TURBONEGRO Bottled Off Stage In New York

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — were bottled off stage in New York over the weekend (March 30), leaving frontman Hank Von Helvete hospitalized, according to NME.com. The band were playing their first-ever headline show in the U.S. in New York's Mercury Lounge after a tour of the U.S. as support ...

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BYFIST: New Lineup 'Unleashed'

Texas metalheads BYFIST, who feature in their ranks Davey Lee and Nacho Vara of Seattle's REVEREND, will unleash their new lineup with Rob Steele (ex-BITTER HARVEST), Jess Vara and Jay Wegener (REVEREND, ex-HEIR APPARENT) on April 26 at the Bonds 007 club in San Antonio, Texas. Also on the bill will be DIVINE RUINS, ANCIENT ...

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Former SNOT Guitarist Officially Joins LIMP BIZKIT

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Well, back here in L.A. headed to the studio. 'Wrestlemania' was kinda ill. There were a lot of fucking people there, that's for sure. We played 'Rollin'' and 'Crack Addict'. Our new guitarist, Mike Smith, ripped it hard!! Also ...

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Record Store: LINKIN PARK's 'Meteora' Is Not Good Value For Money

A chain of stores in Maryland and Virginia has decided not to sell LINKIN PARK's "Meteora" during its first two weeks of release because of the album's suggested retail price of $19.98. Olsson's Books And Records General Manager Brooke Higdon explains the decision by saying, "It is our buyers' opinion that 'Meteora''s list price does ...

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SPEEDEALER Reform, Plan To Record New Album

SPEEDEALER have reformed and are working on material for a new album, which they plan to record in late April/early May with Jeff Pinkus (BUTTHOLE SURFERS). The revamped lineup, which includes bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS) will play at The Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas, Texas on Friday, ...

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KITTIE File Lawsuit Against Their Record Label

Canadian metal band KITTIE are suing their U.S. record label, Artemis Records, for $900,000, the London Free Press has reported. KITTIE and their producer, Garth Richardson, filed suit yesterday in New York against Artemis, citing numerous counts of breach of contract, a statement from the band said. The band are seeking $900,000 from Artemis, KITTIE's ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Corrected/Updated Itinerary Released

Century Media Records have released a corrected tour itinerary for STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's forthcoming trek with MESHUGGAH and the group's subsequent headlining dates. The updated itinerary is as follows: STRAPPING YOUNG LAD w/ MESHUGGAH Apr. 25 - Graceland - Seattle, WA Apr. 26 - Roseland - Portland, OR Apr. 27 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, ...

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HATEPLOW To Tour Europe, Record New Album

HATEPLOW, the Florida-based band featuring MALEVOLENT CREATION guitarists Phil Fasciana and Rob Barrett, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, KULT OV AZAZEL bassist Julian Hollowell (a.k.a. Xaphan), and vocalist Kyle Symons, will return to action with a headlining performance on the first night (May 29) of the three-day Fuck The Commerce Open Air Festival in Germany. ...

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