AUDIOSLAVE Added To Britain's DOWNLOAD Festival

AUDIOSLAVE are the latest act to have been confirmed for the U.K.'s Download Festival, set to take place May 31-June 1 at Donington Park. Other acts set to appear at the event include IRON MAIDEN, MARILYN MANSON, LIMP BIZKIT and the DEFTONES. Download Festival will highlight the best rock talent in the world today with ...

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CELTIC FROST's FISCHER Speaks Out On SANCTUARY, Upcoming CD

Reunited Swiss avant-garde metallers CELTIC FROST are continuing work on their long-awaited comeback CD, tentatively titled "Probe". The group, who have yet to sign a label deal for the new effort, are self-financing much of the recordings, which are tentatively set to surface later this year. Among the working titles that are expected to appear ...

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GLENN DANZIG To Reunite With THE MISFITS For Summer Tour?

Glenn Danzig is in talks with his former band MISFITS to embark on a reunion tour this summer, reliable sources have informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although no official announcement has yet been made, it is understood that several European promoters and festival organizers have been approached about booking the group, which hasn't performed with in its original ...

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VICTORY Reform, Plan Comeback CD

Germany's VICTORY have reunited to record a new album. VICTORY 2003 consist of the original line-up featuring Charlie Huhn (vocals), Fritz Randow (drums), Herman Frank (guitars), Tommy Newton (guitars) and Peter Knorn (bass). The band will enter Tommy Newton's Area 51 studio in early summer to record their comeback album, due in late 2003 through ...

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ALTARIA Set European Release Date For 'Invitation'

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, have set an April 28 European release date through AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven Records for their debut album, "Invitation". The CD, which was mixed at Helsinki's Sonic Pump studios by Nino Laurenne, will contain the following track listing: 01. Ravenwing 02. Innocent 03. ...

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SILENTIUM Announce New Singer, Offer Album Samples

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have replaced singer Tiina Lehvonen with Maija Turunen. Both Tiina and Maija can be heard on the group's upcoming third full-length CD, "Harmátia de Prudence", due in late spring/early summer release through Spikefarm Records. The album, which was recorded at Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna, Finland, was produced by NIGHTWISH mainman ...

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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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