GAMMA RAY Confirmed For Greece's ROCKWAVE Festival

German power metallers GAMMA RAY have been confirmed for the Rockwave Festival, which is scheduled to take place June 18-22 in Athens, Greece. "This announcement comes in a very short notice as the band are taking over from RUNNING WILD who originally had been set to play but have had to cancel their appearance at ...

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STAIND Studio Update: 'We're Moving Forward Nicely'

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Hey there, me again. I just wanted to check in and let everyone know that things are going really well in the studio. Jon's dong a great job (as usual) doing drum tracks. He got 7 songs done last week and ...

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<b>MEMORIZED DREAMS</b> To Support EUROPE In Norway

Norwegian progressive power metallers MEMORIZED DREAMS will be supporting reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE on August 20 at Orlands Dagene in Brekstad, Norway. MEMORIZED DREAMS will play a "once-in-a-lifetime set, consisting of '80s tributes and own material," according to a posting on the band's web site. MEMORIZED DREAMS issued their debut album, "Theater Of Life", ...

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RUNNING WILD Explain Festival Cancellations

RUNNING WILD frontman Rock'n'Rolf has issued the following statement regarding the group's withdrawal from the Rockwave (Greece) and Gates of Metal (Sweden) festivals this summer: "Dear Fans, "I am really sorry that I have to tell you that we had to cancel the shows in Athens (June 19) and in Sweden (July 31), but this ...

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SEPULTURA: 'Mindwar' Video To Premiere On MTV Brazil

SEPULTURA's video for the track "Mindwar" will premiere on MTV Brazil Wednesday night (June 16). As previously reported, the video was filmed in a 30-story parking garage in downtown São Paulo, Brazil on April 18. Click here to see pictures from the video shoot. The "Mindwar" video was directed by Ricardo DellaRosa, who ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Set North American Release Date For 'Vengeance Descending'

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have set a July 7 North American release date through Neoblast Records for their third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending". Radio promotion will be handled by Freekshow Promotions beginning in mid-July. As previously reported, "Vengeance Descending" was produced and mixed by guitarist/vocalist Mikael Dahl and bassist Claes Wikander at Crystal Sounds studios and ...

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JESU: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

JESU, the new band featuring former GODFLESH frontman Justin Broadrick, will embark on a U.K. tour with Chicago post-rock instrumental metallers PELICAN this summer, according to Rock Sound magazine. JESU are scheduled to release an EP through Dry Run to coincide with the tour and an album on Hydra Head later this year. JESU/PELICAN tour ...

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OBLITERATION: Guitarist CESAR VALLEJO Rejoins The Fold

New York death metallers OBLITERATION have been rejoined by rhythm guitarist Cesar Vallejo. "He joined us for his first rehearsal in a few months and yet the chemistry was still there," the band write on their web site. "His input on some of the new material adds another dimension to the band and we are ...

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