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Metal News for March 22, 2003

Last updated on September 19, 2021 at 10:43 AM ET

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Guitarist Dies In Alcohol-Related Accident

Somnium, guitarist with both Finntroll and Impaled Nazarene, has died after an accident that seems to have been alcohol related. Somnium, whose real name was Teemu Raimoranta, was 25 years old.

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Exciter Singer Returns

Veteran Canadian metallers Exciter have brought back vocalist Jacques Berlenger, who quit the band 18 months ago. He replaces Rob Degroot who, apparently, wasn’t progressing fast enough.

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Coal Chamber B-Sides Record

Coal Chamber are to call their upcoming compilation album ‘Giving The Devil His Due (Bsides)’. This will feature all of the band’s B-sides, plus four demos recorded prior to their deal with Roadrunner, and a song called ‘Headstones’ recorded during the sessions for their second album ‘Chamber Music’, but not previously released. The album is to be issued later in the year.

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Latest Ozzfest 2003 Itinerary

This weekend, the following mostly Southwestern markets go up for sale: Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, and Detroit. Here is an updated itinerary with revised on-sale dates. Please double-check with your venue box office for the most up-to-date information. More...

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