DAMAGEPLAN Vow To Uphold The 'Bad-Ass' Legacy Of PANTERA

Former PANTERA/current DAMAGEPLAN members Vinnie Paul (drums) and Dimebag Darrell (guitar) recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about the demise of PANTERA and the upcoming release of DAMAGEPLAN's debut CD, "New Found Power". Asked what their expectations are for an album that, like most of PANTERA's recorded output, is being issued through Elektra Records, Vinnie ...

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SLIPKNOT Pull Out Of Japan's SONICMANIA Festival

As first predicted here on Dec. 22, SLIPKNOT have now officially cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Sonicmania festival, a two-day event set to take place in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan on January 31-February 1, 2004. An official statement from the festival organizers has attributed the cancellation to the band's desire to ...

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CATHEDRAL Announce Dates In Greece, Sweden

U.K.-based cult doom rockers CATHEDRAL have lined up the following dates in January: Jan. 24 - Thessaloniki, GRE @ Ydrogios Club Jan. 25 - Athens, GRE @ Gagarin 205 Jan. 31 - Stockholm, SWE @ The Shrine (w/ KRUX) As previously reported, CATHEDRAL's follow-up to last year's "The VIIth Coming" is tentatively due in the ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Cancel Australian, Japanese Tours

Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have reportedly cancelled all of their Australian/Japanese dates that were scheduled to take place in early February. Although no official reason was given for the cancellation, it is believed that problems with the Japanese portion of the trek led to the decision to call off both tours. This is the ...

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OZZY, KELLY Receive Gold Single In The U.K.

Ozzy Osbourne and daughter Kelly's recently released joint single, "Changes", has been certified as gold in the U.K. The song, the original version of which appeared on BLACK SABBATH's 1972 album, "Black Sabbath, Vol. 4", is included on the reissued edition of Kelly Osbourne's 2002 debut, "Shut Up" (re-titled "Changes"), which was made available through ...

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NIGHTWISH Guitarist Exits ALTARIA

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA have parted ways with NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen. According to a post on the band's web site, Emppu left the group by mutual agreement [and his] departure was made with no hard feelings." Vuorinen's exit from ALTARIA is not expected to affect the recording process for the band's sophomore album, "Divinity", ...

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CRUACHAN: New Album Delayed

Irish folk metal band CRUACHAN have pushed back the release date of their fourth full-length album, "Pagan" (Karmageddon Media), to April 5. No reason was given for the delay. "Pagan" was recorded and mixed at Radio Na Life Studios in Dublin, Ireland with producer Al Cowen and is the follow-up to last year's "Folk-Lore". The ...

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AFTER ALL: Video Posted Online

Belgium's AFTER ALL have posted their video for the track "Descending Pain" online at this location (size 12.7 MB). The clip was produced by Michel Maréchal and AFTER ALL and was directed and edited by Michel Maréchal. "Descending Pain" comes off the group's latest CD, "Mercury Rising" (Mausoleum Records), which was produced by ...

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CENTINEX To Tour Finland In April

Sweden's CENTINEX will play four shows in Finland during the Eastern holidays. The trek, dubbed the "Deathkampen 2004" tour, will also feature Sweden's REGURGITATE and Finland's DEATH DU JOUR. Upcoming CENTINEX tour dates: Jan. 11 – London, UK - Underworld Feb. 06 – Borlänge, SWE - S2 Apr. 07 - Tampere, FIN - Hellä Apr. ...

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