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DECEMBER, CEPHALIC CARNAGE Lay Canada To Waste

Reno, Nevada's aggro-tech metal-core machine DECEMBER and avant-death grinders CEPHALIC CARNAGE are in the middle of a 13-date Canadian tour prior to the start of the two groups' North American trek with thrash legends KREATOR and DESTRUCTION. The remaining dates on the DECEMBER/CEPHALIC CARNAGE current jaunt are as follows: Aug. 16 - Cafe Chaos - ...

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EARTH MAKER Frontman, Guitarist To Embark On Japanese Promo Tour

EARTH MAKER frontman John West (i.e. ROYAL HUNT) and guitarist Chris Caffery (i.e. SAVATAGE) will embark on a Japanese promotional trip during October 7-13th. They will perform unplugged shows, meet the fans, and visit record stores. EARTH MAKER's debut album is set for release on September 18th in Japan via Yamaha Music and sometime in ...

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CRYPTOPSY To Headline Michigan's XTREME BENEFEST

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY will be headlining the Xtreme Benefest at the Royal Oak Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan, near Detroit, on Saturday November 16th, 2002. This two-day event (November 15-16) will serve as a benefit concert for former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy (who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last August), and will feature ...

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LAST CRACK To Reunite For Wisconsin's ATWOOD SUMMERFEST

Once-promising midwest hard rockers LAST CRACK will reunite for one show at the Atwood Summerfest on August 3rd in Madison, Wisconsin. Two stages featuring distinctly different styles of music, community vendors, food and plenty of Berghoff beer will be available at the event, all proceeds from which benefit the Atwood Community Center. Admission is free. ...

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CORNERSTONE Commence Writing Sessions For Third CD

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are in the process of putting ideas together for the group's third album, tentatively due in early 2003. Doogie says: "When Steen was on tour with ROYAL HUNT, I wrote and recorded some rough ideas and sent them to ...

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ROYAL HUNT Frontman Sets Release Date For "Earth Maker"

ROYAL HUNT/ex-BADLANDS frontman John West is currently at a New York studio recording vocal tracks to his next solo release, entitled Earth Maker, for a September 13th release through Japan's Yamaha Music Records and an as-yet-unspecified October date through Europe's Frontier Records. The full line-up of musicians appearing on the album is as follows: John ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Play For QUEEN ELIZABETH

OZZY OSBOURNE will play for Queen Elizabeth at a concert for the 50th anniversary of her accession, Buckingham Palace said on Monday. OSBOURNE is the latest artist to join the June 3rd pop concert in the gardens of Buckingham Palace which is part of the culmination of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, royal spokesmen said. Also ...

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KING'S X US Tour Dates Announced

KING'S X have announced the dates for the second leg of their Manic Moonlight US tour. They are as follows: May 29 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southland May 31 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Jun. 01 - W. Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Jun. 02 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club Jun. 04 - ...

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GARY MOORE To Issue Studio CD In September, Embark On UK Tour

Legendary axeman GARY MOORE will release an as-yet-untitled new CD through Sanctuary Records in September (not July 1st, as previously reported). Featuring a return to the power-trio format, with Cass Lewis (bass, ex-SKUNK ANANSIE) and Darrin Mooney (drums, ex-PRIMAL SCREAM) completing the group's line-up, the upcoming album will be “a lot rawer and 'earthier' than ...

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ROYAL HUNT Mainman Sets Solo CD Release Date

The second solo album from ROYAL HUNT main composer and keyboardist Andre Anderson, entitled Black On Black, will be released on in Europe on June 17th through Frontiers Records. Handling all lead vocals on the CD is ELEGY singer Ian Parry, while other musician featured include Rene Realand (ex-WITCH CROSS) on guitar and Kaj Laege ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Confirmed For South Korea's BUSAN INT'L ROCK FESTIVAL

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO—featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad, ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg and LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson—are the latest act to have been confirmed for the third annual Busan International Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place between June 1st and June 3rd in Busan, South Korea. Other acts ...

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ROYAL HUNT To Issue Japanese "Best Of" CD

ROYAL HUNT will issue a compilation CD entitled On The Mission 2002 The Very Best Of ROYAL HUNT via their Japanese label Teichiku Records on May 15th. The album will include the following track listing: 01. Flight 02. Land of Broken Hearts 03. Martial Arts 04. Clown in the Mirror 05. Epilogue 06. Time 07. ...

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SEVENDUST: TV Appearances, US Tour Dates Announced

SEVENDUST will perform their new single "Live Again" on CBS's Late Show With David Letterman this Thursday, March 28th, and on NBC's Last Call With Carson Daly next Wednesday, April 3rd. In other news, SEVENDUST are due to headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour, which kicks off on April 3rd and is ...

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ECHOBRAIN: Full US Tour Announced

ECHOBRAIN, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, guitarist/vocalist Dylan Donkin, and drummer Brian Sagrafena, kicked off their 2002 Keep Me Alive tour in Petaluma, California on Wednesday, March 20th to a packed house. Although primarily a local crowd, the audience consisted of several fans who flew in from as far away as Chicago and Dallas ...

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A Night At VINNIE PAUL's: By COMES WITH THE FALL's WILLIAM DUVALL

Here is a rather amusing account from JERRY CANTRELL/COMES WITH THE FALL guitarist William Duvall about the CANTRELL band's recent trip to Dallas, Texas for the birthday celebration thrown by PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul: “After the first day's rehearsal [for JERRY CANTRELL's performance at the South By Southwest music and media conference in Austin, Texas], ...

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DARKSIDE Split With Guitarist, Exchange Verbal Jabs

Austrian death metallers DARKSIDE have parted ways with bass player and founding member Peter Böhm shortly after the group's return from their European tour with MORTICIAN and CARNAL FORGE. Peter reportedly left the band because he felt DARKSIDE were “trapped in a musical one-way street and at a dead-end image wise,” according to DARKSIDE's official ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND, SILENT FORCE Added To PROGPOWER USA III

DEVIN TOWNSEND (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, OCEAN MACHINE) and SILENT FORCE (featuring vocalist DC Cooper, ex-ROYAL HUNT) are the latest confirmed additions to this year's ProgPower USA festival. ProgPower is a two-day metal event scheduled to take place in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, November 15th and 16th at the Earthlink Live venue. With DEVIN ...

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ENTOMBED Ballet Photos Available Online

Several photos taken of ENTOMBED during their appearances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm, Sweden as part of a show called Unreal Estate have been posted online and can be viewed at this location. As previously reported, ENTOMBED completed eight performances as part of the above-mentioned show, with the band doing a ...

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PRONG US Tour Dates Announced!

The current incarnation of PRONG—mainman Tommy Victor (guitar/vocals), Dan Laudo (drums), Rich Gonzalez (i.e. DIESEL MACHINE bassist, DEVILUTION—guitar) and Brian Perry (ex-JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, DIRTY LOOKS—bass)—will embark on a six-week US tour in early April. The following dates have been confirmed thus far: Apr. 01 – San Diego, CA @ Cain's Apr. 02 ...

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ROYAL HUNT: Solo Releases, European Tour Announced

ROYAL HUNT leader and main songwriter Andre Andersen will issue his second solo CD, entitled Black On Black, via Frontiers Records/Now & Then Productions in June. Featuring appearances by ELEGY singer Ian Parry, plus Rene Rieland on guitars and Kaj Laege on drums, the album will include the following tracks: 01. Coming Home 02. Tell ...

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VANDEN PLAS Announce Upcoming Tour

German progresive metallers VANDEN PLAS have announced the details of their upcoming tour of Germany and France. The dates are as follows: Apr. 24 – Frankfurt, GER @ Spritzenhaus Apr. 25 – Frankfurt, GER @ Spritzenhaus Apr. 26 – Pirmasens, GER @ Quasimoto Apr. 28 – Paris, FRA @ Elysee Montmatre (w/ROYAL HUNT, SUPERIOR) Jun. ...

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More MORBID ANGEL/MOTORHEAD Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the upcoming MORBID ANGEL/MOTORHEAD US tour. They are as follows: Apr. 19 - Nations - Washington, DC May 02 - Royal Oaks Music Theater - Royal Oaks, MI May 07 - Otto's - Dekalb, IL May 08 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL ...

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