D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 and RITUAL are the latest bands confirmed to appear at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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WARRANT: Drummer STEVEN SWEET Rejoins The Fold

WARRANT have kicked out drummer Mike "The Sack" Fasano and have replaced him with returning skinsman Steven Sweet. This surprising announcement comes on the heels of the recent addition of frontman Jaime St. James (of BLACK 'N BLUE fame). "The members of WARRANT are charged up and looking forward to an exciting future that is ...

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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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