DIMMU BORGIR's Management Confirms Drummer Switch

A spokesperson for DIMMU BORGIR's management has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the Norwegian symphonic black metal outfit have recruited NILE's Tony Laureano as a session drummer for the duration of Ozzfest 2004 (as first reported here on Monday). "There have been problems to get the visa in time for Ozzfest for [the group's ...

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DROWNING POOL Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

DROWNING POOL will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, July 19. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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KROKUS' STORACE Says He Passed On AC/DC Singer Job

KROKUS frontman Marc Storace recently talked with ClassicRockRevisited.com about the early comparisons between the veteran Swiss hard rock outfit and AC/DC. "When the question came through the grapevine after Bon [Scott's] death to join AC/DC I didn't know whether to believe it or not but I turned it down outright anyway. I didn't want to ...

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CHEVELLE Set Release Date For New Album

CHEVELLE have set a September 21 release date through Epic Records for their forthcoming album, titled "This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In". The first single off the Chicago-based sibling trio's follow-up to 2002's platinum-selling "Wonder What's Next" will be "Ritalin", which will start popping up on radio stations in early August. "This Type ...

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MONSTER MAGNET: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

MONSTER MAGNET have lined up the following dates during August/September: Aug. 27 - Seaside, NJ - Green Room Aug. 28 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx Nightclub Aug. 29 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Aug. 31 - Chicago - Double Door Sep. 01 - Minneapolis - Fine Line Music Sep. 04 - Portland ...

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OZZFEST 2004 Hits Boston: Reviews Posted Online

The Boston Globe and the Boston Herald have published separate reviews of the second date of the Ozzfest 2004 tour, which took place Monday (July 12) at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA. A couple of review excerpts follow: Boston Globe: "The show sold out, though the one-night stand was down from two nights in ...

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KEEP OF KALESSIN: 1995 Demo Available For Download

Norwegian black metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN, featuring Obsidian C. (a.k.a. Arnt Grønbech) on guitars/bass/synth, Frost (a.k.a. Kjetil Haraldstad, SATYRICON) on drums and Attila Chisar (ex-MAYHEM, ABORYM) on vocals, have made their entire 1995 demo, "Skygger av Sorg", available for download via their official web site. Check it out here (note: the demo was ...

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CONSPIRACY A.D. Announce New Guitarist

Italian metallers CONSPIRACY A.D. have announced the addition of guitarist Sym to the group's ranks. "Sym is a very talented guitar player and the band is very happy to welcome him," the band write in a statement. Sym's live debut with the group took place this past Saturday (July 10) when CONSPIRACY A.D. supported CHIMAIRA ...

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THE CRUMB BROS. Schedule Hollywood Date

Guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES), vocalist Mark Renk, bassist Kevin Chown (ARTENSION, EDWIN DARE), drummer Shane Gaalaas (COSMOSQUAD, B'Z), and keyboardist Stephen Anderson will be unveiling their latest creation, THE CRUMB BROS., Tuesday night, July 13 with an early 8:15 p.m. show at Club Lingerie, 6507 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA; Ph.: (323) 466-3416. ...

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