RATTUS To Embark On U.S. Tour

RATTUS, the legendary Finnish hardcore band, will embark on their first tour of the U.S. since the band formed in the late '70s. The trek, which is scheduled to take place in September/October, will feature RATTUS' original 1978-1982 lineup. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 25 - Brandon, FL @ Sound Idea Sep. 26 - ...

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CRIMINAL Part Ways With Keyboardist

Anglo-Chilean metallurgists CRIMINAL, featuring former PENTAGRAM frontman Anton Reisenegger, have parted ways with keyboardist Mark Royce after Royce failed to show up for the band's recent tour of Chile. Royce joined the band in 2002 along with Robin Eaglestone (bass) and Zac O'Neil (drums). "He really didn't leave us much of a choice," commented Reisenegger. ...

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CONTRIVE To Support MORTAL SIN In Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia-based metallers CONTRIVE have just confirmed a support slot with one of Australia's most legendary metal bands of all time, MORTAL SIN. This is a one-show-only event to be held on Sunday, June 13 in Melbourne at The Corner Hotel, Richmond. CONTRIVE hit the stage at 10:30 p.m. Additional support at the show will ...

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ACHERON, DEVILYN Confirmed For Poland's CONQUER SUMMER FESTIVAL

ACHERON, DEVILYN and HELL-BORN are among the bands confirmed for the Conquer Summer Festival 2004, a one-day event set to take place Sunday, July 4 at the 700-capacity club Ucho in Gdynia (15 km from Gdansk) in the north/middle part of Poland. The complete lineup for the festival is as follows: ACHERON (black/death metal, USA) ...

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SLIPKNOT: BBC Session Posted Online

A four-song SLIPKNOT session, recorded live at the BBC studios in London earlier this week, can currently be heard online in streaming audio at this location. Also available at the same location are more photos from SLIPKNOT's signing session at London's Virgin Megastore Sunday night (May 23). SLIPKNOT performed the following tracks during ...

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EVERGREY To Perform At Gothenburg In-Store

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY will sign autographs and perform a four-song live showcase at CD Specialisten in Gothenburg, Sweden on Saturday, May 29. EVERGREY released their most recent studio album, "The Inner Circle", late last month through InsideOut Music. The follow-up to last year's "Recreation Day" was produced by singer Tom Englund and guitarist ...

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VADER: Festival Appearances Announced

Polish death metallers VADER have been confirmed for Austria's Kaltenbach Open Air Festival on July 16 in Spital am Semmering. Other groups scheduled to perform during the two-day festival include IMPALED NAZARENE, TANKARD, NAGLFAR, BEHEMOTH, PUNGENT STENCH, GOREROTTED and FLESHCRAWL. VADER have also been confirmed as the headliner of the Barther Metal Open Air Festival, ...

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