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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Get Lots Of Love In Japan

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have posted the following message on their official web site: "What an amazing time we had in Japan, it is almost like a second home to us at this point. The overwhelming respect given to bands there is frightening. So much love. There is no other place in the world like Japan... Land ...

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SKEW SISKIN Singer: Fully Rested And Ready To Rock

SKEW SISKIN singer Nina C. Alice has issued a statement regarding the cancellation of the last three shows of the group's European tour. As previously reported, the dates were called off after Nina was advised by her doctors to "stay in bed for at least one week to give her body the needed rest and ...

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Magazine: AC/DC Among Australia's Richest Entertainers

AC/DC earned $14.9 million in 2003 to land at the third place on a list of Australia's richest entertainers, according to Business Review Weekly magazine. Oscar winner Nicole Kidman earned an estimated $18.6 million last year in 2003, making her Australia's richest entertainer, while singer John Farnham landed in the second place with an estimated ...

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FREEDOM CALL Set Release Date For Live Album

German power metallers FREEDOM CALL, who feature in their ranks GAMMA RAY drummer Dan Zimmermann, have set a May 10 release date through SPV Records for their long-awaited live album, "Live Invasion". The disc, which was recorded on the band's tour with BLIND GUARDIAN, will include a special bonus CD featuring the "Tears Of Taragon" ...

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ENDO Confirm Split With COLUMBIA, Demo New Material

Miami, Florida's ENDO have confirmed that they have parted ways with DV8/Columbia Records and are currently demoing new material in hopes of securing a new record deal. "Good things are happening over here in ENDO-land," the group's bassist, Zelick, writes on their web site. "Yesterday we finished tracking the music for five new songs! Gil ...

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AEROSMITH Sell More Than 160K Copies Of 'Bobo', Land At No. 5

AEROSMITH's critically acclaimed blues album, "Honkin' on Bobo" (Columbia), has landed at No. 5 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart with sales of 160,500 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band's last album, 2001's "Just Push Play", arrived at No. 2 with 240,000 copies and has gone on to sell 1.3 million. Meanwhile, GUNS ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Checks In From The Road

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, it's been a while. Some would say an era, others have probably not noticed, but it's about time I wrote a report. Indeed I haven’t really noticed. Time has a way of inexorably tick-tocking away when one ...

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Former STRATOVARIUS Drummer To Guest On New KALEDON CD?

Former STRATOVARIUS drummer Jörg Michael is in talks with Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON about playing on the group's forthcoming third full-length album, entitled "The Way of the Light". The follow-up to last year's "The King's Rescue" will be recorded this spring for a tentative late 2004 release through SteelBorn Records. "The Way of the ...

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ICED EARTH Drummer To Land Job On 'The Howard Stern Show'?

ICED EARTH drummer Richard Christy (ex-DEATH, CONTROL DENIED) appears to be the favorite to land the job on "The Howard Stern Show" previously held by Stuttering John (who recently made the move to "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"). Christy, a self-professed "huge fan of Howard's show for years," has submitted several audition tapes for ...

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Former KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK To Tour Scandinavia

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick will be embarking on a Scandinavian tour in April. In addition, he will be appearing at the KISS Expo in Stockholm on April 10. Bruce will be performing a set like the one he played on his recent Australian tour, including solo material from "Audiodog" and "Transformer", and KISS songs ...

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MIA ZAPATA Murder Trial Goes To Jury

Jurors have begun deliberating the fate of the Miami man charged with the 1993 murder of Seattle punk-rock singer Mia Zapata of THE GITS, according to a post on the band's web site. Jesus C. Mezquia, a 49-year-old fisherman and laborer with a history of assaults on women and only a passing connection to Seattle, ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Release Tribute To His Influences

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be issuing a new solo album, entitled "Furious George", in April through Shrapnel Records. "It is a compilation of sometimes-obscure songs that were inspirational to me growing up playing guitar," George said. Songs set to appear on the CD are: 01. Blood of the Sun (MOUNTAIN) 02. Precious and ...

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AMON AMARTH, IMPIOUS To Team Up For European Tour

AMON AMARTH, IMPIOUS and an as-yet-unannounced third band will be joining forces for a European tour beginning on October 8 in Hamburg, Germany. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 08 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle Oct. 09 - Osnabrück, GER @ Lagerhalle Oct. 10 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob Oct. 11 - Zaandam, ...

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WAR & PEACE: Sound Samples Available Online

Former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson has posted several sound clips from the forthcoming WAR & PEACE album, "The Walls Have Eyes", due on April 19 through Z Records. As previously reported, the track listing will include an exclusive European bonus track — a version of DOKKEN's "Walk Away" performed with a string quartet. "The Walls ...

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ORPHANED LAND Host Hometown CD Release Party

Israeli prog-metallers ORPHANED LAND recently hosted a hometown CD release party for their new album, "Mabool" (due in the U.S. on April 6 through Century Media Records). Vocalist Kobi Farhi checked in with the following update: "Hello to all our ORPHANED brothers and sisters, we had the launch party release of 'Mabool' two days ago ...

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DEATH ANGEL: San Francisco, Phoenix Dates Announced

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have been added to the TESTAMENT/SADUS bill on Saturday, March 27 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. In addition, the group's previously announced shows with FLOTSAM AND JETSAM at Chasers in Phoenix have been moved to April 9-10. As previously reported, DEATH ANGEL have set a ...

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THE DARKNESS' Debut Certified Gold

THE DARKNESS' debut album, "Permission To Land", has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 500,000 copies in the U.S., according to the BBC News. The British rockers, who recently won three Brit Awards, sold 1.2 million copies of "Permission To Land" in the U.K. so ...

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THE DARKNESS Singer Receives Death Threats, Security Stepped Up

THE DARKNESS singer Justin Hawkins has had to call in police after receiving chilling death threats, according to the U.K.'s Sun. The singer said he got the first letter as the group celebrated winning three Brit Awards last week. Justin revealed: "It was a handwritten letter, it's very weird. It's quite flattering that somebody wants ...

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Report: METALLICA Land Distribution Deal For 'Monster' Documentary

METALLICA's much-anticipated documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" has been picked up for U.S. theatrical distribution by IFC Films, according to Zap2it.com. The film, which is owned by METALLICA, was directed and produced by acclaimed documentary filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. The filmmakers and the band agreed to pursue an unusual way of managing ...

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Finland: The Most 'Heavy Metal' Country In The World?

Heavy metal/hard rock music continues to thrive in Finland, where bands like CHILDREN OF BODOM regularly top the chart with their single and full-length releases. Here is how the metal/hard rock genre fared on the Finnish Pop Album (Top 120) chart for the week ending February 21, 2004: 04. EVANESCENCE – "Fallen" 12. DIABLO – ...

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