ICED EARTH: Tour Kick-Off Setlist Revealed

ICED EARTH kicked off their North American headlining tour Sunday night (April 18) in Cleveland, Ohio. The following was the group's setlist for the inaugural performance: 01. Star Spangled Banner 02. Declaration Day 03. Burning Times 04. Angels Holocaust 05. Vengeance Is Mine 06. Violate 07. Melancholy 08. Green Face 09. Red Baron 10. When ...

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ANTHRAX Playing Longer Sets On Japanese Tour

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted another installment of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail". An excerpt: "The Tokyo shows were great. The venue, On Air East was killer and both nights were packed. We changed the set after the first show and played six different songs the second night. 'Death Rider' is killing. ...

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PITCHSHIFTER To Release Posthumous DVD In October

Defunct British industrial metallers PITCHSHIFTER have set an October release date through their own PSI Records Ltd. for their posthumous DVD, titled "P.S.I.entology" (view cover here). The disc, which is being compiled by DOSE-productions in co-operation with Omni-Design in Paris and Los Angeles, will include the following features, among others: - Whole live ...

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KING DIAMOND To Begin Mixing Live Album In May

Guitarist Andy LaRocque and vocalist King Diamond will begin mixing KING DIAMOND's upcoming live album in May at LaRocque's Los Angered studio outside Gothenburg, Sweden. A September/October release through Metal Blade Records is expected. "Still no details are known at the moment such as album title, if it's going to be 2 CD etc.," reads ...

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EUROPE: Studio Photos Posted Online

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have uploaded a bunch of photos from the recording sessions for their new album at this location. As previously reported, EUROPE have selected Kevin Elson ("Final Countdown") to produce their much-anticipated comeback CD, tentatively due later in the year. Upcoming EUROPE tour dates: Jun. 11 – Hamar, NOR ...

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DISMEMBER To Headline Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS METAL FESTIVAL

Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER and Belgian black metallers ANCIENT RITES are among the bands confirmed for this year's Day of Darkness Metal Festival, scheduled to take place June 12 in Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland. The festival "will showcase some of the biggest acts from Ireland's domestic metal scene alongside establish international acts," according to an ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE To Open For EXODUS In Florida

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, will be opening for EXODUS at The Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Wednesday, April 28. Also set to appear are SAQ and KRYPTIC KURSE. In other news, RESPONSE NEGATIVE's music will be featured on the upcoming "Get Thrashed" soundtrack, ...

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