STRATOVARIUS' TIMO TOLKKI Speaks Out On New CD

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "The [Elements — Part 1] album is ready, mastered and sent to our record companies in Germany, France and in Japan. "The track list will be provided later, but I can tell you that it contains 62 minutes of music. ...

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SKINLAB To Tour UK With LABRAT, FREEBASE

In addition to their previously-announced UK shows with SOIL and SUGARCOMA, SKINLAB have lined up nearly a dozen British dates with LABRAT and FREEBASE during October. They are as follows: Oct. 10 – Belfast, IRE – Frontpage Oct. 11 - Ballymoney, IRE – Bush Tavern Oct. 12 - Limerick, IRE – TBC (matinee show) Oct. ...

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DANZIG Announce European Tour

DANZIG have lined up a European tour in November/December. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 21 - London, UK @ Astoria Nov. 23 - Malmö, SWE @ KB Nov. 25 - Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi Nov. 27 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Karen Nov. 29 - Hamburg, GER @ The Docks Dec. 01 - ...

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FILTER Frontman Pulls Prank On Bandmate — And Gets Busted

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick, a notoriously bad-tempered individual known for speaking his mind, has become quite the prankster during the recent weeks, if his postings on the group's official web site are to be believed. "A lot of on tour pranks are starting to kick up," Patrick wrote in his most recent "Rich's Words" online ...

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DREAM THEATER Cancel English, French Dates

DREAM THEATER have been forced to cancel the October 19th Bradford, England and November 10th Montpelier, France shows "due to technical and traveling logistics," according to the band's official web site. There are no plans to reschedule the shows at this time. ...

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GRAVE To Perform At Record Release Party

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE will be throwing a record-release party for their latest CD, Back From The Grave, at The Shrine club in Stockholm on Friday, October 11th. A listening session with food and drinks for specially-invited press will start off the evening, to be followed later on by live sets by GRAVE, PORTAL ...

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DYING FETUS Add Second Guitarist

DYING FETUS have hired Mike Kimball to fill the second guitar position. According to the band's official web site, "Mike met all necessary qualifications that we were looking for. He is a tremendous soloist, rhythm player, lyricist, and songwriter. We want to thank everyone who submitted video applications and tried out with us. Mike will ...

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