DEICIDE Cancel European Tour

Floridian death metallers DEICIDE have abruptly ended their "Scars Of The Crucifix" European tour before even playing one date. "After a performance at the Dynamo festival on June 5, the band entered the U.K. but declined to play the London show on June 8 — opting instead to fly home to Florida, citing their anger ...

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REVEREND Confirmed For TEXAS METALFEST

REVEREND, the band featuring ex-METAL CHURCH singer David Wayne and BYFIST members Davey Lee, Nacho Vara and Jess Vara, have been confirmed to perform at the Texas Metalfest on Friday June 11 in San Antonio, Texas. Other artists set to appear include EXCITER, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and SHADOWKEEP. For more information, visit www.reverend.cx. ...

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VELVET REVOLVER's 'Contraband' To Top 200,000 Copies Sold In First Week

According to Hits Daily Double, early midday (Tuesday) reports from retail have VELVET REVOLVER's "Contraband" exceeding expectations and debuting at No. 1 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. Reorders from the majors have reportedly been pouring in all day, with the album slated to easily top 200,000 copies. As previously reported, "(Inside)Out: The Rise ...

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COMMANDER: Promotional CD Available For Download

German death metallers COMMANDER have uploaded their entire promotional CD at their official web site. The songs available for download are "Cowards", "Salvation for a Dead World", "Drowned In Sorrow" and "Dead But Alive". COMMANDER will be teaming up with DISILLUSION and INTO DARKNESS for the three-date "Summer Death Tour" beginning on June ...

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HYPOCRISY: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of HYPOCRISY performing the track "Necronomicon" on their recent American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE has been posted online at this location (courtesy of Evil Eye Productions). Upcoming HYPOCRISY shows: Jun. 12 – Moscow, RUS @ DKG Jun. 18-20 – Seinajoki, FIN @ Provinssirock Jun. 25-27 – Dessel, BEL @ Graspop ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Explains Absence From DOWNLOAD Festival

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has issued a videotaped message explaining his absence from the group's headlining performance at the Download festival on Sunday (June 6). A BLABBERMOUTH.NET transcript of the message follows: "We've been going pretty hard for most of the year, as you are aware, and we had to take a little bit of ...

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JAG PANZER: Studio Update

JAG PANZER guitarist Mark Briody has posted the following message in the "Forum" section of the band's official web site: "[The new studio album] 'Casting the Stones' is coming out GREAT! We're about 70% percent done. All drums and rhythm guitars are complete. Half the vocals and half the bass is done also. I'm very ...

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Bassist RUDY SARZO Explains How He Landed The DIO Gig

Former QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo has spoken to ElectricBasement.com about his recent experience as the touring bassist for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and his current gig with DIO. Asked how he hooked up with Ronnie James Dio, Sarzo replied, "What happened was someone gave me the heads-up that Ronnie was looking for a bass player early ...

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