NIGHTWISH: First North American Tour Dates Announced

BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal the first confirmed dates for NIGHTWISH's first-ever tour of North America, set to take place in late August/early September. Confirmed dates so far, according to the booking agent: Aug. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House Aug. 17 - Montreal, QUE @ Metropolis Aug. 20 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Aug. ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Begin Writing New Material

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), are not letting the fact that their debut album has yet to receive a U.S. release keep them from pressing ahead with their plans ...

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Report: The Perils Of The 'Mosh Pit' Examined

Jodie Minus of The Australian is reporting that when Stephen Taylor saw the Austrian extreme-metal band PUNGENT STENCH at a Sydney pub eight years ago, he came home with more than a bad smell and a ringing in his ears. "I was stage diving. I jumped off the stage and my mate was there – ...

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METALLICA Documentary Filmmakers Hope To Reach Wider Audience

Joe Berlinger, one of the filmmakers behind the METALLICA documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", recently spoke to New York's The Journal News about the much-anticipated project, which will have its debut next Wednesday at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Berlinger, 42, who made the film with partner Bruce Sinofsky, says ...

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IMMEMORIAL Added To DIMENSION ZERO European Tour

Polish death metallers IMMEMORIAL have been added to the forthcoming DIMENSION ZERO headlining tour of Europe, according to an official press release from IMMEMORIAL's record company, Conquer Records. HANDFUL OF RAIN are also scheduled to appear on the bill. Although a posting on the official web site of the Dutch death/thrash metal band ...

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DISILLUSION Complete Work On 'Back To Times Of Splendor'

Leipzig, Germany-based metallers DISILLUSION have completed work on their full-length debut, "Back To Times Of Splendor", due on April 5 through Metal Blade Records. "The band is very satisfied with the complete work and surely convinced that it has been worth every minute of the past eight months," the group write on their web site. ...

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IMMERSED IN BLOOD Confirmed For Germany's NRW DEATHFEST

Swedish brutal death metallers IMMERSED IN BLOOD have been confirmed for NRW Deathfest, a two-day festival set to take place September 17-18 in Wermelskirchen (near Leverkusen), Germany. Other bands on the bill are JACK SLATER, TRANSGRESSION, SARX, DEPRESSION, IMPURE, EXPOSED GUTS and AMBROSIA. 10 more bands will be announced during the coming months. For more ...

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