NECROPHOBIC: Mexican Tour Postponed

Swedish death metallers NECROPHOBIC have been forced to postpone their previously announced shows in Mexico. "We're sad to have to say that our shows in Mexico will be postponed," the band write on their web site. "The shows were supposed to be held [Friday] (25/7) in Monterrey, 26/7 in Mexico City and 27/7 in Leon. ...

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BLAZED: Demo Tracks Posted Online

BLAZED, the Long Island, New York-based band fronted by Jesse Blaze, son of '80s rocker Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER fame and MTV VJ (click here for more info), have posted five songs from their recently completed demo at their official web site. The songs available for download are as follows: 01.

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DEVOLVED Complete Pre-Production For New Album

Australia's premier tech-metal band DEVOLVED have almost completed pre-production for the follow-up to 2001's "Technologies". 12 songs are set for inclusion on the as-yet-untitled album, two of which will be limited-edition bonus tracks. Among the studio working titles slated to be included on the effort are "Biotics", "Hybrid of Symmetry", "Vex", and "Prototype". Also likely ...

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Former METAL CHURCH Singer Joins BASTARDSUN

Former METAL CHURCH frontman David Wayne has disbanded REVEREND in order to pursue the vocalist position in BASTARDSUN, the British metal group featuring Stuart Anstis, the main songwriter on CRADLE OF FILTH's "Dusk ... And Her Embrace" (1996) and "Cruelty And The Beast" (1998) CDs. BASTARDSUN's debut album was originally due to be released earlier ...

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KISS, AEROSMITH Lining Up Fall Arena Dates

KISS and AEROSMITH are finalizing plans to follow their summer tour of outdoor venues with a run of arena dates this fall, according to Billboard.com. The new arena leg will comprise about 20 shows starting Oct. 24-25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The two bands stand to gross up to $46 ...

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OZZY Tour Manager Death Likely Due To Throat Cancer

Mike Martindale of The Detroit News is reporting that the tour manager for Ozzy Osbourne likely died as a result of throat cancer, but results of his autopsy could take several weeks. Robert "Bobby" Thomson died Thursday afternoon in his room at the Townsend Hotel (photos) in Birmingham. He was in town with ...

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Man Stabbed During HATEBREED Concert In Providence

A man was stabbed during a HATEBREED concert Thursday night (July 24) at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, according to WPRI Fox Providence. Two young men started fighting over a woman around 9:00 p.m. and one of them stabbed the other in the stomach with a folding knife. The wound was minor, ...

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Plan To Honor OZZY OSBOURNE Splits His Childhood Community

A plan to give Ozzy Osbourne the freedom of his Birmingham birthplace has split the community where he once lived, according to icBirmingham.co.uk. Coun Tony Kennedy (Lab, Aston) is leading a crusade to honor the bat-eating rocker in Aston where he was born and bred. But Coun Ayoub Khan (Lib-Dem, Aston) said: "This would send ...

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