Update: METALLICA's DOWNLOAD Set List Revealed, Photos Posted Online

METALLICA's official web site, MetOnTour.com, has issued a statement confirming reports that drummer Lars Ulrich was absent from the group's gig at the Download festival earlier tonight. It reads as follows: "Yes, the rumours are true, Lars was not present at the Download Festival. Joey Jordison from SLIPKNOT and Dave Lombardo from SLAYER stepped up ...

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THOR To Begin Recording New Album

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR is heading to Los Angeles in June to record his 14th studio album, titled "Thor Against The World", with producers Messiaz (a.k.a. Frank Meyer and Bruce Duff) at the helm. On "Thor Against The World", THOR will be backed by Los Angeles three-piece SWEET JUSTICE, which features Frank Meyer (THE ...

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AEROSMITH Concert In Alabama Canceled Due To Illness

AEROSMITH's concert near Birmingham was canceled within hours of its opening Sunday night (June 6) because of illness, according to the Associated Press. A faxed statement from Clear Channel Entertainment said the concert, which was also featuring rock band CHEAP TRICK, at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Oak Mountain State Park has been rescheduled ...

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BRUJERIA To Play Brazil In August

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. Asesino), will play two shows in Brazil in August, according to BRUJERIA's official Brazilian web site. The details are as follows: Aug. 05 - São Paulo, BRA @ Hangar 110 Aug. 06 - São Paulo, BRA @ Hangar 110 ...

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VOLBEAT Set Working Title For Full-Length Debut

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have set "Rebel Monster" as the working title of their debut album, tentatively due in October through New Aeon Media, a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media. The band will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark on June 17 with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) to begin recording the CD, which is expected ...

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