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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ANGRA: Studio Photos Posted Online

Brazilian melodic metallers ANGRA have posted a bunch of new photos taken during the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2001's "Rebirth", tentatively due this summer through SPV Records. Check them out here. As previously reported, the initial recording sessions for the CD are taking place at Mosh Studios in São Paulo, Brazil ...

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CLUTCH To Release New Album In March

CLUTCH will release a new record, entitled "Blast Tyrant", on the newly formed DRT label on March 30. The new record is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2001 release, "Pure Rock Fury". Lead singer Neil Fallon explains how the record came together: "One of our approaches for 'Blast Tyrant' was to keep in ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: More European Tour Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced two more U.K. dates as part of their summer 2004 European tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 08 - Civic Hall – Wolverhampton, UK Jun. 09 - Rock City – Nottingham, UK Jun. 10 - Astoria Theater - London, UK Jun. 11 - Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK Jun. ...

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OPETH Play Abbreviated Set In Calgary

Sweden's OPETH reportedly played a five-song set in Calgary, Alberta Wednesday night (January 21), with a drum technician filling in behind the kit for Martin Lopez, who is said to be still at home in Sweden recovering from a recent bout of panic attacks. OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt reportedly repeatedly apologized for the abbreviated performance ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Rape Trial: Jury Out

A British jury trying former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland, who is accused of attempting to rape a special needs youngster while giving drum lessons, was sent out Thursday (January 22) to begin considering its verdicts, according to Scotsman.com. Holland faces one charge of attempted rape and five counts of indecent assault on the teenager. ...

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CYBERYA Part Ways With BREAKER RECORDS

German metallers CYBERYA have parted ways with Breaker Records, the label owned by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider. The band are currently demoing new material at Peter Dirkschneider's (Udo's brother, VANIZE) studio in the hopes of landing a new deal soon. CYBERYA's debut album, "Mindcontrol", was released in 2001. ...

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