DEEP PURPLE: European Itinerary Changes

DEEP PURPLE have been lined up to play a number of European festival dates in June and July 2004. Two of the German dates (Lennestadt and Leipzig) have recently been cancelled, and it now appears that the Midfyns Festival in Denmark has had to be called off, apparently due to poor ticket sales, with the ...

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Polish Death Metallers DECAPITATED Featured In ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED are featured in an article in national entertainment "bible" Entertainment Weekly, hitting newsstands Friday, June 11. The article explores the controversy of the DECAPITATED name in the light of the recent decapitation of U.S. citizen Nick Berg at the hands of terrorists — a situation reminiscent of the controversy surrounding the ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Shaping Up For Australian Number One

VELVET REVOLVER's "Contraband" looks likely to top the Australian album chart next week, according to Undercover News. The band fronted by former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland and backed by former members of GUNS N' ROSES, including Slash on guitar, debuted at number one on the Australian HMV midweek chart. As previously reported, "Contraband" ...

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P.O.D.'s Latest Album Passes One Million Mark In Worldwide Sales

P.O.D.'s latest CD, "Payable On Death", has passed the one-million mark in worldwide sales, according to a posting on the group's web site. " 'Payable On Death' was released against all odds," the band write. "Upon its release, P.O.D.'s record company (Atlantic Records, a division of Warner Music) was sold to a private investor. Several ...

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MOONSPELL Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Portugal's MOONSPELL have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. The following band are currently scheduled to appear at the festival (in alphabetical order): CANNIBAL CORPSE CRADLE OF FILTH EXODUS FEAR FACTORY FINNTROLL HATEBREED MONSTER MAGNET MOONSPELL MORTUARY I.O.D MY DYING BRIDE ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT to Release Collection Of Love Songs

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his fiancée Candice Night, will release "All Because Of You - The Romantic Collection", a "potpurri of the smoothest and most wonderful love songs of the past four BLACKMORE'S NIGHT records" in mid-September through SPV Records. A bonus DVD will also be included ...

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PAIN CONFESSOR Set Title For Debut Album

Finnish metallers PAIN CONFESSOR have set "Turmoil" as the title of their debut album, tentatively due later in the year through the Finnish label Megamania. "Turmoil" debut album track listing (in no particular order): 01. Fiery Thorns 02. Hollow Souls 03. Whenever Dark Draws Near 04. Erased of Empathy 05. Poor Man's Crown 06. Lake ...

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ZEBRA To Headline New Orleans Fund-Raiser

Veteran hard rockers ZEBRA will headline a special fund-raiser this weekend in Metairie, Louisiana to benefit St. Christopher Church and School, according to The Times-Picayune. "This is going to be the ultimate reunion," said Chris Santos, president of the Men's Club. "ZEBRA wanted to come back to play a concert here at St. Christopher because ...

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JUDAS PRIEST to Play 'Old Favorites' On OZZFEST Tour

JUDAS PRIEST are planning on playing a set list consisting of old favorites during their appearance at this year's Ozzfest, then returning to the States in early 2005 on the heels of their as-yet-untitled new album, which they've been recording with Roy Z (who's previously produced HALFORD as well as BRUCE DICKINSON and DOWNSET). "On ...

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