been a breakthrough year for BEHEMOTH, who made their U.S. live debut at ...

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AGENT STEEL To Release New EP In February

Reunited California speed metallers AGENT STEEL have set a February 17, 2004 North American release date for their new EP/CD (which will also be available on limited 12" picture disc) The U.S. Version will include the following songs: "Insurrection" and "Earth Under Lucifer" (taken from "Order of the Illuminati"), plus the bonus tracks "Mad Locust ...

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KISS To Offer 'Symphony' Concert On Pay Per View

KISS, who are currently rocking hard on the extended leg of "the most successful summer concert tour of '03" with fellow rock icons AEROSMITH, are bringing out a special offering of "KISS Symphony, Alive IV in Concert from Melbourne, Australia" on Pay Per View. As part of this special offer for $19.95, each customer that ...

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Report: IRON MAIDEN Meets Heavy Metal

Victoria Mitchell of the Scottish Press Association is reporting that IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson toured a Royal Navy submarine base on Monday (Dec. 8). Ahead of IRON MAIDEN's concert at the SECC in Glasgow tonight, he visited HM Naval Base Clyde near Helensburgh. A self-confessed submarine fan, Dickinson toured two classes of boat, the ...

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STRATOVARIUS: TIMO KOTIPELTO And JÖRG MICHAEL Are Out!

Finland's STRATOVARIUS have officially parted ways with vocalist Timo Kotipelto and drummer Jörg Michael. "Due to irrevocable and massive difficulties between the band leader Timo Tolkki and me, it has been agreed that this is the best thing to do to preserve at least some of the integrity the band used to have," Kotipelto said, ...

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EXODUS: 'Tempo' North American Release Date Pushed Back To March

The North American release date for EXODUS' much-anticipated new album, "Tempo Of The Damned", has been pushed back to March 9, 2004. The CD is still scheduled to be issued in Europe on February 2 (the two-year anniversary of late EXODUS frontman Paul Baloff's passing) through Nuclear Blast Records. "Tempo Of The Damned" was recorded ...

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DOHENY Announce Los Angeles Gig

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, will be performing at the Dragonfly in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 11 at 10:00 p.m. Says Clayden: "It's great to get another show in for DOHENY. The guys have been rehearsing really hard during ...

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