KISS: Australian Support Acts, Tour Dates Announced

GRINSPOON and SPIDERBAIT have been announced as the support bands on KISS' upcoming tour of Australia, which is scheduled to kick off in early May. KISS Australian dates w/ GRINSPOON and SPIDERBAIT, according to GRINSPOON's web site: May 08 – Perth, AUS @ Burswood Dome May 11 – Adelaide, AUS @ AEC May 13 – ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE: 'Heavy Metal Is Dead In The U.S.'

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante recently spoke to Australia's Heavy Metal Heaven about the group's upcoming live CD/DVD and their Australian tour, which is scheduled to take place in April. Asked what he thinks about the direction heavy metal music has taken over the last few years, Charlie said, "Heavy metal is dead in the U.S. ...

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DEICIDE: 'Scars Of The Crucifix' Video Posted Online

DEICIDE's video for the title track to their new album, "Scars of the Crucifix", has been posted online for viewing at the Earache Records web site. Check it out here. As previously reported, the "Scars of the Crucifix" clip was shot in Nottingham, U.K. by acclaimed director Pete Bridgewater (THE HAUNTED, DECEMBER). It ...

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Sources: NEVERMORE To Re-Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

NEVERMORE are on the verge of signing a new deal with Century Media Records, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Despite the band's much-publicized troubles with the label, NEVERMORE are believed to have negotiated a new contract with Century Media that will provide them with the kind of financial backing they felt was missing ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD Singer's Arrest Prompts University To Cancel Concert

Robb Murray of Free Press.com is reporting that Minnesota State University has canceled a concert by PUDDLE OF MUDD because of lead singer Wes Scantlin's arrest in Toledo, Ohio last Sunday (Feb. 22). MSU officials reportedly canceled the band's March 29 gig at the on-campus Taylor Center after hearing that Scantlin, 31, was charged with ...

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THROES OF DAWN: New Music Posted Online

Finland's THROES OF DAWN have uploaded two sound clips from their forthcoming album, "Quicksilver Clouds", due in April through Avantgarde/Wounded Love Records. The two songs, "Vertigo" and "Black Carbon Snow", are available for preview here. The follow-up to 2000's "Binding of the Spirit" was recorded and mixed in three separate sessions between August ...

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MESHUGGAH Name New Album

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set "Catch 33" as the title of their new full-length album, tentatively due this fall as part of a new recording agreement with Nuclear Blast Records (as first reported here yesterday). MESHUGGAH's last album under their previous contract with Nuclear Blast was 2002's "Nothing". It is not presently clear ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG: Live Dates Announced

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 02 - Nijmegen, NETH @ Backstage Apr. 03 - Gramsbergen, NETH @ Big Al Apr. 04 - Heerenveen, NETH @The Sphinx Apr. 16 – Godmanchester, UK @ Britten Arena Jul. 10/11 - ...

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SOUL AT ZERO To Record Debut Album In March

Two years after the recording of their "Nothing To Believe" demo, SOUL AT ZERO — the side project of GRAVEWORM guitarist Eric Treffel — will enter the studio in March to record their first full-length album. According to a posting on the band's web site, "the sound is going to be more intensive and deep ...

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