SATYRICON Off MORBID ANGEL Tour?

SATYRICON's participation in the upcoming MORBID ANGEL North American tour appears to be in jeopardy after the group's drummer, 30-year-old Kjetil "Frost" Haraldstad, was denied a work visa required for him to work and perform in the U.S., the Norwegian newspaper VG Nett has reported. As a result, the planned million Norwegian krone ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: It's Hard For Me To Bet I Will Stay Sober

In the April 2004 issue of Metal Hammer U.K., current VELVER REVOLVER and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland discusses his relationship with drugs. "I've been drinking since I was 15. I've been doing drugs since I was 16, I've been doing heroin since I was 23, " Weiland said in the interview conducted ...

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DYECREST Added To W.A.S.P.'s European Tour

Finnish metallers DYECREST (formerly DYECAST) have been added to the upcoming W.A.S.P. European tour beginning on May 3 in Dublin, Ireland. Also appearing on the bill will be the London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE. DYECREST's debut album, "The Way Of Pain", was released in January through Noise Records. The drums for the CD were ...

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HEATHEN To Guest On San Francisco Radio Station

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN will appear on Billy Steel's "Metal Zone" show on San Francisco radio station 107.7 The Bone on Friday, April 2. The show will air between 9:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. PST. For those of you not in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can still listen in with ...

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ENSIFERUM: New Album Samples Posted Online

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM have uploaded several audio samples from their upcoming album, "Iron", due on April 19 through Spinefarm Records. Preview the tracks "Iron", "Tale of Revenge" and "LAI LAI HEI" at this location. The follow-up to 2001's "Ensiferum", "Ion" was recorded last summer at Sweet Silence studios in ...

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FEAR FACTORY Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL

Reunited California cyber-metallers FEAR FACTORY have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, set to take place July 16-18 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki, Finland. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the three-day event is as follows: DIO IN FLAMES NIGHTWISH ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Singer Gets Unplugged

Former BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd played an acoustic version of the solo track "Shine" during a recent appearance on the Detroit radio station WRIF. Listen to the performance and the accompanying interview with WRIF DJ Mike Staff at this location (Windows Media). As previously reported, Todd released his highly anticipated solo debut, "You ...

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