EXODUS: European Support Acts Confirmed

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE and Portugal's RE:AKTOR have been confirmed as the opening bands for EXODUS on their upcoming European headlining tour. The trek is shaping up as follows: May 29 - Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Rockhard May 30 - Aalen, GER @ Rock It Jun. 02 - Rome, ITA @ Circolo Degi Artisti Jun. 03 - ...

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SHADOW GALLERY Enter Studio to Record New CD

Progressive metallers SHADOW GALLERY will enter a San Diego recording studio Thursday, March 18 to begin tracking the drums for their fifth album, tentatively due later in the year. "The recording sessions of drummer Joe Nevolo, along with Gary Wehrkamp was originally slated for February 8th, but due to an unforeseen family emergency they were ...

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KINGDOM COME Name New Album

Germany's KINGDOM COME, led by frontman Lenny Wolf, have set "Perpetual" as the title of their new album, due this summer through UlfTone Music. Lenny is currnetly in Los Angeles shooting videos for the songs "With The Sun In Mind" and "Silhoutte Paintings" from the upcoming CD. KINGDOM COME's last studio CD, "Independent", was released ...

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ICED EARTH Guitarist In Suicide Bomber Scare!

ICED EARTH guitarist Ralph Santolla demanded to be let off a flight to England earlier today (March 17) after he spotted two fellow passengers behaving strangely while boarding the plane. The following is Ralph's detailed account of the whole experience, as provided exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "OK. First of all, let me say unequivocally that I ...

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It's Official: BUCKETHEAD Quits GUNS N' ROSES!

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported here yesterday, guitarist Buckethead has officially left GUNS N' ROSES. According to MTV.com, Buckethead became fed up with GUNS' inability to complete an album or tour and stopped working the group late last year, his manager said. Although Buckethead appeared on the green carpet at the Grammy Awards last ...

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Austria's HELLBOUND To Change Their Name

HELLBOUND, the Austrian band featuring former ABIGOR mainman Peter Kubik, have announced plans to change their name into HEIDENREICH, the moniker previously used by one of Peter's other side-projects. "[We are changing the name] mainly because the name suits quite well and the rights of HEIDENREICH are still served through the previous deal with Napalm ...

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JAGGERNAUT To Film Live DVD At Sweden's AXE FEAST Festival

JAGGERNAUT, the new Swedish band featuring former HAMMERFALL drummer Patrik Rafling and FULL STRIKE frontman Niclas Jonsson, will be filming a live DVD during their appearance at the Axe Feast festival, scheduled to take place March 27 at Kåren in Gothenburg, Sweden. Other bands set to appear include FINNTROLL, PATHOS, TRANSPORT LEAGUE, MOONLIGHT AGONY, SOMBER, ...

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IN FLAMES: New Album Preview Posted Online

Three tracks from the forthcoming IN FLAMES album, "Soundtrack to Your Escape", have been posted online in streaming format at the German Metal Hammer web site. Listen to the songs "The Quiet Place", "Touch Of Red" and "Borders And Shading" at this location. Three more cuts from the CD will be uploaded to ...

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