SKINLAB Frontman To Launch Side Project At 420 FESTIVAL PRE-PARTY

DEF:IGNITION, the new side project of SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel, will be making their live debut on Friday, April 18 at the Pound in San Francisco. The band, who feature Esquivel on guitar/vocals, will be joined on the bill by ARMAGETITON (featuring SKINLAB drummer Paul Hopkins), KRENSHAW, and DRAGWATER. DEF:IGNITION, whose sound has been described ...

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IMMORTAL 'Not Confirmed' For BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour

Despite reports to the contrary, a source close to the IMMORTAL camp has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the band have not yet officially accepted a slot on the upcoming "Blackest Of The Black" tour, also featuring DANZIG, SUPERJOINT RITUAL and THE HAUNTED. "IMMORTAL were offered the dates, but have NOT confirmed ANYTHING AT ALL, NOTHING," the ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist Sues Security Company

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian has sued a Grand Rapids, Michigan security company, claiming assault, ethnic intimidation and humiliation by guards who threw him out of his own concert at Van Andel Arena, according to The Grand Rapids Press. Odadjian left the stage to join two female guests in the audience when his ...

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FOR MY PAIN: Album Cover Posted Online

FOR MY PAIN is the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLECTION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have posted the cover ...

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NIGHTWISH Name DVD, Pick Up Finnish EMMA Awards

NIGHTWISH have set "End Of Innocence" as the title of their forthcoming DVD, due in June through Spinefarm. As previously reported, the DVD will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material. No further information is available at this time. In other ...

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ULI JON ROTH Hard At Work On New Album

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-THE SCORPIONS) is currently working on his next release, tentatively due in late spring/early summer. According to the Uli Jon Roth Authorized Homepage, Uli "has recorded Vivaldi's Four Seasons at his studio with an orchestra and is now putting finishing touches to this amazing piece of music. He also is ...

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H.I.M. Play 'Pre-Launch' Show In Germany

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. played a "pre-launch" show for their upcoming album, "Love Metal", on Saturday, March 8 at the Grosse Freiheit Club in Hamburg, Germany. The group's complete set list for the evening was as follows: 01. Buried Alive By Love 02. The Funeral Of Hearts 03. Beyond Redemption 04. Sweet Pandemonium 05. Soul ...

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STABBING WESTWARD: 'The Essential' Track Listing Unveiled

The complete track listing for the upcoming STABBING WESTWARD CD collection, titled "The Essential Stabbing Westward (Remastered)" , has been released. The album is due on April 1 through Sony/Columbia Records. "The Essential Stabbing Westward (Remastered)" will contain the following cuts: 01. Lost 02. Control 03. Nothing 04. Lies 05. What Do I Have To ...

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