DRAGONFORCE Split With Drummer, Announce Temporary Replacement

Drummer Didier Almouzni has officially left British melodic speed power metallers DRAGONFORCE. The group, who released their debut album, "Valley of the Damned", through Sanctuary/Noise Records earlier this year, will be utilizing the services of temporary replacement Christian Wirtl (of Swedish power metal band SOUL SOURCE) during their appearance at Sweden Rock festival this weekend. ...

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EPHEL DUATH Confirmed For Norway's QUART SUMMER FESTIVAL

Italian avant-jazz-metal band EPHEL DUATH has been officially added to the bill of the Quart Summer Festival (www.quart.no), the biggest rock/metal festival in Norway, with more than 50,000 people attending each year. The band will play the main stage ("Idrettsplassen"), fourth on the bill, together with such bands as IMMORTAL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ...

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METALLICA To Debut At No. 1 On Next Week's Chart!

Initial reports from retailers around the country confirmed that METALLICA's "St. Anger" will debut at No. 1 on next week's chart, besting JEWEL, who'll bow at No. 2, according to Hits Daily Double. Best Buy's Lon Lindeland, who began selling the disc Wednesday (June 4), one day ahead of the official release date, said he ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: Venue Details Released

The venue details have been released for the forthcoming TYPE O NEGATIVE U.S. dates, the group's first in support of their upcoming "Life Is Killing Me" CD. They are as follows: Jul. 25 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Jul. 26 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Jul. 28 - New York, NY @ Irving ...

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'METALLICA: The Game': Teaser Posted Online

One day after it announced an exclusive multi-year agreement with renowned rock band METALLICA to publish and distribute a multi-platform vehicle combat action game featuring music, voice-overs and inspiration from the band, Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) has now released the first teaser for "Metallica: The Game" (working title), offering a bit more than 45 ...

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DYING FETUS, MISERY INDEX, SKINLESS: More Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming U.S. tour featuring DYING FETUS, SKINLESS, DIVINE EMPIRE and MISERY INDEX. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 19 – Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners Jul. 20 – Farmingdale, NY @ Downtown Jul. 21 – Randolph, NJ @ Obsessions Jul. 22 - Wilkes Barre, PA @ ...

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HALFORD To Film Anaheim Show For Upcoming DVD

Legendary vocalist Rob Halford and his band HALFORD will film and record their Sunday, June 8, 2003 concert at The Grove of Anaheim in Anaheim, California for a future DVD release. Tickets for this historic show are being sold at a special 2-for-1 discount. By providing a special password — the word "metal" — fans ...

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It's Official: SCOTT WEILAND To Front Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Band

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland has been officially selected as the vocalist for the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. According to Arlett Vereecke, the publicist for the group, "no official band name" has yet been chosen for the project, which was previously rumored to be ...

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