Report: GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Sparked Debate, But Little Change

Michael Mello of the Associated Press reports that when GREAT WHITE's pyrotechnics set a Rhode Island nightclub ablaze, killing 100 people and injuring scores of others, fire marshals across the nation scurried to review their safety inspections. At least 15 states debated tougher laws, mostly dealing with pyrotechnics, and a national fire safety association approved ...

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IN FLAMES: 'The Quiet Place' Video Posted Online

The official German IN FLAMES fan site In-Flames.de has posted the video for the group's new single, "The Quiet Place". Download it here (.mpg, file size: 33.9 MB). Also available for download from the same site is a partial recording of IN FLAMES' appearance at Popstad 2004, taped this past Friday (Feb. 13) ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD's SCANTLIN Unleashes On 'Pathetic' FRED DURST

In an interview with Canada's Chart magazine, PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman Wes Scantlin unleashed on LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst. "He doesn't write our songs, he doesn't produce our songs, he doesn't do anything for us. He doesn't do our videos anymore. He doesn't do anything for this band," Wes said. He added, "I don't ...

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HELLOWEEN Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran German power metallers HELLOWEEN have been confirmed for this year's Sauna Open Air festival, set to take place on June 11-12 in Tampere, Finland. Also scheduled to perform are NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, THUNDERSTONE, TAROT and DIABLO, among others. HELLOWEEN will perform on Saturday, June 12 at the Pakkahuone concert hall (capacity 1,500). More ...

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EDENBRIDGE To Play Russia In April

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE will play their first show in Russia at The Roxy in Moscow on April 3. As previously reported, EDENBRIDGE will record a live DVD on March 20 at the Building a Force Festival at Stadthalle Widdern near Heilbronn, Germany. More information about the DVD's contents and release date will ...

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POISONBLACK Recruit New Singer

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — the new band featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala (on guitar) — have recruited an as-yet-undisclosed Canadian singer to replace departed CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto. "The new vocalist I've chosen is absolutely the right person to take our music to the next level and I will be announcing his name soon," ...

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IN FLAMES: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Sweden's IN FLAMES will have their "Lunar Strain" debut (1994) and follow-up EP, "Subterranean" (1995), re-released through Regain Records on February 29. Both CDs have been digitally remastered and include a number of bonus tracks. "Lunar Strain" reissue track listing: 01. Behind Space 02. Lunar Strain 03. Starforsaken 04. Dreamscape 05. Everlost (Part I) 06. ...

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