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SUFFER Set Release Date For Debut Album

Southern Louisiana-based SUFFER, featuring former members of GOATWHORE, DISINCARNATE, and SHRUM, have set a June 1 release date through Northern Blaze Productions for their debut album, entitled "When Darkness Falls". Two tracks from the CD — "Plague Of The Whore" and "Shell Of An Angel" — can be downloaded in MP3 format from the label's ...

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ARCH ENEMY to Release Mini-DVD: Producer

Metal producer extraordinaire Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, OPETH, MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB) has posted the following update on his web site: "New studio is working out great, things have been pretty constant and just finished new KILLSWITCH ENGAGE album. Did the new BLAZE album at the start of the year, first project at the new ...

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LILLIAN AXE: Longtime Singer RON TAYLOR Leaves The Fold

LILLIAN AXE have officially parted ways with vocalist Ron Taylor. The following is guitarist Steve Blaze's statement on the matter: "Hello everyone. I would like to take this time to announce the truth about the rumors that Ron Taylor, vocalist for LILLIAN AXE, is leaving the band. "After 15 years of singing for LILLIAN AXE, ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Singer: Athens Show Was A 'Most Glorious, Magical Experience'

VIRGIN STEELE vocalist David DeFeis has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Greetings, Salutations & Long Life to You All Noble Citizens of Hellas! Strange are the Ways of the World...Strange are the Winds, Clouds and other opportunistic weather Formations... "Unfortunately due to circumstances far beyond our control, namely the rather ...

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GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Memorial Service Held

A ceremony held Thursday to honor the victims and survivors of a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island was filled with messages of hope and transformation, as Gov. Don Carcieri urged the suffering to find a reason to keep on living, according to the Associated Press. Rescue workers who responded to the Feb. ...

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BLAZE, DESTRUCTION Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

BLAZE, DESTRUCTION and CENOTAPH are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Rock The Nations Open Air Festival, scheduled to be held July 3-4 in Istanbul, Turkey. The complete list of acts current set to appear at the event is as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH ASAFATED BLAZE CALIBAN CENOTAPH DESTRUCTION HATEBREED KATATONIA MALEVOLENT ...

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BLAZE Finalize Track Listing For 'Blood And Belief'

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Blood and Belief", tentatively due in March through SPV Records. As previously reported, BLAZE utilized the services of former PITCHSHIFTER drummer Jason Bowld during the recording sessions for follow-up to 2002's "Tenth Dimension", which ...

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TESTAMENT Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have been confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 25-26 in Balingen, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: ALICE COOPER WHITE LION QUEENSRŸCHE TESTAMENT MAGNUM CHILDREN OF BODOM U.F.O. GOTTHARD ...

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BLAZE Guitarist Discusses Upcoming CD

BLAZE guitarist Steve Wray has posted the following message to the band's official discussion forum: " [BLAZE's forthcoming third album] 'Blood & Belief' is a 10-track album which at this point certainly seems to have a theme or feel if you like. It's not a concept album. If anything this album is all about honesty ...

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BLAZE Name New Album

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have set "Blood and Belief" as the title of their third studio album, tentatively due in March 2004 through SPV Records. The group, who finished recording the CD on December 20, performed the album's projected title track Saturday night (December 27) at the ...

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TO MY SURPRISE: Audio Interview Posted Online

TO MY SURPRISE, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. The Clown), were interviewed by Steve Robinson of "That One Show" on Arizona's KASC The Blaze 1260 AM radio station on December 3. Listen to the interview in two parts in Real Media format at this location. TO MY SURPRISE's self-titled ...

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ALICE COOPER Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

ALICE COOPER has been confirmed as the first headlining act of the 2004 edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 25-26 in Balingen, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: ALICE COOPER WHITE LION QUEENSRYCHE MAGNUM CHILDREN OF BODOM U.F.O. GOTTHARD ANTHRAX ...

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BLAZE: Video Diary Posted Online

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have posted a three-minute video update from the recording sessions for the group's third full-length album, tentatively due in March 2004 through SPV Records. Check it out here (Windows Media). As previously reported, BLAZE are utilizing the services of former PITCHSHIFTER ...

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EPICA To Support DORO, BLAZE In Germany

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST), the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, will be supporting DORO and BLAZE at three German dates at the end of the year. In other news, EPICA will be playing a show with AFTER FOREVER on March 21 at ...

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Former PITCHSHIFTER Drummer To Appear On New BLAZE CD

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, are utilizing the services of former PITCHSHIFTER drummer Jason Bowld during the recording sessions for their third full-length album, which are taking place at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire together with producer Andy Sneap. Also recording with the group is bassist Wayne Banks (SABBAT, ...

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BLAZE To Begin Recording Third Album

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, will enter Backstage Studios in Ripley, England on Monday (Dec. 8) to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early 2004 through SPV Records. According to producer Andy Sneap, who worked with the band on their previous two offerings, the tracking for ...

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DORO: DVD Trailer Available Online

A trailer for DORO's first-ever DVD, "Für Immer", has been posted online at this location. Released on December 1, the two-disc set (view cover here) contains a complete show recorded in October 2002 in Balve, Germany and loads of extra special highlights and bonus material: backstage footage, a 35-minute documentary, bootleg ...

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BLAZE Announce Third Annual BIG BASH

On December 27, former IRON MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley and his band return to JB's Dudley for the third annual BLAZE Big Bash. In its first year the band played songs from their sophomore effort, "Tenth Dimension", for the first time. Last year, the band recorded their first live album, "As Live As It Gets", ...

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ANTHRAX Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

ANTHRAX are the latest act to be confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 25-26 in Balingen, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: WHITE LION QUEENSRŸCHE MAGNUM CHILDREN OF BODOM U.F.O. GOTTHARD ANTHRAX PRIMAL FEAR LILLIAN AXE ...

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Emergency Transmissions From GREAT WHITE Concert Fire Released

Emergency transmissions from February's deadly nightclub fire in Rhode Island during a GREAT WHITE concert have been released by State Attorney General Patrick Lynch after a judge ordered them to be made public, according to the Associated Press. The three-and-a-half hours worth of recordings include conversations between police, firefighters and other emergency workers. Rescuers found ...

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SEX PISTOLS: SID VICIOUS' Death To Be Commemorated

The 25th anniversary of the death of SEX PISTOLS bassist Sid Vicious — February 2, 2004 — will be commemorated by a number of projects, collectively titled "Vicious - Too Fast To Live". These will be as follows: The book "Vicious - Too Fast To Live" by Alan Parker (Creation Books) promises to reveal "for ...

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