FINNTROLL: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new FINNTROLL track, titled "Trollhammaren", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Trollhammaren" comes off the group's forthcoming full-length album, "Nattfödd", due in Europe (excluding Finland) on April 26 (a U.S. release is expected on April 20). The band's five-song EP, "Trollhammaren", is scheduled for release on March 15 ...

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SAXON: '25th Anniversary World Tour' Dates Announced

Long-running British heavy metallers SAXON have announced the first dates comprising the "Saxon 25th Anniversary World Tour 2004/2005". The details are as follows: Sep. 19 - KB – Malmö, SWE Sep. 20 - Trädgarn – Gothenburg, SWE Sep. 21 - Rockefeller – Oslo, NOR Sep. 22 - Klubben - Stockholm SWE Sep. 24 - Halle ...

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SYMPHONY X To Play Mexico In May

Prog-metallers SYMPHONY X will play Mexico City on May 29 at Circo Volador. A second show in Mexico, tentatively scheduled for May 28, will be announced shortly. Upcoming SYMPHONY X tour dates: w/ QUEENSRŸCHE: Apr. 15 - Detroit, MI - State Theatre Apr. 16 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues Apr. 17 - Chicago, ...

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TED NUGENT Chats With STEVE And DC: Audio Available

Ted Nugent phoned into "The Steve and DC Morning Show" on Wednesday (March 17). Nugent talked about the ongoing war and wanting to go to Iraq to perform for the troops, but hasn't been able to get around the logistics. He has played for returning troops though. Nugent also weighed in on the "cultural war" ...

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BLACK SABBATH's OZZY And TONY To Guest On 'Rockline'

BLACK SABBATH's Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, March 31. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station ...

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SLIPKNOT Issue Maggot Casting Call

SLIPKNOT are holding open auditions for "maggots" across the country to be a part of the filming of their new video, "Duality". The auditions will be held on Wednesday, March 24 at Fairfield Inn & Suites in West Des Moines, Iowa between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. CST. "Maggots" coming from out of state or ...

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THUNDRA Split With SPINEFARM, Seek New Record Deal

Norwegian metallers THUNDRA, featuring former members of EINHERJER and ENSLAVED, have parted ways with Spinefarm Records. The group, who recently self-produced a new demo, are currently seeking a new record deal. The new CD, which is being described as "more brutal and epic than ever," is available for download at the band's official web site, ...

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JEFF PILSON To Rejoin DIO?

KNAC.com is reporting that bassist Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN) will be reuniting with former bandmates in DIO to record the group's as-yet-untitled new album. Pilson replaces Jimmy Bain, who recently exited the band. Frontman Ronnie James Dio, guitarist Craig Goldy, drummer Simon Wright and Pilson will be entering the studio in April to record ...

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HEATHEN Confirmed For Oakland's THUNDER IN THE NORTH Concert

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN will be headlining the "Thunder In the North" mini-festival, scheduled to take place Saturday, July 31 at Imusicast (5429 Telegraph Avenue) in Oakland, California. The show, which will feature "six of the best metal bands in Northern California," will include appearances by OSMIUM, IMAGIKA, KURU, DISHARMONY and MUMMIFICATION. ...

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