BLOODSIMPLE: Live Shows Announced

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, have lined up the following dates in April: Apr. 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Balcony Bar Apr. 28 - New York, NY @ CBGBs The band, whose lineup is ...

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CLOCK: DEF LEPPARD Side-Project Announce Los Angeles Gig

CLOCK, the California-based band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell and former FOREIGNER drummer Mark Schulman, will be performing at Molly Malone's Irish pub (575 Fairfax Ave.) in Los Angeles on Friday, March 26. The group will take the stage at 11:00 p.m. Said Vivian: "It's gonna be with Sascha [Krivstov, bass] again, and this ...

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ICED EARTH To Tour Japan In May

ICED EARTH have lined up a three-concert tour of Japan in late May. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 25 - Osaka, JPN @ Shinsaibashi Club Quattro May 26 - Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya O-East May 27 - Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya Club Quattro Approximate capacity for the venues is 800-1,200 with tickets going for ...

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SLIPKNOT Tribute Band DISASTERPIECE Meet Their Heroes

Members of SLIPKNOT attended a show by the first-ever SLIPKNOT tribute band DISASTERPIECE on Thursday, March 18 at The House of Bricks in Des Moines, Iowa. Commented DISASTERPIECE in their newsletter: "It was a most exciting and surreal experience for all of us here in DISASTERPIECE. Especially Joe Lohr #4 who received from [SLIPKNOT guitarist] ...

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Estonian Black Metallers MANATARK To Support MAYHEM In Europe

Estonian black metallers MANATARK have officially been confirmed as the second support act (in addition to Japan's DEFILED) on the first half of the upcoming MAYHEM European tour. Support at the remaining dates will come from CADAVER and DEFILED. MAYHEM w/ MANATARK and DEFILED tour dates: Apr. 09 - Musikens Hus - Gothenburg, SWE Apr. ...

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VENOM Announce New Lineup

British black metal pioneers VENOM have revealed the details of their new lineup and upcoming recording/touring activities. Joining bassist/vocalist Conrad "Cronos" Lant and drummer Antton is the latest addition to the group's ranks, American guitarist Mykus. Commented Cronos: "I have chosen the most talented and deadliest of all the musicians who've ever been in this ...

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JERK Split With Singer, Seek Replacement

Sydney, Australia-based hard/electronic rock outfit JERK today announced the departure of vocalist Johnathan Devoy. A band spokesperson issued the following statement: "We had a great time with John, but regrettably started heading in different directions. The split is an amicable one and by mutual agreement. We wish John all the best and hope to bring ...

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BLO.TORCH Win Dutch 'Battle Of The Bands' Competition

Dutch death metallers BLO.TORCH came out victorious in the "Grote Prijs van Zuid-Holland" competition finals Friday night (March 19) "after showing the jury, the audience and the five other finalists what we're made of," according to a post on the group's web site. "Besides direct placement in the regional finals of 'De Grote Prijs van ...

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