KISS: Australian Tour To Feature MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

KISS have invited 12 members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to join them on their upcoming Australian tour (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane only) for a special 30-minute encore performance of the KISS Symphony concert which was documented on a live DVD and CD last year. GRINSPOON and MACHINE GUN FELLATIO have been confirmed as the ...

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DARKWELL Name New Album, Announce Tour Dates

Austrian "gothic metal" band DARKWELL, featuring ex-ABIGOR and current SHADOWCAST drummer Moritz Neuner, will embark on a short Central European tour this spring in support of their upcoming second full-length album, "Metatron", tentatively due late April through Napalm Records. The follow-up to the "Conflict Of Interest" EP (2002), "Metatron" was recorded at Mirror Production Studios ...

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FANTOMAS, MELT BANANA To Hit The Road Later In The Month

FANTOMAS, the band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osbourne and SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, will be teaming up with MELT BANANA for a month-long tour beginning on March 25 in Ventura, California. When asked recently by Billboard.com if FANTOMAS will perform their recently released ...

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ODIN GRANGE: RAGING SLAB And BACKDRAFT Members Join Forces

Formed out of the ashes of two of this world's premier purveyors of the boogie groove known to most folks as "southern rock" the new, trans-Atlantic group ODIN GRANGE (pronounced Oudinn Greyng) has announced its inception. The band features four Swedes previously known as BACKDRAFT Rob (guitar), Snejken (guitar), Mats (bass), Nick (drums) who released ...

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STRATOVARIUS Video Report From PIORNO ROCK: Interviews, Live Clips And More!

Finland's Sonera Plaza has posted a 14-minute video report from STRATOVARIUS' recent appearance at the Piorno Rock festival in Spain. Included are short interviews with the various members of the band, clips from the group's performance, Timo Tolkki's comments on the legendary "pissing" incident and keyboardist Jens Johansson's description of the stabbing attack that nearly ...

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