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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Bach To Europe' Tour Diary

Daniel Stanton of Anger Management/Coallier Entertainment has submitted the following tour diary documenting Sebastian Bach's (ex-SKID ROW) most recent "Bach To Europe" European trek: "With many tours under my belt, nothing will come close to the psychotic world of working with the hyper madman named Sebastian Bach. No matter how you slice it, this 'Basmanian ...

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HEVEIN To Record Pre-Production Demo In January

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN will enter the studio in February 2005 to record a new single. The recording sessions for the band's new album will commence in the spring. An update from the band's official web site on the songwriting sessions for the upcoming CD follows: "January 15th will be the date when we enter ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL Finnish Tribute Concert: More Details Revealed

More details have emerged about the "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (DAMAGEPLAN, PANTERA) tribute concert that is scheduled to be held in Helsinki, Finland on January 15, 2005. The gig will take place at Rock 'n' Roll Station and all proceeds will be donated to an as-yet-undetermined charity. Admission will be €6 and tickets will be available ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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SOULFLY Bassist To Produce Kentucky's 7DAYSUN

SOULFLY bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55) has signed on to produce a few tracks for the Louisville, KY-based band 7DAYSUN. Recording is slated to start early January. The quintet are also scheduled to shooting a music video at The Madison Theater on January 15 in Covington, KY. More information is available at www.7daysun.net. ...

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EVEREVE Part Ways With Guitarist, Prepare To Record New Album

German gothic metallers EVEREVE have posted the following update at their official web site: "It's time to get serious, as we've already announced to you a while ago. Production kick-off for the new album, entitled 'Tried & Failed', will be in January at the Gerassi Park Studio under the wings of longtime producer Gerhard Magin ...

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SOULFLY Begin Recording New Album

SOULFLY began tracking their new album Thursday (Dec. 2) in Arizona with mainman Max Cavalera assuming the production duties once again. The recording sessions will last until the end of the year and possibly beyond. A late spring/early summer release through Roadrunner Records is expected. SOULFLY will release their first DVD, "The Song Remains Insane", ...

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KRISIUN Decimate Europe, Set Sights On U.S.

Brazilian purveyors of devastation KRISIUN have returned home after invading Europe igniting their ravenous legions of fans. Headlining Europe for the first time, the "Clash of the Demigods" tour took the Brazilians, who were supporting the European release of their new compilation album, "Bloodshed", across the continent playing more than 25 shows with BEHEMOTH, INCANTATION ...

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Report: CBS Dropped From GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Lawsuit

The Associated Press is reporting that attorneys representing families of some of the 100 people killed in the West Warwick nightclub fire as well a number who were injured have agreed to drop CBS Broadcasting Inc. as a defendant in one of the lawsuits filed in the aftermath. Lawyers for both sides signed a stipulation ...

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DREAM THEATER Begin Recording New Album

Progressive heavy rock giants DREAM THEATER are scheduled to enter a New York City studio on Monday (Nov. 1) to begin recording the follow-up to 2003's "Train of Thought". A spring/summer 2005 release through Elektra Records is expected. DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played a set with classic East Coast thrashers OVERKILL on Friday (Oct. ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer To Perform With OVERKILL

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy will be playing a set with classic East Coast thrashers OVERKILL this Friday, October 29 for Eddie Trunk's annual Halloween party. The event will take place at The Hard Rock Café, located at 57th St between Broadway and 7th Ave. in New York City. Doors open at 9:30. OVERKILL will ...

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Premiere of NEAL MORSE's 'One' on RADIO FRONTIERS

Radio Frontiers will be premiering Neal Morse's (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) new album, "One", on October 21 at 9:00 p.m. EST. They will be playing the album in its entirety, including the bonus disc. The show will be co-hosted by Neal Morse, who will also be live in Radio Frontiers' chatroom. There will also be a phone-in ...

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HEVEIN To Enter Studio In February

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN will enter the studio in February 2005 to record a new single. The recording sessions for the band's new album will commence in the spring. As previously reported, HEVEIN recently inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. The group were signed on the strength of their "Break Out the Hammers" EP, which ...

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SOULFLY Tour Postponed Due To Health Issues

The planned SOULFLY winter tour, slated to start in November of 2004, has been postponed due to heath issues. Singer/guitarist Max Cavalera will spend his time recuperating at home from a leg injury and recording material for a new SOULFLY album. The tour is slated to resume in early 2005 around the release of the ...

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HEVEIN Sign With SPINEFARM RECORDS

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN have inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. The group were signed on the strength of their "Break Out the Hammers" EP, which was mixed earlier this year at Sonic Pump studios by Nino Laurenne and mastered at Finnvox studios by Minerva Pappi. A full-length MP3 of the EP's title track can ...

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KONKHRA: Putting 'Heavy' Back In Heavy Metal

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have issued the following update on their current activities: "We are ready to record the first 4-5 songs for the new album. This time we will record the songs as they get done, and next Friday we are entering Starstruck studio in Copenhagen to lay down the drums for these new ...

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SOULFLY Hard At Work On First DVD

SOULFLY are currently working on their first DVD, tentatively titled "The Song Remains Insane". The disc, which is unlikely to surface before early next year, will feature "lots of European festival footage, maybe even footage from the band's South Africa travels," according to the band's label, Roadrunner Records. More information will be made available soon. ...

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