HYPOCRISY Explain Decision To Withdraw From X-MASS FESTIVALS

Sweden's HYPOCRISY, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, have issued a statement explaining their decision to withdraw from the the upcoming X-Mass Festivals European tour, set to kick off on Dec. 7 in London, U.K. The band's statement reads as follows: "We sincerely apologize for the cancellation of the ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Film Video This Weekend

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the Louisiana-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, will be filming a video for an as-yet-undisclosed track from their sophomore album, "A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred", on Saturday (June 7) in their hometown of New Orleans. The video will be directed Tom Mignone (MUDVAYNE, SLIPKNOT), who had previously worked with the ...

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DIABOLIC Name New CD

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have set "Infinity Through Purification" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in October through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album, which is being described by the band as "the most evolved and interesting DIABOLIC record yet, with complex song structures and tempos among the most brutal in the ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Drop Off Russia's BRYANSK HARD ROCK FESTIVAL

BLIND GUARDIAN have been forced to cancel their previously announced show at the Bryansk Hard Rock Festival in Bryansk, Russia on June 22. According to a statement on the band's official web site, "the promoter was not able to organize the necessary payments for fee, flight tickets and visa documents. The promoter had a fair ...

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SEVENDUST Singer Says He Hopes BUSH Won't Get Re-Elected

SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon recently shared his views on the war in Iraq with KNAC.com. "It's such a scary time right now. I'm not a hater, but with [President] Bush I can never understand what he's saying," he said. "He doesn't tell me very much. I just hate it though. I hate the fact that ...

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