TWILIGHTNING Guitarist Forced To Sit Out NIGHTWISH Tour

Guitarist Tommi Sartanen of Finnish power metallers TWILIGHTNING has been forced to sit out the band's current tour with NIGHTWISH. "Tommi fractured his shoulder quite badly couple of weeks ago in a local nigthclub," the band write on their web site. "So, we have this dude called Toni Tossavainen from FROZEN PARADISE who's replacing Tommi ...

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MEGADETH: 'The System Has Failed' Chart Positions Updated

The new studio release from metal legends MEGADETH, "The System Has Failed", has entered the national album charts in the following countries: No. 10: Canada No. 12: Finland No. 14: Sweden No. 18: U.S.A. No. 28: France No. 32: Holland No. 38: Denmark No. 43: Austria No. 57: Switzerland "The System Has Failed" sold 5,046 ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: Enter To Win WASHBURN Prize Package

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), are offering one lucky fan a chance to win Washburn Dime 332 prize package, including the Washburn Dime 332 signature series guitar, a Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker pickup, a free shirt, a free hat, and Dimebag strings. Click

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Stoner Rockers WE Top Norwegian Album Chart

Norwegian stoner-rockers WE, whose sound is described as "hippy, trippy [mixture of] SABBATH/ZEPPELIN," have seen ten years' work and five previous albums pay off handsomely this week. WE's sixth CD, "Smugglers", cut at Hangaroundsounds Studios and produced by Chris Goss (MASTERS OF REALITY, KYUSS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) has quite sensationally crashed into the ...

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METALLICA's TRUJILLO Donates Money To ANGRY AMPUTEES Bassist

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that METALLICA's Robert Trujillo is one of the people that donated money and gifts to THE ANGRY AMPUTEES bassist John Dalton, who is scheduled to undergo a rare form of heart surgery at Stanford Hospital. As the bass player with no legs or fingers, Dalton has never been one ...

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KOLDBRANN: More German Tour Details Revealed

Norwegian black metallers KOLDBRANN have announced more details about their upcoming German tour with ENDSTILLE. The trek, dubbed "Anti-Trigger Tour 2004", will include the following stops: Dec. 10 – Exhaus - Trier, GER Dec. 11 – Hexenhaus - Ulm, GER Dec. 12 – Goudvishal - Arnhem, NL Dec. 13 - Live Arena - Münster-Breitefeld, GER ...

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KATAKLYSM To Film New Video

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will be filming a new video for the track "The Ressurected", taken from the latest album, "Serenity In Fire". The clip will be filmed at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles on November 6 with director Joe Lynch. The video will have a conceptual theme. More details will be made available ...

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WAR & PEACE: U.K. Show Recorded For Upcoming Live Album

WAR & PEACE, the band led by former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson, recorded their headlining appearance at the Z Rock 04 bash at the world-famous Cavern club, Liverpool on Sunday, September 19 for an upcoming live album. The band's set was an amazing trip through Pilson's remarkable career and included the following set list: 01. ...

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BLACK N BLUE: New Album To Arrive In February

BLACK N BLUE's long-awaited comeback album, "Hell Yeah!", is now scheduled for release on February 14 via Z Records. New songtitles which will be on the album include "Your My Monkey", "Angry Drunks" and "Fools Bleed", all of which are described as "classic BLACK N BLUE material [that] will not disappoint!" A European tour is ...

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