ICED EARTH Guitarist: No Touring Until Next Summer

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello All! "It's time for an update once again. Things have been pretty crazy between the awesome news of being a future father for the first time, the back problems and the numerous doctor visits; MRI's, EMG's and a ...

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MOONSPELL: DVD Details Revealed, New Demo Completed

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have set "Lunar Still" as the title of their upcoming DVD, tentatively due in early 2005. The disc is currently in the planning stage and is expected to include four main sections/chapters: - MOONSPELL live in Katowice, Poland (2004, "Antidote" tour) - MOONSPELL live in various locations (select cuts recorded betweeen 1993 ...

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NIGHTWISH: Helsinki Show Sold Out

All 6,000 tickets to NIGHTWISH's headlining performance at Helsinki Icehall on December 26 were sold the first day they went on sale, according to a posting in the group's web site. Support at the show will come from KOTIPELTO (featuring STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto) and AFTER FOREVER. As previously reported, the North American edition of ...

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SLAYER's DAVE LOMBARDO Recording With DRUMS OF DEATH

According to RollingStone.com, SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo is in the studio with DJ SPOOKY recording under the name DRUMS OF DEATH. MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO's Jack Dangers is producing the project, due early next year, and guitarist Vernon Reid (LIVING COLOUR) will guest. No further information is currently available. ...

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OBITUARY: New Photos Posted Online

Roadrunner Records U.K. has uploaded two brand-new photos of the reunited Florida death metallers OBITUARY. Check them out: Photo#1, Photo#2. In other news, OBITUARY singer John Tardy has issued the following message regarding the band's upcoming European tour: "Things are going pretty smooth right now! It seems that the tour is ...

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MEGADETH Enter The U.K. Top 100

MEGADETH's latest album, "The System Has Failed", has entered the U.K. album chart at position No. 60. View the entire chart at this location. Meanwhile, Hits Daily Double is projecting that the CD will shift upwards of 55,000 copies during its first week of release in the U.S. when the finaly tally is ...

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Report: VELVET REVOLVER Fire Management Team

VELVET REVOLVER fired their management team, Immortal Entertainment, on Friday (Sept. 17), according to Hits Daily Double. David Codikow and Dana Millman, who left the management company following the split, are believed to be the top candidates to take over the group's representation. No further information is available at this time. In other news, VELVET ...

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GHOULUNATICS Hard At Work On 10th Anniversary DVD

Montreal deathcore act GHOULUNATICS are "almost done" with the video for the track "Grave Concern", according to a posting on the group's web site. "Our friend Benoit Nantel is hard at work and we should have the video on the website before we leave for Germany on Oct 2nd," the band write. "We'll be sending ...

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