STRATOVARIUS Singer Sustains Knee Injury

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has injured his knee while playing floorball. "The accident happened on Tuesday (May 20) in the morning during the normal game I play with my friends," Timo said in a posting to the band's official web site. "I stepped on the other player's blade while we were running after the ball ...

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AC/DC: Two Headlining Dates In Germany Planned

In addition to their three stadium dates supporting the ROLLING STONES in Germany next month, AC/DC will play at least one small-key concert similar to their recent New York Roseland gig. They will play Munich's 3,000-seater Circus Krone (the very same venue they played at in 1976 while supporting RAINBOW) on June 17, and a ...

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VADER: New EP Details Unveiled

More information has surfaced about the upcoming VADER EP that is tentatively set to be issued in the fall. According to the group's official web site, "Traditionally, like on previously released MCDs ('Sothis', 'Kingdom' and 'Reign Forever World'), also this time VADER will release some bonus tracks from their latest studio session. So, this new ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE To Release EP In June

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, the band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-THE B MOVIE RATS drummer Andy Baker, will issue a new six-song EP, "Some Ghouls", on June 10 through Antidote Records. The CD, which was recorded at New Orleans' Truck Farm Studios ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's DURST Compares New Album To JANE'S ADDICTION And PANTERA

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst tells Rolling Stone magazine that the feel of the group's forthcoming album is comparable to that of JANE'S ADDICTION's "Nothing's Shocking" and PANTERA's "Vulgar Display of Power": "[The new songs are] aggressive and rebellious and sad and slightly hopeful." The same description does not apply to the album's title: "I'm ...

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PAIN To Get 'Harder' And 'Groovier' On Fourth Full-Length Album

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have finished recording all the music for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the fall through Stockholm Records. An as-yet-undetermined single will surface in August/September. Among the tracks set to appear on the follow-up to last year's "Nothing Remains The ...

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ADEMA To Issue 'Unstable' In August

ADEMA, the California-based group featuring Jonathan Davis' little half-brother Marky Chavez, have completed work on their second full-length album, "Unstable", due on Aug. 19 through Arista Records. In advance of the "Unstable" single, scheduled for radio adds on June 23, ADEMA will hit the road for six weeks of headlining U.S. dates. Shows kick off ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: New Song Posted Online!

A new QUEENSRŸCHE track, titled "Desert Dance", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Desert Dance" comes off the group's new album, "Tribe", due on July 22 through Sanctuary Records. "Tribe", which features a guest appearance by original QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo, was engineered by Scott Olson, who has worked ...

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