BURST To Support THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN In The U.K.

Sweden's BURST will be performing several shows in the U.K. in June with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MONO and BLOOD VALLEY. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 08 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester University Jun. 09 - Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse Jun. 10 - London, UK @ The Garage Jun. 11 - Exeter, UK @ ...

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UNDUN To Open For ABLOOM In Denver

Denver-based rock band UNDUN have been selected to open for ABLOOM at the Zippo Hot Tour launch show scheduled for June 9 at the Gothic Theatre. UNDUN were among 16 bands selected nationally (out of a total of 300) to represent the local scene in the Zippo Hot Tour contest. Formed in October 2001, UNDUN ...

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Former THE WILDHEARTS Drummer Resurfaces In SECURITY

Former THE WILDHEARTS/GRAND THEFT AUDIO drummer Ritch Battersby and ex-GRAND THEFT AUDIO singer Jay Butler have joined forces in a new band called SECURITY. Commented THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger: "Hey y'all. If you haven't already heard SECURITY, Ritch (ex-WILDHEARTS) new band, then I strongly suggest that you give their demo's a download and a listen. ...

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CRUACHAN To Play Celtic Festival Next Month

Irish folk metal band CRUACHAN will be playing at a Celtic Festival on the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland on June 25. Final details will be announced soon. CRUACHAN are continuing to tour in support of their fourth full-length album, "Pagan", which was released through Karmageddon Media. "Pagan" was recorded and mixed ...

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MNEMIC Enter Studio To Record New Album

Denmark's modern thrashers MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have entered AntFarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen to record their sophomore album. Working songtitles include "Deathbox", "The Silver Drop", "Overdose In The Hall Of Fame" and "Detonator". According to the band, the new material ...

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BOB GELDOF: No Plans For 'Live Aid II'

Reuters is reporting that Irish rock star Bob Geldof has denied he has teamed up with U2 singer Bono for a repeat of the 1985 Live Aid concerts to raise money to help ease third world debt. The Sun newspaper had earlier run a front page story saying Prime Minister Tony Blair was backing "Live ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Talks About The Band's Longevity

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke to Classic Rock Revisited about the band's continued commercial success and his new solo record. Asked how getting a million-selling album right off the bat like some bands do with their first CD would have done to their heads, Petrucci replied, "It's hard to say. In a way, ...

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