GUNS N' ROSES: Korean Date Postponed

GUNS N' ROSES have backed out their previously-announced appearance in Seoul, Korea on September 27th and are strongly rumored to have withdrawn from their planned Australian and Indonesian shows (which were reportedly set to happen on September 11-25 and September 29th, respectively) in order to concentrate on completing work on the band's perennially-delayed new album, ...

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DARK FUNERAL Part With Guitarist DOMINION

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have parted ways with guitarist Dominion, who left the group "to pursue other musical avenues," a band representative has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "They are looking at other people right now but nothing is set yet [in terms of a permanent replacement]." In other news, DARK FUNERAL's prematurely-announced Australian tour (first reported ...

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MESHUGGAH To Open For TOOL In The Fall

MESHUGGAH have reportedly been invited by TOOL to fill the support-act slot on the next leg of the latter's current North American tour beginning on or around September 29th. An official announcement on the matter — including exact dates and venues — is expected shortly. MESHUGGAH had previously supported TOOL during a portion of the ...

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MASTERPLAN Revise Album Track Listing

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, have revised the track listing for their forthcoming self-titled debut album, due in January through AFM Records in Europe and Avalon Records in Japan. The songs "Through Thick And Thin", "The Kid Rocks On" and ...

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Former 24-7 SPYZ Drummer Seeking Band

Joel Maitoza, former drummer for EastWest/Atlantic recording artists 24-7 SPYZ is currently seeking an established national act to record and tour with as a permanent member. He's also available for session work or touring as a "hired gun". Maitoza received his music degree from the Yamaha School of Music at age six. He has continued ...

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EPICUREAN Ink Deal With NIGHTFALL/TERRORIZER RECORDS

Minneapolis-based "dark metal" act EPICUREAN have signed a deal with Nightfall/Terrorizer Records to release their debut full-length, Twilight Symphonies, sometime this fall. EPICUREAN, who are currently recording Twilight Symphonies at Triple 444 Studios in St. Paul, Minnesota, recently released a three-song rough mix demo/advance primarily for distribution at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest. The three cuts ...

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