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Ex-THE ALMIGHTY Frontman To Play Solo Date

Ex-THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick will play a solo gig at The Peel, Kingston Upon Thames on Feb. 28 (supported by PIG IRON). You can also catch Ricky currently supporting DEF LEPPARD on tour in the U.K. (he previously supported the LEPPs in Japan and North America in 2002). The full tour dates can be ...

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EDGUY Putting Finishing Touches On Live Album

German melodic metallers EDGUY are putting the finishing touches on their live album, tentatively due in April through AFM Records. According to vocalist Tobias Sammet, "the live album is gonna [consist of] two (2) discs, [with a running time of] over 100 minutes [and] with a 40-page photo booklet documenting the ['Mandrake'] tour, featuring 150 ...

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The Edge Of The World - MARK BOALS

It's small wonder that this singer can come up with anything remotely musically coherent considering he's trudged the mental treadmill that is YNGWIE J MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE for two separate terms, and consequently twice dropped ungraciously through the exit trapdoor at the end — though it's worth noting of course that he isn't entirely absolved ...

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DEFTONES Scrap Album Title, Refuse To Discuss New Music

DEFTONES have scrapped "Lovers" as the title for their much-anticipated fourth full-length album, due in the spring through Maverick Records. "The thing is that 'Lovers' was the title for a while, but not now because we've had a lot of fun watching it get reported everywhere," drummer Abe Cunningham told Kerrang! magazine. "But it's cool ...

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ROSTOK VAMPIRES Announce German Gig

Reunited '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, will perform at Winterbenefit-Concert For The Poor at Keuning-Haus in Dortmund, Germany on Jan. 31, 2003. The group are working on new material to be released next year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. ...

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ROSTOK VAMPIRES To Release New CD

Reunited '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, are working on new material to be released next year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The group's next show will take place in January in Dortmund, Germany. ...

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TOOL Get Fired Up!

TOOL accidentally set fire to their dressing room on Nov. 12 at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas, and are required to pay for the damage. Freeman Coliseum general manager J.C. Hrubetz says the fire was minor, and that the band's bill for the damage is "less than the amount of a used Chevy ...

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GENITORTURERS Provide Soundtrack Score For "Vampire Clan"

Florida's GENITORTURERS, featuring former MORBID ANGEL frontman David "Evil D" Vincent on bass, have provided the soundtrack score for "Vampire Clan", the "horrific true-crime story of a group of kids who claimed to be real-life vampires," according to the group's official web site. "They drank each other's blood, practiced the black arts, and studied the ...

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SPINESHANK: New Album Coming Out 'Better Than Expected'

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you know what the latest news on the recording is...We have laid down the drums to 15 tracks and I have 2 more to do today. ...

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HEADSTRONG Confirm Split With Label

As first reported here in early August, Canada's HEADSTRONG have now officially confirmed their split with RCA Records a mere six months following the release of their self-titled debut through the label. "Unfortunately due to circumstances too numerous to cite in this forum, our contract with RCA Records has been terminated," the group ...

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MUDVAYNE Lens Video For 'Not Falling'

MUDVAYNE have filmed a video for the track "Not Falling", the first single off the band's forthcoming The End Of All Things To Come CD, with director Joel Peissig. It is expected to begin airing later this month. In other news, "Not Falling" will be featured in the upcoming Warner Brothers thriller, Ghost Ship, that ...

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MARILYN MANSON Announces DVD Release Date

MARILYN MANSON will be issuing his long-awaited DVD/VHS, entitled Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government World Tour, on October 29th via Eagle Vision Entertainment. According to an official press release, "Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government World Tour is a rare look at one of the world's most controversial artist's lifestyle both on and off ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Photo Collection: By ROBERT JOHN

From their inception in 1985 right to the present, GUNS N' ROSES have been one of the most popular and controversial groups in music. Wherever the band went, from the studio to the stage and everywhere in between, photographer Robert John was there with them. His photos serve as visual history of the band, documenting ...

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ROSTOK VAMPIRES Confirmed For KAMEN OPEN AIR

Reunited '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, have been confirmed to appear at the Kamen Open Air festival, which is scheduled to be held in Kamen, Germany on September 7th. ...

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MY RUIN's TAIRRIE B: 'Major Labels Are Afraid Of Us'

MY RUIN frontwoman Tairrie B has posted a message via the group's official web site describing the inspiration behind the band's forthcoming album, tentatively due in early 2003. The statement reads as follows: "Over the past couple of years, we have experienced so many things that we feel needed to be addressed with our next ...

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SAVATAGE Founder To Release Solo Album

SAVATAGE founder Jon Oliva has commenced work on a solo album which he hopes to release sometime next year. "I'm working on it," Oliva told Brave Words. "I've got five songs done, but I'm going to take my time on it because I want to add a lot more stuff to it. I'll get the ...

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ROSTOK VAMPIRES Reunite, Perform Comeback Gig

Legendary '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, have reformed and are performing a reunion gig tonight, June 22nd, at Lindenbrauerei in Unna, Germany. Also appearing on the bill are FAGGOT KINGS and BLEAK. For more information, visit ROSTOK VAMPIRES' official web site ...

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S.O.D. Dies Again: By SCOTT IAN

S.O.D./ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the official ANTHRAX web site at www.anthraxtheband.com: "Sergeant D, Icon of Race Relations, Zombie, Raconteur, Dies Again "Sergeant D, one of the most controversial figures of the last two decades, died again yesterday in Bayside, New York. Cause of death was given as ...

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MR. BIG Issue Farewell Message Following Split

MR. BIG have posted a farewell message via their official web site explaining the reasons for their decision to disband and go their separate ways. Here is the message in its entirety: "MR. BIG has had 12 great years of making music all over the world. We thank all of our friends and fans everywhere. ...

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GAMMA RAY's HENJO RICHTER Turns Down HELLOWEEN Offer

GAMMA RAY guitarist Henjo Richter will not be accepting HELLOWEEN's offer to join the latter band as a replacement for the departed Roland Grapow, according to GAMMA RAY's record label Sanctuary/Metal-Is Records. As you may recall, Richter had been holding discussions with HELLOWEEN mainman Michael Weikath about joining the latter act, but has now apparently ...

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L.A. GUNS Finish Recording New CD

L.A. GUNS have finished recording their new album with producer Andy Johns and will mix it shortly for a late summer release through Spitfire Records. According to bassist Adam Hamilton, “if you are a fan of L.A. GUNS, I promise that you will love this record. I myself have always been a fan as well, ...

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