LACUNA COIL Off OPETH/PARADISE LOST Tour!

Italian gothic metal combo LACUNA COIL are reportedly on the verge of dropping off the upcoming OPETH/PARADISE LOST North American tour. "I don't know if they are off the whole tour or not," a spokesperson for the group's label, Century Media Records, told BLABBERMOUTH.NET Monday night. "I do know that there was a major immigration ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE To Begin Mixing New Album

TYPE O NEGATIVE are scheduled to begin mixing their new album, titled "The Dream Is Dead", next week for an April release through Roadrunner Records. Among the working songtitles being considered for inclusion on the upcoming CD are "Nettie", "I Like Girls", "Valentine's Day", "I Need Love", "Anesthesia", "Why Won't You Love Me", "Above All ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD Begin Recording 'Rawer' Sophomore Album

PUDDLE OF MUDD have commenced the recording process for the follow-up to their 2001 Interscope debut, "Come Clean", at a Los Angeles studio with producer John Kurzweg (CREED). A late spring release is expected. "Drums are done," guitarist Paul Phillips wrote in a recent post to the band's official web site. "Greg [Upchurch] finished them ...

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TYRANT Complete Work On 'Thunder Down Under'

Australian hard rockers TYRANT have completed work on their sophomore CD, "Thunder Down Under", for a February release. The follow-up to 2000's "Freaks Of Nature", which was mastered at 301 studios in Sydney by Steve Smart (SILVERCHAIR, THE LIVING END), will contain 10 songs "with the same 'in-your-face' attitude" as material featured on it predecessor, ...

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CONVERGE Gig Turns Violent: Video Posted Online

A fight that erupted during CONVERGE's appearance at Gainsvillefest 2002 in Gainesville, Florida on Dec. 21, 2002 — complete with CONVERGE bassist Nate Newton clocking an audience member over the head with his bass guitar — was captured on video and has been posted online at this location. CONVERGE frontman Jake Bannon has ...

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STUCK MOJO: Another Reunion Show Announced!

Acclaimed rap/metal act STUCK MOJO have announced yet another reunion show. The much-missed four-piece — guitarist Rich Ward, frontman Bonz, drummer Bud Fontsere, and bassist/vocalist Keith Watson (SICK SPEED, formerly of Charlotte, North Carolina's OBEY BIZAR) — will perform at Ziggy's in Winston Salem, North Carolina on Friday, Feb. 28. Also appearing on the bill ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR: 'I Love GWAR'

Despite having previously cited GWAR as an example of a band that has lost their relevance, SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor says that he "loves" the group and insists that his previous comments about the band were based on the fact that they "have not been prominent in the music scene for a long ...

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Producer: IRON MAIDEN To Begin Recording This Month

IRON MAIDEN will commence the recording process for their new studio album later this month, producer Kevin Shirley has confirmed via his official web site. "Indeed, we begin recording the new IRON MAIDEN album this month, and while I appreciate [everyone's] e-mails, please rely on the official IRON MAIDEN site for updates and ...

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