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IMMOLATION: Road Update

IMMOLATION continue to spread their blasphemy throughout the U.S. in support of "Unholy Cult", widely considered the group's most vicious offering in years. With support coming from GRAVE, GOATWHORE and CREMATORIUM they will continue to annihilate extreme metal fans until the end of June. IMMOLATION recently checked in with the following tour update: "We are ...

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ENTOMBED Pull Out Of Cleveland's BW&BK 6-PACK WEEKEND

Sweden's ENTOMBED were forced to cancel their appearance at this weekend's BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend in Cleveland, Ohio after drummer Peter Stjärnvind's wife was hospitalized with an as-yet-undiagnosed syndrome, the symptoms of which include internal bleeding. Under the circumstances, particularly the suddenness with which the condition arose, and the uncertainty of the outcome, Stjärnvind wishes to ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN's Live Album Enters German Chart At No. 16!

BLIND GUARDIAN's brand new live album, entitled simply "Live" has entered the German Media Control charts at No. 16. The two-disc collection contains 20 songs recorded last year on the band's world tour. In other news, BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomas Stauch has returned to his rightful place after having recovered from a tendon infection which ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Pressing Forward With Lawsuit Against VAN HALEN

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth is continuing to move forward with his lawsuit against the band over unpaid royalties, according to Launch. Roth's lawsuit, filed on December 11 in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that the group didn't include him in a 1996 renegotiation of its contract with Warner Brothers Records, thereby resulting ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: 'The Show Must Go On!'

BLIND GUARDIAN will once again be utilizing the services of RHAPSODY drummer Alex Holzwarth for their upcoming tour due to a tendon infection suffered by regular BG skinsman Thomas Stauch. "Unfortunately Thomen seems to have got the same problems with the nerves in his hand like he had before our South American tour last year," ...

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ROB ROCK: 'Eyes Of Eternity' CD Delayed

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock has pushed back the projected release date for his second solo album, "Eyes Of Eternity", to June 23 through Germany's Massacre Records. The CD will receive a Japanese release on July 21 through JVC/Victor Entertainment. The CD, which was produced, arranged, and mixed by Roy Z. (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN), ...

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Ex-LIZZY BORDEN Guitarist Seeks New Projects

Guitarist Alex Nelson has officially confirmed his departure from LIZY BORDEN. The following is Nelson's statement on the matter: "Even though it's been a fabulous 18 years (on and off) playing with the coolest guys I could ever hope for, it's time to move on and search for new challenges... "I have decided to pursue ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Finalize Track Listing For 'Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate'

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming third album, "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate", due this fall through ENTOMBED's Threeman Recordings. The follow-up to "When We Are Done, Your Flesh Will Be Ours" will contain the following cuts: 01. Hate 02. Nailed ...

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KORN Frontman To Play Crack Dealer In New Movie

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will star in a new film called "Seeing Other People", due next year. The movie is in production now, and Davis plays a crack dealer, the singer revealed in an online chat. "Seeing Other People" is being directed by Wallace Wolodarsky, and stars Alex Borstein (formerly of "Mad TV"), Josh Charles, ...

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THE SKOL TRIO: Live Dates Announced

THE SKOL TRIO, the band led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE axeman Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following appearances during May/June: May 29 - LaGrange, KY @ Twice-Told Cafe May 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuk's May 31 - Chicago, IL @ Gunther Murphy's Jun. 01 - Detroit, MI @ Motor City Guitar Jun. 03 - ...

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INCUBUS Add New Bassist

INCUBUS have hired ex-guitarist for THE ROOTS, Ben Kenney, as their new bassist. Kenney will replace Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, who was recently released from duty after 12 years with the band. In a press statement, frontman Brandon Boyd said the band decided to let Lance go after INCUBUS finished touring for "Morning View". ...

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INCUBUS Part Ways With Bassist

INCUBUS have parted ways with bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich. The group's frontman, Brandon Boyd, has posted a statement regarding Katunich's departure to the group's official web site, www.enjoyincubus.com. It reads as follows: "Hello, Friends. "I normally don't participate in this forum because in all honesty internet message boards and chat rooms scare ...

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ANTHRAX's BENANTE: 'The Europeans Love The New Shit'

ANTHRAX have confirmed the following North American tour dates during May: May 06 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (w/ MINISTRY) May 07 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva (w/ MOTÖRHEAD) May 09 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (w/ MOTÖRHEAD) May 11 - Montreal @ The Medley (w/ MOTÖRHEAD) May 13 - Mt. Clemens, ...

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STRATOVARIUS to Play In Taiwan, China

Finland's STRATOVARIUS have added several concerts in Taiwan and China following their Japanese tour in early June. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 31 - Fukuoka, JAP @ Drum Be-1 Jun. 01 - Hiroshima, JAP @ Club Quattro Jun. 03 - Osaka, JAP @ Club Quattro Jun. 04 - Nagoya, JAP @ Bottom Line Jun. ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Perform In Orlando

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will perform at The Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, March 27. He will be joined at the gig by guitarist Jeff Kollman, keyboardist Dave Schulz and drummer Gary Ferguson. In other news, Hughes will embark on a short tour with Alex Ligertwood and Robin McAuley ...

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CRYPTOPSY Guitarist To Play With QUO VADIS

CRYPTOPSY's Alex Auburn will fill in on guitar for two QUO VADIS shows late this month. QUO VADIS, who will be the support act for ANONYMUS on March 21 at Metropolis in Montreal and March 22 at Kashmir in Quebec City, are currently working on their new album, which they have been recording during various ...

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BELPHEGOR Commence Work On New CD

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR are currently at Mastersound studios In Stuttgart/Fellbach, Germany with producer Alex Krull (ATROCITY) recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the summer. "Eight brand-new, high-speed-brutality tracks" are being laid down for the follow-up to 2000's "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan", which is expected to be completed by the end of March. ...

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RUSH To Take A Permanent Break?

RUSH will make their first, and likely only, public appearance of 2003 tomorrow when the legendary rock trio is inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. The presentation takes place during a closed gala ceremony during the Canadian Music Industry Awards at Toronto's Westin Harbour Castle hotel. Guitarist Alex Lifeson suggested to Karen ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Hits The Road

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN guitarist Jeff Scott Soto has posted the following message to his official web site, www.jeffscottsoto.com: "Hey all, Jeff here...I wish 2 send u all a message of thanks 4 all the support & positive feedback from the 'Prism' [solo] album. It has been the most enthusiasm I've ...

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THE PROJECT HATE: New Album Will Be 'Insane'

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have posted the following update via their official web site: "Haters, pay attention! "Just a quick news-flash for you to let you guys know that we are almost done with the songwriting for album number three, to be recorded over ...

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THE SKOL TRIO Announce Upcoming Dates

THE SKOL TRIO, the band led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE axeman Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following appearances during February/March: Feb. 13 - Rochester, NY @ The Montage Grille Feb. 15 - New York, NY @ Detour Feb. 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Nighttown Feb. 19 - Erie, PA @ Docksiders Feb. 20 - East ...

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SEPTIC FLESH Part Ways With Drummer, Keyboardist

Greece's SEPTIC FLESH have parted ways with drummer Akis and keyboardist George Z and have replaced them with CASUS BELI members Fotis and Bob Katsionis, respectively. In addition, the group have recruited a touring guitarist in the shape of ENSEMBLE axeman Alex Haritakis. Upcoming SEPTIC FLESH tour dates: Feb. 22 – Patra, GRE @ TBA ...

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ENTOMBED: The Fix Is In!

Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED are laying down vocals for their as-yet-untitled new album at Gröndal Studio in Stockholm with producer Pelle Gunnerfeldt (FIRESIDE) for a late spring release through Threeman Recordings. The album, the basic tracks for which were recorded at Atlantis Studio, will include the following songs, among others: 01. The Fix Is In ...

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