HALFORD Manager Says A Single Person Caused Collapse Of METAL GODS Tour

HALFORD manager John Baxter has offered more details regarding the cancellation of The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. According to Baxter, "It was a single individual that caused the collapse of the tour. The individual's employer [apparently referring ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE To Enter Studio In October

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, the band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, will enter Seawolf Studios (web site) in Suomenlinna (just outside Helsinki) in October to begin recording their third full-length album, "Man's Ruin Revisited", due in early 2004 through Spinefarm Records subsidiary Ranch (web site). Among the tracks set to ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's SIXX Has A 'Blast' At AVRIL LAVIGNE Concert

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "I did take my daughter Storm to AVRIL LAVIGNE last night [May 1]… That was cool to see her eyes light up with that look when she took the stage... She sang every ...

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Former SKINNY PUPPY Frontman To Join MINISTRY At NYC Gig

Former SKINNY PUPPY frontman Nivek Ogre (a.k.a. Kevin Ogilvie) will join MINISTRY on stage during MINISTRY's gig at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Sunday (May 4). Ogre was a member of MINISTRY between 1988 and 1991, and he had previously toured with the group in support of the "The Land of Rape and ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Sign Copies Of New CD In Los Angeles

MARILYN MANSON will be signing copies of their new album, "The Golden Age of Grotesque", at Sam Goody in Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 13. MANSON will be celebrating the release of the CD, which is set to surface the same day through Nothing/Interscope Records. The signing session begins at 7:00 p.m. The address: Sam ...

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UNIDA Announce California Date

UNIDA, the band featuring former KYUSS vocalist John Garcia, will perform a headlining show at Flaherty's Bar And Grill in Palm Springs, California on Saturday, May 10. Also appearing on the bill will be SONS OF SERRO and STUMBLE JUNKIES. As previously reported, UNIDA have yet to secure a release for their much-anticipated full-length CD, ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS To Record 'Immortal' In July

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area melodic metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have set "Immortal" as the title of their forthcoming studio album, tentatively due in late 2003. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are "Poveglia", "Broken Wings", "Fight" and "Broken Wings". Check out short MP3 clips at this location. VICIOUS RUMORS have ...

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THE FORSAKEN Commence Work On 'Traces Of The Past'

Swedish death metal act THE FORSAKEN have entered Studio Abyss with producer/engineer Tommy Tägtgren to record their third full-length album, tentatively titled "Traces Of The Past". The follow-up to last year's "Arts Of Desolation" will contain 12 tracks and will mark the recording debut with the group of new bassist Stefan Berg, who replaced Michael ...

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