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SEVEN WITCHES To Enter Studio In September

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, and HELSTAR singer James Rivera, will return to the studio in September to begin recording the follow-up to "Passage to the Other Side". Touring should begin in early 2004. In other news, Frost is busy at work on his ...

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CHARON Re-Name New Album

Finland's CHARON have changed the title for their forthcoming fourth full-length album to "The Dying Daylights" from the originally announced "Dead Man Walking". The follow-up to last year's "Downhearted" is due on October 6 through Spinefarm Records. A new single containing the song "Religious/Delicious" and the non-album cut "The King Is Dead" will be released ...

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EVANESCENCE Kick Off NINTENDO FUSION TOUR

EVANESCENCE kicked off The Nintendo Fusion Tour at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California Monday night (August 4). Check out pictures from Wire Image. Joining EVANESCENCE on the run through the month of August are COLD, REVIS and CAUTERIZE. FINGER ELEVEN steps in for CAUTERIZE during the outing's newly added September dates. The ...

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CHARON: New Album Details Revealed

Finland's CHARON have set "Dead Man Walking" as the title for their forthcoming fourth full-length album, due on September 1 through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Downhearted" was recorded at BRR Studios in the group's hometown of Raahe and was mixed at Helsinki's Finnvox Studios. The album includes a guest appearance on backing ...

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FATES WARNING Bassist Checks In From DREAM THEATER Tour

FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera has posted the following message to his official web site: "[The FATES WARNING] tour [with DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRŸCHE] is still going great. Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore and Wilmington all killer. Wilmington was poised to being one of our best shows but we got stopped near the end of our ...

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1349 Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Norwegian black metallers 1349, featuring SATYRICON drummer Frost, are the latest act to have been confirmed for Germany's With Full Force 2003 festival, which is set to take place July 4-6 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: Friday, July 4: ...

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LIFE AFTER DEATH To Perform At California Wedding

LIFE AFTER DEATH, the Los Angeles-based band featuring ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo and guitarist Phil Sandoval, will be performing three songs at the wedding of L.A.D. bassist Ray Burke on Saturday, June 7. The group, who recently reunited after a lengthy hiatus, are said to be working on a new CD for an as-yet-undetermined label. ...

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BILLY MILANO Says JOHN BUSH Is Incapable Of Laughing At The Joke

Former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has issued a response to ANTHRAX singer John Bush's characterization of Milano as someone who "has a lot of problems to work out," saying that Bush is incapable of laughing at the joke and insisting that the part-time ARMORED SAINT frontman doesn't "understand the dynamics" of Billy's ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, ARMORED SAINT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Members To Jam In Illinois

GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed, ex-WHITESNAKE/BLUE MURDER bassist Tony Franklin, ARMORED SAINT/ODIN guitarist Jeff Duncan, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES guitarist Anthony Focx and ENUFF Z'NUFF/VINCE NEIL drummer Vikki Foxx will join HAPPENIN' HARRY & THE HAPTONES for three Chicago-area shows at the end of next week. Confirmed dates are as follows: THURSDAY, APRIL 10th, 2003 Penny ...

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SETH To Reissue First Mini-CD, Early Demo

French black metal band SETH have announced plans to reissue their first mini-CD, "By Fire, Power Shall Be", along with their very first demo "Apocalyptic Desires". These two efforts, originally released in 1997 and 1996 respectively, were sold out for a long time and are considered to be sought-after items by many. This "exceptional" new ...

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MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: U.S. Dates Announced

MESHUGGAH have announced the tentative dates for their forthcoming U.S. headlining tour. Support at all shows will come from STRAPPING YOUNG LAD. The tentative dates are as follows: Apr. 25 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland Apr. 26 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Apr. 27 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom Apr. 29 - San Francisco, ...

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RAWHEAD REXX: 'Diary In Black' Track Listing Unveiled

Germany's RAWHEAD REXX, the band featuring former GLENMORE guitarist/vocalist Jürgen Volk, have set a March 17 European release date through AFM Records for their sophomore album, "Diary In Black". The group's self-titled effort was released in 2001. The complete track listing for "Diary In Black" is as follows: 01. Dark Ages 02. Return Of The ...

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SEVEN WITCHES: New Music Posted Online

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, and HELSTAR singer James Rivera, have posted the track "Dance With The Dead" in streaming audio at this location. "Dance With The Dead" comes off the group's fourth album, "Passage To The Other Side", due on April ...

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JOHN ARCH Speaks Out On 'A Twist Of Fate'

Former FATES WARNING frontman John Arch, freshly signed to Metal Blade Records as solo artist, recently commented on the musical and the lyrical direction of his much-anticipated debut EP, "A Twist Of Fate", due later in the year. "I think the music has a good feel to it," Arch said. "There are a lot of ...

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Former FATES WARNING Singer Inks Solo Deal!

Former FATES WARNING vocalist John Arch has inked a solo deal with Metal Blade Records. The singer's first release through the label will be a 20-minute EP, "A Twist Of Fate", featuring FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera and DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy. A late 2003 release is expected. ...

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ARMORED SAINT: Two DVDs, Album Reissue On The Way

ARMORED SAINT and Metal Blade Records will be releasing a DVD version of the band's home video, "A Trip Thru Red Times", in February. Included on the DVD will be extra videos, an interview conducted this past September, an "old-school" photo gallery, plus the added feature of a 5.1 surround mix. The band, who are ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Drop Off CANNIBAL CORPSE Tour

Gore grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION have dropped off the just-launched CANNIBAL CORPSE North American tour "due to a medical emergency at home," according to an official statement from the band. "We are focusing on getting back out on the road AS SOON AS POSSIBLE." The group are still expected to perform at Metal Blade Records' 20th ...

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