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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Fan Favorite To Become 'Welsh Hero'

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell has shot up the list of candidates to be named greatest Welsh hero following an Internet campaign by fans of the band, the BBC reports. Campbell, originally from Pontypridd, is now fifth in the list of nominees on the Welsh Heroes web site after the official MOTÖRHEAD site put a link ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Set Release Date For Live CD/DVD

LIFE OF AGONY have set an October 14 release date in the U.S. and October 20 in Europe for their forthcoming double live album and DVD, titled "River Runs Again: Live 2003". The two-disc set was recorded during the group's sold-out reunion shows at Irving Plaza in New York City on January 3-4, 2003 and ...

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HOMO IRATUS Begin Work On New Album

Greece's HOMO IRATUS have commenced the recording process for their new album, "Apocalypse", tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The group, who parted ways with Arctic Music Group at their own request, are laying down 12 tracks at the Rock studio in Thessaloniki, Greece. The tentative track listing for "Apocalypse" is ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Announce Two Long Island Dates!

The classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan Robert (bass), Joey Z (guitar) and Sal Abruscato (drums) will be appearing Wednesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 11 at Downtown in Long Island, New York. Direct support for the two shows will come from BLOODSIMPLE, featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) ...

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KAMELOT To Continue 'Epica' Story On Forthcoming CD

KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message to the band's official web site: “At the moment we are still working on shows for Dec/Jan, we wanted to take a short hiatus due to [bassist] Glenn Barry's new baby coming this month. I do not want to announce anything until we have confirmation. Also, ...

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KOLDBORN Announce New Singer

Danish death metallers KOLDBORN have announced the addition of vocalist Thomas (VILLA) to the group's ranks. "He sounds evil and he's totally into it, and we'll spend the next couple of month on getting him into all our stuff," reads a post on the band's web site. KOLDBORN, who parted ways with longtime singer Martin ...

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DEADSETT Split With Singer, Announce Replacement

Former PISSING RAZORS frontman Jason Bragg has left DEADSETT "to pursue other music opportunities," according to a post on DEADSETT's web site. "It was an amicable split and we wish Jason the best of luck." "We already got a new vocalist, Kyle Zemanek. We also have a new drummer, Jeff Fabb. They both are experienced ...

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THE SCORPIONS To Perform In Moscow's Red Square

THE SCORPIONS will be performing in Moscow's Red Square on September 6 as part of a "mega-show" being presented by the famous German light designer Gert Hof. The band will alternate between playing with the Presidential Orchestra of Russian Federation and a pure rock show. Also set to appear at the event is former MODERN ...

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ACHERON To Release New Album In October

American black/death metal band ACHERON have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Rebirth: Metamorphosing Into Godhood", due in October through Greek label Black Lotus Records. The group's first full-length collection of new material since 1998's "Those Who Have Risen", "Rebirth: Metamorphosing Into Godhood" will contain the following songs: 01. Chaos Invocation 02. Church ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Play One-Off Solo Gig In California

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be appearing at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Saturday, July 26 at 11:00 p.m. He will be performing songs from all his past bands as well as some solo material. Bonnet's backing band for the show will include guitarist Howie Simon (JEFF SCOTT ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Postpone Brazilian Tour

Floridian death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION were forced to postpone their previously announced Brazilian tour due to their inability to process the required work visas in time for the gigs. The following is an official statement on the matter from vocalist Kyle Symons: "Greetings to our fans in Brazil, "It is unfortunate but necessary that I ...

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INCANTATION Release Statement Regarding Australian Car Crash

INCANTATION have posted a message on their official web site offering more details about the car accident in Australia last week that caused the cancellation of the band's gig at Forest Inn in Bexley. The group's statement reads as follows: "As some people may have already heard, on Friday June 28th 2003, Kyle, John and ...

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INCANTATION: The Show Must Go On!

INCANTATION were forced to cancel their gig at Forest Inn in Bexley, Australia Friday night (June 27) after drummer Kyle Severn injured his wrist and was unable to play. The following night, the group performed an abbreviated set at the Bloodlust III Festival in Blacktown with the help of fill-in drummer David Haley of opening ...

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KAMELOT Sign with SPV/STEAMHAMMER

American/Norwegian metal act KAMELOT have signed a new worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records. The band are coming off their very successful headlining tour of Europe and Japan in support of their latest release "Epica". Their unique style of power metal, combined with one of the most explosive live performances around, has brought KAMELOT into the ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN's 'Live' Drops Down To No. 42 On German Chart

BLIND GUARDIAN's brand new live album, entitled simply "Live", has dropped down to the No. 42 slot on the German Media Control chart in its third week of release. The two-disc collection contains 20 songs recorded last year on the band's world tour. As previously reported, BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomas Stauch has now officially returned ...

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'Rock Star' Sex Scam Suspect Acquitted

The 42-year-old Elgin, Illinois man who pretended to be a rock star to sleep with women was "immoral" and "completely reprehensible" but not guilty of rape, a 16th Circuit Court judge decided. According to testimony at his sexual assault trial, Bruce Rumery paid for a newspaper advertisement in July 2001 looking for an assistant for ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN's Live Album Enters German Chart At No. 16!

BLIND GUARDIAN's brand new live album, entitled simply "Live" has entered the German Media Control charts at No. 16. The two-disc collection contains 20 songs recorded last year on the band's world tour. In other news, BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomas Stauch has returned to his rightful place after having recovered from a tendon infection which ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Film Video For 'Mannequin'

CRADLE OF FILTH's U.S. record label, Red Ink/Epic Records, has commissioned a new conceptual video for the group's new album, "Damnation and a Day", this time for the sinister, romantic track "Mannequin". The clip, which will be helmed by celebrated video director Thomas Mignone (MUDVAYNE, SLIPKNOT, TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, etc.), begins shooting on ...

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HATE PLOW, ROTTEN SOUND, DEBAUCHERY to Tour Europe

Florida death metallers HATE PLOW, featuring current MALEVOLENT CREATION frontman Kyle Simmons, will embark on a European tour with Finland's ROTTEN SOUND and Germany's DEBAUCHERY during June. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 29 – GER @ Fuck The Commerce Open Air Festival Jun. 04 – Arnhem, NETH @ Goudvishal Jun. 05 – Kiel, GER ...

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WOLF To Enter Studio In June

Sweden's WOLF will enter Abyss studio with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) on June 18 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early October through No Fashion Records. The follow-up to last year's "Black Wings" will feature artwork by Thomas Holm. More information will be made available soon. ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: 'The Show Must Go On!'

BLIND GUARDIAN will once again be utilizing the services of RHAPSODY drummer Alex Holzwarth for their upcoming tour due to a tendon infection suffered by regular BG skinsman Thomas Stauch. "Unfortunately Thomen seems to have got the same problems with the nerves in his hand like he had before our South American tour last year," ...

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TOMMY LEE Released From Probation In Spousal Abuse Case

The spousal abuse case against Tommy Lee was reduced to a misdemeanor Thursday (May 8) and the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer was released from a probation sentence he had been serving for the past five years for allegedly assaulting ex-wife Pamela Anderson, according to the Associated Press. Los Angeles County Superior Court spokesman Kyle Christopherson ...

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WARRANT Guitarist To Join SUKI JONES For East Coast Dates

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have now recruited WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner as a temporary replacement for Brent Muscat (FASTER PUSSYCAT). Turner will be joining the group on their upcoming East Coast ...

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SUKI JONES Enlist BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Guitarist For East Coast Tour

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have recruited guitarist Michael Thomas (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, ENGINES OF AGGRESSION) as a temporary replacement for Brent Muscat (FASTER PUSSYCAT). Thomas will be joining the group on their ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE Announce Louisiana Gig

Louisiana-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), and Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN), have announced a show at Zeppelin's in Metairie on Saturday, May 17. Also appearing on the bill will be KILLING MERCY. JONES'S LOUNGE have yet to secure a label deal for their ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Welcomes Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomas Stauch and wife Esther on the birth of their son Patrick. Patrick came into the world on April 27, weighing in at 8.5 lbs (3.8 kg). BLIND GUARDIAN are set to issue their new live album, simply called "Live", on May 26. The two-disc collection contains ...

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STORMWIND Add Keyboardist

Sweden's STORMWIND, the band featuring former CANDLEMASS singer Thomas Vikstrom and guitarist Thomas Wolf, have acquired a new keyboardist in the shape of Joachim Broden. Broden replaces Kaspar Dahlqvist, who left the group earlier this month in order to devote himself 100% to his family and DIONYSUS. STORMWIND have just issued their sixth album, "Rising ...

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