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AMORPHIS Ink Deal With EMI RECORDS

AMORPHIS have inked a deal with EMI Records for the release of their new CD, "Far From The Sun", due in Finland in May. The album's first single, "Day Of Your Beliefs", will surface in early April. The complete track listing for "Far From The Sun" is as follows: 01. Day Of Your Beliefs 02. ...

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END OF GREEN To Release 'Last Night On Earth' In May

German "suicide rockers" END OF GREEN have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Last Night On Earth". The follow-up to last year's "Songs For A Dying World" was produced and mixed by Marc Martin and Mitch Meister and is slated for a May 26 release through Silverdust Records. Commented the band in an official ...

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Second Lawsuit Filed In GREAT WHITE Concert Tragedy

A second lawsuit was filed today in connection with the GREAT WHITE concert tragedy fire in Rhode Island — this one on behalf of a young girl who lost her 27-year-old mother in the blaze which took 99 lives, according to The Providence Journal. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Zoe Jean Kingsley, the 6-year-old ...

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MENIKETTI: 'Live In Japan' Track Listing Unveiled

MENIKETTI, the band led by Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti, will release their live album, "Live In Japan", on March 26. The CD, which was recorded on Jan. 31 on the group's Japanese tour, will include the following track listing: 01. No Lies 02. Angel On My Shoulder 03. Storm 04. Take It Like A Man ...

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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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SOULGRIND Add Helsinki Date

Finland's SOULGRIND, who feature in their ranks former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have added a Helsinki date to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 22 – Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi (w/ GLOOMY GRIM, BARATHRUM) Mar. 17 – Helsinki, FIN @ On The Rocks (w/ BENDOVER) Mar. 28 – ...

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Finnish 'All-Star' Cover Band Announce Helsinki Gig

Finland's CRAZY TRAIN OF MIKA JÄRVINEN, a cover band composed of vocalist Mika Järvinen (FIVE FIFTEEN), guitarist Roope Latvala (SINERGY, ex-STONE), guitarist Jiri Jalkanen (ex-STONE), bassist Lauri Porra (SINERGY) and drummer Mika Karppinen (a.k.a. Gas Lipstick, H.I.M.), will be performing '80s metal classics at On The Rocks in Helsinki on Thursday, Feb. 20. ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt': Truth Or Fiction?

MÖTLEY CRÜE's acclaimed 2001 autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", has been widely hailed as perhaps the greatest rock 'n' roll bio of all time — a stunningly "honest" account that sees the four members of the group openly delving into the dirtiest, squishiest and most disgusting details of the ...

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AMORPHIS Prepare To Mix New Album

Finland's AMORPHIS are scheduled to commence the mixing process for their as-yet-untitled new album on Feb. 4 at Finnvox studios with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED). A late spring release through an as-yet-undetermined label is expected. The sextet, who are currently unsigned following a lengthy stint with Relapse Records, tracked 15 songs during the ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams With TRIBE OF JUDAH, METAL SHOP

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony dropped in at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California Monday night [Jan. 20] to check out ex-VAN HALEN singer Gary Cherone's new band, TRIBE OF JUDAH. At the end of their set, "Michael jumped up on stage, hijacked TRIBE OF JUDAH bassist] Pat Badger's bass and the boys tore ...

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IRON MAIDEN Producer: New Material 'Rocks Hard'

IRON MAIDEN have officially commenced the recording process for their new studio CD at an unspecified London facility, producer Kevin Shirley has confirmed via his official web site. "It really rocks hard!" Shirley stated about the as-yet-untitled album, which is not expected to surface before the summer. In the meantime, the group have announced a ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Joins MEAT LOAF!

Former ANTHRAX and current SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Paul Crook has joined MEAT LOAF's touring band. Having previously worked with the likes of Bach, ANTHRAX, GLENN HUGHES and movie director John Carpenter, Crook couldn't be more excited to work with MEAT LOAF and such a talented group of musicians. "First off, I am honored to play ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Live Up Finnish Gigs

Finland's TO/DIE/FOR have announced the following gigs in March: Mar. 14 – Kouvola, FIN @ Rytmi-Katti Mar. 18 – Helsinki, FIN @ On The Rocks TO/DIE/FOR's new CD, "Jaded", is due on Mar. 3, 2003 through Spinefarm Records. A single will precede the album on Feb. 3. ...

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SINERGY Perform Special 'Covers' Gig In Helsinki

Finland's SINERGY performed a special "party gig" in Helsinki at On The Rocks on Dec. 18 featuring a variety covers from some of heavy metal's finest old-school bands. The group's complete set list for the evening was as follows: 01. W.A.S.P. - Animal (Fuck Like A Beast) 02. GUNS N' ROSES - My Michelle 03. ...

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HANOI ROCKS Frontman Speaks Out On Reunion, Solo Album

In a recent interview with Metal Reference, Finnish sex icon Michael Monroe commented on the release of his upcoming solo album, "Whatcha Want", and the recent reunion of his '80s glam band, HANOI ROCKS. "One might say that my solo career and the rebirth of HANOI ROCKS go kind of hand in hand, but the ...

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HANOI ROCKS Guitarist To Star In 'OSBOURNES'-Style TV Series

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy and his wife Angela will star in an "Osbournes"-style reality sitcom, set to premiere on Finnish television next fall. The show, which has a working title of "Andy and Angela Show", will be produced and directed by the bass player and music video director Tuukka Temonen from the Finnish national ...

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AMORPHIS Complete Instrumental Recordings For New CD

Finland's AMORPHIS have finished recording all instrumental parts for their upcoming album at Helsinki's Finnvox studios. 15 songs were reportedly tracked during the sessions, with 10 tentatively scheduled to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD, which is set to surface in the spring. AMORPHIS frontman Pasi Koskinen will shortly begin tracking vocals for the album at ...

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RACER X: 'Getting Heavier' Details Unveiled

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals), will release their new album, "Getting Heavier", on Dec. 18 in Japan. A limited-edition run of 30,000 units will feature a bonus double live CD, "Snowball Of Doom 2". The complete track listing ...

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HANOI ROCKS Announce Japanese Tour

Reunited Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have announced the dates for their Japanese tour in support of their upcoming "Twelve Shots On The Rocks" CD. They are as follows: Feb. 21 - Tokyo, JAP @ Kosei Nenkin Hall Feb. 22 - Tokyo, JAP @ Kosei Nenkin Hall Feb. 23 - Nagoya, JAP @ Art Theater Feb. ...

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