FIRESTORM To Open For ALICE COOPER, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION

Austrian shock rockers FIRESTORM have been confirmed to open for ALICE COOPER and BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION at the Gasometer in Vienna, Austria on June 23. In existence since 1997, FIRESTORM have released two full-length albums (2000's "Firestorm" and 2003's "Back From Hell") and an EP (1997's "Greatest Hits") so far. Three complete tracks from their ...

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MOONSPELL: South American Tour Details Finalized

Portugal's MOONSPELL have finalized the details of their upcoming South American tour. The dates are as follows: May 14 - Mexico City, MEX - Circo Volador May 15 - Monterrey, MEX - Cafe Iguana May 16 – Guadalajara, MEX - HardRock May 19 - Santiago Do Chile, CHL - Teatro Providencia May 20 - São ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Be Featured On PBS' 'Frontline'

VELVET REVOLVER will be featured on a show called "Frontline" on PBS on Thursday, May 27. The episode, titled "The Way the Music Died", follows the trajectory of the record business from its post-Woodstock heyday in the 1970s and '80s to what one observer describes as a "hysteria" of mass layoffs and bankruptcy in 2004. ...

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PARAGON Set Recording Date For New Album

German power metallers PARAGON will commence the recording sessions for the follow-up to last year's "The Dark Legacy" in mid-August. Markus Corby "will enter the Karo Studio for the recording of his drums, all the rest will take place in Piet Sielck's [IRON SAVIOR] new Powerhouse Studio," reads a posting on the band's official web ...

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IMMOLATION To Enter Studio In July

Long-running New York death metallers IMMOLATION will enter the studio in July with producer Paul Oforino to begin recording their seventh album, tentatively due in October through France's Listenable Records (Olympic Recordings in the U.S.). IMMOLATION's last CD, "Unholy Cult", was released in 2002. Look for a live video for that album's "Of Martyrs And ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Set U.S. Release Date For New CD

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have set an August 24 U.S. release date through ENTOMBED's label imprint, Threeman Recordings, for their latest CD, "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate". The album will be released in continental Europe on May 18. In the meantime, THE PROJECT HATE are ...

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RUSH Drummer Inks Endorsement Deal With SABIAN Cymbals

Sabian, the world's leading cymbal manufacturer, has added legendary drummer Neil Peart of RUSH to its stellar line-up of artists who play Sabian cymbals, according to an official press release. Aside from switching exclusively to Sabian, Peart has also created his own signature line of Sabian cymbals, titled Paragon, that has led the company to ...

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ICED EARTH: New Live Video Clip Posted Online

A 48-second Windows Media video clip of ICED EARTH performing the track "Burning Times" (off 1998's "Something Wicked This Way Comes") live on April 21 at the Quest in Minneapolis, Minnesota has been posted online at this location [note: link removed at web site owner's request]. ICED EARTH are currently in the middle of a ...

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