CANNIBAL CORPSE, NAPALM DEATH To Tour U.S. In The Fall

NAPALM DEATH have been confirmed to support CANNIBAL CORPSE on a month-long U.S. tour beginning in late October, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Also expected to be added to the package are VADER and GOATWHORE. NAPALM DEATH will do a week of pre-CANNIBAL CORPSE headlining shows starting in Canada about 10 days earlier. Exact cities and ...

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IRON MAIDEN: No New Album Until 2006

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain confirmed during a "question-and-answer" session with fans at an Italian drum clinic earlier this week that the band will play festivals all over Europe next year, with plans to return to the recording studio in November 2005. The follow-up to last year's "Dance of Death" is not expected until the ...

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LAKE OF TEARS Set Release Date For New Album

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have set an August 30 release date through Noise Records for their new album, "Black Brick Road". The follow-up to 2002's "The Neonai", "Black Brick Road" will feature cover artwork by Kristian Wåhlin, who has painted all of the previous LAKE OF TEARS covers except "Forever Autumn" (1999). Download two MP3 ...

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STRATOVARIUS Replace RUNNING WILD At Sweden's GATES OF METAL Festival

STRATOVARIUS will replace RUNNING WILD on the bill of this year's Gates of Metal festival, set to be held July 31 in Hultsfred, Sweden. Other bands scheduled to appear include MORBID ANGEL, WITHIN TEMPTATION, MESHUGGAH, SONATA ARCTICA, SODOM, SENTENCED, FINNTROLL, THE STORYTELLER, DRAGONFORCE, PAGAN'S MIND, ARISE and FACEBREAKER. The festival organizers commented on STRATOVARIUS' addition ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL Becomes A 'PIG'

Apart from doing the occasional acoustic show, working with his side band CLOCK, doing some little bits with the RIVERDOGS and, of course, his DEF LEPPARD activities, guitarist Vivian Campbell has found time to work with yet another project: REDFELTPIG, a group of artists who improvise and record live, resulting in experimental music. REDFELTPIG was ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: Entire New Album Streamed Online

MOTÖRHEAD's entire new album, "Inferno", is available for streaming online at VH1.com. The group's first album of new material since 2002's "Hammered" is scheduled for release on June 22 through Metal-Is Records, a division of the Sanctuary Records Group (the CD will arrive in Europe on June 21 via SPV/Steamhammer Records). The complete ...

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TOMMY LEE: Caught In A Mash?

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has told The Miami Herald that he is "over" hip-hop, explaining his fondness for a movement called "mashing," in which rock 'n' roll is infused with some dance beats so that "the dudes who love rock and the chicks who love dance will come together in an ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: 'We Want Bastards On The Tour, Not Bitches'

The Bastards Of Metal tour, which was originally set to feature STEPHEN PEARCY alongside BANG TANGO, STEVEN ADLER and KEVIN DUBROW, will have its lineup completely revamped, according to tour founder and director Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT). "The initial idea and concept for the 'Bastards of Metal' tour will not change," he said in a statement. ...

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