DRILLER KILLER Explain French/Swiss Tour Cancellation

Brutal Swedish "crust core" act DRILLER KILLER have issued a statement explaining the reasons for the cancellation of their previously announced French/Swiss tour. It reads as follows: "FIRST: We/DK want to apologize to the people for not getting the chance to see the band play. It's hard to tell who got most disappointed about the ...

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MANNHAI: 'Rock To The Top' Video Posted Online

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, who feature in their ranks former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have uploaded the video for their new single, "Rock To The Top", at this location. "Rock To The Top" comes off the band's third album, "The Exploder", which was released on April 5 through ...

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FLATTBUSH To Support FEAR FACTORY On West Coast Mini-Tour

Blastcore extremists FLATTBUSH have landed the opening slot on FEAR FACTORY's upcoming West Coast tour. FLATTBUSH are touring in support of their new album, "Smash the Octopus", which was released on Billy Gould's (ex-FAITH NO MORE) Koolarrow Records. Upcoming FLATTBUSH shows: May 13 - Balazo Gallery - San Francisco CA May 14 - Gilman Street ...

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RED HARVEST To Begin Mixing New Album In May

Norway's RED HARVEST are completing work on the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2002's "Sick Transit Gloria Mundi", tentatively due in September through Nocturnal Art Productions. The album is being recorded at Subsonic Society studios and is scheduled to be mixed in May at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. RED HARVEST recently posted a ...

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FREEDOM CALL Set Release Date For Live Album

German power metallers FREEDOM CALL, who feature in their ranks GAMMA RAY drummer Dan Zimmermann, have set a May 10 release date through SPV Records for their long-awaited live album, "Live Invasion". The disc, which was recorded on the band's tour with BLIND GUARDIAN, will include a special bonus CD featuring the "Tears Of Taragon" ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Sign U.S. Deal With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, who feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, have inked a U.S. deal with Liquor and Poker Music. As part of the agreement, Liquor and Poker Music will handle the American release of the group's most recent CD, "By The Grace Of God", and the second installment of ...

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IN FLAMES' 'Soundtrack' Debuts At No. 145 On BILLBOARD Chart!

Sweden's IN FLAMES have sold an impressive 10,659 copies of their new album, "Soundtrack To Your Escape", during its first week of release to debut at No. 145 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The following are the current SoundScan figures for IN FLAMES' recent back catalog (including the latest ...

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