OZZFEST: European Appearances In The Works

Long-running metal festival Ozzfest is in talks to complete several dates overseas before beginning its annual North American summer trek. According to several credible reports, the outing has already lined up a May 26th show in Ireland at the Punchestown Race Course near Dublin, while a concert at Castle Donnington in England is in the ...

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WARLORD Confirmed For Wacken, Continue Work On Comeback CD

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. Also freshly confirmed for the event are IMMORTAL ...

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PILSON, LYNCH Come Together As PYNCH

The brand new project featuring former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson will be known simply as PYNCH (Pilson/Lynchgeddit?!), and will issue their debut album in late spring/early summer through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The group are presently auditioning drummers and are set to embark on a 44-date US tour this summer as part ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: I Miss ALICE IN CHAINS

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has recently indicated that his forthcoming second solo album, entitled Degradation Trip, sounds unlike any other record I have ever done. It's probably one of the heaviest records I have put out including ALICE. Scheduled for an early summer release, Degradation Trip is the follow-up to 1998's Boggy ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Music For All Occasions

Finland's APOCALYPTICA have struck a deal with Fox Sports Net in the United States for usage of the band's rendition of Hall Of The Mountain King for upcoming NASCAR promotional television spots. The spots will be running from February 17th through July 6th of this year. This recent deal follows on the heels of some ...

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INSANE CLOWN POSSE Member Receives Probation In Assault Case

INSANE CLOWN POSSE member Violent J received 12 months of unsupervised probation in St. Louis Circuit Court on Wednesday, February 6th, stemming from an altercation outside radio station KPNT 105.7 last February. According to Allstar, the assault was the result of a long-running dispute between Violent J and a local DJ named Cookie, who allegedly ...

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DREAM THEATER Make Impressive Chart Debut

DREAM THEATER's Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence CD has entered the Billboard Top 200 at position #46 and the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart at position #1. In 1999, Scenes From A Memory entered the Billboard Top 200 at position #73. ...

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DRAGONLAND Prepare For "Holy War"

Sweden's DRAGONLAND, featuring former PROPHANITY/NIGHTSHADE guitarist Nicklas Magnusson and KING DIAMOND touring keyboardist Elias Holmlid, will be entering Gothenburg's Studio Fredman with producer Anders Friden on March 14th to begin recording their second full-length CD, entitled Holy War, for a late summer release through Black Lotus Records. Scheduled to be mixed by veteran studio wizard ...

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