KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist Embraces 'Emo-Metal' Tag

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D'Antonio recently spoke to The Winnipeg Sun about a new breed of beast on the scene: emo-metal. "I feel a lot of bands don't know if they're happy, sad or what — they just go out and put on the metal face," he said. "We don't go out and pretend to ...

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BLAZE: Lineup Changes Force Show Cancellations

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have cancelled several European gigs in early September "due to late changes in the band line up resulting in insufficient time to prepare for these shows," according to a posting on the group's web site. The affected dates are as follows: Sep. 04 ...

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W.A.S.P.: 'Neon God Part 2' Due Later This Month

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless is quite possibly the busiest man in hard rock currently. Having just completed a nationwide and European tour in support of the first act of the band's 2004 two-part conceptual opus, "The Neon God", W.A.S.P. is planning yet another run around the world to support the forthcoming conclusion of said epic, ...

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ION VEIN Rejoined By Original Bassist

Chicago prog/power metallers ION VEIN have announced the return of the group's original bassist, Brian Gordon, to the fold after a four-year hiatus. "Brian left in 2000 to pursue other musical interests and although he was no longer a member of the band, we have remained good friends and he was always considered an extended ...

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Report: Melbourne Officials To Drop AC/DC Street Proposal

Australia's The Age is reporting that the Melbourne City Council looks set to disappoint AC/DC fans by dropping a popular plan to honor the Australian rockers with a city street name. Planning committee chairwoman Catherine Ng confirmed Thursday night (September 2) the council would consider other options next week, including a plaque on ...

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GENITORTURERS Frontwoman To Perform With JACKAL AND HYDE

GENITORTURERS frontwoman Gen will be appearing live on stage with electrocore duo JACKAL AND HYDE at the Ampitheater in Ybor City, Tampa on September 10 for the "Blood on the Turntables" event. This event was originally scheduled for August 13 and was moved to September 10 due to Hurricane Charlie. Gen will be performing three ...

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