MERCENARY Lose TYPE O Support Slot

Despite their previous announcement to the contrary, Denmark's MERCENARY will NOT be opening for TYPE O NEGATIVE in Ã…rhus, Denmark at the end of the month. "Sadly, the management of TYPE O NEGATIVE decided to bring along UK's KILL II THIS for support in Denmark, so MERCENARY will not perform at Train on the 22nd ...

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PAPA ROACH Singer Gets Behind DIE TRYING

PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix is reportedly teaming up with label Island Def Jam to promote Sacramento, California's DIE TRYING, who released their self-titled debut album on Tuesday (June 10). The band's first single "Oxygen's Gone" is currently at Number 33 on the Radio & Records singles chart. Shaddix heard the band's music early on, ...

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JAGUAR Announce Dutch Dates

NWOBHM veterans JAGUAR have lined up the following Dutch dates in October: Oct. 24 - Groningen, NETH @ The Simplon. Oct. 25 - Hoorn, NETH @ Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival, The Manifesto JAGUAR's new studio album, "Run Ragged", is due on July 14 through Angel Air Records. ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Sign New Record Deal

New Jersey's 40 BELOW SUMMER have signed a new deal with Razor And Tie Records (distributed through BMG) and are currently in the studio recording their sophomore full-length effort for a late 2003 release. 40 BELOW SUMMER's debut CD, 2001's "Invitation To The Dance", was recorded in Los Angeles with famed producer Garth Richardson (RAGE ...

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GODHEAD To Join MINISTRY Tour?

GODHEAD are strongly rumored to be one of the bands being considered for MINISTRY's upcoming festival tour, tentatively scheduled to kick off in late July. "I know MINISTRY is putting together this kind of outdoor festival thing with OGHR [featuring SKINNY PUPPY frontman Nivek Ogre, a.k.a. Kevin Ogilvie], THE REVOLTING COCKS, and JELLO BIAFRA, and ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE's Talk Show Already a Target

Sharon Osbourne's new talk show, produced by Telepictures Productions, doesn't arrive until September, but it's already getting a bad buzz in the business, according to FOXNews.com. Osbourne's executive producer, Mary Duffy, has apparently not made a lot of friends in the business despite, or because of, long stints with other shows such as Montel Williams'. ...

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IN FLAMES To Open For METALLICA In Spain

Sweden's IN FLAMES will be opening for METALLICA on June 22 at La Peineta in Madrid, Spain. Also set to appear on the bill are STONE SOUR and an as-yet-undisclosed local act. IN FLAMES' brand-new single, "Trigger", will be released on Monday, June 17 through Nuclear Blast Records. ...

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ZWAN Cancel European Dates

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and ex-A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, have cancelled the remainder of their European tour due to "family reasons." No other details are currently available. ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. DARK FUNERAL will perform a one-hour set on the festival's "Blackstage" on Saturday, Aug. 2 beginning at 7:15 p.m. The complete ...

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