CARDBOARD VAMPYRES: CANTRELL/DUFFY Project Announce More Tour Dates

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and former THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy have spoken to Billboard.com about the formation of their new project, CARDBOARD VAMPYRES. The band, which performs CULT and ALICE IN CHAINS songs amid a selection of hard rock covers by LED ZEPPELIN, AC/DC, STOOGES, BLACK SABBATH and AEROSMITH, is rounded ...

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TURISAS: New Song Posted Online

Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS have set a July 26 release date through Century Media Records for their debut album, "Battle Metal". "Battle Metal" was produced by Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, MORGUL) at Sound Suite Studios in Marseiile, France, and "offers the most precious ingredients of epic viking metal, almost sounding like a mixture of ...

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IRON MAIDEN Receive Special Achievement Award

IRON MAIDEN were presented with the Special Achievement Award at Nordoff Robbins 29th annual gala charity lunch held in London earlier today (June 18). Nordoff-Robbins is committed to providing music therapy of the highest quality for people in need, training the future generations of therapists and developing the effectiveness of music therapy through research. Music ...

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ACHERON: Columbus Show Cancelled Following Death Threat

Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band ACHERON have had their previously scheduled July 19 show at Skully's Music Club in Columbus, Ohio, cancelled due to a death threat. According to the band's official statement on the matter, "The story seems to be that a caller talked to a club employee and stated that if ACHERON ...

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RAMMSTEIN: New Single Delayed (Yet Again)

The release date of the new RAMMSTEIN single, "Mein Teil", has been delayed again "due to controversial discussions between the band and record company," according to a posting on the group's web site. The single will now be released at the end of July/beginning of August. As previously reported, RAMMSTEIN shot a video for "Mein ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE, NAPALM DEATH To Tour U.S. In The Fall

NAPALM DEATH have been confirmed to support CANNIBAL CORPSE on a month-long U.S. tour beginning in late October, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Also expected to be added to the package are VADER and GOATWHORE. NAPALM DEATH will do a week of pre-CANNIBAL CORPSE headlining shows starting in Canada about 10 days earlier. Exact cities and ...

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IRON MAIDEN: No New Album Until 2006

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain confirmed during a "question-and-answer" session with fans at an Italian drum clinic earlier this week that the band will play festivals all over Europe next year, with plans to return to the recording studio in November 2005. The follow-up to last year's "Dance of Death" is not expected until the ...

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LAKE OF TEARS Set Release Date For New Album

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have set an August 30 release date through Noise Records for their new album, "Black Brick Road". The follow-up to 2002's "The Neonai", "Black Brick Road" will feature cover artwork by Kristian Wåhlin, who has painted all of the previous LAKE OF TEARS covers except "Forever Autumn" (1999). Download two MP3 ...

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STRATOVARIUS Replace RUNNING WILD At Sweden's GATES OF METAL Festival

STRATOVARIUS will replace RUNNING WILD on the bill of this year's Gates of Metal festival, set to be held July 31 in Hultsfred, Sweden. Other bands scheduled to appear include MORBID ANGEL, WITHIN TEMPTATION, MESHUGGAH, SONATA ARCTICA, SODOM, SENTENCED, FINNTROLL, THE STORYTELLER, DRAGONFORCE, PAGAN'S MIND, ARISE and FACEBREAKER. The festival organizers commented on STRATOVARIUS' addition ...

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