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: leopardroom@aol.com 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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CANDLELIGHT And ARCTIC MUSIC GROUP Ink U.S. Distribution Agreement

Candlelight Records and Arctic Music Group have signed an agreement that will see all catalog and new releases from the Florida-based label distributed in the United States via Candlelight Records. The first new recordings to be made available via the agreement include Hungary's STEREOCHRIST and Finland's TOTAL DEVASTATION. Arctic President Scott Hecker says, "Arctic Music ...

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BLACK 'N BLUE To Complete New Album

BLACK 'N BLUE singer Jaime St. James has vowed to complete work on the band's new album, entitled "Hell Yeah!", in spite of the fact that he has just become a full-time member of WARRANT. "Hell Yeah!" is currently scheduled for a May European release through Z Records. In regards to touring, St. James says, ...

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