OPETH: No Perth Date On Australian Tour

Sweden's OPETH have released the following statement regarding their upcoming Australian tour: "Whilst there has been a lot of demand to play Perth on the forthcoming Damnation tour, despite a great gig there on the Deliverance tour, it will not be possible to play Perth this time round because it is not financially viable. As ...

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STRYPER Frontman: 'We Want To Be In God's Will'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet recently spoke to The Kansas City Star about the band's decision to embark on their first-ever reunion tour — the Christian hard rock band's first nationwide performance junket in more than 12 years. "This is a celebration of the ministry STRYPER did," Sweet said. "We're not concerned about the numbers. I ...

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PINK CREAM 69 To Tour Germany With AXXIS

PINK CREAM 69 have announced the details of their upcoming German co-headlining tour with AXXIS. As previously reported, PINK CREAM 69 have set "Thunderdome" as the tentative title for the follow-up to 2001's "Endangered", due on January 26 through SPV Records. The album was recorded and mixed at House Of Audio studio in Karlsdorf, Germany ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Support URIAH HEEP, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT In Germany

Los Angeles-based heavy hitters FIREBALL MINISTRY will be supporting URIAH HEEP and BLUE ÖYSTER CULT on a German tour in December. FIREBALL MINISTRY's new album, "The Second Great Awakening", is due on November 3 through Nuclear Blast Records. "The Second Great Awakening" was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, MARILYN MANSON, VELVET REVOLVER, DANZIG) and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival?

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe has revealed during a recent interview with Italian heavy metal web portal Heavy-Metal.it that the newly reunited JUDAS PRIEST and VICIOUS RUMORS have both been confirmed for the 2004 edition of Gods Of Metal festival, set to take place on June 6, 2004 in Milan, Italy. No further information is ...

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HOLOCAUST Reject 'Sellout' Accusations

Long-running New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) pioneers HOLOCAUST — perhaps best known for penning the track "The Small Hours", which was later covered by METALLICA on their "The $5.98 E.P. - Garage Days Re-Revisited" EP — have responded to "sell-out" accusations leveled at them by the readers of this site. In a posting ...

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RIVERRED Recruit Former TAD Guitarist For Upcoming Gig

Aaron Slip (ex-TAD, RORSCHACH TEST) will be joining Seattle's RIVERRED as second guitarist at the November 8 Seattle show supporting THE ACCÜSED at Studio 7. This is a logical "fill-in/guest spot" as Tom Niemeyer (GRUNTRUCK, THE ACCÜSED), who recently handled the second guitar slot on the RIVERRED West Coast tour, will not be pulling double ...

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Former HALFORD Guitarist Hits The Road

PAINMUSEUM/HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak is hitting the road with a two-part series of heavy metal guitar clinics across Guitar Center, Sam Ash and Independent locations. Metal Mike's Flurry Of Black Notes Clinic Tour 03/04 is a celebration of metal guitar. Metal Mike will perform selections from his solo catalogue, answer questions & talk about ...

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CANCER To Headline U.K.'s BLACK WINTER DAY Festival

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER have been confirmed to headline "Black Winter Day", an all-day extreme metal festival set to take place on December 13 at the Empress in Bradford, England. Other bands scheduled to perform at the event include THE ENCHANTED, SHALLOW GRAVE, LIQUEFIED SKELETON, CRUEL HUMANITY, KHANG, CONQUEST OF STEEL, BUMSNOGGER and BLOODSTEAM. ...

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