KROKUS To Tour The U.S. In The Spring

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS are tentatively planning on embarking on a U.S. tour between March and April 11. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, KROKUS recently finished production on their double live album, "Fire & Gasoline". A DVD, entitled "Live at Montreux", will be included with the album as ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Support U.D.O. In May

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL will support U.D.O. at the following shows in May: May 20 – Pratteln, SWI @ Z7 May 21 – Chiasso, SWI @ Palapenze May 22 – Wörgl, AUT @ KOMMA May 24 – Budapest, HUN @ Petofi Hall CRYSTAL BALL's fourth full-length album, "Hellvetia", was released in November through Nuclear ...

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BLAZE Guitarist Discusses Upcoming CD

BLAZE guitarist Steve Wray has posted the following message to the band's official discussion forum: " [BLAZE's forthcoming third album] 'Blood & Belief' is a 10-track album which at this point certainly seems to have a theme or feel if you like. It's not a concept album. If anything this album is all about honesty ...

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THE DATSUNS Comment On Collaboration With Ex-LED ZEPPELIN Bassist

New Zealand-based quartet THE DATSUNS are currently recording their second album with producer John Paul Jones (ex-LED ZEPPELIN bassist) for a tentative late May release through Hellsquad/V2 Records. According to The New Zealand Herald, the recordings are taking place at Jacob's Studio, a residential farm in Surrey, about 50 minutes from London's Waterloo Station, where ...

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RAUNCHY Working On New Video

BLABBERMOUTH.NET-approved Danish metallers RAUNCHY are in the process of filming a video for the track "Watch Out" with Danish director Anders Morgenthaler (KASHMIR, JUNIOR SENIOR, THE BREAKERS, SUPERHEROES). "So far we can reveal that the video is a 100% animated," the band write on their web site. "So expect something different BUT yet brutal." "Watch ...

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SKINLAB Frontman Forges Ahead With Side Project

DEF IGNITION, the San Francisco Bay Area-based band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, have completed their lineup and are currently recording their first "official" demo. "Things are going fast," Esquivel said. "We're not wasting anytime with this. The plan is to have a record out this year. I'm not sure where it will end up, ...

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REGURGITATE Drop Off CENTINEX Tour

Sweden's REGURGITATE have been forced to drop off the upcoming Finnish mini-tour headlined by CENTINEX. A new support act will be announced shortly, according to a posting on CENTINEX's web site. In other news, CENTINEX's upcoming show in Borlänge, Sweden, which was previously scheduled to take place on February 6 at S2, will now take ...

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