VOIVOD Drop Off OZZY's European Tour

Despite previous reports to the contrary, veteran Montreal metallers VOIVOD have announced that they will NOT be touring Europe with OZZY OSBOURNE. Instead, the band will spend the remainder of the year in Montreal working on their next album and plan on touring Europe in 2004. Jason Newsted (ex-METALLICA) will be touring Europe with Ozzy ...

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ICED EARTH: European Tour Dates Announced!

ICED EARTH have announced the details of their upcoming European tour in support of their "The Glorious Burden" CD. The band's ninth full-length album, "The Glorious Burden" will be released through SPV Records on January 13, 2004. To whet the fans' appetites until the full album is released, ICED EARTH are releasing a special four-song ...

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GENE SIMMONS Does St. Louis

Deb Peterson of St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: "Gene Simmons didn't kiss the Lou goodbye lightly. The tongue-wagging lead singer of KISS was at the St. Louis Galleria signing copies of his new book 'Sex Money Kiss' on Monday [September 29] when mall security spotted him with a woman who had a dog in a bag ...

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SHADOWCAST Recruit GRAVEWORM Frontman For Upcoming Gigs

Austria's SHADOWCAST, the project featuring AMORTIS keyboardist Clemens Mayr and DARKWELL/ex-ABIGOR drummer Moritz Neuner, have acquired GRAVEWORM singer Stefan Fiori and bassist Manuel as session musicians for their upcoming live gigs. Upcoming SHADOWCAST dates: Oct. 24 - Nitzing/Tulln, AUT @ CultureXClub (w/ TAISH, ANTARES) Oct. 25 - Martin, SK @ Rock Pub (w/ ANTARES) Oct. ...

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CANCER Add Another U.K. Date

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER have added a Wolverhampton date to their upcoming mini-tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 06 - Telford Town Centre, UK @ The Millhouse (w/ PULVERIZED) Nov. 08 – Coventry, UK @ The General Wolfe (w/ MITHRAS, DETRIMENTUM, PULVERIZED) Nov. 09 – London, UK @ Electrowerkz (w/ MITHRAS, ...

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THROCULT Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metallers THROCULT have parted ways with bassist Cassandra "Cassie" Begay and have replaced her with Rudy Hernandez of the SLAYER tribute band DIVINE INTERVENTION. The group, who have yet to find a replacement for departed singer Chris Vigil (guitarist Ivan Alcala is handling the vocal duties in the meantime), will begin filming ...

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