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HANOI ROCKS To Tour Japan

The reformed HANOI ROCKS will tour Japan in February/March 2003. Meanwhile, the group have yet to announce a release date for their recently-completed full-length effort, "13 Shots On The Rocks". ...

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MOONSPELL Singer Discusses Upcoming Album (Sort Of)

Portugal's MOONSPELL have begun the pre-production process for their next studio album, which they hope to record early next year for a late 2003 release through Century Media Records. The following is a cryptic update on the pre-production process from MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro (as it appears on the group's official web site): "As you ...

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Former ELECTRIC BOYS Singer To Appear On ROLLING STONES Tribute

Former ELECTRIC BOYS and current SILVERGINGER 5 guitarist/vocalist Conny Bloom has recorded two songs for an upcoming ROLLING STONES tribute CD, to be released through Deaf & Dumb Records. Conny plays the guitars on the psychedelic opening track, Pelle Almgren's version of "We Love You" (also featuring ex-SPARKS bassist Martin Gordon). Bloom is also part ...

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NEMESIS Record New Material, Seek Label Home

Upstate New York-based NEMESIS, featuring former EARTH CRISIS members Karl Buechner (vocals), Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (bass), and Erick Edwards (guitar), are presently shopping a six-song CD containing the three tracks from the band's first demo and three newly-recorded compositions. The songs featured on the CD are as follows: 01. Negative Infinity 02. Glass Eating Smile* ...

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FORGE Record New CD, Embark On Tour

Detroit, Michigan-based punk/metal four-piece FORGE have completed work on their new CD at Backwoods Studios in Rochester, Michigan for a November release through Static Records. Among the cuts set to appear on the effort are "The Fold", "Mastermind", "Stickman", "Departure", and "One Swift Motion". In the meantime, you can catch the band performing live at ...

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Kindless - ETERNAL GRAY

If we were to label ETERNAL GRAY's Kindless the Master Of Puppets of modern-day death metal, you'd suspect we were talking from the wrong orifice. And whilst on the surface it may appear to be wildly off-the-mark comparing one of the most epic and invigorating thrash albums of the eighties with a debut slab from ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS To Appear On 'The O'Reilly Factor'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will be appearing live on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor (hosted by Bill O'Reilly) on Wednesday, September 25th at 3:30 PM PST. On Friday, Simmons will be hosting the Gene Simmons Tongue #2 party at Barfly on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. "Cover girl Carrie Stevens who, among other things was Eric ...

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SINERGY To Play Special Hometown Gig

Finland's SINERGY will play a special "party gig" in Helsinki at On The Rocks on December 18th. The group plan to perform a variety covers from some of heavy metal's finest old-school bands as well as some SINERGY songs that have never been played live in Finland before. There is no cover charge for the ...

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HANOI ROCKS: UK, Italian Dates Announced

The reunited Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have announced the following European dates during November: Nov. 03 - Milton Keynes, UK @ TBA Nov. 04 - TBA, UK Nov. 06 - Dudley, UK @ TBA Nov. 07 - Bradford, UK @ TBA Nov. 08 - Newcastle, UK Telewest Arena Nov. 10 - Sheffield, UK @ TBA ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE Announce Upcoming Dates

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Aug. 16 - Lysekil Rocks - Lysekil, SWE Dec. 04 - Metalclub – Karlstad, SWE (w/RECLUSION) Additional shows in Denmark, Finland and Switzerland will be announced shortly. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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MASTERPLAN Revise Album Track Listing

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, have revised the track listing for their forthcoming self-titled debut album, due in January through AFM Records in Europe and Avalon Records in Japan. The songs "Through Thick And Thin", "The Kid Rocks On" and ...

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P.O.D.: "Too Heavy" For SANTANA?

P.O.D. have recorded a track entitled "America" for the upcoming SANTANA album, but are not presently certain if the cut will make the final release, according to an interview with guitarist Marcos Curiel posted at MTV.com. The band reportedly reworked a demo version of a song guitarist Carlos Santana had earmarked for P.O.D.'s contribution and ...

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KISS' ACE FREHLEY To Make Rare Club Appearance

KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will perform live at Don Hills nightclub in New York City on Friday, August 9th as part of WNEW radio personality Eddie Trunk's Birthday Blowout. Doors open at 9:00 PM, and Trunk will broadcast his regular Friday Night Rocks show live from the club from 11:00 PM until 2:00 AM. Due ...

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SINERGY Joined By THE IRON MAIDENS Bassist

Finland's SINERGY have recruited bassist Melanie Sisneros to permanently replace Marco Hietala, who left the group earlier year to join NIGHTWISH on a full-time basis. "Sisneros [is] no stranger to playing in metal bands," reads a statement on SINERGY's official web site. "She's been playing bass for over 11 years and has lots ...

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SEPULTURA: Online Chat Scheduled

SEPULTURA will participate in an online chat at 11:00 PM GMT tonight, Wednesday, July 17th via the group's official web site at this location. In other news, you can view the cover for the group's upcoming Chaos DVD by clicking here. As previously reported, Chaos contains all three of SEPULTURA's VHS ...

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MANNHAI Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, featuring former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, are scheduled to enter the studio in early August to record the follow-up to last year's The Sons Of Yesterday's Black Grouse CD, tentatively entitled Evil Under the Sun, for a late 2002 release through Spinefarm Records. In other news, ...

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HANOI ROCKS Drummer To Sit In With SNAKEGOD

HANOI ROCKS drummer Kari "Lacu" Lahtinen will reportedly fill in for SNAKEGOD skinsman Mikael Hakamies during the latter band's upcoming shows. Hakamies is said to be receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment in a Finnish hospital. Confirmed SNAKEGOD dates (with Lahtinen behind the kit) are as follows: Jul. 16 - Tampere, FIN @ TBA Jul. ...

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HANOI ROCKS' Comeback Single Certified Gold

HANOI ROCKS' comeback single, "People Like Me", has been certified gold in Finland, according to the group's record label RLF Music. The band's first new recording in nearly 18 years was released in Finland in the end of April and spent the first two weeks in the number one spot on the Finnish single chart. ...

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FOZZY Pull Out Of Atlanta's DOWNTOWN ROCKS Festival

FOZZY, featuring WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, former members of STUCK MOJO and producer Andy Sneap, have cancelled their appearance at Atlanta's Downtown Rocks festival on June 7th due to an emergency apendectomy required by Duke LaRue (a.k.a. SICK SPEED/ex-STUCK MOJO guitarist Rich Ward). ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE Frontman To Guest On BABYLON WHORES CD

THE BLACK LEAGUE frontman Taneli Jarva (formerly of SENTENCED) has recorded backing vocals for two tracks on the forthcoming BABYLON WHORES album, entitled Death Of The West, which is due on May 17th. Taneli lends his voice to the cuts "Life Fades Away" and "A Pale Horse Against Time". In other news, THE BLACK LEAGUE ...

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MEDICATION: Additional US Dates Announced

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have lined up the following dates as part of their ongoing two-month US tour: May 15 - Oasis One Sixty - Chicago Heights, ...

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MEDICATION Confirmed For KBPI's BIRTHDAY BASH 2002

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have been confirmed for KBPI's Birthday Bash 2002, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 2nd at Red Rocks Amphitheater in ...

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