MAPLE CROSS: Lineup Revamped

Finnish melodic thrash metallers MAPLE CROSS have parted ways with guitarists Late and Sami Siekkinen and have replaced them with THYRANE's Avather and SETHERY's J. Henttunen. The following is MAPLE CROSS frontman Marco R.J.'s official statement on the matter: "[A] year is a long time in the world of music and we had to experience ...

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RAZORBACK: Track Listing Announced

RAZORBACK, the new band consisting of Rolf Munkes (guitar, MAJESTY, ex-VANIZE), Stefan Berggren (vocals, ex-COMPANY OF SNAKES), Marcus Bielenberg (bass, ex-VANIZE), Pierre Fienhold (drums, ex-VANIZE) and Chris Heun (guitar, ex-SHYLOCK), have set the tentative track listing for their self-titled debut, tentatively due on March 29 through Massacre Records. "Razorback" track listing (in no particular oder): ...

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H.I.M. Singer Catches Flu, Band Cancel Spanish Concert

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. were forced to cancel their appearance in San Sebastian, Spain on Sunday (Feb. 15) "due to the flu bug that's been bothering Ville [Valo, singer] and some of the other guys since leaving Finland," according to a post on the band's web site. "[Ville] saw a doctor in Barcelona, who ordered new ...

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RUSH: Tour Announcement Delayed

RUSH will reveal the details of their 30th Anniversary Tour on Wednesday, February 18 — one day later than previously expected. According to the group's official newsletter, the tour date announcement has been delayed in order to finalize and confirm all of the necessary details. As previously reported, Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee unveiled plans ...

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Former OZZY Drummer, Ex-DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Form Prog-Metal Band

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE & GLORY drummer Brian Tichy and ex-DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian are currently looking for a vocalist for a new progressive metal band they are forming. Send promo packages to: VOCALIST 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #442 Studio City, CA 91604 Or e-mail demo and JPEG to: [email protected] In other Tichy-related news, ...

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AC/DC: 'Back In Black' DualDisc Reviewed

AC/DC fan site Crabsody In Blue has posted a fan's review of the new DualDisc release of AC/DC's "Back in Black". Check it out here. As previously reported, DualDisc is a new form of CD/DVD disc, with one side a compact disc, the other side a DVD. For more information on the DualDisc ...

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KISS: 'The DVD Collection' Due Next Week

According to KissFanShop.de, Universal Records will be releasing a new KISS DVD, entitled "20th Century Masters: The Best of KISS/The DVD Collection", on February 24. Included on the disc will be the following videos: 01. I Love It Loud 02. Lick It Up 03. Heaven's On Fire 04. Tears Are Falling 05. Crazy Crazy Nights ...

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VADER: Album Recording Postponed, New Drummer Announced

Polish death metal veterans VADER have posted the following message on their official web site: "During the recording session of VADER's new album, [drummer] Doc met with an unfortunate accident at the studio. He seriously injured his hand and leg during the third day of working at Hertz. The band has been forced to cancel ...

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KATATONIA Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

KATATONIA are the latest band confirmed for this year's Rock The Nations Open Air Festival, scheduled to be held July 3-4 in Istanbul, Turkey. The complete list of bands current set to appear at the event is as follows: PAUL DI'ANNO U.D.O PAIN OF SALVATION AMON AMARTH MARDUK MALEVOLENT CREATION HATEBREED CALIBAN KATATONIA MORE THAN ...

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