It's Official: SATYRICON To Support MORBID ANGEL In The U.S.

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have finally confirmed that they will be supporting MORBID ANGEL on their forthcoming U.S. tour. The trek, which is scheduled to kick off on April 13 in L. Buena Vista, Florida, will include additional support from SUFFOCATION and PREMONITIONS OF WAR. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 13 - House of ...

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THE HAUNTED Win Swedish 'Grammy' For 'Best Hard Rock'

THE HAUNTED have won a Swedish "Grammy" award in the "Best Hard Rock" category for their 2003 release "One Kill Wonder". The highly acclaimed thrashers, who were recently rejoined by original vocalist Peter Dolving, beat out the likes of OPETH, MUSTASCH, EVERGREY and BACKYARD BABIES to win the award, which was presented to the group ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Set Title, Release Date For New Album

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have set "The End of Heartache" as the title of their new album, due on May 11 through Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing" was produced by guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and is currently being mixed at Backstage Studios in Ripley, Yorkshire with Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Metalogy' Box Set Details Officially Revealed

JUDAS PRIEST have announced the details of their four-disc box set, "Metalogy", due on May 4 through Sony Music/Legacy Records. The 65-song collection comprises hits, favorites, B-sides and rarities recorded by the veteran heavy metal act between 1972 and 2002, according to Billboard.com. The box will include a full-color book with the band's discography and ...

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JAG PANZER Singer Goes BALLISTIC!

JAG PANZER frontman Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin will be joining BALLISTIC for upcoming live shows and studio activities. Harry will continue as the lead singer for JAG PANZER, but from now on he will also be a full member of BALLISTIC. The following is an official statement on the matter from BALLISTIC's main songwriter/guitarist Tom ...

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KITTIE's MORGAN On Writing New Material: No Rush, No Deadlines

The members of KITTIE recently spoke to SuicideGirls.com about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2001's "Oracle". "You know, surprisingly I personally have had yet to encounter any difficulty while writing this time around," said frontwoman Morgan Lander. "I definitely can say that by far this is the most relaxed and ...

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IRON MAIDEN: CLIVE BURR Trust Fund Update

IRON MAIDEN's official web site, www.ironmaiden.com, has posted an update on the status of the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund, created in early 2002 to benefit former MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr. Burr is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. The disorder is causing him intermittent numbness and can affect his ...

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