BLINDSIDE To Support PAPA ROACH

Swedish emo/rock/hardcore/nu-metal heads BLINDSIDE will be supporting PAPA ROACH on their upcoming U.S. tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 14 - Showbox Theatre – Seattle, WA Jan. 15 - Roseland Theater – Portland, OR Jan. 17 - Big Easy – Boise, ID Jan. 18 - New Oasis – Sparks, NV Jan. 19 - Warfield ...

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RETURN TO THE SABBAT, BAL-SAGOTH Announce London Date

RETURN TO THE SABBAT (featuring former SKYCLAD frontman Martin Walkyier) and BAL-SAGOTH have announced a London, U.K. date on Mar. 22, 2003 at The Garage. The show is a re-booking of their planned London gig on Nov. 29, which was cancelled at the last minute "due to the negligence of the promoter." BLOODSTREAM will open ...

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THE CROWN To Tour Europe

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN, recently rejoined by original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, will embark on a European tour between Mar. 20 and Apr. 6, 2003. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 22 – Sneek, NETH @ Het Bolwerk Mar. 23 – Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob Apr. 06 – Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar ...

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TROUBLE Gig Cancelled?

The fate of TROUBLE's Jan. 21, 2003 gig at the House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois appears to be uncertain as KITTIE, BIOHAZARD, BRAND NEW SIN and 18 VISIONS have been booked to perform at the venue on the same day. The TROUBLE concert — which was never officially confirmed by the House Of Blues ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Support DEFTONES In Australia

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves, will be supporting the DEFTONES at their two headlining shows in Australia during the "off" days on the ...

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BRUTALITY Sign With STILL DEAD PRODUCTIONS

Reunited Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY have signed a one-album deal with Poland's Still Dead Productions. The group will begin recording their forthcoming CD, "From the Ashes", in February for a tentative late summer release. Featured on the album will be contributions from original guitarist and founding member Larry Sapp, bassist Jeff Acres, and vocalist Scott ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO On 'THE OSBOURNES': 'OZZY Has Been Used'

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Ronnie James Dio believes that Ozzy Osbourne's current prevalence in the media will ultimately harm his musical legacy — particularly in the eyes of those "intelligent" enough to see how Ozzy "has been used" as a marketing tool by those around him. "I think that the things [Ozzy]'s done should be ...

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FIVE POINTE O Split With Vocalist, Guitarist

Chicago's FIVE POINTE O have parted ways with vocalist Daniel Struble and guitarist Sharon Grzelinski. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "FIVE POINTE O regretfully announces that of Friday Dec. 6th Daniel and Sharon have decided to part ways with the band. Though this has been a tremendous blow to the ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Intact, Putting Finishing Touches On 'Chinese Democracy'

Rumors that GUNS N' ROSES cancelled their tour because of the departure of guitarist Robin Finck and bassist Tommy Stinson are false, a spokesperson for the band told Launch. The spokesperson wouldn't give any details surrounding the reasons that concert promoter Clear Channel Entertainment and GUNS N' ROSES ended their tour affiliation, but did say ...

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METALLICA: More European Dates Announced!

More shows have been announced for the forthcoming METALLICA summer 2003 European tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 6-8 – Nürburgring, GER @ Rock Am Ring Jun. 6-8 – Nürnberg, GER @ Rock Im Park Jun. 13 – Imola, ITA @ Heineken Jammin' Festival Jun. 26 – Roskilde, DEN @ Roskilde Festival ...

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