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GAMMA RAY Line Up European Tour, Ask Fans To Choose Set List

GAMMA RAY have announced a series of eight shows in Europe in October and November under the banner of The Skeletons In The Closet Tour 2002. However, in a special gesture designed to satisfy the group's loyal devotees, the band have asked the fans to decide on the set list. Mainman Kai Hansen state...
June 30, 2002
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BLIND GUARDIAN, SAXON Artist To Hold Exhibition At UK's BLOODSTOCK Festival

Artist/painter Paul Raymond Gregory, who has previously completed covers for BLIND GUARDIAN, FREEDOM CALL, SAXON, URIAH HEEP, MOLLY HATCHET, COMPANY OF SNAKES and others, will hold his first-ever exhibition of these paintings at this year's Bloodstock UK metal festival, which is scheduled to be held...
June 26, 2002
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SYMPHONY X Pull Out Of Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

SYMPHONY X have pulled out of their scheduled appearance at Germany's Bang Your Head festival after frontman Russell Allen was found to be suffering from stomach/intestinal bleeding, thus necessitating immediate medical treatment. Taking their place at the event will be German hard rockers BONFIRE....
June 25, 2002
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DORO Added To Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

DORO has replaced MAGNUM on the bill of this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 28th and 29th in Balingen, Germany. MAGNUM had reportedly cancelled their appearance due to the failing health of guitarist Tony Clarkin. The complete list of artists currently set t...
June 22, 2002
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UNDERGROUND MOON To Open For ENGINE In Hollywood

L.A. modern rockers UNDERGROUND MOON, featuring ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson on vocals, will be supporting FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder's ENGINE at the Troubadour this coming Sunday, June 23rd. Showtime for UNDERGROUND MOON is 9:15 PM sharp. The Troubadour is located at 9081 Santa Monica Blvd in...
June 21, 2002
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HALFORD Confirmed For Korea's SOYOROCK 2002 Festival

HALFORD have been confirmed as the headliners of this year's Soyorock 2002 (a.k.a. World Rock) festival, which is scheduled to take place in Kyung Gi Do, Korea on August 15-18. Other acts set to appear at the event include RAGE, GAMMA RAY and IRON BUTTERFLY. More bands will be confirmed in the weeks...
June 18, 2002
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Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK 'N' ROLL Festival Gets Postponed

Russia's Long Live Rock 'N' Roll Festival, which was previously scheduled to take place on June 28-30 at the 15,000-capacity VVC (Vserossiyskiy Vystavochniy Center, All-Russian Exhibition Center) in Moscow, has now apparently been postponed until August 23-25. As previously reported, SAXON, CANDLEMA...
June 18, 2002
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AVANTASIA's "The Metal Opera Part II" Due In October

The long-awaited second part of EDGUY main man Tobias Sammet's all-star project, AVANTASIA, will be released in North America in October. "I am proud to say that in between touring and sleeping a bit I managed to finish the last chapter of my huge dream," Tobias recently said. "It was really excitin...
June 18, 2002
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GAMMA RAY Announce European Dates

GAMMA RAY have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Jun. 18 - Rome, ITA @ Valle Giulia (w/MOTÖRHEAD) Jun. 19 - Turin, ITA @ Palastampa (w/MOTÖRHEAD) Jun. 20 - Venice, ITA @ Marcon Sport Area (w/MOTÖRHEAD) Jun. 28 - Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Jun. 30 - Moscow, RUS @ Long ...
June 17, 2002
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SAXON, GAMMA RAY, CANDLEMASS, Others Confirmed For Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK 'N' ROLL Festival

SAXON, CANDLEMASS, SODOM, PRIMAL FEAR, SENTENCED, and GAMMA RAY are among the acts confirmed for Russia's Long Live Rock 'N' Roll Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 28-30 at the 15,000-capacity VVC (Vserossiyskiy Vystavochniy Center, All-Russian Exhibition Center) in Moscow. The full...
June 13, 2002
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HAMMERFALL's OSCAR DRONJAK: Working With Producer CHARLIE BAUERNFEIND Is "True Joy"

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are currently finishing up the rhythm guitar tracks and vocals for their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length studio album at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain. According to guitarist Oscar Dronjak, "working with [producer] Charlie [Bauernfeind, i.e. B...
June 9, 2002
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RAGE, GAMMA RAY Confirmed For Korea's SOYOROCK 2002 Festival

RAGE, GAMMA RAY and IRON BUTTERFLY are among the acts confirmed for this year's Soyorock 2002 Festival, which is scheduled to take place in Kyung Gi Do, Korea on August 15-18. SAVATAGE, who were previously announced to be taking part in the festivities, were forced to cancel their appearance due to...
June 8, 2002
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EDGUY Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary With Special Gig

German melodic metallers EDGUY celebrated their 10-year anniversary by playing a very special show at Stadthalle in Offenbach, Germany on May 31st. Also appearing on the bill were German thrashers KREATOR. EDGUY's complete set list for the show was as follows: 01. Intro 02. Wake up the King 03. Tear...
June 5, 2002
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MONSTROSITY, DYING FETUS, HOUWITSER Join Forces For European Tour

MONSTROSITY, DYING FETUS and HOUWITSER will be joining forces for the Intervalle Bizarre European tour during September/October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 04 – Essen, GER @ Zeche Carl* Sep. 05 - Rotterdam, NETH @ Baroeg* Sep. 06 - Eindhofen, NETH @ De Effenaar* Sep. 07 - Vosselaar, BEL @...
June 5, 2002
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HAMMERFALL Go Completely Digital On Forthcoming CD

HAMMERFALL's as-yet-untitled fourth full-length studio album, which is currently being recorded at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain, is the group's first CD to be recorded completely digitally (i.e. there is no tape involved). "Renegade was done digitally, but still on...
May 31, 2002