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TWISTED SISTER, TOMMY LEE Confirmed For Hungary's POWERFEST

TWISTED SISTER and former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer TOMMY LEE have been added to the list of artists set to perform at Powerfest, a weekend-long festival that blends the best in music, motor sports, and entertainment. The three-day event will make its debut on August 1-3 in Budapest, Hungary. Each morning will blast off with a ...

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BURDEN OF GRIEF Name New Album

German death/thrash metal act BURDEN OF GRIEF have set "Fields Of Salvation" as the title for their third full-length album, tentatively due later in the year through Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2001's "On Darker Trails" will contain nine tracks and will be mixed at Jailhouse studios in Denmark with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY ...

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DAWN Hard At Work On 'The Fourfold Furnace'

Sweden's DAWN, featuring ex-members of AFFLICTED, DARK FUNERAL and CRANIUM, are hard at work on their third full-length album, "The Fourfold Furnace", due later in the year through MNW Records. "We are now flat out in our own studio working on the new album," guitarist Fredrik Söderberg wrote on the band's official web site. "As ...

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VITAL REMAINS To Headline MILWAUKEE METALFEST, Debut New Lineup

VITAL REMAINS will be making their first live appearance in over two years at the Milwaukee Metalfest on July 26 at the U.S. Cellular Arena. This will also mark the group's first public performance with their revitalized line-up featuring the legendary Glen Benton (DEICIDE) on vocals and Tim Yeung (ex-HATE ETERNAL, NILE) on drums. Benton ...

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Late SAVATAGE Guitarist To Be Honored With Memorial Concert

SAVATAGE fans are cordially invited to join the band's mastermind Jon Oliva, along with some very special guests (to be announced), on Friday, October 17, 2003 at the Green Parrot Pub in Largo, Florida to remember and celebrate the life and contributions of Jon's brother, late SAVATAGE guitarist Christopher Michael Oliva, at a 10th Anniversary ...

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Edmonton Sun: Beyond The Bluster, OZZY's A Nice Guy

Kerry Diotte of the Edmonton Sun reports that a pair of local salon employees got up close and personal with Ozzy Osbourne. And one of the two women says Ozzy's not really like the ill-tempered, foul-mouthed man he comes across as on his reality TV show "The Osbournes". Nor did he seem like the scary ...

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DENATA Complete Work On 'Art Of The Insane'

Swedish thrashers DENATA have finalized the track listing for their third album, "Art Of The Insane", due in the summer through Arctic Music Group. The follow-up to last year's "Deathtrain" will include the following cuts: 01. Marionettes Of Death 02. Insomnia 03. Prophecies 04. Whitechapel's Murder 05. Art Of The Insane 06. Satanic Thrash Hell ...

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BURDEN OF GRIEF In The Studio, Prepare To Hit The Road

German death/thrash metal act BURDEN OF GRIEF are currently recording their third album. The as-yet-untitled CD will contain nine songs. In other news, BURDEN OF GRIEF have been officially confirmed for the following festivals: Jul. 11/12 - Spittal am Semmering, GER @ Kaltenbach Open Air (w/ ENTHRONED, MÖRK GRYNING, DISBELIEF) Jul. 11/12 - Bebra, GER ...

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OMEN Announce Summer European Dates

Classic U.S. metallers OMEN have announced the following European dates in July: Jul. 19 - Koenigshofen, GER @ Keep It True Festival Jul. 20 - Bochum, GER @ The Matrix Club Jul. 21 - Zottegem, BEL @ The Mundo Club OMEN's recently completed new album, "Eternal Black Dawn", is set for a European release on ...

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THE CROWN Prepare To Mix 'Possessed 13'

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN, recently rejoined by original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have completed the recordings for their new album, "Possessed 13", and are taking a three-week break before returning to Gothenburg's Studio Fredman in mid-June to mix the effort for a tentative September release. "It sounds very fuckin' great and we can't wait to release ...

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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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U.D.O.: Live CD Details Unveiled

U.D.O., the German band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider, have set "Nailed To Metal" as the title for their upcoming DVD, due in Europe on August 25. The forthcoming DVD will come in a special package containing a bonus live CD, titled "Metal Mayhem - The Missing Tracks". The complete track listing for ...

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TESTAMENT Manager Attempts To 'Shed Light' On METAL GODS TOUR Cancellation

TESTAMENT manager Phil Arnold of Thrill Entertainment has issued a rambling statement in response to fan speculation over the cause of the cancellation of the band's The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour. As previously reported, the multi-band package trek featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH was called ...

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OMEN Sign Record Deals For Europe, North America

Classic U.S. metallers OMEN have signed recording agreements for the European and North American territories with Mausoleum Records and Crash Music Inc., respectively. The group's recently completed new album, titled "Eternal Black Dawn", is expected in the fall. As previously reported, the follow-up to "Reopening The Gates" sees a triumphant return to the classic OMEN ...

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WOLVERINE To Remix Sophomore CD

Sweden's WOLVERINE have decided to remix their second full-length album, "Cold Light Of Monday", tentatively due later in the year through Elitist Records. "It's with mixed feelings we have decided to remix the entire upcoming album, 'Cold Light Of Monday'," reads a message from the band on their official web site. "In a way it's ...

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OMEN Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival

Classic U.S. metallers OMEN are the latest act to have been confirmed for Keep It True festival, set to be held on July 19 in Gerlachsheim, Germany. Organized by Oliver Weinsheimer from German magazine Heavy Oder Was?! and MAJESTY singer Tarek Maghary, the self-dubbed "underground metal" festival will feature performances from the following acts, among ...

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WOLVERINE Complete Work On 'Cold Light Of Monday'

Sweden's WOLVERINE have completed work on their second full-length album, "Cold Light Of Monday", tentatively due in June through Elitist Records. According to an official press release, "the album explores WOLVERINE's darker side, packed with high-quality, brooding classics tempered with the exquisite technical bravado that you'd readily expect." The full track listing for "Cold Light ...

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U.D.O.'s DVD To Include Bonus Live CD

U.D.O.'s forthcoming DVD will come in a special package containing a bonus live CD. "When the 'Live From Russia' [live album] was released, a lot of people were asking for the ACCEPT classics on it, but our concept for that album was to record only U.D.O. classics, and those songs that ACCEPT never released live," ...

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STAR ONE: 'Live On Earth' Track Listing Announced

STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), will issue a live CD and DVD recorded during the band's recent Intergalactic Space Crusaders European tour. In addition to Lucassen, the group's touring lineup included drummer Ed Warby (AYREON, STAR ONE, GOREFEST), bassist Peter Vink (AYREON, FINCH, Q65), keyboardist Joost van den ...

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THE CROWN Set Tentative Track Listing For New CD

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN, recently rejoined by original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have set the tentative track listing for their forthcoming album, tentatively due in early September through Metal Blade Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to last year's "Crowned In Terror", which will be recorded and mixed at Gotheburg's Studio Fredman between May 5 and June 15, ...

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STABBING WESTWARD: 'The Essential' Track Listing Unveiled

The complete track listing for the upcoming STABBING WESTWARD CD collection, titled "The Essential Stabbing Westward (Remastered)" , has been released. The album is due on April 1 through Sony/Columbia Records. "The Essential Stabbing Westward (Remastered)" will contain the following cuts: 01. Lost 02. Control 03. Nothing 04. Lies 05. What Do I Have To ...

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BLOODFLOWERZ Begin Work On '7 Benedictions / 7 Maledictions'

German female-fronted dark/goth metal act BLOODFLOWERZ have entered Woodhouse Studio in Hagen, Germany with producers Siggi Bemm and Dan Diamond (JOACHIM WITT, PHILIP BOA, THE GATHERING, THERION) to record their sophomore effort, "7 Benedictions / 7 Maledictions". The CD, a concept album about the seven sins and the seven virtues, is slated for release on ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Arrested At London Airport

Former HOLE singer Courtney Love was arrested today (Feb. 4) at Heathrow Airport in London after being "verbally abusive" to cabin crew. She was held as she landed on a transatlantic flight from Los Angeles, Virgin Atlantic said. She had been travelling in Virgin's Upper Class cabin when she allegedly became disruptive and the captain ...

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