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DARKANE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

DARKANE are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. DARKANE will appear on Saturday, Jun. 7. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN ...

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WHITESNAKE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

WHITESNAKE are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8, 2003 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. WHITESNAKE will be the headliner on Saturday, Jun. 7. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE YES JETHRO ...

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AXENSTAR, DUMPER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

AXENSTAR and DUMPER are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8, 2003 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN QUEENSRŸCHE URIAH HEEP MOTÖRHEAD Y ...

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EVERGREY Bassist Involved In Accident

EVERGREY bassist Michael Hakansson was in an tram accident in his home town of Gothenburg, Sweden on Friday, Jan. 10 and had to spend the night in the hospital. 39 people were injured when two trams were involved in a head-on collision. The collision was so powerful that both drivers became pinned in the wreckage. ...

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YES Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

Progressive rock supergroup YES the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8, 2003 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of acts currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER MOTÖRHEAD QUEENSRŸCHE URIAH HEEP BLIND GUARDIAN JETHRO TULL Y&T YES ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, QUEENSRŸCHE, URIAH HEEP Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003

MOTÖRHEAD, QUEENSRŸCHE, URIAH HEEP, SQUEALER and TWINBALL are the latest artists confirmed to appear at the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8, 2003 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of acts currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER MOTÖRHEAD QUEENSRŸCHE URIAH HEEP BLIND GUARDIAN JETHRO ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Singer To Guest On AINA Debut

Former HELLOWEEN and current SUPARED frontman Michael Kiske has been tapped to sing on the forthcoming album from AINA, the new project spearheaded by acclaimed German producer Sascha Paeth (KAMELOT, ANGRA, RHAPSODY). Kiske, whose SUPARED debut is due on Jan. 20 through Noise/Sanctuary Records, has laid down his vocals on two of the cuts so ...

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ELEGY To Tour In 2003

ELEGY frontman Ian Parry has posted the following update regarding the group's toruing plans and the next installment of his CONSORTIUM project: "Dear ELEGY fans, it has come to the attention of the band that there has been advertisements published in German press stating that ELEGY are playing a tour support with a Spanish band. ...

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KAMELOT Secure Japanese Release For 'Epica'

Florida-based melodic metal gods KAMELOT have secured a Japanese release for their latest CD, "Epica". The group's new masterpiece will be issued in Japan on Feb. 19, 2003 through Pony Canyon Records. A Japanese tour may follow later in the spring/summer. ...

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KAMELOT: 'Epica' Release Date, Track Listing Unveiled

Florida melodic metallers KAMELOT have set Jan. 13, 2003 as the release date through Sanctuary/Noise Records of their much-anticipated new offering, "Epica". The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Prologue 02. Center of the Universe 03. Farewell 04. Interlude I (Opiate Soul) 05. The Edge of Paradise 06. Wander 07. Interlude ...

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KAMELOT Continue Work On 'Epica'

KAMELOT are continuing to mix their forthcoming Epica opus for a January release through Sanctuary/Noise Records. According to the group's official web site, the label "will release a limited edition digipak with a bonus track and more. The band is also planning to meet with promoters in the coming weeks for tour scheduling and we ...

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KAMELOT To Issue "Epica" In January/February

KAMELOT have set Epica as the title of their sixth full-length album, which is currently being recorded at Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany with producers Sascha Paeth and Miro for a January/February release through Noise/Sanctuary Records. According to an official press release, "the new songs contain the KAMELOT sound with an emphasis on a lyrical ...

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KAMELOT Prepare To Record New Album

Melodic metal gods KAMELOT will begin recording their as-yet-untitled follow-up to Karma in two weeks at a private studio in Tampa, Florida, where all the drums will be tracked, before moving over to Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, German for a two-month session with producer Sascha Paeth. A late 2002 or early 2003 release through Sanctuary/Metal-Is ...

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KAMELOT To Issue New CD In Early 2003

KAMELOT mainman Thomas Youngblood is scheduled to leave his home state of Florida for the seclusion of the Norwegian village of Sørskogbygda in the next few days to continue work on the group's forthcoming CD, due in early 2003. The recording sessions for the upcoming CD will begin in mid-June at a private studio on ...

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DRAGONFORCE Ink Deal With Sanctuary/Noise

Britain's DRAGONFORCE, the London-based modern catchy speed power metal band, have signed with Sanctuary/Noise Records. After one year and a half of negotiations, touring with HALFORD, STRATOVARIUS and headlining their own shows across England, DRAGONFORCE have taken another step forward signing with Sanctuary Group, which currently includes artists such as MEGADETH, GAMMA RAY, HALFORD, KAMELOT ...

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KAMELOT Initial Pre-Production Sessions For Next CD Completed

An update from the KAMELOT camp: “[KAMELOT frontman] Khan [has returned] to Norway after a fantastic writing session in Florida. Two weeks of brainstorming and artful creations that will lead to the next KAMELOT epic were made on the small island of Anna Maria, Florida. The next step is for [KAMELOT guitarist] Thomas Youngblood to ...

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KAMELOT Commence Work On Follow-Up To "Karma"

KAMELOT have resumed the writing process for their as-yet-untitled new studio album, which will reportedly be the band's first concept release to date. Singer/songwriter Khan will be making a trip to Florida in March for the first of several meetings and writing sessions. The follow-up to last year's phenomenal Karma effort, KAMELOT's next CD “will ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, ANGRA Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA III

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ATLANTA'S PROGPOWER USA III ANNOUNCES DATES AND LINEUP FOR 2002 FESTIVAL ATLANTA - ProgPower USA III, Atlanta's third annual progressive and power metal festival, has been announced for Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at Earthlink Live. Confirmed bands include a number of artists making their first US appearances, including Germany's ...

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ELEGY Complete Work On "Principles Of Pain"

Holland's ELEGY have completed work on their ninth studio CD, entitled Principles of Pain, at Madrid's Sonora Studios for an April 29th Japanese release through Maquee Records and a May release through Locomotive Music in the rest of the world. Produced by frontman Ian Parry, the album's full track listing is as follows: 01. Under ...

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KAMELOT European Tour Recap

KAMELOT guitarist/mainman Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message after the completion of the group's recent European tour with AXXIS: "Hello Knights! We are back at home after 14 hours of flights and high security and I am reflecting on the last 4 weeks. I will try to have a more detailed journal soon but ...

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KAMELOT Drummer Sits Out First Nine European Gigs

RHAPSODY drummer Alex Holzwarth will sit behind the kit with Florida's KAMELOT for the first nine shows of the latter band's Karma 2002 European tour with AXXIS. Due to unspecified scheduling conflicts, regular KAMELOT skinsman Casey Grillo will not be able to join the tour until the January 26th show at Hafenbahn in Offenbach, Germany. ...

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ELEGY's Parry Speaks Out On "Pain", Records ZEPPELIN Cover

Dutch prog-metallers ELEGY are still hard at work on the material for the band's ninth CD, entitled Principles Of Pain, which is scheduled to be recorded during the next couple of months in Madrid, Spain for for release via Marquee Records in Japan and Asia in April, and Locomotive Music in the rest of the ...

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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 25, 2001

Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM have finally broken their silence regarding the recent reports of vocalist Maniac's departure and rumors of a possible split. According to the band's official web site, “MAYHEM is NOT breaking up, nor is Maniac leaving.” Commented guitarist Blasphemer (aka Rune Erickson): 'Maniac felt tired and fed up ...

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Archive News Oct 23, 2001

In light of the numerous tour cancellations that have been announced in the recent weeks, MACHINE HEAD have issued a statement assuring their European fans that they will, in fact, be going ahead with their scheduled European headlined tour as planned. The statement—the Robert Flynn-handwritten version of which can be viewed at ...

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