HALFORD European Festival Dates Announced

Despite the group's withdrawal from Germany's Wacken Open Air and Holland's Waldrock festivals, HALFORD will go ahead with plans to perform at several European events this summer. These are HALFORD's officially confirmed dates so far: Jun. 07 – SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 08 – ITA @ Gods of Metal Jun. 29 – GER ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Embark On US Tour In June

According to www.philanselmo.com, SUPERJOINT RITUAL will be touring the US between June 7th and June 30th. SUPERJOINT RITUAL is the new band featuring PANTERA's Philip Anselmo on vocals, C.O.C./EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower on guitar, ex-STRESSBALL/current DEMONSEEDS drummer Joe Fazzio), and bassist Hank Williams the 3rd (who recently replaced ex-DEAD HORSE/current DEMONSEEDS bassist Michael Haaga). ...

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DIAMOND HEAD To Go All-Electric At UK's BLOODSTOCK

DIAMOND HEAD will reportedly perform a full electric set at the UK metal festival Bloodstock on August 31st. Other artists set to appear at the event include BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, FREEDOM CALL, RETURN TO THE SABBAT, BIOMECHANICAL, THRESHOLD, BAL-SAGOTH, BALANCE OF POWER, ELVENKING and PRIMORDIAL. ...

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KAMELOT To Issue New CD In Early 2003

KAMELOT mainman Thomas Youngblood is scheduled to leave his home state of Florida for the seclusion of the Norwegian village of Sørskogbygda in the next few days to continue work on the group's forthcoming CD, due in early 2003. The recording sessions for the upcoming CD will begin in mid-June at a private studio on ...

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CLAWFINGER Continue Work On New CD, Add New Family Member

Swedish rap-metallers CLAWFINGER have finished writing 10 new songs and have another 3-4 that are half ready, according to the latest posting by band vocalist Zak Tell, “but we need at least 10 more songs before we have enough material to choose from in order to make sure that it's a top quality album that ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Cancel Moscow Date

Finland's SONATA ARCTICA were forced to cancel their planned concert in Moscow on May 18th after they were unable to locate an available venue to hold the gig. The band are hoping to reschedule the show to a later date. ...

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VANDEN PLAS Line Up Guest Appearances, Reschedule Dates

VANDEN PLAS drummer Andreas Lill has recorded drums for Danish guitarist Torben Enevoldsen's project SECTOR A. Derek Sherinian (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER) will play keyboards, and Andy Engberg (ex-LION'S SHARE) will handle the vocals on the upcoming CD. In related news, Lill and VANDEN PLAS singer Andy Kuntz have teamed up with ELEGY frontman Ian Parry, ...

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