KISS Vow To Continue Using Pyro Despite Rhode Island Tragedy

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons have have vowed to continue using pyrotechnic displays at their concerts despite the Rhode Island nightclub tragedy that claimed 97 lives. "People want a thrill, people love spectacle and people love to be entertained," Stanley told The Associated Press. "That's why people go to horror movies, why ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Begin Mixing 'This Is Hell'

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO — featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — have commenced the mixing process for their sophomore full-length album, "This is Hell", tentatively due in September/October through Regain Records. The CD — the ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's Mother Endorses Upcoming DEATH Tribute

Jane Schuldiner, mother of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, has issued a brief statement regarding the upcoming DEATH tribute album currently being put together by former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffmann and CKY guitarist Deron Miller. Says Jane: "[Chuck's sister] Beth gave permission [for the ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Appear On MUCH MUSIC's 'IMX'

ROB ZOMBIE will be appearing on Much Music USA's "IMX" show this coming Wednesday, Feb. 26. Much Music is opening their New York studio audience to fans — on a first come, first served basis — to be there with Zombie. Audience members will need to be available from 4:30 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. this ...

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E-FORCE Sign With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

E-FORCE, the Montreal-based band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY), have reportedly inked a deal with French label Season Of Mist Records (MAYHEM, NECROPHAGIA, AGRESSOR, CARPATHIAN FOREST). The group's debut album is expected to surface later in the year. In related ...

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NECROPHAGIA, LABRAT To Tour The U.K.

NECROPHAGIA and LABRAT will team up for a U.K. tour during April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 05 – Nottingham, UK @ TBA Apr. 06 - Bradford, UK @ Rio Apr. 07 - Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse Apr. 08 - Manchester, UK @ Bierkeller Apr. 09 - Bristol, UK @ Bierkeller Apr. 10 - ...

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SUMMER SANITARIUM TOUR 2003: More Dates Announced!

METALLICA have released more dates for Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003, the upcoming monster trek featuring METALLICA, LIMP BIZKIT, LINKIN PARK, DEFTONES and MUDVAYNE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 04 - Detroit, MI @ Pontiac Silverdome Jul. 06 - Foxboro, MA @ Gillette Stadium Jul. 11 - Atlanta, GA @ Turner Field Jul. ...

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