GAMMA RAY Perform At Spain's TORRES ROCK Festival

German power metallers GAMMA RAY played their first show of the year at Torres Rock Festival in Spain on Saturday (May 24). According to the group's official web site, "the band were in great shape and performed a set that was pretty similar to the 'Skeletons' tour set, just four or five songs were different." ...

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AMPLIFIER To Support DEFTONES In Manchester

Manchester, U.K.-based AMPLIFIER will support DEFTONES at Manchester Apollo on Wednesday, June 4. Recently signed to Music For Nations Records, AMPLIFIER have just completed mixing their debut album with Chris Sheldon (OCEANSIZE, MY VITRIOL, FEEDER) and are set to master the effort at Abbey Road shortly. AMPLIFIER's debut album is scheduled for release in September ...

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METALLICA's 'St. Anger' To Ship 'Well Over' A Million Copies

METALLICA's "St. Anger" will ship "well over" a million units ahead of its June 10 street date, according to Elektra Entertainment Group Exec. VP/GM Greg Thompson. "This release is a true event, and shows a tremendous amount of evolution and drama," he said in an official statement. "Those lucky enough to have heard it are ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Is Mighty Once Again

HitsDailyDouble.com reports that according to early reports from national accounts, LED ZEPPELIN's new three-CD package of live recordings from two Southern California concerts in 1972, "How the West Was Won", will easily sell 100,000 and may go as high as 120,000 for the week. That figure should be enough to challenge STAIND and the DEFTONES ...

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OPETH Confirm North American Tour With PORCUPINE TREE

Sweden's OPETH have confirmed the dates for their upcoming "Damnation" Tour 2003 with PORCUPINE TREE. The details are as follows Jul. 15 – Toronto, ONT - Opera House Jul. 16 – Montreal, QUE - Medley Jul. 17 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza Jul. 18 – Boston. MA - Berkeley Performance Centre Jul. 19 ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Out Of Rehab?

Jack Osbourne could be out of rehab already. Us Weekly reports that Jack was spotted last week with parents Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne at Ralph's supermarket in Malibu — a scant month after he checked in to the Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California. and then Visions in Malibu for a drugs-and-drinking problem. Us describes ...

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MARDUK Name DVD

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have set "Funeral Marches And Warsongs" as the title for their upcoming DVD, tentatively due in mid-November. According to the band's official webmaster, "MARDUK plans to spend the summer working on new material and mixing the DVD material. The two promo videos have been finished and I have seen the live ...

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SINERGY: Venezuela Date Cancelled

Finland's SINERGY have had their previously announced May 31 date in Caracas, Venezuela canceled by the Venezuelan government. An announcement in Spanish made by the concert promoter concerning the government's decision to cancel the group's appearance in Caracas has been posted online at this location. "We've been rehearsing very hard for this show ...

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NIGHTWISH: DVD Delayed (Again)

Finland's NIGHTWISH have once again pushed back the projected release date of their upcoming DVD, "End Of Innocence" — this time to Aug. 4 through Spinefarm. No reason was given for the delay. As previously reported, the DVD will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about ...

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