DARK TRANQUILLITY, SOILWORK To Team Up For Japanese Tour

DARK TRANQUILLITY and SOILWORK will be teaming up for a Japanese tour in May. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 01 – Nagoya, JPN - Club Quattro May 02 – Osaka, JPN - Big Cat May 03 – Tokyo, JPN - Shibuya Ax In other DARK TRANQUILLITY-related news, the band commenced the mixing process for ...

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KAMELOT: Touring Keyboardist Wanted

Florida-based power metallers KAMELOT are currently taking submissions for a touring keyboardist. All applicants must be able to commit at least three months to touring and have proper passports. In addition, they must be proficient at the keyboards and have some live experience. All expenses are paid with a good salary. Residents of all countries ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Appear At Tattoo Convention

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil will be at the Cycle Expo 2004/Agony & Ecstasy Tattoo Convention this Saturday (March 20) signing autographs and taking photos with fans. This event is being held at The Showplace, located at 3000 Mechanicsville Pike, Richmond, VA 23223. For more information, click here. ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Recruit Session Drummer ASGEIR MICKELSON

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have recruited Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, SPIRAL ARCHITECT) as the session drummer for their upcoming live appearances, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Mickelson joins the DIMMU ranks as a temporary replacement for Nick Barker, who was unceremoniously "removed" from the group's lineup in January. In his first interview since ...

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MISERY INDEX: Former Drummer To Fill In For Live Performances

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), will be joined by former drummer Kevin Talley for their upcoming appearances in Albany (April 3) and Brooklyn (April 4). "However, we are still looking for a suitable ...

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JESTER'S FUNERAL Begin Work On New Material

German metallers JESTER'S FUNERAL are currently in pre-production for their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2005 through TTS Media Music. "All lyrics of the songs are written by Jan D. Kucharzewski (known from 'City of Glass' from our last album) and John Shirley, based on Shirley's short stories," the band write on their web ...

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EPHEL DUATH To Support THE LOCUST In The U.K.

Italian avant-jazz-metal band EPHEL DUATH have announced the following dates during the coming weeks: Mar. 19 - Bloom – Mezzago – Milano, ITA Apr. 03 - Exhaus - Trier, Balkensaal, GER Apr. 04 - Headway Festival – Amstelveen, NETH Apr. 08 - The Rig - Nottingham, UK* Apr. 09 - The Garage - London, UK* ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Drummer ALEX PAPA Leaves The Fold

Vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has parted ways with the drummer from his solo band, Alex Papa. "Alex has decided to pursue other avenues in his career," Jeff said in a statement. "I and the rest of the band support his decisions and wish him nothing but every success in his future endeavors. ...

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