CROATAN To Release New Album, Embark On U.S. Tour

Cincinnati, Ohio-based "heavy noise punk metal" duo CROATAN will be embarking on a one-month U.S tour beginning on Sept. 24 in South Bend, IN. They will head out west to Seattle, go down south to southern California, head back east through Texas and then head north back to Cincinnati, finishing up with a gig at ...

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Biography of KISS's 'Theatrical Creator' SEAN DELANEY Available Now

"Hellbox", a biography of Sean Delaney, the self-proclaimed creator of theatrical KISS and one of the most enigmatic and forgotten legendary songwriters and record producers in the music industry, has just been published by Xlibris, a subsidiary of Random House, Inc. In 1966, a young hippie named Sean Delaney arrived in New York City and ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' Available For Legal Download

Although NIGHTWISH's latest album, "Once", is not slated to receive a U.S. release until October 20, you can already download the CD legally via the iTunes music store. The follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once" has been certified gold in Germany for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. The album has also achieved double-platinum status ...

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SUCH A SURGE Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Germany's leading crossover act SUCH A SURGE have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. "We have the impression that Nuclear Blast understands our philosophy best and we feel like joining a great family," the band said in a statement. "And as we all know — you feel the most comfortable at home. As our ...

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RAMMSTEIN: Helsinki Show Sells Out In 30 Minutes

RAMMSTEIN's upcoming performance in Helsinki, Finland, scheduled for November 24 at the Hartwall Arena, sold out in approximately 30 minutes after tickets went on sale Tuesday morning (August 17). 12,000 tickets were sold to the concert, which will mark the group's first headlining performance in the city in support of their upcoming CD, "Reise Reise". ...

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Finnish Metal Bands To Team Up For 'Dead Achilles Tour'

OMNIUM GATHERUM, AMORAL, ELENIUM, MANITOU and KIUAS — all of whom were previously signed to the U.K.'s Rage of Achilles label — will be teaming up for a three-date Finnish tour, dubbed "Dead Achilles Tour", in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 13 Nosturi – Helsinki, FIN Nov. 19 – Klubi - Turku, FIN ...

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VANDEN PLAS Added To Germany's ROCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have been added to the billing for this weekend's Rock Open Air Festival in Saarwillingen, Germany. The band, who replaced the event's original headliners BLACKMAIL, will take the stage on Saturday, August 21 at 10:00 p.m. Other acts scheduled to appear at the festival include ALEV, MASSIVE PUNCH, HIGHFLY, BASTARD, ...

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RAMONES Anniversary Party To Feature Star-Studded Lineup

PEARL JAM's Eddie Vedder, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS members Flea and John Frusciante, HENRY ROLLINS and RANCID's Tim Armstrong are among the artists slated to perform as part of the RAMONES' 30th anniversary party September 12 at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood, CA, according to Billboard.com. Also scheduled to appear are RAMONES' Marky and Johnny ...

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