FOZZY Name New Album

FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "Well, the year of the FOZZ is kickin into high gear and there's tons of news to tell ya about. "First off, the shows in Omaha and at the Jersey Metalfest in Irvington were both awesome! ...

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CATHEDRAL To Release 'Best Of' + Rarities Collection

U.K.-based cult doom rockers CATHEDRAL are working on a "best-of-and-rarities" collection, tentatively entitled "A Serpents Gold". A late 2004 release through Earache Records is expected. CATHEDRAL's follow-up to last year's "The VIIth Coming" is tentatively due in the fall through new label Nuclear Blast Records. The band were previously signed to Dream Catcher Records in ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Signs European Distribution Deal

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth has signed an exclusive European distribution deal with one of the U.K.'s fastest growing independent rock labels, Demolition Records. Roth's current CD, "Diamond Dave", is set for a late May European release, with David looking to do live shows throughout the continent in support of the album towards ...

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DEVILDRIVER's FAFARA Comments On Landing IN FLAMES' European Tour

DEVILDRIVER, the California-based band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have confirmed a special-guest slot on the forthcoming IN FLAMES European tour. Dez told Britain's Rock Sound magazine: "I am extremely excited, this is something I have been dreaming of for a while and to come over to [Europe] with a band like ...

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BLOODSIMPLE: Live Shows Announced

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, have lined up the following dates in April: Apr. 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Balcony Bar Apr. 28 - New York, NY @ CBGBs The band, whose lineup is ...

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CLOCK: DEF LEPPARD Side-Project Announce Los Angeles Gig

CLOCK, the California-based band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell and former FOREIGNER drummer Mark Schulman, will be performing at Molly Malone's Irish pub (575 Fairfax Ave.) in Los Angeles on Friday, March 26. The group will take the stage at 11:00 p.m. Said Vivian: "It's gonna be with Sascha [Krivstov, bass] again, and this ...

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ICED EARTH To Tour Japan In May

ICED EARTH have lined up a three-concert tour of Japan in late May. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 25 - Osaka, JPN @ Shinsaibashi Club Quattro May 26 - Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya O-East May 27 - Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya Club Quattro Approximate capacity for the venues is 800-1,200 with tickets going for ...

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SLIPKNOT Tribute Band DISASTERPIECE Meet Their Heroes

Members of SLIPKNOT attended a show by the first-ever SLIPKNOT tribute band DISASTERPIECE on Thursday, March 18 at The House of Bricks in Des Moines, Iowa. Commented DISASTERPIECE in their newsletter: "It was a most exciting and surreal experience for all of us here in DISASTERPIECE. Especially Joe Lohr #4 who received from [SLIPKNOT guitarist] ...

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