SUFFOCATION: All Tour Plans On Hold

Due to undisclosed "issues" with their booking agent, reunited New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have put all tour plans on indefinite hold. No further information is available at this time. SUFFOCATION were previously rumored to be in talks with DEEDS OF FLESH about teaming up for a limited run of dates in August. ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'End Of Innocence' DVD Delayed (Again)

NIGHTWISH's upcoming DVD, "End Of Innocence", has been pushed back to a September release through Spinefarm. As previously reported, the DVD will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material. The documentary portion will have a projected total running time of 134 ...

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CHAOSBREED To Get 'Brutal' On Their Full-Length Debut

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have set "Brutal" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in early 2004. "Brutal" will be recorded in ...

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Heavy Metal Hedonism At The Vet

J.D. Mullane of the Bucks County Courier Times reports that "there was a sour note at the METALLICA concert in Philadelphia last weekend when a young woman near me became agitated as scores of chanting men urged women to bare their breasts, and many obliged. "Not only did some flash their breasts, they also flashed ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer To Release Solo Debut In August

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin will issue his long-awaited solo debut, "Threatcon Delta", in early August through Middle Finger Records in association with Metal Mayhem Music. According to an official press release, "Threatcon Delta" is "a dynamic metal album that combines ultra-heavy old-school thrash, speed, groove, powerful vocals and melodies that you would expect from ...

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GOREROTTED Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

U.K. blood merchants GOREROTTED have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. "[GOREROTTED] first [came to] our attention when we saw them two years ago at the Fuck The Commerce festival," a spokesperson for the label said. "They were the fuckin' best band on the whole festival! GOREROTTED's first album, 'Mutilated In Minutes', is a ...

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VINNIE VINCENT INVASION Near-Reunion On ROCK NEVER STOPS Tour

After rejecting Mark Slaughter's attempt for years to play together once again, Bobby Rock is curently drumming for SLAUGHTER as a "guest" during the Rock Never Stops Tour 2003. This comes as a particular treat for VINNIE VINCENT INVASION fans as it completes three-quarters of the original lineup during the "All Systems Go" tour, which ...

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BLACK 'N BLUE Reunite For California Dates And New Album

80's hard rockers BLACK 'N BLUE have reunited for upcoming California dates and a new album. The band, which is comprised of original members Jaime St. James, Jef "Woop" Warner, Patrick Young, and Pete Holmes, are now joined by guitarist Shawn Sonnenschein. Sonnenchein replaces original guitarist Tommy Thayer, who is unavailable to participate due to ...

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RAGE: 'Soundchaser' Cover Art Posted Online

Veteran German metallers RAGE have posted the cover artwork (designed by Joachim Luetke) for their new album, "Soundchaser", at this location. "Soundchaser" is due on September 29 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The follow-up to last year's "Unity" was recorded in April at VPS Studio in Hamm, Germany and was mixed and mastered by producer ...

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Rhode Island Fire Victims Unite

Norman Miller of the Daily News Tribune reports that several survivors of the deadly Station nightclub fire in February have helped start the Station Family Fund, a nonprofit organization benefiting victims and relatives of those injured or killed in the Station fire. "When I was in the hospital, I didn't talk to anyone," Lizz Arruda, ...

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