DANZIG Announce New Bassist

DANZIG have announced the addition of former DEADLIGHTS/NOTHINGFACE bassist Jerry Montano to the group's lineup. Montano replaces former D-GENERATION four-stringer Howie Pyro, who played with the band during their most recent European tour. DANZIG will headline the "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour in early May alongside SUPERJOINT RITUAL, NILE, OPETH, LACUNA COIL and BEHEMOTH. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Hardcore' Tribute CD In The Works

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, NORA, EVERY TIME I DIE, SHAI HULUD, MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD, 18 VISIONS, SINCE BY MAN, HASTE, UNEARTH, TIME IN MALTA, and Aaron Turner of ISIS are among the artists set to contribute to an upcoming hardcore tribute to GUNS N' ROSES, due later in the year through Law of Inertia Records. No ...

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THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR: First Dates Announced

The first few dates have been announced for The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. They are as follows: Apr. 25 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues, Chicago, IL April 26 - Cleveland, OH @ TBA May 04 - Worcester, ...

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NEVERMORE: Studio Photos Posted Online

Pictures documenting NEVERMORE's studio time with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) have been posted here. As previously reported, NEVERMORE are nearly done tracking their new CD, "Enemies Of Reality", for a June 17 release through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Dead Heart in a Dead World", "Enemies ...

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DARK ANGEL: We Are Not Playing Any X-MASS FESTIVALS Dates

DARK ANGEL's webmaster has refuted reports that the reunited Los Angeles thrashers have been added to the Antwerpen, Belgium (Dec. 20) and Tilburg, Holland (Dec. 21) stops of the upcoming X-Mass Festivals European tour (featuring HYPOCRISY, DESTRUCTION, NILE, VADER, DEW-SCENTED, DISBELIEF and MISERY INDEX, among others). "DARK ANGEL HAS NOT been added to this tour ...

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LINKIN PARK To Sell A Million Copies Of 'Meteora' In Its First Week

LINKIN PARK's "Meteora", the band's hotly anticipated sophomore release, should sell anywhere from 900,000 to one million copies in its first week, according to early reports from national retail accounts. That, of course, will make it an easy #1 on next week's Billboard chart. LINKIN PARK's 2000 debut, "Hybrid Theory", sold 50,000 in its first ...

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MYSTIC CIRCLE Prepare To Enter Studio

German black metallers MYSTIC CIRCLE have set "Open The Gates Of Hell" as the working title for their sixth album, due in September through Massacre Records. The band will enter Commusication Studios in Frankenthal, Germany on May 19 with producer Gerhard Magin to record the follow-up to last year's "Damien". Prior to the release of ...

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