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Norway's Black Metal Elite To Pay Tribute To BATHORY Mastermind

A number of well-respected Norwegian black metal musicians will gather to perform a selection of classic BATHORY songs during Norway's Hole In The Sky Festival as a tribute to the group's mastermind Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg, who passed away earlier this month. So far, the following musicians have been confirmed to take part in this special ...

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SATYRICON Frontman Comments On QUORTHON's Passing

SATYRICON frontman Satyr has issued the following statement regarding the passing of BATHORY legend Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg (as exclusively reported here on June 8): "Hearing about Quorthon's death was just sad. 39 years old you know... BATHORY made a huge impact on Frost and myself and it was the first Black Metal band ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Name New CD

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have set "The Conjoined" as the tentative title of their second full-length CD, due late 2004/early 2005 through Karmageddon Media. The follow-up to last year's "A ...

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Incorporated - GRIP INC.

Despite the ever-presence of moonlighting SLAYER man Dave Lombardo, and as much as they may have claimed to be pushing the envelope of thrash, GRIP INC. have never made anywhere near the impression they would've liked to. And with vocalist Gus Chambers on the verge of leaving over creative issues a couple of years back, ...

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LANA LANE: Live Album, DVD Due In July

Frontiers Records will be issuing LANA LANE's newest live release, "Return to Japan", a double CD release over two hours in length that chronicles the vocalist's last four Japanese tours from 1998 to 2002. Disc One contains full band performances from the concerts at Club Citta (2002) and Club Quattro (1999) and Disc Two contains ...

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AEROSMITH: 'Baby Please Don't Go' Video Posted Online

AEROSMITH have released the first video, "Baby Please Don't Go", from their critically acclaimed album, "Honkin' On Bobo". Directed by Mark Haefeli with some help from one of the band's closest friends, the high-energy camera work and editing "allows AEROSMITH to explode into every frame with the kind of raw, rough and raucous energy the ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Fights Premature Birth

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has been named the Grand Marshall and Chairperson of the March of Dimes ride, which is scheduled to take place Sunday, May 23 in Westbury, New York. Over 1,000 motorcycle enthusiasts will join Dee Snider to help the March of Dimes raise money to pursue its mission and fight premature ...

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DOOGIE WHITE Comments On YNGWIE Tour, CORNERSTONE And Other Projects

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have signed a Japanese record deal with Yamaha Communications. The group's recently completed third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", will get a Japanese release on May 19. "They have a very strong marketing programme for us and we are ...

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GLENN HUGHES, TESLA Confirmed For BOLINFEST 2004

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will once again play the BolinFest in Clear Lake, Iowa this Summer. It will be the event's 11th year of celebrating the memory of late DEEP PURPLE guitarist Tommy Bolin. It all takes place on the weekend of Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31, 2004 at the ...

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GODSMACK Announce Headlining Shows Following METALLICA Tour

After GODSMACK finish touring with METALLICA on May 15 in North Little Rock, Arkansas, the band will play seven radio festivals and solo shows, starting May 17 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and running through May 29 in Noblesville, Indiana. Then GODSMACK will hook back up with METALLICA for the next leg of their North ...

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MANITOU: Debut Album Samples Posted Online

MANITOU, the Finnish traditional/progressive heavy metal band who feature in their ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, have released MP3 samples from their forthcoming debut album, "The Mad Moon Rising", on their official web site. The CD was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki and is scheduled for release on June ...

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MEMORY GARDEN Announce One-Off Live Performance

MEMORY GARDEN, the Stockholm, Sweden-based band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, will play a show at Sombrero in Örebro this coming Saturday (May 15). Also appearing will be CHAIN OF HATE. As previously reported, MEMORY GARDEN have commenced the recording sessions for their new album, "Carnage Carnival", for a late 2004 release through ...

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INSTIL: New Song Posted Online

Dutch thrash metallers INSTIL have posted another track online at the Garden of Exile Records website. The song "Sole Rights" is taken from the group's upcoming full-length CD, "Fire Reflects In Ashes", due on May 14 through Garden of Exile. Download it at this location. INSTIL play a mix of melodic and aggressive ...

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MEMORY GARDEN: Single Artwork Posted Online

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, the band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, have posted the cover artwork (by the outstanding artist Travis Smith) for their upcoming seven-inch single release, "Marion", at this location. The single, containing the tracks "Nameless" and "Marion", will be released through the group's own Heathendoom Music label. For ...

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BESEECH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival: SKID ROW Out, Y&T In

SKID ROW have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's Sweden Rock festival and have been replaced on the bill by Y&T. SKID ROW's decision to pull out of the festival is being blamed on "the fact that [SKID ROW guitarist] Snake decided to bring his wife to be to the altar and other ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival Nearing Sell-Out

Last year, Sweden Rock festival sold out all the 15,000 two-day tickets two days before the first band took the stage. That was actually the first time ever the festival was sold out. This year the tickets will sell out much earlier. As of today, more than 13,000 of the 16,000 three-day tickets have been ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Open For KID ROCK

One of the most influential guitarists of his generation, JERRY CANTRELL will be opening for KID ROCK on tour dates beginning April 15 in Albuquerque, NM. After five platinum and multi-platinum albums with ALICE IN CHAINS, Cantrell embarked on a solo career in 1998. "Boggy Depot" (Columbia), his first solo release, was an introspective musical ...

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SEVENDUST Seek Audience Members For FUSE TV Appearance

SEVENDUST are looking for audience members to join them during their appearance on "IMX", Fuse's daily live show on Wednesday, April 7. Interested parties must be between the ages of 15-25 and available in New York City that day between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30pm. Fuse's studio is centrally located, across the street from Madison Square ...

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