SINERGY Blame Promoter For Venezuela Gig Cancellation

Finland's SINERGY have issued a follow-up statement regarding the cancellation of their previously announced May 31 gig in Caracas, Venezuela. It reads as follows: "To all the fans in Venezuela, "There has been some confusion on why our concert was cancelled. It seems the Venezuelan promoter wrote in his so-called 'official statement' (written ...

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METALLICA To Release Much-Anticipated 'St. Anger' Five Days Early

Due to the unprecedented level of anticipation and the prevalence of sub-standard versions of METALLICA's upcoming CD, "St. Anger", already in circulation, Elektra Records has moved up the release date of the new album, from Tuesday, June 10, to Thursday, June 5. Elektra and METALLICA have taken this extraordinary measure to ensure that counterfeit copies ...

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Vocalist MATT BARLOW Leaves ICED EARTH!

Vocalist Matt Barlow has announced his departure from ICED EARTH in order to pursue a career doing administrative work for the Department of Homeland Security. The following is Barlow's official statement on the matter: "In December of last year, prior to ICED EARTH signing a new record deal, [ICED EARTH mainman] Jon [Schaffer] and I ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist Arrested On Drug Charges

SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and a red light violation Sunday afternoon (June 1) following a traffic crash, according to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines police officer Larry Van Ginkel said small amounts of marijuana and a substance that field-tested ...

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ABIGOR Split Up!

Austrian black metal outfit ABIGOR have officially split up, according to mainman Peter Kubik. "There are different reasons for my decision, mainly because I am pissed by the entire Black-Metal genre," Kubik explained in a statement announcing the group's decision to disband. "I simply can't identify myself, nor ABIGOR with today's Black-Metal genre anymore — ...

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AMORPHIS Enter Finnish Album Chart At No. 7!

Finland's AMORPHIS entered the Finnish Album chart at to No. 7 with their latest album, "Far From The Sun". Check out the entire chart here. The band celebrated the release of "Far From The Sun" by playing an almost two-hour gig at the legendary Tavastia Club in Helsinki last Friday (May 30). Performing ...

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Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, set to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany, has been announced. It is as follows: Friday, June 27 DESTRUCTOR (opener) BITCH ROBROCK AMON AMARTH AXXIS T.N.T. ANNIHILATOR DOKKEN SODOM HAMMERFALL DIO (headliner) Saturday, June 28 HIRAX (opener) ANGELWITCH MASTERPLAN BRAINSTORM PINK CREAM ...

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AMEN Singer Speaks Out On HEADBAND Side-Project

AMEN singer Casey Chaos recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his side-project HEADBAND with QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme and ex-MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez. "HEADBAND is a band that Josh Homme put together and he asked me to do it," he said. "It's me, Josh Homme, Nick Oliveri, Twiggy Ramirez, but ...

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