CRADLE OF FILTH, ARCH ENEMY: First Tour Dates Announced

Ticketmaster.com has released the first four dates for the fall 2004 edition of the "Headbanger's Ball" tour, featuring headliners CRADLE OF FILTH alongside openers ARCH ENEMY, HIMSA and BLEEDING THROUGH (as first reported here last weekend). The dates are as follows: Nov. 04 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom Nov. 05 - Philadelphia, PA @ ...

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DAATH Seek New Drummer

Atlanta-based technical death metallers DAATH have launched a search for a new drummer. All applicants "must have extreme metal chops, be able to play to a click, and be able to play electronica type cymbal patterns as well as have good independence skills," the band write in a press release. Interested parties can go to ...

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JELLO BIAFRA To Perform With MINISTRY

DEAD KENNEDYS legend Jello Biafra will be joining MINISTRY on stage to perform several LARD songs at MINISTRY's upcoming gigs in Los Angeles (only on Sept. 24), San Francisco (Sept. 26), Portland (Sept. 28), Seattle (Sept. 29) and Vancouver (Sept. 30). MINISTRY are touring in support of their latest CD, "Houses of the Molé", available ...

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DARK FUNERAL To Embark On Russian/Ukranian Mini-Tour

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL are tentatively scheduled to embark on a Russian/Ukranian mini-tour (consisting of 3-4 dates) in early December. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, DARK FUNERAL have been confirmed to headline the Nordic Rage Metal Festival 2004 on November 6 at Folkets Hus in Boden, Sweden. Other ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH's New Reality Show Is A Huge Ratings Success

According to a posting on Sebastian Bach's web site, the former SKID ROW singer's new VH1 reality show, "I Married Sebastian Bach", was the top-rated show on VH1 the day it premiered. In addition, it was the most-watched show on the whole network on Tuesday, September 14. Furthermore, "I Married Sebastian Bach" is the top-rated ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer To Launch Official Web Site

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen will launch her official web site, www.tarjaturunen.com, on Monday, September 20. As previously reported, the North American edition of NIGHTWISH's latest album, "Once", due October 5 via Roadrunner Records, will include extra material not found on the album's original European release: the bonus cuts "White Night Fantasy" (originally released ...

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OPETH Frontman Becomes First-Time Dad

Congratulations are in order for OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt and his wife Anna, who became the parents of a baby daughter, Melinda, this past Monday (Sept. 13). It is the couple's first child. As previously reported, Åkerfeldt has started writing material for the group's next album, tentatively scheduled to be recorded sometime in the early ...

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