ICED EARTH: European Tour Dates Announced!

ICED EARTH have announced the details of their upcoming European tour in support of their "The Glorious Burden" CD. The band's ninth full-length album, "The Glorious Burden" will be released through SPV Records on January 13, 2004. To whet the fans' appetites until the full album is released, ICED EARTH are releasing a special four-song ...

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GENE SIMMONS Does St. Louis

Deb Peterson of St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: "Gene Simmons didn't kiss the Lou goodbye lightly. The tongue-wagging lead singer of KISS was at the St. Louis Galleria signing copies of his new book 'Sex Money Kiss' on Monday [September 29] when mall security spotted him with a woman who had a dog in a bag ...

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SHADOWCAST Recruit GRAVEWORM Frontman For Upcoming Gigs

Austria's SHADOWCAST, the project featuring AMORTIS keyboardist Clemens Mayr and DARKWELL/ex-ABIGOR drummer Moritz Neuner, have acquired GRAVEWORM singer Stefan Fiori and bassist Manuel as session musicians for their upcoming live gigs. Upcoming SHADOWCAST dates: Oct. 24 - Nitzing/Tulln, AUT @ CultureXClub (w/ TAISH, ANTARES) Oct. 25 - Martin, SK @ Rock Pub (w/ ANTARES) Oct. ...

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CANCER Add Another U.K. Date

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER have added a Wolverhampton date to their upcoming mini-tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 06 - Telford Town Centre, UK @ The Millhouse (w/ PULVERIZED) Nov. 08 – Coventry, UK @ The General Wolfe (w/ MITHRAS, DETRIMENTUM, PULVERIZED) Nov. 09 – London, UK @ Electrowerkz (w/ MITHRAS, ...

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THROCULT Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metallers THROCULT have parted ways with bassist Cassandra "Cassie" Begay and have replaced her with Rudy Hernandez of the SLAYER tribute band DIVINE INTERVENTION. The group, who have yet to find a replacement for departed singer Chris Vigil (guitarist Ivan Alcala is handling the vocal duties in the meantime), will begin filming ...

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Judge Blocks Band's Suicide Show

A Circuit Court judge slapped an injunction Thursday (October 2) on Florida shock-rockers HELL ON EARTH banning them from holding an onstage suicide that their leader vows will occur during a webcast performance this weekend, according to the Associated Press. St. Petersburg leaders had asked Judge John C. Lenderman for the injunction after the band ...

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EVANESCENCE To Release 'My Immortal' As Next Single

EVANESCENCE have selected "My Immortal" as the next single from their double-platinum major-label debut, "Fallen". "It's definitely a different song than our first single," singer Amy Lee told Steppin' Out magazine. "This time we're releasing a ballad and a lot of us weren't ready to put out a ballad yet. We felt we should keep ...

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ATROCITY Set To 'Break New Ground' On Forthcoming CD

Germany's ATROCITY have confirmed that they have signed a new deal with Austria's Napalm Records. The group's forthcoming album, which will once again be produced at frontman Alexander Krull's Mastersound Studio, will be "full of innovative ideas and [will] showcase the band in a more intensive light. Notwithstanding the unbelievably brutal guitars, a stronger influence ...

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