ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: No New Music Until Spring/Summer 2003

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has completed work on the music for four songs for the next DEMONS & WIZARDS album—Schaffer's hugely-acclaimed collaboration with BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist Hansi Kursch—but has yet to share the material with Kursch, who is presently busy promoting the recently-released BLIND GUARDIAN CD A Night At The Opera, according to a ...

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ASTRIAAL Prepare To Record New CD, Line Up Live Performances

Australia's ASTRIAAL have been busy finalizing the pre-production for their forthcoming full-length studio opus, tentatively titled Renascent Misanthropy. ASTRIAAL are currently in negotiations with a number of labels for its release, and the album will be recorded mid-winter in Brisbane. Finishing the pre-production has allowed an earlier than expected return to the live environment for ...

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PAPA ROACH, KID ROCK, FRED DURST To Pay Tribute To AEROSMITH

PAPA ROACH, KID ROCK and SUM-41 are among the acts that have signed up for MTV's upcoming mtvICON salute to AEROSMITH. The aforementioned groups will perform AEROSMITH songs at the event, which will be taped on April 14th in Los Angeles and will air three days later on MTV. Also offering a “testimonial” will be ...

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Former ALICE IN CHAINS Guitarist Announces North American Dates

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist JERRY CANTRELL has announced the following live dates during late spring/early summer: Apr. 26 - Bicentennial Park - Miami, FL Apr. 28 - Festival Park - Zephyrhills, FL The Road To The Rackhouse (w/NICKELBACK) May 13 - Albuquerque Convention Center - Albuquerque, NM May 14 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue "Heavy, Left Handed and Candid" Home Video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EXTREME METAL COLOSSUS CRADLE OF FILTH SPAWN LIVE DVD/VHS! The world's most notorious & lurid black metal band, CRADLE OF FILTH, is taking the next evolutionary step to infecting the masses with their often-shocking yet vibrant presence. The band is bringing their singular and extravagant live performance into your living room with ...

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NONPOINT Frontman To Contribute To New COLD CD

NONPOINT singer Elias Soriano and DOLLSHEAD's Sierra Swan will contribute to the third full-length release from COLD, entitled Year of the Spider, which is tentatively due in October through Flip/Geffen Records. Frontman Scooter Ward recently told MTV that the upcoming CD might surprise some fans who favor the hard sounds of "Just Got Wicked" and ...

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ANGRA Post EP Artwork Online

Brazil's ANGRA have posted the artwork to their upcoming EP, entitled Hunters and Prey, via the group's official web site at this location. The cover was designed by Isabel de Amorim, the artist responsible for the artwork of ANGRA's last two efforts, Fireworks and Rebirth. ...

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