GAMMA RAY To Support IRON MAIDEN In Europe

German power metallers GAMMA RAY have been confirmed as the support act for the first 10 European dates of IRON MAIDEN's "Dance Of Death World Tour". GAMMA RAY, fronted by former HELLOWEEN guitarist Kai Hansen, have been busy throughout the summer playing at many of the big open air festivals, including Wacken, followed by a ...

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BACKYARD BABIES: New Single To Be Released This Month

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES will release their new single, "Minus Celsius", in Scandinavia on October 22. "Minus Celsius" comes off the group's new full-length album, "Stockholm Syndrome", due in Scandinavia on November 5 through RCA/BMG Records. A January/February release is expected in other territories around the world. The follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good" was ...

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Lawyer: Suicide Concert May Not Take Place

The attorney for Florida shock-rockers HELL ON EARTH said on Friday it is not clear if the band will go ahead with their plans to stage a live suicide at their Saturday concert, according to The Associated Press. The group had intended to broadcast the incident on their web page. "It appears that everybody I ...

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Britain's KERRANG! RADIO To Launch Next Summer

Richard Wray and Julia Day of The Guardian report that media company Emap, publisher of U.K.'s long-running weekly heavy metal publication Kerrang!, won a lucrative radio license Thursday (October 2) to broadcast a station based on the magazine. Emap beat 10 rivals, including bids backed by Ozzy Osbourne and local comedian Jasper Carrot, in a ...

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JOSH HOMME's 'Desert Sessions' Seized By Customs Officials

Five thousand limited-edition vinyl copies of "Desert Sessions 9 & 10", the side project from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Josh Homme that features Polly Jean Harvey and Dean Ween, among other musicians, were seized by customs officials at New York's JFK Airport on Wednesday (October 1), according to MTV.com. The shipment was headed for ...

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Police Conduct In GUNS N' ROSES Riot Probed

A public inquiry has been ordered into the conduct of two police officers during a riot after a GUNS N' ROSES concert was cancelled at the last moment in Vancouver last November, the Canadian Press reports. Complaints Commissioner Dirk Ryneveld says most of the police response to the disturbance was appropriate, but an inquiry is ...

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MELDRUM To Open For DANZIG In Europe

Stockholm, Sweden's MELDRUM, the band featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, have been confirmed as one of the support acts on DANZIG's upcoming European mini-tour. The trek, which is scheduled to kick off in late November, will include a one-off U.K. appearance in London on November 22 under the "Blackest Of The Black" banner. ...

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