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BLIND GUARDIAN To Begin Work On Live Album

BLIND GUARDIAN guitarist Marcus Siepen has posted the following message via the group's official web site: "We just finished our World Tour 2002 which you guys made the biggest and most successful tour in our history, thanks a lot! Next on the list are the upcoming festival season in 2003, which is about to start ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN, SYMPHONY X Cancel San Diego Gig

BLIND GUARDIAN and SYMPHONY X cancelled their scheduled Saturday, Dec. 14 appearance at the 4th and B in downtown San Diego, California. An official statement on the cancellation has yet to be released, but according to management/public relations firm Desert Rock Promotions, who represent one of the designated openers for the show, CAGE, "the dreaded ...

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NIGHTWISH Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK 2003 Festival

Finland's NIGHTWISH have been confirmed to headline the second day of the Bloodstock 2003 metal festival. The Finnish act, who are taking most of next year off and are only playing selected key dates, will be performing their first-ever U.K. show at Bloodstock, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the ...

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ICED EARTH's 'The Glorious Burden': More Song Titles Revealed

ICED EARTH mastermind Jon Schaffer has revealed several more song titles that are set to be included on the group's upcoming "Glorious Burden" CD, due in late spring/early summer. The guitarist — who is simultaneously working on the material for the sophomore effort from DEMONS & WIZARDS, his side project with BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kursch ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Explain San Antonio Cancellation

BLIND GUARDIAN have issued a statement regarding the cancellation of their scheduled gig in San Antonio, Texas — the second time the group have cancelled a Texan date on their current U.S. tour. It is as follows: "The promoter in San Antonio was told many times by the US tour manager Roger Smith that the ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Announce NYC Gig

DRY KILL LOGIC, currently unsigned following their split with Roadrunner Records, have announced a gig at The Village Underground in New York City on Friday, Dec. 6. Also appearing on the bill will be EYE COLOR ORANGE, BLIND HATE EXPERIMENT and THEOREM. ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Explain Houston Cancellation

BLIND GUARDIAN's tour manager has issued a statement in an attempt to clarify the reasons behind the cancellation of the group's scheduled Houston show on Nov. 29 as part of their ongoing U.S. tour with SYMPHONY X. It reads as follows: "This is Roger Smith, the road manager for the BLIND GUARDIAN tour. The real ...

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STIGMA: New Music Posted Online

Los Angeles, California-based STIGMA, featuring former DEPSWA drummer Colin Torres and TRAK 13 vocalist Jeff Zazueta, have made available for download two newly recorded MP3s ("All Away" and "Remember") via their official site, www.stigmamusic.com. The tracks were recorded and mixed by Shawn Sullivan (REEL BIG FISH, THIRD EYE BLIND), and feature a guest ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: Houston Show Cancelled

BLIND GUARDIAN's show at Cardi's in Houston, Texas, originally scheduled to take place tonight (Nov. 29), may or may not happen, according to the group's official web site. Having announced the show's cancellation yesterday, the band's webmaster has posted a message on the site earlier today advising everyone to check with the club ahead of ...

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BLO.TORCH Announce New Singer, Seek Record Deal

Dutch death metallers BLO.TORCH have announced the addition of vocalist Chris van der Valk to the group's lineup following the departure of Michel De Wilde earlier in the year. The band, whose self-titled debut was released through Wicked World Records in 1999, recently performed their first gig with the new singer and are currently writing ...

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TWELFTH GATE Complete Work On New CD

TWELFTH GATE, featuring former members of SYRIS, have completed work on their as-yet-untitled new album at Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin under the watchful eye of producer Chris Djuricic (SOIL, NOVEMBER'S DOOM, ENFORSAKEN, DISINTER, JUNGLE ROT, MICHAEL ANGELO). A January release through Crash Music Inc. (formerly Pavement Music) is expected. The album's cover artwork, courtesy ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN/SYMPHONY X Show In Toronto Gets Upgraded

The BLIND GUARDIAN/SYMPHONY X tour date in Toronto has been moved into a larger venue to accomodate the demand for more tickets. The tour will now make its Toronto stop on Nov. 17 at the Opera House and not the previously reported Big Bop. In related news, SYMPHONY X will be participating in a special ...

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ICED EARTH Set Title For Next Album, Continue Writing

ICED EARTH have set "The Glorious Burden" as the title for their next full-length album, which they hope to begin recording by January. "What I've been doing right now is writing for ICED EARTH and DEMONS & WIZARDS [side project with BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kursch] simultaneously," ICED EARTH mastermind Jon Schaffer told Brave Words & ...

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KORN, DISTURBED Celebrate Halloween On Stage

KORN dressed as cowboys and performed a country rendition of "Here To Stay" during their Halloween night performance in Dallas, Texas on the Pop Sux! tour. Meanwhile, opening act DISTURBED came dressed as KORN and played a rendition of the classic KORN tune, "Blind", as part of their regular set. Vocalist David Draiman and co. ...

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SYMPHONY X To Participate In Online Chat

Guitarist Michael Romeo and vocalist Russell Allen from InsideOut Music America recording artists SYMPHONY X will be participating in a special online live chat with Seismicradio.com on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern US Time to promote their forthcoming album, "The Odyssey" (released Nov. 5) and the upcoming North American tour with BLIND GUARDIAN. ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: Festival Bound!

German melodic metallers PRIMAL FEAR have already been confirmed for three festivals next year: the Blind Guardian Open Air Festival, the Wacken Open Air and the Summer Breeze Open Air. More dates will be announced in the months to come. ...

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KORN To Issue Live DVD, Digipak Version Of 'Untouchables'

KORN will be releasing a new DVD, entitled Korn Live on November 19th through Immortal/Epic. The disc will include 16 tracks recorded during an exclusive performance which took place at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on June 10th, 2002. Also due for release on November 19th is a digipak version of KORN's latest album, Untouchables, ...

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JEFF PILSON Speaks Out On DOKKEN, L/P And World Politics

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has addressed the rumors surrounding his previous group, the plans for his new band and the current political situation in a lengthy posting via his official web site. According to Pilson, "I don't know if [drummer] Mick [Brown] is still in DOKKEN or not. And as for ...

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INCUBUS Rock The House At 24th MGD Blind Date Event

INCUBUS performed last night to a raucous, wild crowd at the 24th MGD Blind Date at Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. "What an event and what a crowd! It's great to be part of the MGD Blind Date with such a rich tradition following in the footsteps of people like METALLICA," said INCUBUS ...

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SYMPHONY X Confirm BLIND GUARDIAN Tour

SYMPHONY X have finally confirmed that they will be supporting BLIND GUARDIAN on their North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off on November 16th in Montreal, Canada. The tour routing currently stands as follows: Nov. 16 - Medley - Montreal, QUE Nov. 17 - Big Bop - Toronto, ONT Nov. 18 - Water ...

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