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PAUL DI'ANNO Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

Former IRON MAIDEN frontman PAUL DI'ANNO and his band KILLERS are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Music Posted Online

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 posted the tracks "A Beautiful Sickness" and "Entrance Wound" in MP3 format at this location. Both cuts come off the group's debut ...

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TWISTED SISTER: More Live Dates Announced

TWISTED SISTER have announced additional dates as part of their upcoming reunion tour. The trek, which is scheduled to kick off this week with several appearances "low-key" gigs under the name "BENT BROTHER", will include several concerts at Army and Marine bases in Korea on behalf of the Department of Defense and the USO (United ...

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ABATTOIR Complete Work On 'Evil Incarnate'

Los Angeles based thrash metal legends ABATTOIR have completed work on their third studio album, "Evil Incarnate", tentatively due in late 2003 through an as-yet-undetermined label. ABATTOIR's fourth album overall (following last year's successful comeback CD, "Live! No Sleep 'Til Kalamazoo"), "Evil Incarnate" features 14 new songs, and is being described as "the best music ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Hold Press Conference On USS Intrepid

Reunited '80s glam rockers TWISTED SISTER will hold a press conference on the USS Intrepid in New York City on Tuesday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, TWISTED SISTER will be playing several warm-up shows under the name BENT BROTHER prior to their upcoming tour of ...

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ZWAN To Explore Folk Roots With Alter-Ego Project

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, will record an album and a DVD this fall with their acoustic alter-ego project DJALI ZWAN. An early 2004 release is expected. "We're ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Frontman Discusses New Album, Absence Of Spacesuits

POWERMAN 5000's forthcoming album, "Transform", will include a bonus Enhanced CD portion containing videos for the tracks "Free" and "Action", as well as other undisclosed extras. "Transform", due on May 20 through DreamWorks Records, is the fourth album from the platinum Los Angeles-based quintet. Its arrival finds frontman Spider One characteristically reflective, in this case ...

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DEMON Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

British NWOBHM legends DEMON are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN ...

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DUKE Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

DUKE, the German band formed by ex-SCANNER singer Haridon Lee (a.k.a. Leszek Szpigiel). Have signed a deal with Massacre Records. The band — rounded out by Tobias Kersting (guitars), Stefan (bass) and "the first female power metal drummer" Anja Assmuth (sister of former ANGEL DUST pounder Dirk Assmuth) — will enter Mohrmann studio in Bochum, ...

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TAD MOROSE, FALCONER, DRAGONFORCE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003

TAD MOROSE, FALCONER, DRAGONFORCE, FAIRYLAND and ARCH NEMESIS are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND ...

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STAR ONE: 'Live On Earth' Track Listing Announced

STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), will issue a live CD and DVD recorded during the band's recent Intergalactic Space Crusaders European tour. In addition to Lucassen, the group's touring lineup included drummer Ed Warby (AYREON, STAR ONE, GOREFEST), bassist Peter Vink (AYREON, FINCH, Q65), keyboardist Joost van den ...

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EXODUS Drummer Pulls Out Of ANGEL WITCH Reunion

EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting has pulled out of the planned ANGEL WITCH reunion project in order to focus all his time on upcoming touring and recording commitments with his main band. In his place, ANGEL WITCH mainman Kevin Heybourne, bassist Jon Torres (WARNING SF, ULYSSES SIREN, LAAZ ROCKIT) and Lee Altus (HEATHEN, DIE KRUPPS) have ...

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ANTHRAX Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

ANTHRAX are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN URIAH HEEP MOTÖRHEAD ...

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TWISTED SISTER: Warm-up Shows Announced

TWISTED SISTER will be playing several warm-up shows prior to their upcoming tour of Army and Marine bases in Korea, Japan and Okinawa on behalf of the Department of Defense and the USO (United Service Organizations). The reunited '80s glam rockers will be performing in local clubs under the name BENT BROTHER during the first ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Play Warm-Up Dates In Early April

TWISTED SISTER will be playing several warm-up shows prior to their upcoming tour of Army and Marine bases in Korea, Japan and Okinawa on behalf of the Department of Defense and the USO (United Service Organizations). The reunited '80s glam rockers will be performing in local clubs under the name BENT BROTHER during the first ...

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GREAT WHITE's TY LONGLEY: A Former Porn Star?

GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley, one of 99 people to die from injuries suffered in a Feb. 20 fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., had worked as an adult film actor prior to joining GREAT WHITE three years ago, according to AVN.com (Adult Video News). Longley, who is widely believed ...

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JOHN BONHAM's Sister Records LED ZEPPELIN Cover

Deborah Bonham, the younger sister of the late John Bonham, the powerhouse drummer for LED ZEPPELIN, has recorded a cover of ZEP's "The Battle Of Evermore". The song that was originally on "Led Zeppelin IV" is included as a bonus track on Deborah's new CD, "Old Hyde". It is a live version recorded as a ...

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OZZFEST 2003: TRUST COMPANY Moved To Main Stage

According to the official Ozzfest newsletter, TRUST COMPANY — who were previously set to co-headline the second stage with CRADLE OF FILTH — have now been added to the main stage at this summer's traveling festival. As a result, Montreal's VOIVOD will go on right before second-stage headliners CRADLE OF FILTH at every show on ...

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BLOODFLOWERZ Begin Work On '7 Benedictions / 7 Maledictions'

German female-fronted dark/goth metal act BLOODFLOWERZ have entered Woodhouse Studio in Hagen, Germany with producers Siggi Bemm and Dan Diamond (JOACHIM WITT, PHILIP BOA, THE GATHERING, THERION) to record their sophomore effort, "7 Benedictions / 7 Maledictions". The CD, a concept album about the seven sins and the seven virtues, is slated for release on ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Photos Posted Online

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 posted several studio and band photos at this location. PROJECT: FAILING FLESH's debut CD, "A Beautiful Sickness", is due to be mastered by ...

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BLAZE Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists currently set to perform at Bang Your Head 2003 looks like this: TWISTED ...

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SEPULTURA, TALISMAN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

SEPULTURA and TALISMAN are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN URIAH ...

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