OPETH Explain Chilean Concert Cancellations

OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has issued the following explanation for the group's cancelled concerts in Santiago, Chile: "We are very sorry for this, but I want to stress out that situation was out of our hands. We went to Mexico in order to do that gig + go to Santiago for another two. We we're ...

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WOLF Complete Work On New Album

Sweden's WOLF have posted the following update on their official web site: "Watch out guys and girls, here's some WOLF news for you, finally. The new album is finished at last. Why has it taken so fucking long you might ask? Well, to make a long story short, it's been rough times for the WOLF ...

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SLAYER To Sign Copies Of Box Set At San Francisco In-Store

SLAYER will be signing copies of their long-awaited "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set on Monday night (November 24) at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) at Tower Records in San Francisco. Here's the store info: Tower Records/Video 2525 Jones Street San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 885-0500 As previously reported, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every ...

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HANGAR 18 To Headline 1st Annual BORDERLAND METALFEST

HANGAR 18, the MEGADETH tribute band featuring formerNEW EDEN/SINERGY bassist Melanie Sisneros, will be performing at the 1st Annual Borderland Metalfest in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, November 22. The festival will be a "one-of-a-kind" event in the El Paso area. Co-headlining the Metalfest will be Southern California's DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring guitarist Jim Durkin, ...

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GODHEAD's JASON MILLER On ABC FAMILY CHANNEL

GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller has spent much of the time between the band's tours and video shoots doing voice-over work and pursuing acting gigs. Most recently, he appeared as several characters on an ABC Family Channel cartoon series "Daigunder". While working on the five episodes he was hired for, Miller was approached by the show's ...

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JETHRO TULL Singer Apologizes For Anti-American Remark

Ian Anderson of the British band JETHRO TULL has apologized for remarks made in a newspaper interview that seemingly criticized displays of the American flag. In a posting on JETHRO TULL's web site, Ian Anderson further explained what he meant when he told the Asbury Park Press, "I hate to see the American flag hanging ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH Record 'Peel Session'

British black metal act ANAAL NATHRAKH have recorded a session for BBC Radio 1's "John Peel" show. Four tracks of "vile savagery" were laid down, including "The Oblivion Gene" — a song so new it had never even been performed before this recording. The session is due to be broadcast on December 16 between 10:00 ...

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VAN HALEN: Ready To 'Jump' Again?

Veteran artist manager Irving Azoff (EAGLES, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, SEAL, JEWEL, JOURNEY, et al) has signed VAN HALEN for management, according to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS. Azoff's longtime representation of Sammy Hagar leads to instant speculation about a possible reunion tour and Warner Bros. greatest-hits album. Is ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER's 'Under Construction' CD On Sale

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, THE SCORPIONS) has teamed up with vocalist/guitarist Amy Schugar in a new project, dubbed simply SCHUGAR/SCHENKER. The group recently completed work on an eight-song demo, entitled "Under Construction", which they are currently making available to the public in addition to using it to procure a record deal. The complete ...

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