OPETH To Play Jordan In November

Sweden's OPETH have been invited to perform in Jordan in November. If the gig goes ahead, it will mark the first time a metal band has played in Jordan. In other news, Dan Swanö's NIGHTINGALE will support OPETH at several dates on their upcoming Scandinavian tour. Norwegian tech-death metal band EXTOL will provide additional support ...

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SKID ROW To Support DEF LEPPARD In Germany

SKID ROW will be supporting DEF LEPPARD on the German/Swiss leg of their European tour in November. The group will then head off to the U.K. to do some headlining dates. The jaunt will mark SKID ROW's first trip to Europe in over seven years. Says bassist Rachel Bolan, "It's gonna be a blast being ...

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Update: SOULFLY's New (Temporary?) Lineup Revealed

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera will be joined by guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO), drummer Joe Nunez (who played on the group's "Primitive" release and subsequent world tour), and bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist) at the group's live appearances in California and Arizona, scheduled to take place later this week. It is not presently clear ...

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MTV: EDDIE VAN HALEN Tried Out For LIMP BIZKIT

Legendary axeman Eddie Van Halen was one of 11 guitarists that auditioned for LIMP BIZKIT during their lengthy search for a replacement for Wes Borland earlier this year, according to a MTV.com news feature on the making of BIZKIT's new album, "Results May Vary". Not being 100% satisfied with any of the candidates, ...

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SOULFLY: The Tribe Goes Bust

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has officially parted ways with the rest of his band — bassist Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. According to informed sources, the mass exodus was prompted by the firing of Rapp by Max and SOULFLY manager Gloria Cavalera (Max's wife), which in turn led Mayorga and ...

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WAR & PEACE: New Music Posted Online

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted three songs from the forthcoming WAR & PEACE CD, titled "The Walls Have Eyes", at this location. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Calling 02. Reflections 03. No One Is Listening 04. Rock And Roll Breakdown 05. The Walls Have Eyes ...

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TED NUGENT To Speak Out Against Drug Use In Arkansas

Ted Nugent will speak out against alcohol and other drugs in Russellville, Arkansas during a regional planning meeting aimed at addressing the methamphetamine problem in a 10-county area, according to The Courier. The meeting will be held Sept. 29 at Tucker Coliseum at Arkansas Tech University. The event is being hosted by the prosecuting attorneys ...

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EDENBRIDGE Confirmed For England's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bloodstock Festival, set to take place September 3-4, 2004 at The Assembly Rooms in Derby, England. EDENBRIDGE's third album, "Aphelion", was released in January through Germany's Massacre Records. The CD, which was recorded at House of Audio studio in Karlsdorf, ...

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ROSTOK VAMPIRES: Demo Tracks Available For Download

Reunited '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, have made their new four-song demo, titled "In The Pitch", available for download. Check it out: 01. Going Underground (mp3, 2.75 MB) 02. Misery (mp3, 3.21 MB) 03. Shoot Dead (

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