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SHAMAN Confirmed For Spain's VINA ROCK 2002 Festival

Brazil's SHAMAN, featuring former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (guitar), have been confirmed for the Vina Rock Espanha 2002 festival, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 27th at Auditorio Municipal in Villarrobledo, Spain. Other artists set to appear at the event include R.D.P. and BARON ROJO, ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND, SILENT FORCE Added To PROGPOWER USA III

DEVIN TOWNSEND (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, OCEAN MACHINE) and SILENT FORCE (featuring vocalist DC Cooper, ex-ROYAL HUNT) are the latest confirmed additions to this year's ProgPower USA festival. ProgPower is a two-day metal event scheduled to take place in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, November 15th and 16th at the Earthlink Live venue. With DEVIN ...

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ANGRA To Issue Special Japan-Only CD In April

Brazil's ANGRA will issue a special Japanese CD, entitled Hunters And Play, to precede the group's upcoming Japanese tour with SINERGY. Released on April 24th, the CD will include the following cuts: 01. Live And Learn 02. Bleeding Heart 03. Hunters And Play 04. Eyes Of Christ 05. Reverse (acoustic version) 06. Heroes Of Sand ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, ANGRA Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA III

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ATLANTA'S PROGPOWER USA III ANNOUNCES DATES AND LINEUP FOR 2002 FESTIVAL ATLANTA - ProgPower USA III, Atlanta's third annual progressive and power metal festival, has been announced for Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at Earthlink Live. Confirmed bands include a number of artists making their first US appearances, including Germany's ...

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SHAMAN Set Album Title, Continue Work On Debut CD

Brazil's SHAMAN, featuring former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (guitar), have set Ritual as the title of their debut album, which is currently being recorded in Wolfsburg, Germany with producer Sascha Paeth for a summer release through an as-yet-undetermined label. In related news, HENCEFORTH, who feature in their ranks ...

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SINERGY/ANGRA Japanese Dates Announced

Finland's SINERGY have announced the dates for their upcoming Japanese tour with ANGRA. They are as follows: Jun. 19 Nagoya, JAP @ Diamond Hall Jun. 20 Tokyo, JAP @ Shibuya AX Jun. 21 Tokyo, JAP @ Shibuya AX Jun. 22 Osaka, JAP @ On Air Jun. 24 Hiroshima, JAP @ Club Quattro ...

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ANGRA Axeman Announces European Guitar Clinics

ANGRA guitarist Kiko Loureiro has lined up the following guitar clinics in Europe during February/March: Feb. 24 - Music Village Shop, Mantova, ITA Feb. 27 - M.A.I. Music Academy International, Nancy, FRA Mar. 19 - EF2M - Ecole de Formation aux Metiers de la Musique, Turcoing, FRA ...

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CHALICE To Appear On AEROSMITH Tribute, Record New Album

Hamburg-based rockers CHALICE have entered Impuls Studio with producer J.P. Genkel (i.e. LACRIMOSA, METALIUM) to record a rendition of the AEROSMITH song "Sweet Emotion" for an upcoming AEROSMITH tribute album. In addition, the guys are busy writing material for their upcoming CD, entitled Chameleonation, which will be recorded at House of Audio in Karlsdorf, Germany ...

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ANGRA Announce North American Live Dates!

Brazil's ANGRA have announced the tentative dates for their first-ever North American live performances. They are as follows: Mar. 29 Quebec, CAN @ TBA Mar. 30 Montreal, CAN @ TBA Mar. 31 Toronto, CAN @ TBA Apr. 04 Boston, MA @ TBA Apr. 05 Cleveland, OH @ TBA Apr. 06 Asbury Park, NJ @ Convention ...

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GALLERY Get Conceptual On Sophomore CD

Germany's GALLERY will enter the studio shortly with producer Dennis Ward (i.e. PINK CREAM 69, ANGRA) to record their as-yet-untitled sophomore effort, which will reportedly be a tribute to Douglas Adams, the writer of the legendary trilogy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Tentative song titles set to be included on the upcoming CD are ...

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THOTEN Look "Beyond Tomorrow" In February

Brazilian power/speed metal outfit THOTEN will issue their debut album, entitled Beyond The Tomorrow, through Scarlet Records on February 11th. Produced by ANGRA guitarist Kiko Loureiro (who plays guest lead on several of cuts) and mastered at Germany's Hollywood Blazers/House of Music (i.e. PRIMAL FEAR, HELLOWEEN), Beyond The Tomorrow showcases the talents of vocalist Renato ...

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ANGRA To Record New EP, ZEPPELIN Cover!

Brazil's ANGRA will enter the studio in January with producer Dennis Ward to record a brand new EP, which is tentatively scheduled to be issued in early May. During the sessions, the band will lay down their cover of LED ZEPPELIN's Kashmir for an upcoming LED ZEPPELIN tribute CD, which is due to be issued ...

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ANGRA Shoot Video Clip!

ANGRA is in the process of putting together a video clip for an as-yet-undisclosed track from the group's recently-released and much-acclaimed Rebirth opus, which will consist of footage from the group's triumphant homecoming gig in São Paulo, Brazil on December 15th. ...

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Rebirth - ANGRA

As one of the people that were ready to dismiss ANGRA following the departure of vocalist Andre Matos (who, along with ANGRA's rhythm section, left the group to form SHAMAN), I was more than a little surprised by the quality of the Brazilian quintet's long-awaited comeback release. A more mature, focused effort than 1998's ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 06, 2001

Acclaimed rap/metal act STUCK MOJO will reunite for a New Year's Eve show in Atlanta—the first time the much-missed outfit will perform together on stage in a year and four months. According to guitarist Rich Ward, “I have spoken to [STUCK MOJO/420 MONKS frontman] Bonz and we have agreed to do ...

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Archive News Oct 12, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has sensationally announced that he would happily work with METALLICA again in the future, despite walking out on the group earlier this year. Newsted cited 'private and personal reasons, and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playing the music that I love' as ...

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Archive News Oct 08, 2001

The reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will be performing a headlining show at Slim's in San Francisco on December 14th. Support will come from SKINLAB. Other opening acts will be announced shortly.


Former DARK ANGEL/DREAMS OF DAMNATION guitarist Jim Durkin has joined the reunited Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX. ...

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Archive News Oct 04, 2001

A minor riot erupted at the conclusion of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's headlining show in Porto Alegre, Brazil on Tuesday, October 2nd, causing the band to storm off the stage and leaving the group's equipment vulnerable to damage as a result of the angry crowd throwing objects in protest over the way the concert ended. Here ...

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Archive News Oct 03, 2001

Further to the news item we posted here yesterday about SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez's possible defection from the group's ranks over contractual issues, it now appears that the skinsman is keeping busy by playing in a local Chicago-area band called STRIPPING THE PISTOL, who are reportedly showcasing for a few major labels on Sunday, ...

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Archive News Sep 27, 2001

As a result of Capitol Records' recent buy-out of the Priority label, BLACK SABBATH's highly-anticipated album of live recordings from 1975, previously known as Live In 75, has been indefinitely put on hold, while the Priority-distributed Divine Recordings (Sharon Osbourne's record company and the projected label for the above-mentioned release) are presently attempting ...

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Archive News Sep 18, 2001

In what is yet another Roadrunner Records first, SLIPKNOT will be gracing the cover of the next issue of Rolling Stone magazine, which is due to hit the newsstands this Friday, September 21st.


ENTOMBED's brand new studio opus, entitled Morning Star, will be released through Koch Entertainment in the US ...

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Archive News Sep 17, 2001 - update 1

SLAYER will reportedly carry on with their planned appearance at the revised dates on the upcoming European Tattoo The Planet tour, following PANTERA and STATIC-X's decision to pull out of the trek. According to reports, SLAYER will head to Europe early next week to belatedly kick off the tour on Tuesday, September 18th in ...

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Archive News Aug 31, 2001

The reunited EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, FORBIDDEN and SADUS are tentatively set to join forces in a combined touring package that is due to go out under the moniker Bay Area Invasion, and which is presently being put together by Walter Morgan's Deadly Embrace Productions (the people behind this month's Thrash Of The Titans benefit ...

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Archive News Jul 25, 2001

According to buddyhead.com, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl, former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins, L7's Donita Sparks, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Josh Homme and THE TRAVELING WILBURYS drummer Jim Keltner got together at Los Angeles' Conway Studios on Monday, July 16th to record several as-yet-undisclosed tunes that may or ...

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Archive News Jul 16, 2001 - update 1

A low-quality MP3 file of the track “Thorns On My Grave” from EMPEROR's Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise CD is now available for download via the Candlelight Records web site at this location. You can also check out the cover artwork for the album, which is due on October 8th, here.


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Archive News Jul 10, 2001 - update 1

An ardent and vocal MACHINE HEAD supporter during the group's early years, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has revealed to Sweden's Close-Up magazine that he has found MACHINE HEAD's latter-day recorded output less than inspiring, particularly as compared to newer acts such as SLIPKNOT and longtime King faves PANTERA. Here is Kerry's statement about MACHINE ...

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Archive News Jun 26, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has posted a brief note on the official web site of his ECHOBRAIN project announcing the plans for his Chophouse Records label, which is scheduled to release the debut album from the above-mentioned act later in the year. The expanded note can be viewed in its entirety via Encyclopedia ...

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Archive News Jun 13, 2001

According to reliable but unofficial sources, former C.O.C. and current LEADFOOT members Karl Agell (vocals) and Phil Swisher (bass) have joined forces with ex-C.O.C. drummer and current BROWN guitarist/vocalist Reed Mullin in a brand new, as-yet-unnamed project that may also feature in its ranks C.O.C. guitarist Woody Weatherman. It is unclear at this time what ...

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