AETERNUS Prepare To Hit The Road

Norway's AETERNUS will finally release their new album, "A Darker Monument", on May 5 through Nocturnal Art Productions. "A Darker Monument" was recorded at Greighallen Studios with producer Pytten (ENSLAVED, MÖRK GRYNING) and is the follow-up to 2000's "Ascension of Terror". The following is the latest update from frontman Ares: "Greetings everyone! Well, soon we ...

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TAD MOROSE Working On New Album

Sweden's TAD MOROSE have set "Life In A Lonely Grave" as the title for their forthcoming album, which is currently being recorded at Studio Soundcreation for a late summer release through Century Media Records. According to guitarist Christer "Krunt" Andersson, "We've just started laying down the vocals and we will mix the shit in Studio ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Support ANTHRAX On The West Coast

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will support ANTHRAX at three shows later this month before embarking on a short headline tour of their own. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 27 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto (w/ ANTHRAX) May 28 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Cajun House (w/ ANTHRAX) May 29 - ...

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Former GRAVITY KILLS Keyboardist Lands New Gig

Former GRAVITY KILLS keyboardist/programmer Doug Firley has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of Tribal House Music. Tribal House Music encompasses all Tribal House original music for both film and television all broadcast commercials, music selection and copyright clearance, music publishing and all split publishing business with Fricon Entertainment BMI, ASCAP. For more information ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Offers Post-Tour Update

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White has posted the following message to his official web site: "We [YNGWIE MALMSTEEN] played two amazing shows in Turkey, with Istanbul being the wildest and largest gig of the tour. These people love to RAWK and so they did. Every show should be like that . ...

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FREEDOM CALL Off Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Despite a previous report to the contrary, FREEDOM CALL will NOT be appearing at Earthshaker Fest on July 25-26 in Hirschaid, near Bamberg, Germany. A detailed statement will follow later. As previously reported, Earthshaker Fest will feature performances by TESTAMENT, PRETTY MAIDS, ANNIHILATOR, PRIMAL FEAR, JUSTICE, EVIDENCE ONE, POWERGOD and END OF GREEN, among others. ...

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THE 2003 METAL GODS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR Cancelled!!!

The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH, has been officially cancelled due to "contractual difficulties." The following is the official statement on the matter from HALFORD manager John Baxter: "I'm sorry to have to report the following, but the ...

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METALLICA: KRON Report Posted Online

The Bay Area News Station KRON 4 has posted a video report from METALLICA's special one-off performance at San Quentin State Prison on Thursday (May 1). Check it out here. As previously reported, the concert was arranged with the help of the prison officials in exchange for METALLICA using the prison grounds the ...

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NICKELBACK To Embark On Canadian Mini-Tour

NICKELBACK will embark on a short tour of Eastern Canada in late June. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 23 - St John's, NFLD @ Mile One Stadium Jun. 26 - St-Ephrem, QC @ Woodstock en Beauce Festival Jun. 28 - Halifax, NS @ Citadel Hill Jun. 30 - Charlottetown, PEI @ Charlottetown Festival Of ...

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FEAR FACTORY's HERRERA: We're Better Off Without DINO CAZARES

FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera has vowed to carry on with the group without co-founder Dino Cazares, saying that the guitarist "limited [FEAR FACTORY] more than progressed it" by refusing to allow new, fresh ideas to be introduced into the band's sound over the course of the group's 12-year existence. "One of the problems that ...

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