YOB: Live Dates Announced

Eugene, Oregon's YOB are getting ready to hit the road in support of their current album, "Catharsis". Confirmed dates are as follows: May 07 - Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR May 12 - Samurai Duck – Eugene, OR May 14 - Musichead – Medford, OR May 15 - Bottom Of The Hill - San ...

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Magazine: AC/DC Among Australia's Richest Entertainers

AC/DC earned $14.9 million in 2003 to land at the third place on a list of Australia's richest entertainers, according to Business Review Weekly magazine. Oscar winner Nicole Kidman earned an estimated $18.6 million last year in 2003, making her Australia's richest entertainer, while singer John Farnham landed in the second place with an estimated ...

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Bassist DEREK BOYER Quits DECREPIT BIRTH, Joins SUFFOCATION

Bassist Derek Boyer has left Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH to join SUFFOCATION as their new full-time bassist. "We wish [Derek] the best of luck while playing in one of the best extreme bands of all time," DECREPIT BIRTH write on their web site. "Derek remains a close friend of ours, and we ...

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SHADOWS FALL Begin Recording New Album, Prepare To Hit The Road

The dynamic thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL will embark on a national U.S. headlining tour this summer in preparation for their highly anticipated fourth full-length release. The trek, dubbed the "Strhess Tour", will also feature AS I LAY DYING, HIMSA and REMEMBERING NEVER. SHADOWS FALL just entered Planet Z Studios (HATEBREED) to track the follow ...

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Long-Running New York Death Metal Band CEREMONIUM Call It Quits

New York-based death metal band CEREMONIUM have officially called it quits. After 11 years, two albums, numerous compilation and festival appearances the band's former members have decided to move on with other projects. "I initially put CEREMONIUM on indefinite hiatus because of Brandon Diaz's (vocals/ guitar) physical condition (cancer)," stated guitarist Thomas Pioli (ex-INCANTATION). "He ...

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GRAVE FLOWERS Sign With FIREBOX RECORDS

Long-running Swedish "dark metal" band GRAVE FLOWERS have inked a two-album deal with Finland's Firebox Records. The band will enter the studio in August to record their second album, tentatively due before the end of the year. For more information on GRAVE FLOWERS, visit the band's official web site at this location. ...

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SOCIETY 1's 'Hate' To Premiere On 'Headbanger's Ball'

SOCIETY 1's latest video, "Hate", will premiere on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, April 17. Directed by award-winning director Spencer Susser (renowned for his commercials for Nike and Snapple and his videos for such artists as OPM and THE OFFSPRING), "Hate" is "bound to go down as one of the most memorable videos of the ...

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HUMBLE PIE Drummer Gives QUIET RIOT Vocalist 'Thumbs Up'

Original HUMBLE PIE drummer Jerry Shirley has given his stamp of approval to QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow's version of the 1970 HUMBLE PIE song "Red Light Mama Red Hot". Commenting on an advance copy of the track, which is featured on DuBrow's upcoming "In For The Kill" solo album on Shrapnel Records, Shirley told ...

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COFFIN TEXTS: European Releases To Include Bonus Tracks

Los Angeles-based death metallers COFFIN TEXTS have reached an agreement with German label Morbid Records for the European release of their second full-length album, "Tomb of Infinite Ritual", in a special package containing six new tracks. The band have also received a European distribution offer for a repackaged version of their debut CD, "Gods of ...

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