DOWNSET Cancel European Tour

DOWNSET, the Los Angeles-based rap-metallers, have been forced to cancel their European tour, according to Kerrang!. Frontman Rey Oropeza is suffering from strep throat and doctors have ordered him to rest for at least four to six weeks. Oropeza's throat infection occurred after the recording of their new album, "Universal". Guitarist Ares says: "The new ...

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KORN's SILVERIA Begins Laying Down Tracks For New Album

KORN's David Silveria is in the studio laying down drum tracks for the follow-up to "Untouchables", frontman Jonathan Davis revealed during an online chat with fans at the Korn.com web site. "We wanted to get back into the studio to do the album we wanted to do," Davis said. " 'Untouchables' was great, but it ...

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PAPA ROACH's SHADDIX On Impact Of War

As the Iraq war debate rages on, PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix said he doesn't know what to think about the politics of the conflict. However, as a veteran's son, he's got first-hand knowledge of how war affects those on the homefront. "I just don't know what to think," he admitted. "It just sucks because ...

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IN FLAMES Finalize EP Track Listing

Sweden's IN FLAMES have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming EP, "Trigger", due shortly through the Nuclear Blast label. It is as follows: 01. Trigger (single Edition) 02. Watch Them Feed (new song) 03. Land Of Confusion (GENESIS cover) 04. Cloud Connected (Club Connected Remix) 05. Moonshield (C64 Karoke Version) In other news, the ...

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GODSMACK's "Faceless' To Debut At #1?

GODSMACK's third full-length album, "Faceless", is on track to sell upwards of 300,000 units in its first week and is a strong contender to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart, according to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS. This figure is very much in line ...

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FULL BLOWN CHAOS Confirmed for SEPULTURA/VOIVOD Tour

Stillborn Records recording artists FULL BLOWN CHAOS have been confirmed as support on the upcoming North American tour co-headlined by SEPULTURA and VOIVOD. FULL BLOWN CHAOS' debut EP, "Prophet Of Hostility", is out now. Upcoming FULL BLOWN CHAOS tour dates: FULL BLOWN CHAOS w/ BIOHAZARD, MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD Apr. 09 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile ...

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FRED DURST, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Keep Their Distance At Playboy Bash

Us Weekly reports Britney Spears rivals Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC and LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst were both at Hugh Hefner's seventy-seventh birthday party at the Playboy Mansion in L.A., and "they spent the entire night at opposite sides of the party," according to a guest. Among those mingling in their pajamas were David Schwimmer, ...

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HAMMERFALL Announce Summer Festival Appearances

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have announced the following summer festival appearances: Jun. 27 - Bang Your Head - Balingen, GER Jul. 04 - Sundsvalls Gatufest - Sundsvall, SWE Jul. 05 - Töreboda Festival - Töreboda, SWE Jul. 25 - Karlskoga Stranddagar - Karlskoga, SWE Aug. 30 - Bloodstock Metalfest - Derby, UK In addition, the ...

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INVOCATOR To Release 'Through The Flesh To The Soul' In October

Reunited Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have set "Through The Flesh To The Soul" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in early October through Italy's Scarlet Records. The CD — the group's first in eight years — features cover artwork by Chad Michael Ward (DARKANE, GRIEF OF EMERALD, etc.) and includes a guest ...

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SETHIAN: Debut Album Delayed

Finland's SETHIAN, the band featuring current FINNTROLL frontman Tapio Wilska, have pushed back the release date of their debut CD, "Into The Silence", to April 28. No reason was given for the delay. The album, which was recently mixed at Finnvox studios with Mikko Karmila, will contain 12 songs, including "Dream Domain", "Epitaph" and "Nothing ...

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