HAMMERFALL, NOCTURNAL RITES To Tour Japan

HAMMERFALL and NOCTURNAL RITES will embark on a four-date Japanese tour in March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 12 - Club Quattro – Osaka, JAP Mar. 14 - Bottom Line – Nagoya, JAP Mar. 15 - Club Quattro – Tokyo, JAP Mar. 16 - Club Quattro – Tokyo, JAP Says HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak: ...

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Former WARRIOR SOUL Frontman Announces Solo Dates

Former WARRIOR SOUL/SPACE AGE PLAYBOYS frontman Kory Clarke has announced two European solo dates in early March. Clarke will be backed at the shows by the Stockholm-based group THE LOVEBANKS. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 01 – Stockholm, SWE @ The Shrine (w/ WRECKS, STABB) Mar. 08 – London, UK @ Camden ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says He's 'Not Sure' About His Future With DIO

During an AOL chat conducted last night (Feb. 17), WHITESNAKE/DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich alluded to a possible scheduling conflict between his upcoming WHITESNAKE touring activities and the songwriting sessions for the next DIO album, potentially jeopardizing his status in the latter band. "Ronnie [James Dio] is at the moment working on the story for the ...

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GODFLESH: Rare EP To Be Re-Released

GODFLESH's ultra-rare "Messiah" EP, originally recorded in 1994 and issued six years later in a limited-edition pressing of 700 through frontman Justin Broadrick's ill-fated Avalanche Inc. label, will be re-released through Relapse Records on April 1. The re-issue will be remastered and will also feature alternate artwork, according to the unofficial GODFLESH page Crumbling Flesh ...

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AC/DC To Perform Special New York City Show

AC/DC will perform a special one-off show at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Tuesday, March 11. Tickets for the show are not availabe for sale, and the only way for fans to get into the gig is to win tickets from select retail, radio promotions or the group's official web site,

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DIMMU BORGIR To Enter Studio In March

DIMMU BORGIR are scheduled to enter Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden on March 3 to begin tracking the drum parts for their forthcoming CD, due later in the year. According to guitarist Silenoz, "All the new material is ready and we have also mastered our own pre-production and it sounds awesome in our ears. We ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003!

CRADLE OF FILTH have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest. As a result, the band have been forced to pull out of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival (set to take place in early August) and have been replaced on the bill at Wacken by Sweden's IN ...

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HELLOWEEN: 'Rabbit Don't Come Easy' Details Unveiled

HELLOWEEN have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Rabbit Don't Come Easy", due on May 5 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be released in a jewel case and there will be a limited edition in a very special digipack available, including the bonus track "Far Away". The first single off the ...

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