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GENERAL SURGERY: Support Acts Announced

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY will be supported by RELEVANT FEW (featuring GARDENIAN, ex-GOOSEFLESH bassist Robert Hakemo) and INVOKED at their February 14 appearance at Club Nocturnal in Gothenburg. The concert, which will mark GENERAL SURGERY's first show in 14 years, will be followed by a "smaller headlining tour" in April, with a couple ...

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CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION To Feature Some Of Hard Rock's Finest

Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, FIRM), Mats Levén (KRUX, AT VANCE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Mic Michaeli (EUROPE) are among the special guests set to appear on the debut album from CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel. According to an official press release, the ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Split With Bassist, Announce Temporary Replacement

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have parted ways with bassist Andreas Eriksson. According to a post on the band's web site, Andreas "left the band due to other commitments. The vacant bass player position will be handled on a stand-in basis by our demon-director and good friend, Glenn Sykes of REGURGITATE. He'll fill in ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Spotted In California, Band Prepare To Record

JUDAS PRIEST have denied reports that the band are recording their new album in California after Glenn Tipton (guitar), K.K. Downing (guitar) and Scott Travis (drums) were spotted there over the weekend. Writing to the group's official message board, PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews said, "Glenn, K.K. and Scott were only in Anaheim on Saturday ...

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Vocalist KEVIN DUBROW Explains QUIET RIOT Split

In an interview with ElectricBasement.com, vocalist Kevin Dubrow explained the reason for the sudden dismantling of QUIET RIOT late last year. "Well, the question should really be: why did we stay together for so long?" he said. "It really should have stopped earlier. We'd been together for a long time and it had gotten to ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT To Embark On European Tour In June

Reunited New York thrashers NUCLEAR ASSAULT will embark on a European headlining tour beginning in late June. Tentative dates are as follows: Jun. 29 – UK @ TBA Jun. 30 – UK @ TBA Jul. 01 – Dublin, IRE @ Village Jul. 02 – Glasgow, SCO @ Cathouse Jul. 03 – Bradford, UK @ RIO ...

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KISS To Tour With LIMP BIZKIT?

According to a posting at www.kisskollector.com, LIMP BIZKIT are strongly rumored to have landed the opening slot on some of the dates currently being finalized for the remainder of KISS' World Domination 2003-04 Tour. "Although management says nothing has been confirmed yet as far as the 'rumored' tours of Australia, Japan and the ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN BAND To Play Pre-NAMM Show In Hollywood

The JEFF KOLLMAN BAND, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES), bassist Paul Shannon (SCOTT HENDERSON), and drummer Charlie Waymire (EGH, SPEAK NO EVIL), will make a pre-NAMM show appearance at the Baked Potato, 3878 Cahuenga Blvd W., North Hollywood this coming Wednesday, January 14. In addition to songs from both COSMOSQUAD releases and Jeff ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: European Tour Dates Announced

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have announced the details of their upcoming European tour in support of their recently released sophomore album, "II" (MTM Music). Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 04 – Barcelona, SPA @ Bikini Mar. 05 ...

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GLENN HUGHES, JOE LYNN TURNER To Guest On 'Rockline'

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes and his HTP (HUGHES TURNER PROJECT) partner Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be the featured guests on "Rockline"'s nationally syndicated radio show airing Wednesday, January 14. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Film DVD In January

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes has announced plans to film a DVD in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 11, 2004. No further details are available at this time. As previously reported, HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), Glenn's collaboration with ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will embark on a Japanese tour in February. The ...

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BEHEMOTH Extend Contract With OLYMPIC RECORDINGS

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have extended their contract with Olympic Recordings. The group have already commenced the songwriting process for their highly anticipated new album and will enter the studio in early spring with hopes for a late 2004 release. This has been a breakthrough year for BEHEMOTH, who made their U.S. live debut at ...

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Update: DANZIG Sign European Deal With REGAIN RECORDS

Sweden's Regain Records (web site) has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to inform us that the label's previously announced deal with DANZIG (which was reported here yesterday) includes the rights for the entire European continent — not just Scandinavia. According to a company spokesperson, "DANZIG is still looking into offers from several U.S. labels ...

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DANZIG Sign With REGAIN RECORDS

According to the daily Swedish music industry newsletter Musikindustin.nu (web site), DANZIG have signed a deal with Sweden's Regain Records for the release of the band's eighth studio album, tentatively due in April 2004. It is not presently clear if DANZIG's deal with Regain will cover only the Scandinavian territory or if it ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Rock The House Of Blues

Former BLACK SABBATH/DEEP PURPLE vocalist Glenn Hughes will play with Chad Smith (of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS fame) at "The Drum Off", sponsored by Guitar Center at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip in Hollywood. The gig will take place on Sunday, November 23 and will start at 6:00 p.m. "The Drum Off" features ...

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DIMENSION ZERO To Play European Dates As A Four-Piece

DIMENSION ZERO, the Swedish band featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson, have decided against adding a replacement for recently departed axeman Glenn Ljungström (ex-IN FLAMES) during their upcoming mini-tour. "A second guitar player might be considered later on this winter, ...

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DIMENSION ZERO: Another German Date Added

DIMENSION ZERO, the Swedish band featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson, have added a Duisburg (Germany) date to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 21 - Weimar, GER @ TBA Nov. 22 - Berlin, GER ...

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ZYKLON: K-FEST Cancelled

ZYKLON's previously announced K-Fest show has been cancelled, according to the group's official web site. ZYKLON will still play in London on November 22 as part of "The Blackest of the Black" package, with DANZIG as headliner. Also set to appear at the event are MARDUK, ORANGE GOBLIN and MELDRUM. Upcoming ZYKLON shows: Nov. 21 ...

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JUDAS PRIEST On Verge Of Signing New Major Label Deal

JUDAS PRIEST are on the verge of signing a new major label deal in the States (rumored to be with Sony) following the group's split with Atlantic Records last year, guitarist Glenn Tipton has confirmed in a brand-new interview. The band's forthcoming CD — which is not expected to arrive before the second half of ...

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DANZIG/MURDERDOLLS Halloween Show Cancelled

The DANZIG/MURDERDOLLS show that was to take place at The Orange Pavilion in San Bernardino, California this Halloween (Oct. 31) has been cancelled due to the California wildfires. MURDERDOLLS guitarist Joey Jordison (better known as the drummer in SLIPKNOT) recently spoke to RoadrunnerRecords.com about the importance of Halloween. "Halloween has always been my favorite holiday," ...

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