DESTRUCTION To Embark On First-Ever Japanese Tour

German thrashers DESTRUCTION will play their first-ever Japanese shows on May 27-28 at Shibuya Club Quattro in Tokyo. A live album, "Alive Devastation", will be released via King Records in Japan in April/May "as a foretaste for their loyal and faithful Japanese fans, [who have] waited so long for those concerts," according to the band's ...

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H.I.M. Guitarist To Add Family Member

H.I.M. guitarist Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström and his girlfriend Manna are expecting their first child in late March/early April. H.I.M.'s new album, tentatively titled "Love Metal", is set to be released in April through Supersonic/G.U.N. Records. The video for the first single off the album, titled "Buried Alive by Love", was shot over the Dec. ...

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KONKHRA: Not Christian Enough!

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have posted the following update via their official web site: "Happy new year. We are ready to film the video for 'Warmonger' [off the upcoming 'Reality Check' CD]. The song is about a German soldier freezing to death, and since it's cold as fuck and there's snow, we'll be filming it ...

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COSMOSQUAD Announce Hollywood Gig

L.A.'s COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, $IGN OF 4) and rhythm section Shane Gaalaas and Barry Sparks (ULI JON ROTH, MSG, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be co-headlining "21st Century Schizoid Night! - A Celebration of Guitar, Bass & Drums" at the Sixteen-Fifty www.sixteen-fifty.com in Hollywood CA on January 16 alongside MCGILL-MANRING-STEVENS, featuring Grammy-nominated bassist ...

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VINCE NEIL On 'The Surreal Life': 'I'd Never Do It Again'

Entertainment Weekly asked MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil why he agreed to do "The Surreal Life", which airs tonight on the WB. "I was a bit curious," he said. "It's kind of one of those once-in-a-lifetime things, you know. I'd never do it again." The reality series, which follows seven bigger-than-life celebrities — including Neil ...

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SUSPERIA Set Title For Upcoming CD, Confirm NUCLEAR BLAST Split

Norway's SUSPERIA have set "Unlimited" as the title for their upcoming third full-length album, tentatively due in the fall through an as-yet-undetermined label. The group, who recently parted ways with Nuclear Blast Records, are "currently in heavy negotiations with several record labels all over the world and whom the future partner will be, will be ...

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