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RUNEMAGICK Record New Material, Book Studio Time For Next CD

Sweden's RUNEMAGICK have finished tracking the drums for 40 minutes' worth of new material at Magick Sound Studio and will shortly commence laying down guitars for what may or may not be issued as a special limited-edition CD after the summer. Among the tracks currently being recorded are the following: 01. Revolution Of The Dead ...

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MANOWAR Embrace New Technology On Latest CD

MANOWAR's newest release, Warriors Of The World, will reportedly mark the first heavy metal album to ever be released not only on CD and vinyl but also on the new audio format Super Audio CD (SACD) , developed by Philips who also invented the Compact Disc in the 80's. As with the the normal CD, ...

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KORN Add Dates To "Tour With No Name"

KORN have tacked on 11 new dates to their Tour With No Name trek (also featuring PUDDLE OF MUDD and DEADSY), scheduled to start June 20 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 20 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ First Union Arena Jun. 21 - Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center Jun. 23 ...

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KORN Frontman Denies Marriage To Former Adult Film Star

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has refuted reports that he has married former adult film star Devon Davis. Speaking to Britain's Kerrang! magazine, Jonathan stated that marriage always f.cks everything up. I don't think you need a piece of paper in front of a priest to say you love each other. We're practically married now. [Devon] ...

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RUSH Announce Second Leg Of "Vapor Trails" US Tour

RUSH have confirmed 10 West Coast dates for the second leg of their North American tour. The additional stateside run in support of the forthcoming Anthem/Atlantic album Vapor Trails, will launch on September 14th in George, Washington. As previously reported, the tour will kick off June 28 in Hartford, Connecticut, with the first leg slated ...

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MAYHEM Begin Work On New CD, Issue Vinyl Box Set

Legendary Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have commenced work on a new studio album, which is not expected to surface before late 2002/early 2003. In other news, Season of Mist Records will release the MAYHEM catalogue on vinyl as part of a limited-edition box set. Deathcrush, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, Wolf's Lair Abyss and Grand Declaration ...

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KORN To Tour With PUDDLE OF MUDD, DEADSY

KORN have tapped PUDDLE OF MUDD and DEADSY to open their North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off on June 20th First Union Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. KORN will reportedly release the full itinerary for the upcoming trek via their revamped web site tomorrow, Friday, April 19th. The preliminary dates for the KORN/DEADSY/PUDDLE ...

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ECHOBRAIN: Full US Tour Announced

ECHOBRAIN, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, guitarist/vocalist Dylan Donkin, and drummer Brian Sagrafena, kicked off their 2002 Keep Me Alive tour in Petaluma, California on Wednesday, March 20th to a packed house. Although primarily a local crowd, the audience consisted of several fans who flew in from as far away as Chicago and Dallas ...

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Former OBITUARY Drummer To Make "Saturday Night Live" Appearance!

Rising Tampa, Florida-based artist ANDREW WK, whose backing band features former OBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy, will be the featured musical guest on the April 13th edition of Saturday Night Live, hosted by WWF superstar The Rock. ANDREW WK's debut full-length album, entitled, I Get Wet, hits stores on Tuesday, March 26th through Island Records. In ...

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KORN: Initial Summer Tour Dates Announced

According to MTV, these are the initial dates for KORN's upcoming summer headlining tour: Jun. 20 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ TBA Jun. 21 - Hartford, CT @ TBA Jun. 23 - New York, NY @ TBA Jun. 26 - Toronto, ON @ TBA Jun. 27 - Montreal, QC @ TBA Jun. 29 - Pittsburgh, PA ...

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SABBATUM BLACK SABBATH In The Medieval Times

Sabbatum is the name of a very special BLACK SABBATH tribute album containing renditions of 12 SABBATH classics performed on medieval instruments like lute, fiddle and harp by Estonian medieval music band RONDELLUS. To top it off, all the songs are sung in Latin language, faithfully translated from the originals. The full track listing for ...

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KITTIE, SKINLAB, FLAW, MY RUIN Dates Announced

The following dates have been announced for the forthcoming KITTIE, SKINLAB, FLAW and MY RUIN US tour: Apr. 07 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection Apr. 10 Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Theatre Apr. 11 Providence, RI @ Lupos Apr. 12 Boston, MA @ TBA Apr. 13 Albany, NY @ TBA Apr. 16 Scranton, PA @ Tinks ...

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PRONG US Tour Dates Announced!

The current incarnation of PRONG—mainman Tommy Victor (guitar/vocals), Dan Laudo (drums), Rich Gonzalez (i.e. DIESEL MACHINE bassist, DEVILUTION—guitar) and Brian Perry (ex-JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, DIRTY LOOKS—bass)—will embark on a six-week US tour in early April. The following dates have been confirmed thus far: Apr. 01 – San Diego, CA @ Cain's Apr. 02 ...

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GRAND ALCHEMIST Ink Deal With SOUND RIOT

Norway's GRAND ALCHEMIST have signed to Sound Riot Records and will issue their new full-length CD, tentatively titled Intervening Coma-Celebration, in June/July. A 11-song effort, the album will be recorded in late March/April at Elg Studios and will be mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Studios (i.e. DIMMU BORGIR, TIDFALL, ARCTURUS, BORKNAGAR, MACTATUS, etc.) in ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Added To Jagermeister Music Tour

New York's 40 BELOW SUMMER have been added to the upcoming Jagermeister Music US tour, which also features DROWNING POOL, COAL CHAMBER and ILL NINO. 40 BELOW SUMMER will open the festivities at the following venues: Mar. 08 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Mar. 09 - Boynton Beach, FL @ Ovation Mar. 10 ...

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THE REVOLUTION SMILE Ink Six-Album Deal With Flawless Records

THE REVOLUTION SMILE, featuring former FAR guitarist Shaun Lopez on guitar/vocals, have signed a six-album deal with Flawless Records, the label headed up by LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst. The band hopes to enter the studio in late spring to begin recording their Flawless debut for an early 2003 release. In the meantime, THE REVOLUTION ...

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DOWN Hit The Road!

DOWN have announced the initial dates of their upcoming US headlining tour. They are as follows: May 01 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza May 02 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero May 03 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium May 05 - Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon May 06 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's ...

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ROBERT PLANT/THE WHO US Dates Announced

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will open the following shows on THE WHO's upcoming summer tour: Jul. 20 - Cadott, WI @ RockFest Festival Jul. 26 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center Jul. 27 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center Jul. 29 Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Amp. Jul. 31 - New York, NY @ ...

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MISDEMEANOR Set Release Date For Debut CD

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR will release their long-awaited self-titled debut CD through ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid's Muse Entity label (via an affiliation with GMR Music) on April 8th. In the meantime, you can download clips of three cuts from the album—“Parashoot”, “Let Me Know” and “The Beer Hunter”—from this location. MISDEMEANOR will support ...

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KONKHRA Prepare "Best Of" CD, Next Studio Album

Denmark's KONKHRA are due to issue a “best of” album this spring containing remixed and remastered versions of some of the group's finest moments spanning their 12+ year existence. According to band leader Anders Lundemark (guitar/vocals), “the general idea is to take 1-2 songs from each album, cream them up, and put them on this ...

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MANOWAR Announce New Album Title, Release Date

MANOWAR have set Warriors Of The World as the title of their latest studio CD, which is scheduled to be released in Europe on Monday, May 27th through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be preceded on April 15th by the single "Warriors of the World United". According to the official press release, Warriors Of ...

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GRAND MAGUS Announce European Tour With ORANGE GOBLIN, ROADSAW

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, will be joining ORANGE GOBLIN and ROADSAW on a full European tour during March. The dates are as follows: Feb. 28 Leuven, BEL @ Soja Mar. 01 Groningen, NETH @ Vera Mar. 02 Arnhem, NETH @ Willemeen Mar. 03 - Den Bosch, NETH @ Wilhelm ...

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DIAMOND HEAD To Support BUDGIE With Acoustic Performance

Reunited NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD will be supporting BUDGIE with a 30-minute acoustic set at Wrexham Central Station in the UK on February 13th. They will also be performing a full acoustic set at Nottingham Rock City on March 9th. In other news, DIAMOND HEAD frontman Sean Harris has added vocals to two tracks on ...

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VIRGOS Confirm Album Title, CREED Tour

Birmingham, Alabama's VIRGOS (formerly VIRGOS MERLOT) have set The Path of Least Resistance as the title to their long-awaited second album, which is due to be released through CREED's independent label Blue Collar Records in the coming weeks. In other news, VIRGOS are set to hit the road with CREED starting January 16th on a ...

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SINISSTAR, ADEMA, Others Hit The Road

SINISSTAR will be joining ADEMA, PRESSURE 4-5 and ONESIDEZERO for the following dates: Jan. 11 - B Complex – Portland, OR Jan. 13 - Graceland – Seattle, WA Jan. 14 - The Big Easy – Boise, ID Jan. 16 - Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO Jan. 18 - The Quest – Minneapolis, MN Jan. 19 ...

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