MANNHAI: New Album Delayed

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, who feature in their ranks former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have been forced to postpone the release date of their third album, "The Exploder", to April 5 due to "scheduling problems" at their record label, Ranch Records. "This record is a soon-to-be-classic, and will surely take ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Announce Brazilian Tour

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have announced the details of their Brazilian tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 10 - Sao Paulo, BRA - DirecTV Aug. 11 - Rio De Janeiro, BRA - Garden Hall Aug. 12 - Curitiba, BRA - Moinho Sao Roque Aug. 14 - Belo Horizonte, BRA - Lapa Multishow Aug. 15 ...

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PERZONAL WAR: New Album Delayed

German thrashers PERZONAL WAR have postponed the release date of their new album, "Faces", to May 17. The band will release an EP on April 19 containing the song "My Secret" plus exclusive non-album bonus material and a brand new video clip. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2002's "Different But The Same" will be ...

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UNEARTH Name New Album

Massachusetts-based metallers UNEARTH have set "The Oncoming Storm" as the title of their new album, due on June 29 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Stings Of Conscience" is being produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE fame. UNEARTH will embark on the "Headbanger's Ball Tour" with HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN and DROWNING POOL ...

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METALLICA, KORN, SLIPKNOT Confirmed For Austria's AERODROME FESTIVAL

METALLICA, KORN, LINKIN PARK and SLIPKNOT are among the bands confirmed to appear at the Aerodrome Festival, a two-day event set to take place June 10-11 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include LIFE OF AGONY, SLAYER, ILL NINO, WITHIN TEMPTATION, HATEBREED, PUNGENT STENCH, LOSTPROPHETS and MNEMIC. For more ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: New Solo Album On The Way

In addition to his brand-new, as-yet-unnamed project with Neal Schon and Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY), singer Jeff Scott Soto has started recording his highly anticipated third solo album, tentatively titled "Lost In The Translation". Jeff has confirmed that Neal Schon will co-write a song and appear ...

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SYMPHONY X To Open For QUEENSRŸCHE

SYMPHONY X have been confirmed as the opening act for QUEENSRŸCHE at several U.S. dates beginning in mid-April. The details are as follows: Apr. 15 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre Apr. 16 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Apr. 17 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Apr. 18 - Columbus, OH @ ...

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DESTRUCTION: Special Guests Expected At DVD Release Party

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION will be joined by several ex-members — including former guitarist Harry Wilkens — during their DVD-release party on March 12 at the House of Rock "Atlantis" in Herboldsheim (near Freiburg), Germany. As previously reported, the group will play a full "best of 20 years" live set, including all the classic and ...

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