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THOU SHALT SUFFER, AETERNUS, NOCTURNUS To Receive Reissue Treatment

Beginning on May 4, Candlelight Records will be reissuing numerous out-of-print and previously unavailable releases from Norway's Nocturnal Art Productions and Holland's Karmageddon Media. Among the albums set to receive the reissue treatment are THOU SHALT SUFFER's "Into the Woods of Belial", plus various releases from Norway's AETERNUS, Tampa's NOCTURNUS, Sweden's THYRFING and Ireland's CRUACHAN. ...

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TOMMY LEE To Hold Online Chat

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be conducting an online chat tonight via his web site TommyLee.tv (registration required) beginning at 9:00 p.m. PST. In addition, Tommy's web site is currently hosting "never-before-seen vintage footage from when they were filming the MÖTLEY CRÜE video 'Uncensored 1986' at the hotel room with Steve-o ...

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THE FORSAKEN: 'Traces of the Past' U.S. Release Date Confirmed

Century Media Records has set a June 29 U.S. release date for the third full-length album from Swedish death metallers THE FORSAKEN. Titled "Traces of the Past", the follow-up to 2002's "Arts Of Desolation" was recorded at Studio Abyss with producer/engineer Tommy Tägtgren and marks the recording debut with the group of new bassist Stefan ...

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RAGNAROK Cancel Dates In Russia, Norway

Norwegian black metallers RAGNAROK have been forced to cancel their previously announced concerts in Moscow, Russia (May 27) and Fredrikstad, Norway (May 29) "because of circumstances which we can't go further into at this time.," according to a posting on the group's web site. "The band is very sorry about this and hope that the ...

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LANA LANE: Live Album, DVD Due In July

Frontiers Records will be issuing LANA LANE's newest live release, "Return to Japan", a double CD release over two hours in length that chronicles the vocalist's last four Japanese tours from 1998 to 2002. Disc One contains full band performances from the concerts at Club Citta (2002) and Club Quattro (1999) and Disc Two contains ...

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DANZIG: New Album To Arrive In August

The release date of DANZIG's eighth studio album, "Circle of Snakes", has been pushed back to the last week of August, according to the official DANZIG fansite The 7th House. A single from the album — containing the title cut, "1000 Devils Reign" and another song to be announced later — will surface ...

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CROWBAR Announce First Hometown Show In Three Years

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR will make their first hometown live appearance in nearly three years on July 9 at the Howlin' Wolf. Support at the show will come from CRAWFISH FOSSIL and SUFFOCATING LINDSAY. Tickets are $8 and doors open at 8:30 p.m. As previously reported, CROWBAR's current touring lineup is as follows: Kirk Windstein ...

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GRAVE Complete Work On New CD

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have posted the following message on their official web site: "After three weeks in Abyss studio, the new album, entitled 'Fiendish Regression', is finally finished. 11 tracks were recorded including 9 brand new songs + a cover version of SAINT VITUS classic 'Burial At Sea' and a re-recording of a ...

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Reunited HALLOWS EVE Part Ways With Singer

Reunited classic '80s thrashers HALLOWS EVE have parted ways with singer Steve Cannon. Steve, editor-in-chief of the world's oldest and longest running Internet-based music magazine Vibrations of Doom, has issued the following statement on the matter: "As I sit here writing this, I cannot believe it's all come to an end. I have tried so ...

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CROWBAR: New Lineup Announced

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have announced their lineup for their upcoming European tour and beyond. It is as follows: Kirk Windstein (DOWN) - Guitar and Vocals Patrick Bruders (GOATWHORE) - Bass Steve Gibb (ex-BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) - Guitar and Vocals Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN) - Drums As previously reported, CROWBAR's forthcoming CD, tentatively titled "Life's ...

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GLENN HUGHES, TESLA Confirmed For BOLINFEST 2004

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will once again play the BolinFest in Clear Lake, Iowa this Summer. It will be the event's 11th year of celebrating the memory of late DEEP PURPLE guitarist Tommy Bolin. It all takes place on the weekend of Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31, 2004 at the ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Names Solo Debut

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has set "Village Gorilla Head" as the title of his solo debut, due on August 3 through Sanctuary Records. The founding REPLACEMENTS member told Billboard.com last summer that he recorded the material for the set in a Los Angeles studio owned by Charles Thompson (a.k.a. Frank Black) with contributions ...

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RAGNAROK: Tour Dates Announced

Norwegian black metallers RAGNAROK have lined up the following dates during the coming months: May 26 – Moscow, RUS @ TBA May 29 – Fredrikstad, NOR @ Månefestivalen Jun. 26 – Oslo, NOR @ John Dee (A Night Of Unholy Black Metal) Aug. 21 – Oslo, NOR @ Elveblest In addition, RAGNAROK have announced plans ...

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TOMMY LEE Dines With Busty Blonde

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee went to lunch with a buxom blonde and two other pals on Thursday (April 29) in Los Angeles. Lee has reportedly been rekindling his romance with his ex-wife, former Playboy centerfold Pamela Anderson, but delighted in the attention from his two female companions. Check out pictures from

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TESLA Guitarist: Being Back Together Is 'Pure Joy'

TESLA guitarist Tommy Skeoch spoke with Sean Richardson of the Boston Phoenix about the group's surprise "hit" album "Into the Now", the band's first new studio album in 10 years. "Dude, can you believe it? I think we’re going to pull a little AEROSMITH here," Skeoch enthused. "I'm not trying to compare us to them ...

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ASHTON KUTCHER As TOMMY LEE In 'The Dirt' Movie?

According to the latest Popbitch.com newsletter, Ashton Kutcher ("That '70s Show", "The Butterfly Effect") has been approached to play Tommy Lee in the movie adaptation of MÖTLEY CRÜE's best-selling band autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band". MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx had previously stated that his early favorite to play ...

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ERIC SINGER On Rejoining KISS: 'We All Change Our Minds'

KISS drummer Eric Singer was recently asked by the Kiss Underground Archives web site to explain why he decided to return to the band in light of his previous statement that he couldn't imagine working with KISS again unless Ace Frehley was involved. "We all feel different about a situation at any given time, but ...

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DANZIG Name New Album

DANZIG have set "Circle of Snakes" as the title of their eighth studio album, tentatively due on June 22 through Glenn Danzig's Evilive label in the U.S. (Regain Records in Europe). Confirmed songtitles so far are as follows: 01. Skincarver 02. 1000 Devils Reign 03. Netherbound 04. Circle of Snakes 05. When We Were Dead ...

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PAUL STANLEY: 'KISS Is A Reality'

KISS guitarist Paul Stanley has spoken to The West Australian about the group's decision to continue touring without lead guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss (replaced by longtime KISS associate Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, respectively). "Things do change and if there are some diehard fans who cry foul, then they need to realize ...

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DISFEAR: More European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish crust-metallers DISFEAR have added more dates to their European tour in support of their latest CD, "Misanthropic Generation" (Relapse). The trek is shaping up as follows: Apr. 22 - Bremen, GER @ Schlachthof Apr. 23 - Mülheim, GER @ AZ Mülheim Krakfest Apr. 24 - London, UK @ Astoria (w/ IN FLAMES, DEVILDRIVER, CALIBAN) ...

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PRONG To Launch U.S. Headlining Tour In Support Of 'Scorpio Rising'

PRONG are preparing to embark on a headlining U.S. tour in support of their new release, "Scorpio Rising", on Locomotive Music. "The new music is similar to 'Rude Awakening', but maybe even a little more simplistic," says singer/guitarist/founder Tommy Victor. "This time I started with lyrics, and developed from there, from what I've got going ...

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ALICE COOPER: New Drummer Announced

24-year-old drummer Tommy Clufetos (TED NUGENT) will replace Eric Singer (who has gone on to rejoin KISS) on the ALICE COOPER 2004 world tour beginning in early June. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 04 - Dublin, IRE @ Olympia Theatre Jun. 06 - Bologna, ITA @ L'Arena Parco Nord Jun. 11 - Essen, GER ...

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HALLOWS EVE: Reunion Update

Steve Cannon, editor-in-chief of the world's oldest and longest running Internet-based music magazine Vibrations of Doom, has sent us the following update on the reunion of classic '80s thrashers HALLOWS EVE: "For all of you who are wondering, the new HALLOWS EVE lineup looks like this: Returning to the fold, of course, are Tommy Stewart ...

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