STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Headlining Dates Announced

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have lined up the following headlining dates in May: May 18 - Birch Hill - Old Bridge, NJ May 19 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA May 20 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA May 21 - Village Underground - New York, NY May 22 - North Six - Brooklyn, NY May ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

DEATH ANGEL are the latest act to have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will perform at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, which will include the only European appearance by the reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE/DREAM THEATER: First Dates Released

The first two dates have been released for the forthcoming North American tour co-headlined by QUEENSRŸCHE and DREAM THEATER. The trek, which will include FATES WARNING in he "special guest" slot, will hit the following cities in late July: Jul. 24 - Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre Jul. 25 – San Diego, CA @ ...

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LINKIN PARK's 'Meteora' Debuts At British #1!

LINKIN PARK's "Meteora" (Warner Bros.) powered straight to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (March 30) to become the band's first chart-topping success in the territory. "Meteora" is also set to top the U.S. charts for this coming week, with early reports indicating that the album may shift nearly a million units during ...

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ANCIENT Hard At Work On New Album

Norwegian black metallers ANCIENT have returned from a very successful tour in Mexico with MAYHEM and SINISTER and are back in Italy working on their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Proxima Centauri" will be recorded at Denmark's Hansen Studios with producer Jacob ...

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FIREBIRD: Paris Gig Cancelled

Britain's FIREBIRD, the band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, were forced to cancel their performance in Paris, France last night after the projected venue for the gig, Black Dog, was shut down by the police. "We were called at 8:30 [Sunday] morning by Christoph Vadurel, promoter at the Black Dog," the band ...

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Former STABBING WESTWARD Drummer Becomes A PRICK

Former STABBING WESTWARD drummer Andy Kubiszewski will be sitting behind the kit on some of the tour dates on the upcoming PRICK tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 04 - The Continental Night Club - Buffalo, NY Apr. 05 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH Kubiszewski is no stranger to the PRICK ...

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DECEASED Split With RELAPSE RECORDS

Virginia-based DECEASED have officially left Relapse Records. "The parting was on friendly terms and was a mutual agreement, as both the band and the label felt that the relationship had run its natural course," the band said in an official statement. "DECEASED was the first band to ever sign to Relapse Records when the label ...

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SALIVA Confirmed For AEROSMITH/KISS Tour

SALIVA have been officially confirmed as the opening act on the forthcoming AEROSMITH/KISS tour. "We just got the news like two days ago, dude," SALIVA frontman Josey Scott told MTV.com. "We're fucking ecstatic. We called our families and called all our friends. We're like, 'Holy shit, dude, we're going on tour with AEROSMITH and KISS, ...

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