NIGHTMARE Cancel 'Headbangers Open Air' Appearance

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have been forced to cancel their appearance at Germany's Headbangers Open Air festival (July 9-10 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen) "for financial reasons," according to a posting on the band's official web site. "All our apologies go to our German fans... but we promise, we'll do our best to come back [to] Germany as ...

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GLUECIFER To Release New Single In July

Norwegian rock 'n' rollers GLUECIFER will release a new single, "Here Come The Pigs", from their current album, "Automatic Thrill", on July 5 through Epic/Sony in Norway. SPV Records, the group's record label in continental Europe, will mainly use it for radio and TV, but distributors all over Europe will be given exclusive rights to ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: Canadian Headlining Dates Announced

DAMAGEPLAN have announced two headlining dates in Ontario immediately following their short Canadian tour as the support act for SLAYER. The group's Canadian itinerary is shaping up as follows: Jun. 10 – Halifax, NS - Metro Centre (w/ SLAYER) Jun. 11 – Moncton, NB - Coliseum Moncton (w/ SLAYER) Jun. 12 - Saint John, NB ...

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GODSMACK Attend INDY 500 Celebrity Parade

GODSMACK were among the stars on hand for the Indianapolis 500 Celebrity Parade on Sunday (May 30) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Check out pictures from Wire Image. GODSMACK are currently taking a break from live performances before resuming their tour with METALLICA on August 16 in St. Paul/Minneapolis. As for ...

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DANZIG Announce Arizona Dates

DANZIG have announced two dates in Arizona in early July. They are as follows: Jul. 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee Theater Jul. 03 - Tuba City, AZ @ Tuba City Comm Center As previously reported, the release date of DANZIG's eighth studio album, "Circle of Snakes", has been pushed back to the last ...

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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Hungary's SZIGET FESTIVAL

Sweden's IN FLAMES have been confirmed for the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary on August 7, 2004. Other bands set to appear at the festival include CANNIBAL CORPSE, AMORPHIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, GRAVE DIGGER, THE GATHERING and SAXON. Upcoming IN FLAMES shows: Jun. 05 - Rock-am-Ring, GER Jun. 06 - Rock-im-Park, GER Jun. 12 - ...

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BLACK SABBATH Guitarist TONY IOMMI To Launch KERRANG! RADIO

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi will be pressing the "go" button to launch Kerrang! Radio in the West Midlands on Thursday, June 10. The station will broadcast on 105.2 FM. The campaign to promote the launch of the new station kicked off last month and involved 200,000 gig-style set lists being, "gaffer taped to prominent ...

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DARKTHRONE: 'Sardonic Wrath' Due In September

Norwegian black metallers DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Sardonic Wrath", in September through Moonfog Productions. Cover artwork will be designed by young Italian artist Lorenzo Mariani, who has previously worked with MARDUK and ABORYM, among others. " 'Sardonic Wrath' is finished, it will be 9 tracks on this release," commented DARKTHRONE guitarist/vocalist Nocturno Culto ...

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