NIGHTWISH's Early April Fool's Day Joke

NIGHTWISH's webmaster Christian Lessner has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to let us know that "the news about [NIGHTWISH singer] Tarja Turunen joining TRIO NISKALAUKAUS (and singing like Wilska) was our April 1 joke. Unfortunately, it got to you early because of the time difference to Finland." We guess that means Tarja doesn't drink whiskey after ...

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NOTHINGFACE Drop Off MINISTRY Tour

NOTHINGFACE have left MINISTRY's "Fornica" tour following Saturday's show in Phoenix, Arizona. No reason was given for the group's departure, but it is believed that poor ticket sales played a part in NOTHINGFACE's decision to leave the trek. The band are currently preparing to embark on a headline tour, with dates to be announced shortly. ...

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NONEXIST Hard At Work On Sophomore CD

Sweden's NONEXIST, the new band featuring former ARCH ENEMY frontman Johan Liiva and ANDROMEDA guitarist Johan Reinholdz, are writing material for their second full-length record, tentatively due before the end of the year. The follow-up to last year's "Deus Deceptor" will be recorded in part at Reinholdz' personal studio, Multipass Studios, in Höör, Sweden, where ...

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TURBONEGRO Bottled Off Stage In New York

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — were bottled off stage in New York over the weekend (March 30), leaving frontman Hank Von Helvete hospitalized, according to NME.com. The band were playing their first-ever headline show in the U.S. in New York's Mercury Lounge after a tour of the U.S. as support ...

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BYFIST: New Lineup 'Unleashed'

Texas metalheads BYFIST, who feature in their ranks Davey Lee and Nacho Vara of Seattle's REVEREND, will unleash their new lineup with Rob Steele (ex-BITTER HARVEST), Jess Vara and Jay Wegener (REVEREND, ex-HEIR APPARENT) on April 26 at the Bonds 007 club in San Antonio, Texas. Also on the bill will be DIVINE RUINS, ANCIENT ...

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Former SNOT Guitarist Officially Joins LIMP BIZKIT

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Well, back here in L.A. headed to the studio. 'Wrestlemania' was kinda ill. There were a lot of fucking people there, that's for sure. We played 'Rollin'' and 'Crack Addict'. Our new guitarist, Mike Smith, ripped it hard!! Also ...

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Record Store: LINKIN PARK's 'Meteora' Is Not Good Value For Money

A chain of stores in Maryland and Virginia has decided not to sell LINKIN PARK's "Meteora" during its first two weeks of release because of the album's suggested retail price of $19.98. Olsson's Books And Records General Manager Brooke Higdon explains the decision by saying, "It is our buyers' opinion that 'Meteora''s list price does ...

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SPEEDEALER Reform, Plan To Record New Album

SPEEDEALER have reformed and are working on material for a new album, which they plan to record in late April/early May with Jeff Pinkus (BUTTHOLE SURFERS). The revamped lineup, which includes bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS) will play at The Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas, Texas on Friday, ...

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