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LOST IN TEARS To Enter The Studio In January

Finnish "gothic metallers" LOST IN TEARS will enter Karillo studio on January 17, 2004 to begin recording their sophomore full-length album, tentatively due in late spring through Locomotive Music. The follow-up to 2002's "Dialogue With Mirror and God" will be engineered by Jukka Puurula and mixed at an as-yet-undisclosed studio in Spain. Among the working ...

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DEZ FAFARA: 'I Had To Get Away From COAL CHAMBER'

Former COAL CHAMBER/current DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Farafa recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the breakup of his previous band and his decision to go in a heavier, more aggressive direction with his new outfit. "COAL CHAMBER were a democracy where everybody ran the business together, and it just didn't work," he said. "They didn't want ...

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Report: Heavy Metal Subgenres Broken Down

Lisa Rose of New Jersey's The Star-Ledger attempts in Friday's online edition to put her finger on the array of subgenres within the heavy metal music spectrum in advance of this weekend's New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest, which kicks off today at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex. Check out her attempt at

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Go Gold In The Czech Republic

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, were awarded gold albums in the Czech Republic for the "Fires At Midnight" and "Ghost of A Rose" CDs at a special ceremony held at Cartouche in Prague on October 17. Sir Robert of Normandie and Squire Malcolm also ...

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KONKHRA: The Israel 'Reality Check Tour' Report

KONKHRA mainman Anders Lundemark has sent us the following report from the band's recent tour of Israel: "After confirming our involvement in this festival we did get some calls from family, asking us what we were thinking. In Denmark, nothing much happens, so if there is something happening in Israel, preferably a suicide bombing, it ...

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Former STEREOMUD Bassist Joins SW1TCHED

Ex-STEREOMUD/STUCK MOJO bassist Corey Lowery has joined Cleveland's SW1TCHED. The band, who were previously signed to Immortal/Virgin Records, have announced plans to change their name to SKY FALL DOWN at the end of the year before recording new material with a view towards landing a new record deal. In a recent interview with Edge Magazine, ...

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APARTMENT 26 Announce U.K. Dates

APARTMENT 26, who feature in their ranks singer Biff Butler (son of former BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler), will be hitting the road in the U.K. later this month in preparation for the release of their sophomore album. "Music For The Massive", due on January 27 through Atlantic Records, was produced by Tchad Blake and ...

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Vancouver Police Cited In GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Amy O'Brian of the Vancouver Sun reports that at least two Vancouver Police officers appeared to use "unnecessary and excessive" force during the GUNS N' ROSES riot last fall, the police complaint commissioner said Friday (October 10). Commissioner Dirk Ryneveld made the statement in a written notice for a public hearing that will examine the ...

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VELVET REVOLVER's SLASH And DUFF Explain Why IZZY STRADLIN Is Not Part Of The New Band

Former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash and Duff McKagan recently spoke to Guitar World magazine about ex-GNR guitarist Izzy Stradlin's brief involvement with their current project, VELVET REVOLVER. According to Slash, when Stradlin suddenly started showing up at rehearsals during the early songwriting sessions for VELVET REVOLVER, current VR second guitarist Dave Kushner began to ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Announce European Tour

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, have announced the details of their European tour, set to take place in October/November. These will be the only shows for "2003 Ghost of A Rose Acoustic/Electric Tour", according to the band's web site. BLACKMORE'S NIGHT European tour: Oct. ...

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DEZ FAFARA To SEVENDUST Drummer: 'Please Grow Up'

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has responded to SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose's revelation that the new SEVENDUST single, "Enemy", was inspired by Rose's hatred for the former COAL CHAMBER singer. Writing to DEVILDRIVER's official web site, Fafara says, "With all my focus being on my new project, DEVILDRIVER, I hate to take the time ...

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TOMMY LEE Recruits Top Musicians For Upcoming 'Drummers' Album

SEVENDUST's Morgan Rose, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl, GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna and JANE'S ADDICTION's Stephen Perkins have been approached by former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee about contributing to a drummers album that Lee is putting together. The disc, currently in the planning stages, will feature a variety of multi-talented stick-bashers on various instruments, ...

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SEVENDUST Drummer Says He Hates Ex-COAL CHAMBER Singer More Than SADDAM HUSSEIN

SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose has admitted to MTV.com that the group's current single, "Enemy", is a diatribe directed toward ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, who is currently in the band DEVILDRIVER. "Enemy" was written and largely sung by Rose, whose wife is former COAL CHAMBER bassist Rayna Foss-Rose. The song, a full-on character assassination, features ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: North American CD To Include Bonus Video

The North American edition of BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's "Ghost Of A Rose" CD, scheduled for release on August 26 through SPV Records, will include as a special bonus the video for the track "Way To Mandalay", filmed in the salt mines at Krakow, Poland. "Ghost Of A Rose" features former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and ...

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