SEPULTURA/VOIVOD: First U.S. Tour Dates Announced!

The initial dates for the forthcoming North American tour featuring SEPULTURA and VOIVOD have been released. The two groups, plus as–yet-unspecified opening acts, will be hitting the following U.S. cities next month: Apr. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Avalon Apr. 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Apr. 21 – Anaheim, CA @ House ...

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CHRIS DEGARMO To Tour With QUEENSRŸCHE

Guitarist Chris DeGarmo will be joining QUEENSRŸCHE on their upcoming European summer tour, according to the web site of the group's other guitarist, Michael Wilton (www.michaelwilton.com). "Well it's official, Michael will be joined by Chris DeGarmo for the European Dates in June," reads a message on the site. "Those will certainly be some ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Attorneys Threaten AXL ROSE Impersonator

The law firm representing the current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSES has threatened legal action against an Axl Rose impersonator who has been posting messages on various GN'R message boards claiming to be the reclusive singer. The following is the letter sent by GN'R's management company, Sanctuary, to various GN'R-related fan sites where the fake ...

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USA Today: Those '80s Metal Bands Still Strike A Chord

USA Today published an article in its March 11 edition spotlighting the current popularity of '80s metal and the renewed media interest in a musical subculture many thought was extinct prior to the recent Rhode Island nightclub blaze in which nearly 100 people died. According to author Clara Frenk, "bands such as POISON, DEF LEPPARD ...

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FINNTROLL Withdraw From Sweden's MOTALA METAL FEST

FINNTROLL have withdrawn from the lineup of this year's Motala Metal Fest due to scheduling conflicts caused by their recently-announced European tour with KATATONIA. Motala Metal Fest, which is set to take place on April 19 at Folkets Park in Motala, Sweden, will now feature performances from the following acts: VADER TANKARD VOMITORY STORMWARRIOR EVERGREY ...

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MORIFADE Name New CD

Sweden's MORIFADE have set "Domination" as the title for their upcoming third album, due in late spring/early summer through Hammerheart Records. The follow-up to last year's "Imaginarium" was recorded at Los Angered studios in Gothenburg and Monogram studios in Stockholm. ...

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Former HUMANIMAL Guitarist Launches New Project

Former HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren and ex-JEKYLL & HYDE frontman Jakob Samuel have joined forces in a new project called THE RING. The Swedish group, who are currently unsigned, have plans to record three full-length records with powerful dramatic music based on the fantastic story of Tolkien's first part of "Lord of the ...

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