ACHERON: German Festival Appearance Cancelled By Promoters

The organizers of Germany's Under The Black Sun Festival have removed ACHERON from this year's lineup, citing a "lack of funds" for their decision. Kyle Severn, drummer for the Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band, made the following statement about the situation: "Well, it is unfortunate that we have to announce that ACHERON has been ...

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GORGOROTH Singer Appeals Sentence

GORGOROTH singer Gaahl is hoping that the Norwegian court will overturn the 18-month sentence he received in early May for beating a 41-year-old man in what the victim called a ritual attack. "Gaahl has appealed the sentence to the High Court — criminal division, but as these things take a long time here in Norway, ...

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CHRIS ROBINSON To Perform On 'Late Show with David Letterman'

Former BLACK CROWES singer Chris Robinson and THE NEW EARTH MUD will make their 2004 television debut on the "Late Show with David Letterman" Monday, June 28, the same day of their sold-out concert at New York City's Irving Plaza. The following day will mark the release of the band's new album, "This Magnificent Distance" ...

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Who Killed DUFF MCKAGAN's Webmaster?

"America's Most Wanted" reports: Lori Lepper followed her rock-and-roll dreams to Los Angeles, where her friends included Duff McKagan, the former bass player for GUNS N' ROSES. Lori was building the official web site for Duff's new band, VELVET REVOLVER. But two days before Thanksgiving, 2002, someone stabbed her to death in her apartment. Police ...

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BEHEMOTH: New Album Nearing Completion

Polish black metal outfit BEHEMOTH are putting the finishing touches on their much-anticipated new record, "Demigod", tentatively scheduled for an October release. Frontman Nergal checked in with the following update: "Hi all out there! Guess some of you are hungry for news. First of all, the whole recording process takes more time than we have ...

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MORTIIS, SUSPERIA To Team Up For U.K. Tour

MORTIIS and SUSPERIA will be teaming up for the "Unlimited Grudge" U.K. tour in September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 15 - Bar Fly – Cardiff, UK Sep. 16 - Academy – Birmingham, UK Sep. 17 - Rio – Bradford, UK Sep. 18 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK Sep. 20t - Academy - ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Guitarist Comments On DEATH Tribute CD

SINGLE BULLET THEORY guitarist Matt Difabio has released the following statement regarding his participation in the upcoming DEATH tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", due later in the year through Holland's Mascot Records: "As most of you may know, I had the unbelievable chance to perform ...

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