DARKEST HOUR: 'Border Complications' Force Ontario Cancellation

DARKEST HOUR were forced to miss their scheduled performance with DIMMU BORGIR in Kitchener, Ontario Friday night (August 27) "due to complications at the [USA/Canada] border," according to a posting on the group's web site. "This will not affect our scheduled tour in October," the band write. "We are very excited about playing Canada, we ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Have Enough New Material For Two Albums

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has revealed to Revolver magazine that the band have recorded enough new material for two albums. The next step will be to decide which songs flow together best. "It's hard because we don't do anything that all threee of us [Halford and guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing] don't agree ...

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MAYHEM Begin Writing New Material

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have commenced the songwriting process for their next album, tentatively due in October/November 2005 through Season Of Mist. The band, who will be taking part in this fall's edition of the "Blackest of the Black" tour alongside DANZIG, DOYLE (featuring ex-MISFITS guitarist Doyle), DEVILDRIVER, DEATH ANGEL and EYES OF FIRE, will ...

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DISSECTION Name New Single

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt, have set "Maha Kali" as the title of their upcoming single. "Maha Kali", described by the band as "a hymn to the wrathful black hindu goddess of Mahapralaya, the great dissolution of cosmos, Jai Maha Kali," will initially only be available directly from DISSECTION via their ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Host MTV Tribute To THE CURE

MARILYN MANSON will host a live tribute to THE CURE on September 17. The show — part of MTV's "Icon" series — will feature performances and testimonials from artists and celebrities who cite THE CURE as a significant influence upon their work. It will be held at Old Billingsgate Market in London, and screened in ...

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HELMET's PAGE HAMILTON Talks Biking Accident

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton has spoken to Launch Radio Networks about the biking accident which resulted in a broken collarbone and a postponement in the band's album and tour. Says Hamilton: "I was up in Oregon with my family, and coming down the mountain. I just kinda came around a corner too fast and there ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist To Perform With Heavy Metal Tribute Band

METAL MONARCHS, the heavy metal tribute band based around HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak, will make a live appearance on Saturday (August 28) at the season-ending party at the Metallterrassen club in Gothenburg, Sweden. A number of local metal musicians will be DJing at this special event. As previously reported, HAMMERFALL will enter Lundgaard Studios in ...

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