MARDUK: New Live Photos Posted Online

Swedish black metallers MARDUK made their live debut with new singer Mortuus (previously a member of FUNERAL MIST and TRIUMPHATOR under the alias Arioch) on Saturday, May 1 at the Motala Metal Festival in Motala, Sweden. Photos of the group's performance have been posted online at the Tartarean Desire web site. Check them ...

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KISS: Australian Setlist Revealed

KISS kicked off the Australian leg of their "Rock the Nation" 2004 world tour Saturday night (May 8) at Burswood Dome in Perth. The group's complete setlist for the concert was as follows: 01. Creatures of the Night 02. Dr. Love 03. Pledge Allegiance to Rock 'n' Roll 04. I Love It Loud 05. Christine ...

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MANIFEST: New Live Dates Announced

Norwegian noise-thrashers MANIFEST have lined up the following dates during May: May 13 - Grotta - Hamar, NOR (w/ MALOSSI) May 14 - Kulturlaaven - Asker, NOR (w/ SUSPERIA) May 15 - Hawk – Fredrikstad, NOR (w/ MALOSSI) MANIFEST recently entered Godt Selskap Studio (NECROPHAGIA, THE APPARATUS) to record their first CD, tentatively titled "Half ...

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CRUACHAN To Headline Germany's PAGAN METAL FESTIVAL

Irish folk metal band CRUACHAN will be playing their first-ever German show later this year as they headline the Pagan Metal Festival near Frankfurt, Germany. The show will take place on November 20 in Giessen in the Hessen region. In other news, CRUACHAN have revealed in a posting on their web site that the track ...

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ANATHEMA Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK ISTANBUL Festival

ANATHEMA have been confirmed for the Rock Istanbul music festival, a three-day event taking place June 19-21 in Istanbul, Turkey. Other bands set to appear at the festival include QUEENSRŸCHE, PENTARGRAM, HUNDRED REASONS and MUSE. For more information, click here. As previously reported, ANATHEMA have set a June 28 release date through Music ...

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DAREDEVIL Reform, Announce First Show

Australian stoner rock 'n' roll band DAREDEVIL have reformed after a two-year break and have lined up their first show back on June 12 at The Bat & Ball Hotel in Sydney. Also appearing will be Melbourne's THE SPECIMENS and fellow Sydneysiders HELL CRAB CITY. Citing influences from past greats such as THIN LIZZY and ...

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CHAOSBREED Confirmed For Finland's TAMMERFEST

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have added a July 15 appearance at Tammerfest in Tampere, Finland to their itinerary. As previously reported, CHAOSBREED have scheduled a ...

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PRONG's Tour With BYZANTINE Postponed Until Early July

PRONG's two-week run of dates with West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE has been postponed to early July from its previously announced June 15 kick-off date, according to a posting on BYZANTINE's web site. "Now it seems it will run from July 1st to July 14th," the band write. "Also we will be most likely picking ...

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Ex-ANTHRAX Guitarist PAUL CROOK: Signature Guitar Unveiled

Guitarist Paul Crook (ANTHRAX, SEBASTIAN BACH, MEAT LOAF) has had a signature guitar manufactured by Ed Roman Guitars of Las Vegas, Nevada. "The Paul Crook Rockingbird with its Pearloid Purple finish delivers a tone that is as brutal as its shape," according to a posting on Crook's web site. "The neck-thru body design offers easy ...

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