OPETH: Two Studio Albums On The Way!

Sweden's OPETH have confirmed via their official web site that the group are currently writing the material for not only one, but two full-length CDs that will receive a simultaneous release in late 2002 or early 2003. According to a statement from the band, “the plan is to release separate CDs at the same time, ...

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NORTHER Get "Released" Into Finnish Top 5

Finnish metallers NORTHER have climbed to position #4 on the official Finnish Single Chart with “Released”, the first single off the group's debut CD, entitled Dreams Of Endless War, which is due to be released through Spinefarm Records on January 28th. An accompanying video, directed by Ed Grain, is currently in rotation. ...

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TRISTANIA Head South

Norway's TRISTANIA are scheduled to perform in Sao Paulo, Brazil on January 19th and in Santiago, Chile on January 22nd. Further shows in Mexico and other Latin American countries are planned for the coming months. ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Gets "Head" From Marshall

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde has had a Signature Amplifier Head issued by Marshall, featuring Zakk's signature bulls-eye graphic on the front panel. Product will be in extremely limited production (only 200 heads will be released in the U.S.). The details are follows: Product number: 2203ZW/JCM WYLDE Retail: $2,499.99 Appoximate Sale Price: $1,999.99 ...

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DAVID COVERDALE: Unauthorized MP3 Downloading Is "Unacceptable"

Former DEEP PURPLE/WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale is not a fan of unauthorized MP3 downloading. And that's putting it mildly. According to the singer, “my opinion of ANY freebie download, ripping off, and totally disregarding the consequences to the artist...and his/her career...remains the same...Utterly unacceptable...Unless the artist is personally, and willingly giving their work as 'treats' ...

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ANTHRAX: "Behind The Music" War Of Words Continues

In the continuing saga that is Billy Milano/Danny Lilker vs. Scott Ian/Charlie Benante over the upcoming VH1 Behind The Music special on ANTHRAX (read our original report on the subject here), S.O.D. frontman Milano has posted yet another message on the Metal Maniacs magazine message board under the heading “The Truth Behind My ...

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WACKEN 2002 Adds CANNIBAL CORPSE, ROTTWEILLER

CANNIBAL CORPSE and ROTTWEILLER are the latest bands to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken 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 BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE CHILDREN ...

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L.A. GUNS Prepare New CD, Line Up Live Gigs

L.A. GUNS are due to enter the studio shortly to begin work on a new album for a September release. Meanwhile, you can catch the group performing live at the following venues: Jan. 24 - Rock Springs, WY @ Club Millennium Jan. 25 - Ogden, UT @ The Kamikaze Jan. 26 - Vernal, UT @ ...

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