TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD Guitarist Forms New Side Project

TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD guitarist Steve Smyth and his longtime friend, Steven Hoffman (ex-ARIAH/SWEET LEAF bassist) are currently collaborating on an instrumental side project called THE ESSENESS PROJECT. Described as “progressive” and “covering a wide spectrum of moods”, some of the material being worked on spans back to several years ago. "This is something I planned to do ...

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German Satanists Jailed For Murder!

The German couple (Manuela, 23, and Daniel Ruda, 26) who were accused of murdering a 33-year-old man beneath a banner reading "When Satan Lives" (as reported here on January 18th) were given prison sentences of 13 and 15 years respectively after admitting to killing the “friend” in their flat in Witten, in the ...

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VIRGIN STEELE: European Tour, Live CD/DVD Planned

VIRGIN STEELE are currently rehearsing in preparation for their upcoming European tour, which will include a bunch of festival appearances and several three-hour headlining shows which the band have reportedly “been longing to do for some time now”. These special gigs will happen in various cities throughout Europe starting most likely in the first week ...

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SAXON, STATUS QUO Added To Sweden Rock Line-Up

SAXON and STATUS QUO are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Slvesborg, Sweden. SAXON will reportedly bring their entire Eagle Has Landed show, complete with sound, light and bombastic action. ...

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SEPULTURA Confirm Brazilian Festival Appearance

SEPULTURA have been confirmed to appear at the Abril Pro Rock Festival in Recife, Brazil on April 20th. In other news, the group are currently writing material for their next studio effort, which is tentatively scheduled to be released through Sanctuary/Metal-Is Records at the end of the year. ...

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TheSTART Confirmed For Warped 2002!

Los Angles-based TheSTART, featuring former HUMAN WASTE PROJECT frontwoman Aimee Echo, have been confirmed for this year's Warped Tour, which is also set to include appearances by BAD RELIGION, MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, NOFX, NEW FOUND GLORY, LAGWAGON, MXPX, GOOD CHARLOTTE, FLOGGING MOLLY, NO USE FOR A NAME, REEL BIG FISH, OZMA, HOT WATER MUSIC, ALKALINE ...

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