TAPPING THE VEIN To Play One-Off Show With LACUNA COIL

TAPPING THE VEIN will take some time out from writing their new CD to play a one-off show with LACUNA COIL at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA on July 19. The Philadelphia-based, female-fronted group will perform a 40-minute set beginning at 8:15 p.m. TAPPING THE VEIN's last CD, "The Damage", was released in April 2002 ...

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HEADSPEED To Open For ANTHRAX In Wolverhampton

U.K. metal outfit HEADSPEED will be opening for ANTHRAX at the Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton, England on Sunday, June 20. HEADSPEED will release their self-financed debut album, "Blueprint For Disaster", in late July. The band are currently seeking new management. Any interested parties should contact the group at [email protected] ...

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GOLDENPYRE To Support SUFFOCATION In Portugal

Portuguese death metallers GOLDENPYRE will support SUFFOCATION on June 20 at the Hard Club in Gaia (Oporto), Portugal. Also appearing on the bill will be INSISION and DISGORGE. GOLDENPYRE released their debut CD, "Decrepidemic", in December through the Portuguese label Exorcize Music. ...

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METALLICA Conquer Swedish Album Chart

METALLICA's Swedish gig in Gothenburg on May 30 May fired up renewed fervor for the band's back catalogue where a subsequent reissue campaign has seen no less than ten albums all propelling themselves back into the national album charts: 09. Metallica 14. Master of Puppets 20. ...And Justice For All 23. Ride the Lightning 28. ...

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Doctor: RAMONES Guitarist Is Not Dying

Despite published reports to the contrary, RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone is not dying of cancer, his doctor has told MTV News. Ramone, who has been living with prostate cancer for the past several years, was recently admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with what his physician, Dr. David Agus, told MTV News was ...

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MAJESTY Mastermind Launches Record Label

MAJESTY mastermind Tarek "MS" Maghary has launched his own record label dedicated to "making the traditional metal scene stronger." Dubbed SteelPride, the label will release CDs that are "100 percent heavy metal and nothing else," according to a posting on the company's web site. In addition, "the label has its own music studio so all ...

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LIONSHEART: 'Abyss' To Receive Worldwide Digital Release

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, will be releasing their fourth studio album, "Abyss", digitally in the following countries on June 29: USA: iTunes eMusic Real/Rhapsody Napster MusicNet/AOL Musicmatch BuyMusic Germany: Tiscali MTVGermany DirectMedia WOM Karstadt Mediamarkt Kontor Netherlands: MTVNetherlands PlanetInternet Tiscali Chello Spain: ...

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GAMMA RAY Confirmed For Greece's ROCKWAVE Festival

German power metallers GAMMA RAY have been confirmed for the Rockwave Festival, which is scheduled to take place June 18-22 in Athens, Greece. "This announcement comes in a very short notice as the band are taking over from RUNNING WILD who originally had been set to play but have had to cancel their appearance at ...

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STAIND Studio Update: 'We're Moving Forward Nicely'

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Hey there, me again. I just wanted to check in and let everyone know that things are going really well in the studio. Jon's dong a great job (as usual) doing drum tracks. He got 7 songs done last week and ...

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