KATATONIA: 'Brave Yester Days' Delayed

Due to a printing issue which has since been resolved, KATATONIA's two-disc compilation of all of their previously out-of-print mini-CDs, plus sampler tracks from old full-length albums and one unreleased track will now be issued in the U.S. on May 5 through Century Media. It is already being sent out to stores throughout Europe and ...

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GREEN CARNATION Singer Joins TRAIL OF TEARS

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS have posted the following message on their official web site: "We would like to inform [everyone] that after contributing on the last two albums, Kjetil Nordhus of GREEN CARNATION is now officially a full-time member of TRAIL OF TEARS! We are thrilled to announce that Kjetil will be with us both ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Guest Appearances, Guitar Seminars Announced

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman played lead guitar on one song on the upcoming album, "Monster", from the Japanese heavy rock band 03. The CD will be released on March 31 via Avex Records. In other news, Friedman will be appearing at The First World Guitar Congress, held June 2-9 in Baltimore, Maryland. Other guest ...

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INTO ETERNITY Announce Temporary Bassist

INTO ETERNITY guitarist/vocalist Tim Roth has issued a statement via the band's official web site elaborating on the departure of bassist Scott Krall and outlining the group's plans. "There as been a lot of questions recently, so here is the current situation to help clear some of the air," Tim wrote. "Scott left for personal ...

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Report: METALLICA Drummer's Decade-Long Art Obsession

Lydia Adetunji of the Financial Times reports that METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich does not fit the stereotypes of the heavy-metal musician. For one thing, he is a serious art collector. As METALLICA became more successful and began to tour the world, he took to slipping into galleries on his days off. One day in 1993, ...

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DREAM THEATER Joined By Original Singer At 15th Anniversary Show

On Saturday, March 6, 2004, DREAM THEATER performed "When Dream And Day Unite" in its entirety to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the band's 1989 debut album. For the encore, the band was joined by original vocalist Charlie Dominici on "To Live Forever" and "Metropolis pt. 1". DREAM THEATER's second keyboardist Derek Sherinian (PLANET X) ...

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THE DARKNESS/THE WILDHEARTS Dates Get Upgraded

According to a posting on THE WILDHEARTS' web site, "word is coming in of changes to several of the venues on THE DARKNESS U.S. tour." The dates that have been upgraded are as follows: Mar. 28 - Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargo's Mar. 30 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre Mar. 31 - Pittsburgh, PA ...

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THEATRES DES VAMPIRES Complete Work On 'Nightbreed of Macabria'

Italian melodic black metal band THEATRES DES VAMPIRES have completed work on their new album, "Nightbreed of Macabria", due in Europe in May through PlasticHead/Blackend Records. A U.S. release through Candlelight is expected in September. According to an official press release, "some songs [on] the album will be the soundtrack of the upcoming movie 'Edge ...

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WHITESNAKE's COVERDALE Is Supportive Of Wife's New Career

When Cindy Coverdale, wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale, decided to write a rock and roll cookbook, "Food That Rocks", she wasn't sure how her new career would go over with her husband. "After all," Cindy laughs, "he was used to being the one who got the attention while I did the wife and mother ...

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