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CELTIC FROST's TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Speaks Out On Fate Of Band's Unreleased 1992 Demos

CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on the possibility of the group's unreleased 1992 demos—recorded during the pre-production sessions for the aborted Under Apollyon's Sun CD—ever being issued on CD and made available to the record-buying public. According to Fischer, “the first 1992 demo was canned by the band, rather immediately after the ...

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THERION Part With Drummer, Secure Replacement

Sweden's THERION have parted ways with drummer Sami Karppinen. According to frontman Christofer Johnsson, Karppinen is tired of touring and drumming with a band. He will instead concentrate on working in our studio (this mean we will finally have more time available for other bands that want to record there). THERION will still be working ...

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ROYAL HUNT: Solo Releases, European Tour Announced

ROYAL HUNT leader and main songwriter Andre Andersen will issue his second solo CD, entitled Black On Black, via Frontiers Records/Now & Then Productions in June. Featuring appearances by ELEGY singer Ian Parry, plus Rene Rieland on guitars and Kaj Laege on drums, the album will include the following tracks: 01. Coming Home 02. Tell ...

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THE SCORPIONS Live Dates Announced

Veteran German hard rockers THE SCORPIONS have announced the following live appearances during the coming months: Mar. 07 - Montego Bay, JAM @ TBA Mar. 16 – Lisbon, POR @ Atlantic Pavilion Mar. 18 – Oporto, POR @ Coliseum Mar. 19 – Vigo, SPA @ Pabellon As Travesas Mar. 23 – Madeira, POR @ TBA ...

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EXODUS Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR!

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS, featuring vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, have been officially confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. Here is a complete list of EXODUS' upcoming appearances on both sides of the Atlantic: Mar. 22 - Marin County, ...

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PEARL JAM To Leave Epic Records?

According to the New York Daily News, PEARL JAM are looking to leave Epic Records and are in talks with J Records about signing a new deal with the label. J head honcho Clive Davis has reportedly been talking with the Seattle band about the move. At press time, no official announcement had yet been ...

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SLAYER's TOM ARAYA: DAVE MUSTAINE Is "Wrong Person" To Unite Metal Community

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya has slammed MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine over the latter's desperate attempts at regaining the momentum lost during the band's ultimately unsuccessful forays into a more commercial songwriting approach. In an interview with Canada's Jam! Showbiz, Araya stated that "MEGADETHtried [moving into the mainstream] and weren't very successful. Rather than sticking to ...

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Brazilian THRASH OF THE TITANS Tentative Line-Up Announced

SEPULTURA, MACHINE HEAD and TESTAMENT are among the acts that are tentatively scheduled to perform at a huge metal festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 20th in front of an anticipated audience of 20,000. Provisionally dubbed Thrash Of The Titans, the concert will feature appearances from a total of 14 bands on two different ...

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ABSU Drummer Among Leading Candidates To Join SLAYER

ABSU percussionist Proscriptor (a.k.a. Russ R. Givens) is a strong candidate to fill the vacant SLAYER drummer slot following the departure of Paul Bostaph, who left the group last December due to a chronic elbow injury. Although the drummer has yet to be officially offered the position, Givens reportedly auditioned with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King ...

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U.D.O. European Dates Announced

German metallers U.D.O., led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have announced the initial dates for their upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Mar. 28 - Helsinki, FIN @ Nostouri Mar. 29 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakahoune Mar. 30 - Sundsvall, SWE @ Pipeline Mar. 31 - Sälen, SWE @ Fjällis Tbc Apr. 01 ...

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Former SKID ROW Frontman To Host Detroit's Ritz Reunion Bash

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will be the hosting the WRIF-presented Ritz Reunion Bash at the Emerald Theater in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday, February 14th (Valentine's Day). Bach will reportedly not be doing any singing himself, but will be hosting this event featuring live performances from HALLOWEEN, TRASH BRATS, SWEET TEAZE, plus an “all-star ...

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Former LOVE/HATE Frontman Makes Rarities Available Online

Former LOVE/HATE and current RATT frontman Jizzy Pearl has made available for download via his official web site LOVE/HATE's entire fourth album, I'm Not Happy, as well as a host of LOVE/HATE demos recorded at various points during the band's career. According to Pearl, “I have included the fourth LOVE/HATE record I'm Not Happy as ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Duo Perform (Separately) At Charity Event

LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant took the stage at the Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert at the historic Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday, February 9th, but did so in separate performances, as was widely anticipated. Plant and his STRANGE SENSATION band, who are currently putting final touches on a ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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PINNICK/AMENT Collaboration Begins To Take Shape

KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick and PEARL JAM bassist Jeff Ament have recorded 18 or so tracks for their as-yet-unnamed project prior to Pinnick taking off for the current KING'S X US tour. At the moment, only about eight of the cuts have lyrics written for them, while the rest are only musically completed. No ...

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RATT Win Court Battle Over Name Ownership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RATT lead guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer won the battle over ownership of the name "RATT" in a landslide court victory in the Lost Angeles Superior Court on February 6, 2002. Judge David Workman dismissed former lead singer Stephen Pearcy's claims for trademark infringement, unfair competition, defamation, misappropriation of corporate ...

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LOVE/HATE Reunite For UK Tour, California Warm-Up Dates

LOVE/HATE, featuring current RATT frontman Jizzy Pearl, will be reuniting for a five-show UK tour as the support act for former GUNS N' ROSES axeman Gilby Clarke during April. However, “this isn't a re-forming of LOVE/HATE or a re-union of LOVE/HATE, because, as I've said many, many times before, the other three guys DO NOT ...

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AYREON Mastermind To Perform At Dutch Music Event

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) will be performing live at the Dutch music event Vrienden van Amstel between February 2nd and 6th at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Holland. Vrienden van Amstel Live is a Dutch festival where lots of homegrown artists perform, either individually or together in a jam-style situation. Hosted by singer Manuëla ...

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SOULFLY: Seek And Strike!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SOULFLY TAKE BREAK FROM THE STUDIO FOR CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH STATIC-X Phoenix, AZ - Max Cavalera and the SOULFLY tribe are currently putting the finishing touches on their latest studio effort to be released late Spring 2002. In the meantime, SOULFLY will be heading out on the road on a co-headlining stint ...

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(HED)PE Jam With KORN Bassist, Prepare New Album

KORN bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu joined (HED)PE on stage at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on January 24th and the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California on January 25th for renditions of KORN's “Blind”. It is currently rumored that the two bands will team up for a US tour later in the year, although ...

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RHAPSODY European Dates Announced

RHAPSODY have announced the dates for their upcoming European tour with ANGEL DUST and AT VANCE. They are as follows: Apr. 01 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z7 Apr. 02 - Milano, ITA @ Alcatraz Apr. 04 - Madrid, SPA @ Arena Apr. 05 - Bergara, SPA @ Jam Apr. 06 - Barcelona, SPA @ Razzmatazz ...

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