Illness Forces MELVINS U.S. Tour Cancellation

MELVINS have cancelled their previously announced U.S. tour "due to an illness in the band," according to a statement posted on the Icepac Records web site. "We are hoping that the shows will be able to be rescheduled in the future and the band sincerely apologizes for any incvonvenience caused by this unforseen circumstance. Knowing ...

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TAAKE Sign With DARK ESSENCE RECORDS

Norwegian black metal band TAAKE (photo#1, photo#2, photo#3) have inked a deal with Dark Essence Records. The band are currently at Grieghallen studios recording their third album, "Doedskvad", tentatively due in early 2005. TAAKE had previously released two albums on the Wounded Love label: "Nattestid..." (1999) and "Bjoergvin" ...

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KISS Bassist Watches Privately Funded Rocket Blast Into Space

KISS bassist Gene Simmons was among the "galaxy" of celebrities braved California's Mojave desert to witness SpaceShipOne, a privately funded manned rocket, soar into space and back Monday (Oct. 4) for the second time in less than a week, claiming a $10 million prize and raising prospects for low-cost, reliable personal spaceflights. The flight marked ...

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THE HAUNTED: Swedish Signing Sessions Announced

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED will be signing copies of their new album, "rEVOLVEr", at the following locations in Sweden: Oct. 13 - Bengans, Stigbergstorget 1, Göteborg (6:00 p.m.) Oct. 14 - 00 Mega, Sergels Torg, Stockholm (5:00 p.m.) THE HAUNTED's fourth album, "rEVOLVEr", is scheduled for release in Europe on October 19 through Century Media ...

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KREATOR To Film Club Show For German TV

German thrashers KREATOR will play an exclusive show at the Underground Club in Cologne, Germany on December 9. The show will be taped for the German TV show "Rockpalast". Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first served basis. The band will also perform at the Taksirat Festival in Skopje, Macedonia on ...

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IMAGIKA Sign With MAUSOLEUM RECORDS

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA have signed a licensing deal with Mausoleum Records for the worldwide release of their fourth full-length album, "Devils on Both Sides", tentatively due in February 2005. Work on "Devils on Both Sides" began in early 2003, with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) originally slated to handle the whole ...

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