HAMMERFALL To Release Live Album In The Fall

HAMMERFALL have announced plans to release a live CD this fall through Nuclear Blast Records. The as-yet-untitled album will be recorded on the current leg of the group's "Crimson Thunder" tour, which kicks off Thursday night (May 15) in Santiago, Chile. Upcoming HAMMERFALL tour dates: May 15 - Santiago, CHL @ Estadio de Chile May ...

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ROB HALFORD Not 'TWO' Metal For REZNOR-Era Material

In a recent interview with Electricbasement.com, Rob Halford spoke of the possibility of incorporating some of his controversial "non-metal" TWO material into future set lists (TWO's "Voyeurs" CD was produced by Trent Reznor of NINE INCH NAILS fame), "I have to stop avoiding that because I still love that record," Rob said. "It was definitely ...

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DISMEMBER, MERCILESS To Play Special Gig In Stockholm

DISMEMBER and MERCILESS will team up for a special gig at Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden on May 27. 650 tickets are available for the show, which will be recorded for an upcoming DVD. Tickets are priced at 60 SEK (approx. $7.50). DISMEMBER's new album, "Where Ironcrosses Grow", is due in September through Hammerheart Records. The ...

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LIVING SACRIFICE Announce Plans To Disband

LIVING SACRIFICE have announced plans to disband following their appearance at the Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell, Illinois on July 5. "This is it for real this time," the band write in a statement on their official web site. "Due to personal family obligations and issues that have recently come up, LIVING SACRIFICE will not continue ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Select Producer For New CD

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have reportedly selected Joe Barresi (PENNYWISE, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SKUNK ANANSIE, KYUSS) to produce their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good". The band are expected to enter Stockholm's Polar Studios during the coming weeks to begin recording the CD for a late 2003 release through RCA/BMG Records. ...

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VANDERHOOF: Live Photos Posted Online

VANDERHOOF, the band led by METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, performed at the Firwood in Washington on Thursday, May 8. Click here to view pictures taken at the show. VANDERHOOF, who recently replaced vocalist Drew Hart (ex-TIMELESS HALL) with John DiBernardo, will issue their sophomore full-length effort, "A Blur In Time", in North ...

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VILE Split With Singer, Announce Temporary Replacement

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have officially parted ways with singer Juan Urteaga. "[Juan] has officially quit the band," reads a message on the band's official web site. "We have known for some time that this was due to occur soon. The Violating Europe tour signified the end of his career with VILE. As many ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE/DREAM THEATER: More Dates Announced

More dates have been released for the forthcoming North American tour co-headlined by QUEENSRŸCHE and DREAM THEATER. The trek, which will include FATES WARNING in the "special guest" slot, will hit the following cities in June/July: Jun. 23 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless (QR) Jun. 24 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater (QR) Jun. ...

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