DIAMOND HEAD To Support MEGADETH In Europe

NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD have been confirmed as the support act for MEGADETH on their upcoming European headlining tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 01 - Dublin, Ireland @ Ambassador Feb. 02 - Belfast, Ireland @ Ulster Hall Feb. 03 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Academy Feb. 04 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy Feb. 05 ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM To Enter Studio Next Week

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "At long last, we start the record on January 2, after a series of delays, some to do with the band and some to do with the label. We are very recharged and ready to do a great ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival

RISE TO ADDICTION, the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Bloodstock festival, set to take place on September 2-3, 2005 at The Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include ...

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DREAM EVIL Announce Japanese Tour

DREAM EVIL, the Swedish band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will be embarking on a Japanese tour beginning in early February. Support at the shows will come from METALIUM. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. ...

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MEGADETH: 'Anarchy' Request Denied By SEX PISTOLS Frontman

According to Popbitch.com, SEX PISTOLS frontman Johnny Rotten (a.k.a John Lydon) has reportedly refused to give permission for the lyrics to the PISTOLS' "Anarchy in the U.K." to be used in the forthcoming new complete MEGADETH anthology. Rotten was reportedly quoted as saying, "They got them wrong the first time round so there's no reason ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Single Posted Online!

German Rob Halford fan site RobHalford.de has posted a radio-broadcast-quality MP3 of the new JUDAS PRIEST single "Revolution" at this location (zip file, 4.1 MB). "Revolution" is the first single off the group's upcoming studio album, "Angel of Retribution", due March 1 via Epic. It's singer Rob Halford's first album with the band ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION To Embark On European Tour In March

Long-running Floria-based death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION will embark on a European tour in support of their latest album, "Warkult", in early 2005. The trek will kick off in March and will include stops in France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Iceland. A second leg of the tour will launch in April ...

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HATE ETERNAL Mixing New Album

HATE ETERNAL guitarist Erik Rutan has commented on the recording process for the band's new album, "I, Monarch", due in April 2005 via Earache Records. The group have released one special advance version of the title track for use on an upcoming Earache CD, to be given away free with the January 19 issue of ...

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