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NOSTRADAMEUS Enter Studio To Record New Album

Swedish melodic metallers NOSTRADAMEUS have entered Roasting House studios in Malmö, Sweden to record their fourth album, due in early 2004 through Germany's AFM Records. "Since yesterday [November 10], Thomas and Esko are in Malmö for the drums and bass recording on our yet untitled fourth album," singer Freddy Persson writes on the band's web ...

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CORETEZ Reveal Band Lineup For Long Island Gig

CORETEZ, the new group featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez (vocals) and Marc Rizzo (guitar, also in SOULFLY), have announced their band lineup for the group's live debut, which is scheduled to take place on November 13 at The Downtown Farmingdale, New York. Also performing on the bill will be BLOODSIMPLE (featuring VISION OF ...

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CORETEZ To Make Live Debut In November

CORETEZ, the new band featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez and Marc Rizzo (SOULFLY), will make their live debut on November 13 at The Downtown in Farmingdale, New York. Also performing on the bill will be BLOODSIMPLE (featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle ...

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INCANTATION Recruit Touring Guitarist

INCANTATION have recruited guitarist Thomas Pioli (CEREMONIUM, HEMLOCK, OBLITERATION) to fill the second-guitar position on their upcoming "Rotting With Your Christ" South American tour. "Thomas Pioli is proud to once again join the ranks of INCANTATION as he played bass for the band on the 'Onward to Golgotha' U.S. tour back in 1992," the band ...

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KAMELOT: New Album Update

KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood has posted the following update on the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to this year's "Epica": "I just got back from a whirlwind 3 weeks in Norway and Germany. We have written 5 new songs for the next KAMELOT follow-up to 'Epica'. Here are some working titles that may change on ...

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Review: 'LED ZEPPELIN' Rock Akron Crowd

Malcolm X Abram of the Cleveland Beacon Journal reports that "the Akron Symphony Orchestra collectively loosened its tie Sunday night with 'The Music of Led Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony' (see previous story) and was rewarded with rock-star treatment from an enthusiastic audience. "For two-plus hours, E.J. Thomas Hall was transformed into a rock ...

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SCARVE: New Album To Be Released In Limited-Edition Digipak

France's SCARVE will release their third album, "Irradiant", in a special, limited-edition digipak version, featuring loads of bonus stuff, including the video for "Emulate The Soul". The follow-up to 2002's "Luminiferous" was recorded at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) and features ...

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RAGE: Unplugged Tour A Great Success

A photo of veteran German metallers RAGE performing acoustically during one of their recent "unplugged" concerts has been posted online at this location. A posting on the web site of RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski reads as follows: "Numerous RAGE fans had been on the road during the last days to take part at ...

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ZEBRA Singer Joins AKRON SYMPHONY In LED ZEPPELIN Tribute

Amy Bracken Sparks of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Akron Symphony Orchestra will tackle the work of Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones this weekend at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall in Akron, Ohio, the orchestra's regular home. According to Jeffrey Sperry, executive director of the 52-year-old orchestra, 50 members of the 83-member ...

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New SPEARFISH CD To Feature High-Profile Guest Appearances

Paul Dianno (IRON MAIDEN), Mick Box (URIAH HEEP), Nicky Moore (SAMSON), Manny Charlton (NAZARETH), Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL), and Dave Hill (DEMON) are among the guest artists featured on the forthcoming SPEARFISH CD, "Back, For The Future", due on October 31 through Sweden Rock Records. All proceeds from the album will be donated to the Children's ...

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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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