METALLICA, JANE'S ADDICTION Nominated For 2004 PRISM AWARDS

METALLICA and JANE'S ADDICTION are among the artists that have been nominated for 2004 Prism Awards, which are given annually to actors, musicians and comic-book artists who accurately depict the dangers of drug, alcohol and tobacco use, according to MTV.com. The awards, now in their eighth year, are presented by the Entertainment Industries Council Inc. ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: European Tour Cancelled?

According to Irish concert promoter Emerald Promotions, NUCLEAR ASSAULT have been forced to cancel their previously announced European tour "due to the guitarist leaving" [presumably referring to Erik Burke — Ed.]. No further information is available at this time. NUCLEAR ASSAULTBurke, vocalist/guitarist John Connelly, bassist Danny Lilker and drummer Glenn Evans ...

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SIX FEET UNDER: U.S. Dates, Support Acts Announced

SIX FEET UNDER will be embarking on a month-long U.S. tour beginning on April 2 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 02 - Spanky's - West Palm Beach, FL Apr. 03 - Augusta Riverfront Marina - Augusta, GA Apr. 04 - The Waiting Room - Baton Rouge, LA Apr. 05 ...

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MALICE IN WONDERLAND Sign With KARISMA RECORDS

Norway's dark/glam rock act MALICE IN WONDERLAND have inked a deal with the Norwegian label Karisma Records. The band will enter the studio before the end of the month to begin recording their debut album, tentatively due in September. Commented singer Chri$ Wicked: "At this point in our career, we think Karisma Records is an ...

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H.I.M.: Final U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have announced more West Coast dates as part of their first-ever U.S. tour. The complete trek is as follows: Apr. 15 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom Apr. 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts Apr. 17 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Skate & Surf Festival (Paramount Theatre Stage) ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Recruit Session Drummer

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have recruited a session drummer in the shape of STORMRIDER skin-basher Spike (ex-FORM, SPEEDICA). "Spike will take over [regular drummer] Gavin [Harte]'s duties for the rest of the year at the live front," the band write on their web site. "First rehearsals with Spike are planned early April. Gavin ...

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ANDROMEDA Begin Recording New Album

Acclaimed Swedish prog-metal band ANDROMEDA have commenced the recording sessions for their third album. "It's still unknown how long [the recording process] will this take," reads a post on the band's web site. ANDROMEDA, who recently announced the addition of bassist Fabian Gustavsson to the group's ranks, released their last studio album, "II=I", in 2002 ...

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