DARKEST HOUR To Play Benefit Show In July

DARKEST HOUR will be playing a special show on July 2 at the Black Cat in Washington D.C. Also appearing on the bill will be MAJORITY RULE and THE ROUTNIERS. "Not only is [DARKEST HOUR] playing with some killer bands but this is a great benefit show as well," the band write on their web ...

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ZYKLON Focus On Writing New Material

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), have posted the following message on their official web site: "Soooo... [Drummer] Trym has just completed a month-long US tour with SATYRICON as a replacement for Frost. ZYKLON actually performed one show in north of Norway with Frost while he was away. ...

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SATYRICON To Embark On U.S. Headlining Tour This Summer

SATYRICON frontman Satyr has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls! Thank you for the ride. To hell and back. [The U.S. tour with MORBID ANGEL] was the tour where too much went wrong and somehow we still prevailed. We had no chance of winning, but ...

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METALLICA: The World's Smelliest Band?

METALLICA have been awarded the dubious title of the world's smelliest band by Swedish showbiz expert Mikael Jagerbrand. The Swedish tabloid writer ranked the top ten smelly stars for the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, basing it on interviews in the press where other celebrities talked about their co-stars' hygiene. METALLICA came in ninth overall, with Hollywood ...

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KISS: Sydney Show Filmed For Upcoming DVD?

According to KissFanShop.de, KISS are rumored to have had their concert in Sydney, Australia professionally filmed, possibly for a future DVD release. The show, which took place on May 18 at the Enmore Theatre, included a rendition of "Goin' Blind". KISS will launch their Japanese tour on May 27 in Tokyo. They will then hit ...

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SLASH Defuses 'Fuck AXL ROSE!' Chant VELVET REVOLVER's Chicago Gig

Jeff Vrabel of the Chicago Sun-Times reviewed VELVET REVOLVER's sold-out concert at The Riviera in Chicago, Illinois Wednesday night (May 19). "Not surprisingly, VELVET REVOLVER sounds exactly like what would happen if one melded parts of GUNS [N' ROSES] with parts of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS," he wrote. "Liberated from [Axl] Rose's penchant for bombastic excess, ...

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CHIMAIRA Film Video For 'Power Trip'

CHIMAIRA recently shot a video for the track "Power Trip" in San Francisco with director Lex Halaby. Expect the video in rotation next month. "Power Trip" comes off CHIMAIRA's sophomore full-length release, "The Impossibility of Reason", which came out last May through Roadrunner Records. CHIMAIRA recently replaced drummer Andy Herrick with former SOILWORK skinsman Richard ...

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