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SOLEMNITY Set Release Date For 'King Of Dreams'

Germany's SOLEMNITY will release their second album, "King Of Dreams", on Apr. 30, 2003 through Remedy Records. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Fire in Mainstreamland 02. Kill The Majesty 03. The Ninth Gate 04. King Of Dreams 05. Vampire's Dance (feat. Steve Sylvester of DEATH SS) 06. Spirits Of ...

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KILLING JOKE Complete Comeback CD, Prepare To Hit The Road

The reunited KILLING JOKE — featuring vocalist Jaz Coleman, guitarist Geordie, bassist Paul Raven (ex-PRONG), and drummer Ted Parsons (ex-GODFLESH/PRONG) — have set "The Death & Resurrection Show" as the title for their new album, which was recently tracked in London and Los Angeles with producer Andy Gill for an early 2003 release. The track ...

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RAVEN's JOHN GALLAGHER Offers Update On Brother's Medical Condition

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has posted the following update via the band's official web site: "[Guitarist/brother] Mark [Gallagher] had arthroscopic surgery on his knee last week [as part of the treatment for the leg injuries he sustained when a 20-foot wall fell on him in early November], and is already being tortured by his physiotherapist ...

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THERION To Issue Live Album

Sweden's THERION will issue a live CD, entitled Live In Midgard, on September 30th through Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded at shows in Colombia, Hungary and Germany, Live In Midgard was laid down "totally live without any overdubs not to destroy the live feeling at all," according to an official press release. The full track listing ...

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Demonstrations In Chaos - WATCHTOWER

If you've anxiously clicked into this review hoping for some information on the long-awaited third full-length from the Texas tech-metal quartet, you'll be disappointed. That record (Mathematics — a working title for some 12 years now!) is still in the making. But if you can't find the band's Energetic Disassembly debut anywhere (you're in the ...

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DIAMOND REXX Return With 'The Evil'

DIAMOND REXX are back and have a new album hitting stores via Phoenix, Arizona's Crash Music. The group, whose roots go back to the metal days of the early 90's and who once packed venues around the country, reformed in 2001 and have spent the last several months writing and recording what has become The ...

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KILLING JOKE Reunite, Commence Work On 'Most Violent' Opus To Date

The reunited KILLING JOKE — featuring vocalist Jaz Coleman, guitarist Geordie, bassist Paul Raven (ex-PRONG), and drummer Ted Parsons (ex-GODFLESH/PRONG) — are reportedly tracking their new album in London and Los Angeles with producer Andy Gill for an early 2003 release. According to sources, the forthcoming CD will be the group's "most violent" opus to ...

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RAVEN: Recuperating, Preparing Possible DVD

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has posted the following update via the band's official web site: "Well! Apologies for the no-show for the past zillion years...a lot due to @!#$!! problems with the computer...but here's a little update. Spent a week down in Florida with [guitarist/brother] Mark [Gallagher] — family vacation. [Drummer] Joe [Hasselvander] came also ...

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SINERGY Joined By THE IRON MAIDENS Bassist

Finland's SINERGY have recruited bassist Melanie Sisneros to permanently replace Marco Hietala, who left the group earlier year to join NIGHTWISH on a full-time basis. "Sisneros [is] no stranger to playing in metal bands," reads a statement on SINERGY's official web site. "She's been playing bass for over 11 years and has lots ...

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AXL ROSE: "The Coolest Guy In The World"

The following item was posted on the E! Online's Celebrity Sightings page on June 21st: Christian Cage (Jun 21, 2002, 09:13 AM) "On April 7th, I was at the Phoenix, AZ airport with all the W.W.E. wrestlers and was walking around baggage claim and I ran into one of the wrestlers named Raven ...

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RAVEN Cancel European Tour

As first predicted here back on June 3rd, veteran British metallers RAVEN have now officially cancelled their appearance at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival in early August due to continued medical complications experienced by guitarist Mark Gallagher as a result of leg injuries he sustained when a "20-foot wall" fell on him in ...

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KITTIE, POISON THE WELL, SHADOWS FALL Dates Announced

The initial dates for the forthcoming US tour featuring KITTIE, POISON THE WELL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HOTWIRE, and SHADOWS FALL have been announced. They are as follows: Jul. 09 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop's Jul. 10 - Bloomington, IL @ Lafayette Club Jul. 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue Jul. 13 - Madison, WI ...

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RAVEN Likely To Cancel WACKEN OPEN AIR Appearance

Veteran British metallers RAVEN will likely cancel their appearance at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival in early August due to continued medical complications experienced by guitarist Mark Gallagher as a result of leg injuries he sustained (shattered ankle on one leg, most of the flesh ripped off the other) when a "20-foot wall" fell on ...

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Ex-PRONG Drummer TED PARSONS: The New PRONG Is A Joke

Former PRONG/GODFLESH drummer Ted Parsons has slammed PRONG mainman Tommy Victor for resurrecting the group with all-new members and attempting to pick up where the band left off at the time of their original split in 1996. "I wanted to continue PRONG with Tommy in 1996 when we got dropped from Epic [Records]," Parsons wrote ...

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DEF LEPPARD Launch Auction For Raven Drum Foundation

A message from DEF LEPPARD: "The second defleppard.com-related) auction features another item from Rick Allen's collection: Rick's Adrenalize bass drum, which was used on hundreds of dates throughout the band's 1992/1993 world tour. The drum features custom artwork on the side (the red and yellow triangular DEF LEPPARD logo) and still has the original drum ...

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MEDICATION: Additional US Dates Announced

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have lined up the following dates as part of their ongoing two-month US tour: May 15 - Oasis One Sixty - Chicago Heights, ...

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JUSTIN BROADRICK: GODFLESH Was Not GODFLESH Anymore

GODFLESH leader Justin Broadrick has issued a statement explaining why he chose to disband the industrial pioneers he founded in 1988. The full statement is as follows: "GODFLESH (1988-2002) - MISSION IS TERMINATED - "On April 10th 2002, I disbanded GODFLESH. This was something I had painfully been pondering since GC Greens' departure from the ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG ...

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SAVATAGE Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

SAVATAGE are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG BORKNAGAR BRUCE DICKINSON CANNIBAL ...

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BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG BORKNAGAR BRUCE ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE, GRAVITY KILLS Dates Announced

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE will embark on a co-headlining tour with GRAVITY KILLS in April/May. The first set of confirmed dates is as follows: Apr. 10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue Apr. 12 - Omaha, NE - Ranch Bowl Apr. 13 - Madison, WI - Club Raven Apr. 14 - Dekalb, IL - Otto's Apr. ...

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BORKNAGAR, NOCTURNAL RITES Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

BORKNAGAR and NOCTURNAL RITES are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BORKNAGAR BRUCE ...

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HALFORD Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival!

HALFORD are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of artists that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BRUCE ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON has been officially confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. DICKINSON will reportedly perform on Friday, August 2nd. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ...

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SONATA ARCTICA To Issue First-Ever Live Album In July

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA will issue their first-ever live album, entitled Songs of Silence - Live in Tokyo, in Finland on July 1st. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Weballergy 03. Kingdom for a Heart 04. Sing in Silence 05. False News Travel Fast 06. Last Drop ...

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