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SINNER Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Veteran German metallers SINNER are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE To Make Live Debut

Louisiana-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), and Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN), will make their live debut on Thursday, Dec. 19 at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. Joining them on the bill will be the BLACK SABBATH tribute band BLACK EARTH (featuring Kyle, ...

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RUNNING WILD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

German heavy metal pirates RUNNING WILD have been confirmed to headline the opening night's festivities (dubbed "Night To Remember") at next year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. Among the other artists scheduled to perform at the event are DARK ANGEL, EXTREME NOISE TERROR, ...

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ASSASSIN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

ASSASSIN, the reunited German thrash act that released a couple of promising albums in the late '80s via the SPV label (1987's "The Upcoming Terror" and 1988's "Interstellar Experience"), have been officially confirmed to appear at next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, ...

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KATAKLYSM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA ...

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Demonheart - LUCA TURILLI

In the finest traditions of kooky erstwhile RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, flamboyant Italian metallers RHAPSODY clearly aren't shy of opening themselves up to potential ridicule. And, unsurprisingly, with guitarist Luca Turilli going solo from time to time, neither is he afraid of assuming the mirth-ridden mantle. The big smirking point with this EP (preceding the ...

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The Odyssey - SYMPHONY X

Once you dig beneath the dungeons, dragons and decorative armor, "true" metal carries as many false promises as it does genuine attributes. The fact that recycling standardized riffs and possessing a singer with a voice more featureless than the Arizona desert (take a bow, HAMMERFALL and ICED EARTH) can propel you into the stratosphere seems ...

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ABORYM Singer Arrested For Possession Of Ecstasy Pills

Former MAYHEM and current ABORYM singer Attila Csihar is currently being held in jail in Treviso, northern Italy, where he was recently arrested for possession of 158 ecstasy pills and a small amount of hash. "We don't know yet about how much he will get, but a trial should be set around December," the rest ...

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NILE, MALEVOLENT CREATION Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

NILE and MALEVOLENT CREATION are the latest acts to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place between Jul. 31 and Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. Also set to appear at the event are ICED EARTH, GAMMA RAY, STRATOVARIUS, DARK ANGEL, and THE ...

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THE ALMIGHTY PUNCHDRUNK Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

THE ALMIGHTY PUNCHDRUNK, featuring STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/DARK ANGEL drummer Gene Hoglan, are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place between Jul. 31 and Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. Also set to appear at the event are ICED EARTH, ...

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DARK ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) — are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place between Jul. 31 and Aug. 2, 2003 in ...

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ICED EARTH Set Title For Next Album, Continue Writing

ICED EARTH have set "The Glorious Burden" as the title for their next full-length album, which they hope to begin recording by January. "What I've been doing right now is writing for ICED EARTH and DEMONS & WIZARDS [side project with BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kursch] simultaneously," ICED EARTH mastermind Jon Schaffer told Brave Words & ...

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GAMMA RAY Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

GAMMA RAY are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place between Jul. 31 and Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. They will be joined on the bill by the likes of ICED EARTH and STRATOVARIUS, both of whom were ...

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THE POWER OF METAL 1 Festival Gets Scaled Down

Florida's The Power of Metal 1 festival, previously set to take place on Nov. 18 at Tabu Nightclub in Orlando, has been rescheduled for Nov. 20 at The Social. Susan Elder, The Power of Metal 1 festival promoter stated: "The show is going to be a lot more intimate. We lost our big sponsor, Mars, ...

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BATHORY: 'Nordland I' Track Listing Unveiled

BATHORY's forthcoming "Nordland I" CD, due on Nov. 18 through Black Mark Records, will contain the following track listing: 01. Prelude 02. Nordland 03. Vinterblot 04. Dragons Breath 05. Ring Of Gold 06. Foreverdark Woods 07. Broken Sword 08. Great Hall Awaits A Fallen Brother 09. Mother Earth Father Thunder 10. Heimfard "Nordland I" is ...

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AGENT STEEL: New Music Posted Online

AGENT STEEL has posted three brand new audio clips from the group's forthcoming CD, "Order Of The Illuminati - Agent Steel 4", via its official web site at this location. The cuts available for preview are as follows: 01. Avenger 02. Earth Under Lucifer 03. Human Bullet "Order Of The Illuminati - Agent ...

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AETERNUS Prepares To Record 'A Darker Monument'

Norway's AETERNUS will enter Greighallen Studios in late November with producer Pytten (ENSLAVED, MORK GRYNING) to begin recording its new album, "A Darker Monument", for an early 2003 release through Nocturnal Art Productions. Among the cuts set to be included on the effort are the following: 01. Slavestate 02. Litany of Ra 03. Sword of ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION To Issue First-Ever DVD

Holland's WITHIN TEMPTATION has announced plans to release its first-ever live DVD on Nov. 22. Dubbed "WITHIN TEMPTATION: Mother Earth Tour", the DVD will contain a full live concert as well as a unique backstage documentary, a "Making of..." of the album "Mother Earth" and its cover sleeve, interviews with the band, the music videos ...

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PRIMER 55 Part With Bassist, Enlist Temporary Replacement

PRIMER 55 have parted ways with bassist Kobie Jackson due to "personal and creative problems" and have temporarily replaced him with former 12V NEGATIVE EARTH four-stringer Toomey. "Due to personal and creative problems, Kobie Jackson has been asked to leave the band," said PRIMER 55 guitarist Bobby Burns in an official statement. "Jason and I ...

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AGENT STEEL Postpone Album, Tour

AGENT STEEL have posted the following update via their official web site: "We have some disappointing news to announce. We've have been re-recording tracks to our long overdue album. Due to technical difficulties we lost data — actual tracks (our hard drive crashed!). But no worries, Bernie has been putting in long hours on the ...

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TONY IOMMI To Collaborate With PHIL ANSELMO On Upcoming CD

PANTERA frontman Phil Anselmo will contribute lead vocals to the next solo album from BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, the guitarist has confirmed to Billboard.com. Anselmo and Iommi are to formally begin work on the project in January in England, according to Tony, who says that he and Anselmo plan to tour to support the ...

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NEMESIS Record New Material, Seek Label Home

Upstate New York-based NEMESIS, featuring former EARTH CRISIS members Karl Buechner (vocals), Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (bass), and Erick Edwards (guitar), are presently shopping a six-song CD containing the three tracks from the band's first demo and three newly-recorded compositions. The songs featured on the CD are as follows: 01. Negative Infinity 02. Glass Eating Smile* ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Guitarist, Drummer Launch SCUM OF THE EARTH

ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs and longtime ZOMBIE drummer John Tempesta have joined forces in new project called SCUM OF THE EARTH. The band — whose musical direction is said to be very similar to that of ZOMBIE — are presently shopping a rough four-song demo recorded at the guitarist's home studio in hopes of releasing ...

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LOCO To Issue 'Dead World' In November

Canada's LOCO have finalized the track listing for their third CD, entitled Dead World, which is currently being recorded at a Vancouver, British Columbia studio for November release. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Dead World 02. Time 03. Destiny 04. Anger Within 05. Freakshow 06. Dreamer 07. Alone 08. ...

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JOHAN LINDSTRAND Rejoins THE CROWN!

Vocalist Johan Lindstrand has officially rejoined Sweden's THE CROWN as the group's new permanent singer. Here is what the man himself had to say about it: "Alright planet earth!!!! This is Johan Lindstrand speaking… I'm very proud to say that I'm back in THE CROWN. This time with full fuckin' force. My commitment and dedication ...

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