IRON MAIDEN, DIO, MOTÖRHEAD: First Dates Announced

As exclusively predicted here last week, it has now been officially confirmed that IRON MAIDEN, DIO, and MOTÖRHEAD will be teaming up for a two-month North American tour during July-September. Although the complete lineup has yet to be announced, it is understood that MINISTRY and ANTHRAX are among the acts currently under consideration ...

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VOIVOD: Rehearsal Photos Posted Online

Several pictures of VOIVOD rehearsing at the legendary Plant Recording Studios as part of an event organized by Little Kids Rock (LKR) have been posted online at this location. LKR, which brings free music classes into public schools in California, New York, New Jersey and Tennessee, had invited students, parents, and teachers from ...

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GOD FORBID Deny Singer Departure, Prepare To Record New Album

New Jersey-based quintet GOD FORBID have finally broken their silence regarding the status of their singer, Byron Davis. Davis was previously rumored to have left the group just as they were preparing to enter the studio to begin work on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed Century Media debut, "Determination". "In an effort to dispel ...

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TNT Scrap EP Title, Continue Work On New CD

TNT have changed the title of their forthcoming EP to "Give Me A Sign" from the originally announced "Taste". The CD, due on June 2 through MTM Records, features five new tracks, plus a demo leftover from the "Tell No Tales" era. TNT are currently in the studio recording a brand new full-length album, tentatively ...

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ATROCITY Rejoined By THORSTEN BAUER

Veteran German metallers ATROCITY have been rejoined by guitarist Thorsten Bauer. "The exceptional guitar player is happy to be together with the band again," reads a message on the band's official web site. "Tosso and the rest of the guys are working on new material" for inclusion on the follow-up to 2000's "Gemini", tentatively due ...

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KILL II THIS Finish Filming Video

Britain's KILL II THIS have finished filming a video clip for the track "Universe In A Nutshell", taken from their forthcoming CD, "Mass.[Down.]-Sin.(Drone.)" . The album, the group's first since their split with Visible Noise Records in 2001, is due on May 5 through Loudspeaker/PHD Records in the U.K. and M10 Records in France. The ...

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BILLY MILANO Says JOHN BUSH Is Incapable Of Laughing At The Joke

Former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has issued a response to ANTHRAX singer John Bush's characterization of Milano as someone who "has a lot of problems to work out," saying that Bush is incapable of laughing at the joke and insisting that the part-time ARMORED SAINT frontman doesn't "understand the dynamics" of Billy's ...

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GRAVE Join Forces With WORLD MANAGEMENT

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have been officially added to the World Management roster (MORBID ANGEL, NILE, UNLEASHED, SAMAEL). The band are set to embark on a tour of the U.S. with IMMOLATION, GOATWHORE, and DECEMBER, starting at Don Hills in New York City on May 27 and ending June 29 at the legendary Stone ...

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ENDO To Tour With MEMENTO

Miami, Florida's ENDO will embark on a national tour with MEMENTO beginning in May. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, ENDO have been confirmed for this year's 94.9 Zeta's Bonzai on April 25 at Bicentennial Park in Miami. Also set to appear are GODSMACK, SALIVA, POWERMAN 5000, and STONE SOUR, ...

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