JUDAS PRIEST To Play Czech Republic In June

According to the Czech Republic's biggest concert promoter, Interkoncerts (web site), JUDAS PRIEST will play at Prague's T-Mobile Arena on June 16. PRIEST's European tour itinerary is shaping up as follows: Jun. 05 – Bologna, ITA @ Gods of Metal Jun. 10 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Jun. 12 – Lichtenvoorde, NETH ...

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Report: IRON MAIDEN Among Top 10 Earners In 2003

Long-running British heavy metal band IRON MAIDEN has made it into a list of the music world's biggest earners. The band made £17.9 million (approx. $34 million) last year thanks to the massive success of their world tour in support of their last studio album, "Dance of Death", according to Heat magazine's annual rich list. ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: Finnish Dates Announced

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Mar. 12 - YO-talo – Tampere, FIN Mar. 24 - Sue-Klubi – Klubi, Tampere, FIN Mar. 25 - Sue-Klubi – Klubi, Turku, FIN Apr. 07 - Lutakko – Jyväskylä, FIN Apr. 08 - Nosturi – Helsinki, FIN Apr. ...

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BLAZE, DESTRUCTION Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

BLAZE, DESTRUCTION and CENOTAPH are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Rock The Nations Open Air Festival, scheduled to be held July 3-4 in Istanbul, Turkey. The complete list of acts current set to appear at the event is as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH ASAFATED BLAZE CALIBAN CENOTAPH DESTRUCTION HATEBREED KATATONIA MALEVOLENT ...

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RAUNCHY: 'Confusion Bay' Sound Clips Posted Online

30-second clips of all 11 tracks from the sophomore RAUNCHY album, "Confusion Bay", have been posted online at this location. "Confusion Bay" is scheduled for release in the U.S. on March 9 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's highly acclaimed "Velvet Noise" was recorded and mixed at producer Jacob Hansen's (INVOCATOR) ...

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STRATOVARIUS Guitarist Speaks Out: Audio Available!

STRATOVARIUS guitarist/mainman Timo Tolkki spoke to Metal Meltdown Online Monday (Feb. 16) about the band's current situation and what has happened over the course of the past few months. Among the topics discussed are the recent lineup changes, the forthcoming album, the upcoming festivals, all the Internet-related controversies, and even alcohol. Download the interview in ...

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NICK OLIVERI: 'I Didn't Quit QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE'

Former QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE bassist Nick Oliveri has spoken out about his departure from the group, claiming that he "didn't quit" the group and insisting that he wants to continue being in a band with QUEENS mainman Josh Homme. In a statement posted at the web site of Oliveri's MONDO GENERATOR project (MondoGenerator.net), ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Confirmed For Germany's ZILLO FESTIVAL

Holland's WITHIN TEMPTATION have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Zillo Festival, set to take place July 16-18 in St. Goarshausen, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: :SITD: ALIEN SEX FIEND BLUTENGEL DAS ICH DEATHSTARS FAUN IN EXTREMO LACUNA COIL LAIBACH SCHANDMAUL SEROTONINE ...

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