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ROYAL HUNT: 'Eye Witness' To Surface In June

Due to unspecified delays in the recording process, Denmark's ROYAL HUNT have pushed back the projected release date of their new album, "Eye Witness", to late June through Frontiers Records. Photos taken during the recording sessions have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2001's "The Mission" will ...

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TO/DIE/FOR: KING DIAMOND Cover Posted Online

TO/DIE/FOR's previously-unreleased cover version of KING DIAMOND's "Behind These Walls" has been posted online at this location. The track, which was originally recorded for a KING DIAMOND tribute album, was most recently set to surface as an exclusive track on the first single from the Finnish group's latest CD, "Jaded", but was eventually ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DON DOKKEN Has No Conscience

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has hit out at Don Dokken for using Lynch's name to promote the band's tours and attempting to conceal the fact that Lynch is no longer in the group in an effort to pass off DOKKEN's current lineup as the "original band." When asked by Chris Akin from

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THERAPY? Announce European Dates

Britain's THERAPY? have announced the provisional dates for the first part of their "High Anxiety" European tour. The details are as follows: May 13 - Hop & Grape - Manchester, UK May 14 - Academy 2 - Birmingham, UK May 15 - LA2 - London, UK May 16 - The Garage - Glasgow, SCO May ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE: OZZY Deserves Everything He Has

Ozzy Osbourne is more than just a father to his daughter, Kelly — he's also an adviser of sorts. According to her, he gives advice on living life in the public eye. "He (said) the stage can be the loneliest place in the world," she told the Associated Press. She didn't elaborate on its meaning. ...

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OPETH Mainman To Collaborate With PORCUPINE TREE Singer

OPETH mastermind Mikael Akerfeldt and PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson will reportedly collaborate on a LINDA PERHACS cover for a tribute CD to the early '70s U.S. singer/songwriter, due later in the year. OPETH's new album, "Damnation", will be released in a limited-edition digipak version (around 20,000 copies) as well as a standard jewel-case edition. ...

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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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EDGUY Guitarist Talks About Upcoming Live Album

EDGUY guitarist Dirk Sauer recently gave an interview to the band's webmaster regarding the group's upcoming live album, "Burning Down The Opera". The two-CD set, which was recorded on the group's most recent "Madrake" tour, is due on May 26 through AFM Records. The following are some of Sauer's quotes regarding the upcoming album: "We ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Remix MARILYN MANSON

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have been asked to remix a track from the new MARILYN MANSON album, "Golden Age Of The Grotesque". A fan asked Manson via the Oracle section on his official web site, www.marilynmanson.com, "With the German influence on the new album are you considering touring with a German band i.e. ...

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PARAGON Name New CD, Prepare To Enter Studio

German melodic metallers PARAGON have set "The Legacy" as the title for their follow-up to last year's critically-acclaimed "Law Of The Blade" CD for a tentative July release through Remedy/Zomba Records. The band will enter the studio in late March to record 10 songs plus a remake of "Into The Black" from "World Of Sin" ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Drummer To Tour With OTEP

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "There's a cool pix of me and Edward Dada (my partner) from NSixx by Dragonfly [in Rolling Stone magazine] this month. Some of the girls are wearing some of the new designs… Hot ...

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ROYAL HUNT: 'Eye Witness' Track Listing Unveiled

Denmark's ROYAL HUNT have set the tentative track listing for their forthcoming album, "Eye Witness", due in late May through Frontiers Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Mission", a concept album based on Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles", will contain the following songs: 01. Hunted 02. Can't Let Go 03. The Prayer 04. The Age ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Support KROKUS In Switzerland

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL will support KROKUS on the Swiss leg of their "Rock the Block" 2003 Tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 29 - Paragraph K - Langnau, SWI Mar. 30 - Paragraph K - Langnau, SWI Apr. 12 - Metropol - Lausanne, SWI Apr. 13 - Bierhuebeli - Bern, SWI Apr. ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist Sues Security Company

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian has sued a Grand Rapids, Michigan security company, claiming assault, ethnic intimidation and humiliation by guards who threw him out of his own concert at Van Andel Arena, according to The Grand Rapids Press. Odadjian left the stage to join two female guests in the audience when his ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE Add New Drummer

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, the band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult and ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, have added THE B MOVIE RATS drummer Andy Baker to their ranks. Baker "was recruited for his insane drumming, his ability to maintain the MORGUE nocturnal party schedule, and for being an ...

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TNT Sign With MTM, Prepare To Release 'Best Of' CD

TNT have signed with MTM Music for the release of their much-anticipated EP, "Taste", and a new full-length album, due out later this year. "Taste" will feature five new tracks, a demo leftover from the "Tell No Tales" era and possibly a rare live track. Also slated to come out is a "Best Of" collection, ...

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TO/DIE/FOR: New Promo Photos Posted Online

A bunch of new promotional photos of Finland's TO/DIE/FOR have been posted online at this location. TO/DIE/FOR's new CD, "Jaded", was released on Monday (March 3) through Spinefarm Records. "Jaded" was recorded at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland and was mixed at CrystalSound studio under the watchful eye of T.T. Oksala. The follow-up ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: EMI Reissues Postponed (Again)

QUEENSRŸCHE's "Queensrÿche", "The Warning", "Rage For Order" and "Operation: Mindcrime" releases — originally scheduled to be reissued on April 8 — will now not surface through EMI Records until May 6. Meanwhile, reissues of "Empire", "Promised Land" and "Hear In The Now Frontier" are not expected until May 10. No reason was given for the ...

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ALTARIA Set European Release Date For 'Invitation'

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, have set an April 28 European release date through AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven Records for their debut album, "Invitation". The CD, which was mixed at Helsinki's Sonic Pump studios by Nino Laurenne, will contain the following track listing: 01. Ravenwing 02. Innocent 03. ...

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SILVERCHAIR: New Single Track Listing Revealed

According to www.silverchair.nu, SILVERCHAIR will release the fifth single from their critically acclaimed album, "Diorama", in April. The title track, "Across The Night", will be backed with demo versions of "Tuna In the Brine", "One Way Mule", "Luv Your Life", and "Across The Night". SILVERCHAIR will perform the following European dates in May/June: ...

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ROYAL HUNT Singer To Lay Down Tracks In Early March

American singer John West will fly to Denmark March 2-11 to record the vocals for the new ROYAL HUNT album, "Eye Witness", due in late May. "Eye Witness" is the follow-up to 2001's "The Mission", a concept album based on Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles", and is the third full-length CD to feature West (discounting ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE Line Up Texan Gigs

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-SYRUP drummer Michael Brueggen, have announced the following dates during March: Mar. 13 - Room 710 - Austin, TX Mar. 14 - Red Eye Fly - Austin, TX ...

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TNT Perform Special Showcase In Norway

TNT performed a special five-song showcase Saturday (Feb. 15) at a small club called Fru Lundgren in Trondheim, Norway as part of the Bylarm Festival. The group's complete list for the evening was as follows: 01. Far As The Eye Can See 02. Hey Love 03. Seven Seas 04. 10,000 Lovers 05. Everyone's A Star ...

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ROYAL HUNT Begin Work On New CD

Denmark's ROYAL HUNT have commenced the recording sessions for their new album, tentatively titled "Eye Witness". The recording lineup for the CD is as follows: Allan Tschicaja (drums), Steen Mogensen (bass), JK (guitar), Andre Andersen keyboards), and John West (vocals). A late May release is expected. ...

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SILVERCHAIR Announce European Dates

Australia's SILVERCHAIR have announced the following European dates during May/June: May 30 – Berlin, GER @ Universal Hall May 31 – Hamburg, GER @ Grosse Freiheit Jun. 09 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire Tickets for the German club shows will go on sale immediately. Tickets for the London show will go on sale ...

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