BLAZE Line Up Headlining Dates, Festival Apearances

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE vocalist Blaze Bayley, have been tentatively confirmed to play the following headlining dates in March: Mar. 07 - Dundee, UK @ Doghouse Mar. 08 - Bradford, UK @ Rio's Mar. 09 - Plymouth, UK @ Cooperage Mar. 10 - Bristol, UK @ Bierkeller Mar. 12 - Cambridge, UK ...

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CRIMINAL, DOMINE, EISREGEN, Others Get Confirmed For Wacken 2002

CRIMINAL, DOMINE, EISREGEN, FLESHCRAWL, REBELLION, RED AIM, SINERGY and VOMITORY are the latest bands to be confirmed for Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to partake in the festivities now looks like this: AMON AMARTH BLAZE ...

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HEADPLATE To Complete New CD, Video Clip

Gothenburg, Sweden's HEADPLATE are currently at Oral Majority Recordings mixing the songs for the group's upcoming studio album, which is tentatively due to be released in March. A video for a new song called Jump The Bridge is currently being edited for a February air date. ...

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Swedish Rock To Invade New York, Austin

Ten Swedish rock bandsincluding SAHARA HOTNIGHTS, SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES, SILVERBUILT (aka CITIZEN BIRD), LEFT HAND SOLUTION, and WILLOWTREEwill perform at a showcase at New York City's legendary CBGBs club on March 10-11 before heading over to Austin, Texas for the SXSW conference on March 13-14. ...

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THE TOILET BOYS US Tour Dates Announced

THE TOILET BOYS have announced the dates for their upcoming US tour. They are as follows: Mar. 07 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar Mar. 08 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom Mar. 09 - Detroit, MI - Shelter Mar. 10 - Chicago, IL - The Abbey Mar. 12 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater ...

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DOKKEN CD Pushed Back, Shows Cancelled

DOKKEN's upcoming Long Way Home CD appears to have had its Japanese release date pushed back to March/April. In other news, DOKKEN have cancelled the following shows on their ongoing US tour: Jan. 20 - Richmond, VA @ Club Razzels Jan. 24 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Gardens ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO, Z Records Part Ways

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current TALISMAN vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has parted ways with Z Records due to scheduling problems surrounding the release of his soon-to-be-recorded solo album. Apparently, Z Records' tight release schedule for the coming months would have meant a late 2002 release for Soto's effort, a prospect that didn't coincide with Jeff's busy work ...

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