DISMEMBER To Headline Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS METAL FESTIVAL

Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER and Belgian black metallers ANCIENT RITES are among the bands confirmed for this year's Day of Darkness Metal Festival, scheduled to take place June 12 in Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland. The festival "will showcase some of the biggest acts from Ireland's domestic metal scene alongside establish international acts," according to an ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE To Open For EXODUS In Florida

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, will be opening for EXODUS at The Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Wednesday, April 28. Also set to appear are SAQ and KRYPTIC KURSE. In other news, RESPONSE NEGATIVE's music will be featured on the upcoming "Get Thrashed" soundtrack, ...

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Drummer MARK ZONDER To Leave FATES WARNING?

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has revealed that he has no intentions of touring with the band in support of their upcoming CD, due later in the year. Asked by a fan what he hopes to accomplish in the future, both personally and with FATES WARNING, Zonder said, "Actually after this recording of the new ...

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BRUCE KULICK To Appear On Upcoming KISS Tribute Album

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick will be collaborating with Norwegian glam-rockers WIG WAM on a new version of the KISS classic "I Was Made For Loving You" for KISS Army Norway's upcoming tribute album, tentatively due this summer. "We have the intention of making the ultimate version of the song with an extended guitar solo ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: More U.S. Dates Planned In June

VELVET REVOLVER's U.S. tour in support of their debut album, "Contraband", has been extended into the second half of June. The trek is currently shaping up as follows: May 13 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant May 14 - Kansas City, MO @ Memorial Hall May 15 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest May 19 ...

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IN FLAMES To Document World Tour On Upcoming DVD

Sweden's IN FLAMES are documenting their current world tour for a future DVD, tentatively due sometime in 2005. Working with the group on the project is director director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Films, who has previously collaborated with such acts as DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, WITHIN TEMPTATION, EVERGREY, TIAMAT and PASSENGER, as well as with ...

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THE END To Embark On Canadian Tour

Relapse Records recording artists THE END have announced a Canadian national headlining tour, the band's second road jaunt in support of their critically acclaimed new album, "Within Dividia". THE END will headline the "Aggressive Tendencies Tour 2004" beginning April 29 in St. Catherines, Ontario at the L3 Nightclub. The Aggressive Tendencies Tour is sponsored by ...

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NIGHTMARE To Open For JUDAS PRIEST In France

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have been confirmed as the opening band for JUDAS PRIEST at le Summum in Grenoble, France on June 23. In addition, the group will perform at Le Jardin Moderne in Rennes, France on May 21 and at the Rotonde Festival on May 22. Other bands appearing at the Rennes gig will ...

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