DEF LEPPARD Re-Launch 'Guest Singer' Auction

Due to unspecified "technical and logistical problems beyond [the band's] control" with the first auction, DEF LEPPARD have been forced to re-list their auction offering one lucky fan a chance to join the band on stage at an upcoming show. Once again, the details are as follows: "So you always dreamt of being on stage ...

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Y&T Announce European Dates

Reunited California rockers Y&T have lined up the following European dates during the coming months: Feb. 13 – Barcelona, ESP @ Razzamatazz II Feb. 14 – Madrid, ESP @ Macumba Feb. 15 - Puente La Reina, ESP @ Sala Garés Jun. 21 – Hardenberg, NETH @ Poppodium ...

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DIMENSION ZERO: New Songtitles Revealed

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO — featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — have released several songtitles that are expected to appear on the band's sophomore full-length album, "This is Hell", tentatively due in September/October through Regain ...

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H.I.M. To Play One-Off London Gig

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have announced a special one-off show at the Mean Fiddler/Astoria in London, England on Saturday, May 3. H.I.M.'s new album, "Love Metal", is due on April 14 through BMG Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights" reportedly marks a return to a heavier sound for the group, who ...

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GRAND MAGUS: 'Monument' Track Listing Unveiled

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "Monument", due in the spring through Rise Above Records. The complete track listing for "Monument" is as follows (not in final order): 01. Ulvaskall (Vargr) 02. Brotherhood of Sleep 03. Baptised in Fire 04. He Who ...

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KONKHRA To Sign New Record Deal This Week

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have posted the following update via their official web site: "We are going to sign a deal this coming week. We have received several offers but this looks like it is the best way for us to put out this fifth album of ours [entitled 'Reality Check']. We are getting more ...

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MOTOGRATER Announce Hollywood Show

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have announced a show at The Whisky In Hollywood, California on Feb. 6. As previously reported, MOTOGRATER are currently mixing their debut album with producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles for a June release through No Name/Elektra Records. The ...

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STORMHAMMER Part Ways With Drummer

Germany's STORMHAMMER have parted ways with drummer Django. According to the band's official web site, Django "decided to quit STORMHAMMER. In the past, we disagreed a lot about how things could be done and how fast things could be done. We lost a very good drummer. All the best of wishes." A replacement has yet ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Line Up Scandinavian Dates

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, who feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, have lined up the following Scandinavian tour dates during February/March: Feb. 27 - Malmö, SWE @ KB Feb. 28 - Helsingborg, SWE @ Tivoli Mar. 01 - Lund, SWE @ Blender@Tegnérs Matsalar Mar. 07 - Halmstad, SWE @ Diezel Mar. ...

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KELLY KEELING To Make Live Debut As Solo Artist

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) will make his first live appearance as a solo artist on Sunday, Feb. 23 at The Joint in Los Angeles, California. Keeling's upcoming solo debut will include guest appearances by Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE), Kerry Livgen ...

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