H.I.M. Announce One-Off London Date In December

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have lined up a one-off show at the London Astoria on December 19. In other news, the group's previously announced gig at the Birmingham Academy on January 25 has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. Upcoming H.I.M. tour dates: Dec. 19 – London, UK @ Astoria Dec. 31 – ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: Japanese Tour Dates Announced

THE WILDHEARTS have announced the details of their upcoming Japanese tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 01 – Tokyo, JAP - Zepp Club Dec. 02 – Kawasaki, JAP - Club Citta Dec. 03 – Osaka, JAP - Club Quattro Dec. 04 – Nagoya, JAP - Club Quattro THE WILDHEARTS are touring in support of ...

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OPETH: No Perth Date On Australian Tour

Sweden's OPETH have released the following statement regarding their upcoming Australian tour: "Whilst there has been a lot of demand to play Perth on the forthcoming Damnation tour, despite a great gig there on the Deliverance tour, it will not be possible to play Perth this time round because it is not financially viable. As ...

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STRYPER Frontman: 'We Want To Be In God's Will'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet recently spoke to The Kansas City Star about the band's decision to embark on their first-ever reunion tour — the Christian hard rock band's first nationwide performance junket in more than 12 years. "This is a celebration of the ministry STRYPER did," Sweet said. "We're not concerned about the numbers. I ...

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PINK CREAM 69 To Tour Germany With AXXIS

PINK CREAM 69 have announced the details of their upcoming German co-headlining tour with AXXIS. As previously reported, PINK CREAM 69 have set "Thunderdome" as the tentative title for the follow-up to 2001's "Endangered", due on January 26 through SPV Records. The album was recorded and mixed at House Of Audio studio in Karlsdorf, Germany ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Support URIAH HEEP, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT In Germany

Los Angeles-based heavy hitters FIREBALL MINISTRY will be supporting URIAH HEEP and BLUE ÖYSTER CULT on a German tour in December. FIREBALL MINISTRY's new album, "The Second Great Awakening", is due on November 3 through Nuclear Blast Records. "The Second Great Awakening" was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, MARILYN MANSON, VELVET REVOLVER, DANZIG) and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival?

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe has revealed during a recent interview with Italian heavy metal web portal Heavy-Metal.it that the newly reunited JUDAS PRIEST and VICIOUS RUMORS have both been confirmed for the 2004 edition of Gods Of Metal festival, set to take place on June 6, 2004 in Milan, Italy. No further information is ...

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HOLOCAUST Reject 'Sellout' Accusations

Long-running New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) pioneers HOLOCAUST — perhaps best known for penning the track "The Small Hours", which was later covered by METALLICA on their "The $5.98 E.P. - Garage Days Re-Revisited" EP — have responded to "sell-out" accusations leveled at them by the readers of this site. In a posting ...

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RIVERRED Recruit Former TAD Guitarist For Upcoming Gig

Aaron Slip (ex-TAD, RORSCHACH TEST) will be joining Seattle's RIVERRED as second guitarist at the November 8 Seattle show supporting THE ACCÜSED at Studio 7. This is a logical "fill-in/guest spot" as Tom Niemeyer (GRUNTRUCK, THE ACCÜSED), who recently handled the second guitar slot on the RIVERRED West Coast tour, will not be pulling double ...

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