SEPULTURA Launch Brazilian Mini-Tour

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA will embark on a series of shows in their home country this week as part of the Roorback Tour Brazil 2004. In February, the quartet have two shows scheduled in Europe: February 27 in Athens, Greece and February 29 in Granada, Spain (Piorno Rock Festival). A U.S. tour may follow in March. ...

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DAMAGEPLAN To Sign Copies Of New Album At Dallas In-Store

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), ex-HALFORD/DIESEL MACHINE guitarist Patrick Lachman (on lead vocals), and bassist Bob Zilla, will be signing copies of their debut album, "New Found Power", on Tuesday, February 10 at Tower Records in Dallas, Texas. The signing session will begin at 5:00 ...

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PAUL BARKER Leaves MINISTRY

Bassist Paul Barker has left MINISTRY after 18 years with the industrial-metal pioneers, according to MTV.com. "Last summer Al was extremely enthusiastic about the possibilities of what the band could do, and I wasn't as excited. I thought, 'What are we going to do and what am I going to get out of it?' and ...

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'The Sharon Osbourne Show' To Get The Ax?

People magazine is reporting that word out of the National Association of Television Program Executives conference in Las Vegas is that Tribune is canceling "The Sharon Osbourne Show" and is already in search of a replacement, according to Hits Daily Double. The article notes that Sharon's style hasn't connected with daytime audiences the way "The ...

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ANDERS JOHANSSON Quits STRATOVARIUS

Drummer Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL) has officially left STRATOVARIUS less than a week after joining the group. The following is STRATOVARIUS' leader Timo Tolkki's statement regarding the Anders' departure: "[Anders] gave me a call and said that he doesn't want to join the band permanently and that he is happy to be in HAMMERFALL playing True ...

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VINTERSORG, BESEECH Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

VINTERSORG and BESEECH are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-12, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM EVERGREY FLESHCRAWL ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Announce Hometown Gig

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), will be performing at the Vega concert hall in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 20. Also appearing on the bill will be ...

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LAMB OF GOD To Film Video For 'As the Palaces Burn'

LAMB OF GOD will be filming a video for the track "As the Palaces Burn" February 5-7 in Los Angeles, California. Directing the clip will be Dan Rush, who has previously worked with the group on the "Ruin" video. A late February air date is expected. "As the Palaces Burn" is the title cut off ...

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LULLACRY Added To NIGHTWISH Tour

Finland's LULLACRY have been officially confirmed as the support band for NIGHTWISH's first-ever tour of North America, which is set to take place in late August/early September, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House Aug. 17 - Montreal, QUE @ Metropolis Aug. 19 ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's 'Past, Present & Future' Certified Gold

ROB ZOMBIE's first-ever career retrospective, "Past, Present & Future", has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. This is Zombie's seventh consecutive gold record, according to a posting on his web site. The two-disc set, which was released in September through ...

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