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DREAM EVIL Line Up Swedish In-Store

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will be making an in-store appearance at CD Specialisten in Gothenburg on Monday, Jan. 27. The band will be there for a signing session and they will ...

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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5: More Confirmations Announced

More artists have been confirmed for the upcoming March Metal Meltdown 5 festival, set to take place Mar. 7-8 at The Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. The following is a list of bands (in alphabetical order) that have so far been "confirmed" to appear at March Metal Meltdown 5: 7 WITCHES ALL THAT REMAINS ...

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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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IRON MAIDEN: Recording Update

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his official web site: "Today's MAIDEN diary update is care of Drew, my faithful and trusty engineer and side-kick! Brad looks like he's ...

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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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TROUBLE Gig Cancelled?

The fate of TROUBLE's Jan. 21, 2003 gig at the House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois appears to be uncertain as KITTIE, BIOHAZARD, BRAND NEW SIN and 18 VISIONS have been booked to perform at the venue on the same day. The TROUBLE concert — which was never officially confirmed by the House Of Blues ...

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DREAM EVIL: 'Evilized' Details Unveiled

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have finalized the track listing for their sophomore CD, "Evilized", due in Europe on Jan. 27, 2003 through Century Media Records. It is as follows: 01. Break ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Hard At Work On New Album

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent (a.k.a. Vincent Cusano) has been writing and recording new material at a Los Angeles studio for an album that may or may not surface under the VINNIE VINCENT INVASION moniker. No further information on the project is available at this time. In related news, the jury deciding the fate of ...

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MEDUZA Commence Pre-Production For Sophomore CD

Sweden's MEDUZA, who feature former members of AUTUMN LORDS, are in pre-production with producer Mike Wead (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND) for the group's sophomore CD, due in early 2003 through Massacre Records. A Scandinavian tour is tentatively scheduled to take place in February. ...

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MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND Members Join Forces In New Band

MERCYFUL FATE guitarist Hank Shermann has teamed up with KING DIAMOND bassist Hal Patino and MERCYFUL FATE drummer Bjarne T. Holm in a new project. The group, which is presently unnamed, is due to record a new demo shortly at the Danish studio owned and operated by KONKHRA mainman Anders Lundemark (who will also produce ...

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DREAM EVIL To Issue 'Evilized' In January

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have set Jan. 27, 2003 as the release date through Century Media Records for their sophomore CD, titled "Evilized". Among the song titles set to appear on ...

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HEARSE Completes Work On 'Dominion Reptilian'

Sweden's HEARSE, featuring current NONEXIST vocalist Johan Liiva (ex-ARCH ENEMY) and ex-FURBOWL drummer Max Thornell, has finished recording its debut album, "Dominion Reptilian", at Stockholm-based Dog Pound Studios (ENTOMBED, TERRA FIRMA) for an early 2003 release through Hammerheart Records. "Dominion Reptilian" was recorded over a four-week period with technician Jonas Elder, and is described by ...

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WAXBOX To Make Live Debut

Jackson, Tennessee's WAXBOX (formerly FULL DEVIL JACKET) will play their first show under the new name on Friday, Nov. 15 at The Outer Limit in Nashville. Also appearing on the bill will be LOVE OVER GRAVITY and FATE. ...

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DAVE GROHL Nixes UNLEASHED Frontman For PROBOT Project Over Questionable Politics

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl contemplated approaching UNLEASHED frontman Johnny Hedlund to contribute lead vocals to one of the songs for his upcoming metal project, PROBOT, but changed his mind after learning of the Swedish death metal vocalist's rumored Nazi leanings, Grohl revealed in an interview with Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "I love UNLEASHED's music — ...

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DARK ANGEL Destroy Santa Ana With Unannounced Set

As widely anticipated, DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and guitarist Eric Meyer joined drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez and bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) at the conclusion of DREAMS OF DAMNATION's opening set (featuring Durkin) at Monday night's KREATOR/DESTRUCTION gig at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California and tore into "Burning Of Sodom", ...

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DREAM EVIL Commence Songwriting Sessions For Sophomore CD

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have commenced the songwriting sessions for their sophomore CD, due sometime in 2003. According to the group's official web site, "the early demos show that the new ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS To Issue Third Album

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS will issue their third album, entitled A New Dimension of Might, at the end of this month through Napalm Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Ecstatic 02. A Fate Sealed in Red 03. Crashing Down 04. Obedience in the Abscence of Logic 05. Liquid View ...

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DREAM EVIL, FULL STRIKE Live Videos Posted Online

Live video clips of DREAM EVIL and FULL SRIKE, filmed during the two bands' performances at Göteborgskalaset on Heden in Göteborg, Sweden on August 12th, can be viewed at this location. DREAM EVIL feature in their ranks acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw ...

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ANN BOLEYN Manager Accused Of Soliciting Murder

54-year-old James Howard Paul, Jr., who had previously managed HELLION frontwoman and horror movie actress Ann Boleyn, was arraigned on August 27th in Van Nuys Superior Court for soliciting the murder of his wife. As a result, Boleyn has announced the termination of her business relationship with Paul effective August 15th. "Right now Jim's focus ...

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ANGEL WITCH Confirm Reunion, Plan Summer Festival Appearances

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH have confirmed that they have reunited and are planning on hitting the European festival circuit next summer. "Following recent soul-searching times, fate dealt metal a gentle hand for a change and the result was that [ANGEL WITCH] have reassembled the awesome 2000 line-up consisting of [guitarist/vocalist] Kevin Heybourne (naturally), [bassist] Richie ...

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DREAM EVIL To Embark On Japanese Tour

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (i.e. HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (i.e. KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will embark on a two-date Japanese tour in October. The details are as follows: Oct. 10 – Tokyo, JAP @ Club Quattro Oct. 11 – ...

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RUSH Drummer Breaks Silence On Death Of Daughter, Wife

RUSH drummer Neil Peart has broken his silence on the tragic deaths of his 19-year-old daughter Selena and wife Jackie, both of whom passed away within a 10-month period back in 1997-1998. In his new book, Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, which is being published by Canada's ECW Press, Neil provides a personal ...

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KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE Ink Deals With METAL BLADE, MASSACRE

KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE are on the verge of signing new record deals with Metal Blade Records and Massacre Records for the North American and European territories, respectively. Licensing deals for Japan, Australia, and South America are still pending. In an official statement posted at KING DIAMOND/MERCYFUL FATE's official web site, King Diamond (the ...

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THUNDER To Reunite For MONSTERS OF ROCK Shows

British hard rockers THUNDER will reunite for a series of shows in November to be held under the Monsters Of Rock banner, vocalist Danny Bowes has confirmed via on online posting. "Oh dear....It appears the moggy has slipped well and truly out of the bag, despite my best efforts to keep it in," Bowes wrote. ...

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OVERKILL's BOBBY "BLITZ" ELLSWORTH: "Can't Kill A Dead Man"

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth has posted the following message regarding the "minor stroke" he suffered about 30 minutes into the band's headlining performance in Nürnberg, Germany on Thursday, June 27th: "Well, slapped by the hand of fate...God? "Hmmm, regardless, I don't write the script, just act it out, like the rest. "The deal is....boom, ...

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