BRAINSTORM: New Album Delayed

German power metallers BRAINSTORM have decided to postpone the release of their upcoming album, "Liquid Monster", to April 4, 2005 from the previously announced February 28, 2005. "We simply want to give the best possible album to our fans, and due to some changes in the time schedule of the recordings, we got a chance ...

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THE GATHERING To Continue Writing While Singer Gives Birth

Holland's THE GATHERING have issued the following update on their current and upcoming activities: "The band will be touring 'till December, after which they will take some time off for Anneke [van Giersbergen, vocals] to give birth to her first child. Meanwhile during rehearsals and at home the band will carry on writing songs. "Anneke ...

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EDGUY Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

German power metallers EDGUY are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place February 25-26 in Atarfe, Granada. Other groups scheduled to perform at the event are MEGADETH, RAGE, U.D.O., THERION, BONFIRE, ANATHEMA, HAGGARD, SUIDAKRA, and AGATHODAIMON. More bands will be announced soon. (Thanks:

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LIMP BIZKIT Sued Over Australian Concert Death

The Australian Associated Press is reporting that the parents of an Australian teenager who died after being crushed during a LIMP BIZKIT concert at the Big Day Out music festival almost four years ago are suing for negligence over her death. Jessica Michalik, 16, was caught in a crowd crush during the performance of headline ...

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KORN Guitarist Talks About Starting Record Label

KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer has spoken to The Boston Globe about the end of the group's long-term commitment to Sony Records and their plan to start their own label for the release of their next project. "It's kind of like paying off a loan. You think, 'I'm free!' " said Shaffer. "I remember sitting ...

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THE DARKNESS Premier New Songs At Intimate London Show

NME.com is reporting that THE DARKNESS premiered six new songs at an intimate comeback show in London Tuesday night (Nov. 23). The British cock-rockers played such new tracks as "Greed" and "English Country Garden" as part of a special warm-up appearance for their arena tour. One of the new tracks opened with singer Justin Hawkins ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Drops In For Thanksgiving Dinner

The Associated Press is reporting that residents of a Boston facility for women recovering from addictions to drugs and alcohol got an unexpected but welcome Thanksgiving dinner visitor. AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler helped serve lunch to the two dozen women living at Women's Hope in the city's Dorchester neighborhood, then sat down to talk to ...

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ATOMIZER's HEALEY Co-Writes Song With PUNGENT STENCH

ATOMIZER bassist/vocalist Jason Healey has co-written a song with PUNGENT STENCH for an "ATOMIZER vs PUNGENT STENCH" seven-inch single that should emerge sometime next year. "It's not a typical ATOMIZER or PUNGENT track," Healey writes on ATOMIZER's web site. "[It's] very 'traditional' '80s black-thrash kinda stuff, but with a tongue-in-cheek kinda aura. The two tracks ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Scrap Live DVD

THE WILDHEARTS have announced that the DVD, intended to feature a live show, a documentary and a complete promo video archive, will now no longer go ahead. GUT Records have pulled out of the venture. No official reason has been offered as yet. Due to the limited time left to arrange alternative finances the project ...

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