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Newspaper: MÖTLEY CRÜE To Headline SWEDEN ROCK 2004

The Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet is reporting in its Nov. 16 print edition that MÖTLEY CRÜE will be headlining next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival (as first predicted here last week), set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The article goes on to state that the event organizers are ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE In Talks To Play SWEDEN ROCK Festival?

MÖTLEY CRÜE are strongly rumored to be in talks with the organizers of Sweden Rock festival about making an appearance at next year's event, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The first few confirmations for the festival will be announced at the Sweden Rock 2004 kick-off party at Draken in Stockholm ...

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JUDAS PRIEST On Verge Of Signing New Major Label Deal

JUDAS PRIEST are on the verge of signing a new major label deal in the States (rumored to be with Sony) following the group's split with Atlantic Records last year, guitarist Glenn Tipton has confirmed in a brand-new interview. The band's forthcoming CD — which is not expected to arrive before the second half of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Headline SWEDEN ROCK 2004?

JUDAS PRIEST are rumored to be in talks to headline next year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The first few confirmations for the event will be announced at the Sweden Rock 2004 kick-off party at Draken in Stockholm on November 28. DORO is headlining ...

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ZEKE Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Seattle's celebrated speed punk trio ZEKE have signed to Relapse Records. The high-powered group will release their much-anticipated new full length album in the spring. ZEKEBlind Marky Felchtone (guitar / vocals), Donny Paycheck (drums) and Diamond Jeff Matz (bass / vocals) — began their career in 1993 and are known for their vicious ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival?

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe has revealed during a recent interview with Italian heavy metal web portal Heavy-Metal.it that the newly reunited JUDAS PRIEST and VICIOUS RUMORS have both been confirmed for the 2004 edition of Gods Of Metal festival, set to take place on June 6, 2004 in Milan, Italy. No further information is ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Name New Album

Long-running death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have set "The Wretched Spawn" as the title for their forthcoming album, due in February through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Gore Obsessed" is currently being recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST). The complete track listing for "The Wretched ...

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KERRY KING Talks About METALLICA, Next SLAYER CD

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King gave a lengthy interview to Metal Edge magazine in which he discussed a number of topics, including the progress of the songwriting sessions for SLAYER's next album and METALLICA's evolution from an underground thrash phenomenon to one of the most commercially successful heavy rock bands in the world. The following are ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's 'Creative Juices Are Flowing Hard And Fast': Spokesperson

JUDAS PRIEST are "working very hard" on the material for their much-anticipated reunion album with vocalist Rob Halford and are "really enjoying writing together again," PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has revealed in a brand-new online posting. "The creative juices are flowing hard and fast!!" JUDAS PRIEST's first new studio album to feature Halford since ...

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ICED EARTH: European Tour Dates Announced!

ICED EARTH have announced the details of their upcoming European tour in support of their "The Glorious Burden" CD. The band's ninth full-length album, "The Glorious Burden" will be released through SPV Records on January 13, 2004. To whet the fans' appetites until the full album is released, ICED EARTH are releasing a special four-song ...

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ICED EARTH's Forthcoming CD To Honor The 'Valor And Sacrifices' Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Men

ICED EARTH's forthcoming album, "The Glorious Burden", represents a ten-song musical enterprise honoring the valor and sacrifices that made the world what it is today. The band's ninth full-length album will be released through SPV Records on January 13, 2004. Having only hinted at their infatuation with history in the past with "Ghost Of Freedom" ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Discusses Early Rivalry With IRON MAIDEN

In a recent interview with Germany's Rock Hard magazine, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing addressed former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno's claim in his autobiography that he was the main reason for the old feelings of rivalry that existed between MAIDEN and PRIEST during the early '80s. "Paul apologized personally to me — what a ...

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ANTHRAX To Film Video For 'What Doesn't Die'

ANTHRAX will be shooting a video for the track "What Doesn't Die" in early November with director Brian Posehn. "I won't give away any details because if I do some other band will steal our idea," guitarist Scott Ian writes in the latest installment of his online diary. "It will be intense." The band are ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Members 'Working Individually' On New Material

JUDAS PRIEST are "still working individually" on material for their much-anticipated reunion album with vocalist Rob Halford, "but Rob and [guitarist] K.K. [Downing], who are out of the U.K. at the moment, are both flying in over the next few days." PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has revealed in an online posting. "I'm picking Rob ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Electric Eye' DVD To Be Released In November

A brand-new JUDAS PRIEST DVD, titled "Electric Eye", will be released through Sony on November 17. The first PRIEST product to be since the reunion with Rob Halford was announced features all the key promo videos, the 1986 Dallas concert and seven rare BBC performances, plus a booklet with detailed notes and photos. Most of ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer Inducted Into KENMORE HIGH's WALL OF FAME

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens was inducted into the Kenmore High School inaugural Wall of Fame during halftime ceremonies at the Kenmore-Akron North football game on George Brode Field Saturday (September 13). As previously reported, the release date of ICED EARTH's new album, "The Glorious Burden" (featuring Owens), has ...

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IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST To Tour South America?

Argentinian rock DJ Gustavo Olmedo of Rock & Pop 95.9 FM (web site) has reportedly announced that IRON MAIDEN will hit South America in March/April with special guests JUDAS PRIEST. According to the DJ, the two bands will play a massive concert at the River Plate stadium in Buenos Aires (capacity: 80,000) and ...

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ICED EARTH: 'The Glorious Burden' Pushed Back To January 2004

The release date of ICED EARTH's new album, "The Glorious Burden", has been officially pushed back to January 13, 2004 (a day earlier internationally), according to SPV Records. A single (view cover here) containing the tracks "The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)", "When The Eagle Cries" (Unplugged), "Valley Forge" and "Hollow Man" will ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Enter Studio Next Week

Veteran death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE will be heading back to the studio on September 15 to start the recording process for the follow-up to last year's "Gore Obsessed", due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The band will once again record at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS ...

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WINTERS BANE: New Song Available For Download

Akron, Ohio-based WINTERS BANE — best known as the former home of ex-JUDAS PRIEST/current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens — have posted a full-length MP3 of the new demo track "Catching The Sun" at this location. "Catching The Sun" comes off the group's recently recorded four-song demo, which is currently being shopped ...

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PSYCHOTOGEN Complete Work On Debut

PSYCHOTOGEN, the Baltimore, Maryland-based technical death metal band featuring former MISERY INDEX guitarist/vocalist Mike Harrison, will release their second full-length CD, titled "The Calculus of Evil", on August 25 through Crash Records. Mike was asked to step in when current DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN vocalist Greg Puciato backed out, leaving the group only a matter of ...

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