CRUACHAN Rejoined By Flutist

Ireland's CRUACHAN have been rejoined by flutist John O' Fathaigh. John, who left the band last summer for personal reasons, "has sorted his life out" and is once more a member of the group, according to their official web site. CRUACHAN are currently hard at work on their new album, "Pagan", tentatively due in the ...

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GODSMACK Offer Military A Concert Discount

The Boston Herald reports GODSMACK are offering Massachusetts military personnel and their families $10 tickets to the band's May 22 concert at the Tweeter Center. "We're very proud of our troops and we appreciate their support, and this is our small way of showing our support for them," frontman Sully Erna commented. GODSMACK's track "Awake" ...

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OPETH To Team Up With PORCUPINE TREE For North American Tour

OPETH will be teaming up with PORCUPINE TREE for a co-headlining North American tour beginning in early July. According to PORCUPINE TREE's official web site, "OPETH have recently been touring North America extensively to promote their 2002 album 'Deliverance', but on their tour with [PORCUPINE TREE] they will be focusing on their non-metal material for ...

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KORN Drummer: New Album Will Be Simpler, More Stripped Down

KORN guitarists James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch are currently at a Los Angeles studio recording their parts for the group's new album, tentatively due in the fall. According to drummer David Silveria, the as-yet-untitled CD is "a little heavier, a little more simple than the last couple records, a little more riff-based, not ...

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GREAT WHITE Form Legal Defense Fund

GREAT WHITE, the rock band whose pyrotechnics are believed to have sparked a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, have created a trust to help pay their legal bills, according to the Associated Press. "This is a fund that's just set up in response to the many, many fans and other bands that said, 'Hey, ...

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DEFTONES Offer Local U.K. Bands Support Slots

DEFTONES are offering local U.K. bands the chance to support them on their tour in June. Interested groups should send a package (CD, photo, biography) to the respective promoters who will make a decision following the closing date of May 27. Bands interested in opening for the DEFTONES at London Brixton Academy (June 2) or ...

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Former SKUNK ANANSIE Singer's Solo Debut: Track Listing Unveiled

Former SKUNK ANANSIE frontwoman Skin has announced the track listing for her debut solo effort, "Fleshwounds", due on June 2 through EMI Chrysalis/Capitol Records. The CD, which is being described as a much more personal affair than anything Skin has previously done, will contain the following cuts: 01. Faithfulness 02. Trashed 03. Don't Let Me ...

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MARILYN MANSON Offers Sneak Peak At Touring Act

MARILYN MANSON performed a seven-song set at the Key Club in Hollywood, California Monday night (May 12) as part of a special sneak peak at the act he'll take on the road this summer on Ozzfest and beyond. In addition to "The Beautiful People" from 1996's "Antichrist Superstar" and "The Dope Show", from 1998's "Mechanical ...

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STONE SOUR Featured On May 31 'Headbanger's Ball'

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will be the special guests on the "Headbanger's Ball" the night of May 31 on MTV2. The resurrected metal program — which had an eight-year run between 1987 and 1995 — airs at 10:00pm ET/PT. STONE SOUR will tape ...

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