ICED EARTH: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

ICED EARTH have added more dates in June as part of their extremely successful North American headlining tour in support of their latest CD, "The Glorious Burden". It is not presently clear if CHILDREN OF BODOM and EVERGREY — the two support acts on the current leg of ICED EARTH's tour — will be part ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Threatens Magazine Writer Over CD Review

VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland has slammed Maxim magazine writer Jon Caramanica over his review of the group's debut album, "Contraband", stating — among other things — that Caramanica "knows about as much about me and my legal situation as he does about our music." Read on for Caramanica's brief review of the CD and ...

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SPEED KILL HATE Pull Out Of NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL

SPEED KILL HATE, the "old-school thrash" project featuring OVERKILL members Dave Linsk (guitar), Derek Tailer (guitar), and Tim Mallare (drums), have been forced to pull out of their scheduled May 1 appearance at the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival "due to a family emergency." This will also delay the release of their new CD. ...

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DEEP PURPLE Singer: This Is The Best Line-Up We've Ever Had

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan recently spoke to The New Zealand Herald about the group's past lineup changes and the band's present incarnation, which consists of Gillan, bassist Roger Glover, drummer Ian Paice, guitarist Steve Morse, and keyboardist Don Airey. "We had a conversation about this the other day and I think this is the ...

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MORTAL SIN Seek Management, Record Deal

Reunited Australian metal band MORTAL SIN are on a worldwide search for management. The band are happy to take care of their affairs in Australia, but need European or American representation and/or distribution for the band's upcoming DVD release and recording of the next album. The group would also be interested in hearing from prospective ...

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FOR MY PAIN… To Release New Single In June

FOR MY PAIN…, the Finnish "gothic metal" band featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLEXION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have set a June 16 release ...

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