NIGHTWISH Ink Deals For Release Of New Album

Finland's NIGHTWISH have signed deals with several labels for the release of their forthcoming album. The as-yet-untitled effort will be issued by Spinefarm/Universal Records in Finland, Brazil, Mexico and Chile, while in Europe it will be released via Nuclear Blast GmbH. Information about the North American release will be published later. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH ...

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Norwegian Black Metallers GORGOROTH Face Polish Criminal Probe

A prosecutor in Poland has launched an investigation into whether a concert by the black metal band GORGOROTH has breached the country's law protecting religion. The Norwegian band are suspected of having sent a hateful and offensive message with their performance Sunday (Feb. 1) at the Krakow studios of Polish Television. The show, which was ...

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SCOTT WEILAND's Representatives Attempt To 'Clarify' Recent News Reports

Representatives for VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland issued the following statement Monday (Feb. 2) clarifying recent news reports about his recovery process, his legal status and plans for the future. "Recent news reports stated that the VELVET REVOLVER frontman (and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer) had walked out of, or was discharged from, a Pasadena, ...

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Former CHIMAIRA, ERASE THE GREY Members Join Forces In SHENOAH

SHENOAH, the Cleveland-based band featuring former members of CHIMAIRA, ERASE THE GREY and RINGWORM, have made their entire EP, "Version 0.5", available for free download. Check it out here. SHENOAH was founded in the spring of 2003 by former CHIMAIRA guitarist/co-founder Jason Hager. Named after Hager's step-daughter's middle name, which is Native-American for ...

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SKEW SISKIN Are 'The New Generation Of Rock'

Germany's SKEW SISKIN, the high-octane rock 'n' roll band fronted by Nina C. Alice, have dubbed their forthcoming club tour "The New Generation Of Rock". The headlining trek (view poster here) will kick off in mid-March in Germany and will conclude sometime in April. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 13 ...

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THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT: San Diego Date Announced

THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT, the California-based band featuring former P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel, will be performing at Soma in San Diego on Saturday, February 28. Also set to appear are HORNSWAGGLED, BLACKLETTER DAYS, TENTWENTYKILL and COLPORTER. THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT — completed by vocalist Pete Stewart (ex-GRAMMATRAIN), bassist Tony Delocht and drummer Ernie Longoria (both ex-SPRUNG MONKEY) ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Honored With 'Best Dutch Band' Award

Holland's WITHIN TEMPTATION have just been awarded the "Conamus Export Award" in the category "Best Dutch Band" (an award they also collected in 2002). This prize is awarded to Dutch artists who have been successful outside their native country. Two Top 20 singles and one golden Top Ten album in Germany have made this possible. ...

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BRANT BJORK & THE BROS.: Tour Dates Announced

BRANT BJORK & THE BROS., the band led by former KYUSS/FU MANCHU drummer Brant Bjork, have announced the following dates during March/April: Mar. 06 - Flagstaff, AZ, @ Monte Vista Hotel Lounge Mar. 07 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launch Pad Mar. 08 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room Mar. 09 - Austin, TX ...

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