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HALFORD, ANTHRAX In Talks About Possible US Tour

HALFORD and ANTHRAX are reportedly in talks about a joint US tour sometime this fall. However, it should be noted that nothing has yet been confirmed and the tour is far from a done deal. ANTHRAX's ninth studio album, entitled We've Come For You All, is due to be released through Sanctuary Records in North ...

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HELLOWEEN Prepare To Record New CD, Former Singer Completes Third Solo Album

HELLOWEEN are currently in Hamburg, Germany writing and rehearsing material for the group's next studio album, due in early 2003. In related news, former HELLOWEEN frontman Michael Kiske has completed work on his as-yet-untitled third solo album, which is tentatively scheduled for a late August/early September release through Noise/Sanctuary Records. According to Kiske's official newsletter, ...

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GARY MOORE To Issue New CD Through Sanctuary

Legendary axeman GARY MOORE will release an as-yet-untitled new CD through Sanctuary Records on (or around) August 26th. Featuring a return to the power-trio format, with Cass Lewis (bass, ex-SKUNK ANANSIE) and Darrin Mooney (drums, ex-PRIMAL SCREAM) completing the group's line-up, the upcoming album will be reportedly be issued under the band name SCARS, although ...

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DRAGONFORCE Announce First Headlining Show Of 2002

British "melodic speed power metal" act DRAGONFORCE will play their first headline show this year at the Underworld in London, UK on Saturday, October 5th to celebrate the release of their debut album, entitled Valley of the Damned (due on September 2nd through Sanctuary/Noise Records). Support will come from UK metallers SHADOWKEEP and INTENSE. ...

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GEOFF TATE: Seattle Set List Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate performed the following tracks during his live appearance at the EMP (Experience Music Project) in Seattle on Saturday, June 22nd: 01. The Killing Words 02. Gonna Get Close To You 03. Spool 04. Forever 05. Helpless 06. Lady Jane 07. Out Of Mind 08. Over Me 09. Passenger 10. Real World ...

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MANMADEGOD Announce Upcoming Gigs

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have lined up the following gigs during July/August: Jul. 05 – Concord, CA @ Bourbon Street Aug. 02 - Concord, CA @ Bourbon Street As previously reported, MANMADEGOD recently completed their debut CD for American Recordings at Los Angeles' Ocean ...

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WADE BLACK Leaves SEVEN WITCHES

Former CRIMSON GLORY singer Wade Black has left SEVEN WITCHES due to "personal and business related matters within the band". Here is the frontman's official statement on his departure and his future plans: "At this time I would like to make a few announcements regarding my current and future projects. First off I will no ...

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DRAGONFORCE Shuffle Recording Studios For Upcoming Debut

British "melodic speed power metal" act DRAGONFORCE have decided against recording part of their debut album, entitled Valley of the Damned, at Denmark's Jailhouse studios with producer Tommy Hansen (i.e. HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, etc.), and will now complete the sessions at England's Thin Ice studios with Karl Groom (producer/guitarist of THRESHOLD). A September 2nd release ...

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Former MEGADETH Members To Reunite In New Project

Former MEGADETH and current SAVATAGE guitarist Al Pitrelli recently spoke to The Pure Rock Shop about Dave Mustaine's decision to disband MEGADETH and the Pitrelli's current and upcoming activities. Here are a few select highlights from that conversation: On whether Mustaine will be able to return to form following hand injury: "I don't think that's ...

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Ex-TYGERS OF PAN TANG Singer Sells NEAT RECORDS To SANCTUARY

Former TYGERS OF PAN TANG frontman Jess Cox, who has spent the last several years as MD of Neat Records (incorporating Neat Metal Records & Eldethorn Records) has sold the label to Sanctuary Records. He will, however, continue with his label Edgy Records with releases through the rest of the year. Upcoming titles include: BLITZKRIEG ...

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KAMELOT Prepare To Record New Album

Melodic metal gods KAMELOT will begin recording their as-yet-untitled follow-up to Karma in two weeks at a private studio in Tampa, Florida, where all the drums will be tracked, before moving over to Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, German for a two-month session with producer Sascha Paeth. A late 2002 or early 2003 release through Sanctuary/Metal-Is ...

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BIOHAZARD's EVAN SEINFELD: New Album Will Be Our Most Brutal To Date

BIOHAZARD are tentatively due to release their next studio album in October through Sanctuary Records, according to bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld, who recently sent the following update to Brave Words: "BIOHAZARD has rejoined with one of our earliest partners in crime, Carmine Vincent (guitar). Carmine and I had a band together right before BIOHAZARD, around '86-'87. ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Film Upcoming Gig

British "melodic speed power metal" act DRAGONFORCE will film their upcoming gig as support to VIRGIN STEELE at the Underground Club in London, England on June 4th. Clips of the performance will likely be posted via the group's official web site in the weeks to come. As previously reported, DRAGONFORCE entered the studio on May ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Announces Additional Solo Dates

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman GEOFF TATE has announced additional dates as part of his upcoming headlining tour. The confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 22 - Seattle, WA @ Sky Church Jun. 26 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Jun. 27 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl Jun. 29 - Bottineau, ND @ Festival Show Jun. ...

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GEOFF TATE: More Live Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman GEOFF TATE has announced additional dates as part of his upcoming headlining tour. The confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 22 - Seattle, WA @ Sky Church Jun. 26 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Jun. 27 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl Jun. 29 - Bottineau, ND @ Festival Show Jun. ...

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DUST TO DUST Make New 4-Song EP Available Via Mail Order

DUST TO DUST have completed work on a new four-song EP called Sick, and are currently making it available via mail order for $6.00 at: DUST TO DUST, 2928 West 5th St., #5P, Brooklyn, NY 11224. The CD is reportedly "enhanced" and contains lyrics, links and pictures for the computer. The full track listing for ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Has Trademark Hat Stolen At San Francisco Concert, Hat's Return Is Requested

Legendary heavy metal trio MOTÖRHEAD played Club Townsend in San Francisco, CA, on Friday, May 17, 2002, as part of its U.S. tour to promote the Metal-Is/Sanctuary CD "Hammered" and, unfortunately, the distinctive hat owned and worn by vocalist/bass guitarist Lemmy was stolen from the backstage area. The theft occurred during a 30-minute window between ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL's PHILIP ANSELMO: We Are A Substance Band

SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo recently spoke to Billboard magazine about the group's upcoming debut, Use Once And Destroy (due through Sanctuary Records on May 21st) and the band's planned US tour, which is scheduled to kick off on June 7th in Atlanta, Georgia. "Basically, it's a bunch of guys with a love of the ...

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GRAVITY KILLS Keyboardist Injures Hand, Group Cancels Dates

GRAVITY KILLS suffered a minor setback last weekend as keyboard player Doug Firley sustained serious injury to his hand in Allentown, Pennsylvania while performing in front of a sold-out crowd. The injury occurred when Firley dropped the custom-made, springloaded keyboard on his hand during the band's single, "One Thing". GRAVITY KILLS were touring to support ...

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IRON MAIDEN: "Rock In Rio" DVD Track Listing Revealed

The full track listing for IRON MAIDEN's upcoming Rock In Rio DVD, due through Sanctuary-Safe on June 10th, is as follows: 01. The Wicker Man 02. Ghost Of The Navigator 03. Brave New World 04. Wrathchild 05. Two Minutes to Midnight 06. Blood Brothers 07. Sign Of The Cross 08. The Mercenary 09. The Trooper ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Support VIRGIN STEELE At London Gig

British "melodic speed power metal" act DRAGONFORCE will reportedly support VIRGIN STEELE at the Underground Club in London, England on June 4th. As previously reported, DRAGONFORCE will enter the studio on May 27th to record their debut album, entitled Valley of the Damned, for a September 2nd release through Sanctuary/Noise Records. Recordings will reportedly take ...

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