THE CROWN Cancel Glasgow Gig

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN, recently rejoined by original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have been forced to cancel their gig in Glasgow "due to a mix-up in communication between the U.K. agent and the U.K. venues," according to an official statement from Metal Blade Records. "As it turns out the Glasgow show was on Monday (not on ...

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YOUTH OF TODAY to Reunite For WITH FULL FORCE, European Club Dates

Legendary '80s straight-edge hardcore band YOUTH OF TODAY, featuring SHELTER frontman Ray Cappo, will reunite this summer to play several European shows, including Germany's With Full Force 2003 festival, which is set to take place July 4-6 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig. YOUTH OF TODAY's lineup for the reunion shows will consist of the ...

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ANDREW W.K. Names New Album

ANDREW W.K. has set "Blow Your Bone" as the working title for the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut, "I Get Wet", tentatively due in September through Island DefJam Records. "We had some problems," W.K. said of the working title during an interview with Rolling Stone. "It was supposed to be about taking a bone — ...

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SKID ROW Bassist To Race Cars

SKID ROW bassist and car-racing enthusiast Rachel Bolan will participate in a number of races in the Legends Series semi-pro division until SKID ROW start their summer tour with POISON and VINCE NEIL. "Everyone at 600 Racing has been so cool to me and getting this opportunity to race is awesome!" said Bolan his car, ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Complete New Album

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have completed work on their new album, "My Passion // Your Pain", producer Andy Classen at Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany. The follow-up to last year's "Flesh-Power-Dominion" is due on May 5 through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for "My Passion // Your Pain" is as ...

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BORKNAGAR Prepare To Enter Studio

Norway's BORKNAGAR will enter Toproom and Fagerborg Studios on March 14 with producer Borge Finstad (MAYHEM, SOLEFALD) to record the follow-up to "Empiricism", due at the end of the year through Century Media Records. Among the titles tentatively set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. Cyclus 02. The Inner Ocean Hypothesis 03. ...

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THE SCORPIONS Meet GOV. ROMNEY

THE SCORPIONS frontman Klaus Meine and guitarist Rudolf Scheneker sat down for a little chin-wag with Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, according to the Boston Herald. The rockers are reportedly big American history buffs, so they hung around after their show at The Orpheum to do a little sightseeing. "They retired to the governor's office ...

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Moroccan Court Grants Bail for Heavy Metal Fans

A Moroccan court has freed on bail 11 heavy metal music enthusiasts controversially jailed for offences against morality and linked by the prosecution to a "Satanist" cult, according to Reuters. Three others were refused bail. Defense lawyer Mahfoud Billeh said on Wednesday the 11 were freed on Tuesday night by the Casablanca court pending hearing ...

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