DEATH ANGEL Set U.S. Release Date For 'The Art Of Dying'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have set a May 4 U.S. release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their much-anticipated comeback album, "The Art of Dying". The CD will arrive in Europe and South America one week earlier (April 27). The group's first CD since 1990's "Act III" was recorded at SF ...

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EINHERJER Split!

Norway's EINHERJER have officially called it a day. The following is the group's statement on the matter: "After 11 years, 4 albums and 2 mini-albums, we've decided to split up EINHERJER. We feel that we've made the album we wanted with 'Blot' and therefore a journey of 11 years has come to an end. We ...

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DAMAGEPLAN's Debut Cracks BILLBOARD Top 40

DAMAGEPLAN's much-hyped debut CD, "New Found Power", sold 44,676 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group, which includes ex-PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), fared substantially better than their former ...

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DISGORGE To Play Indonesia In April

Southern California death metallers DISGORGE will play two shows in Indonesia in late April. More information will be made available soon. DISGORGE will be entering Studio One in August to record their fourth album, "Parallels of Infinite Torture", tentatively due in early 2005 through Unique Leader Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Consume The Forsaken" will ...

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OZZY And His Team Of Doctors On OZZFEST Tour

Richard Johnson of The New York Post's "Page Six" reports: "Ozzfest is going to be a little less raucous this year due to Ozzy Osbourne's recent all-terrain-vehicle accident in England. 'His doctors have said he needs six to eight months of rehab, which will end exactly when Ozzfest begins,' said our insider. 'His doctors did ...

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SYSTEMATIC Guitarist Produces Oakland's OMISSA

SYSTEMATIC guitarist Adam Ruppel is currently producing a new six-song demo from the Oakland, California-based quintet OMISSA (formerly HAPPY ENDING). The group's last five-song demo/CD (released under their previous moniker) can be downloaded via the group's official web site: www.omissa1.com. OMISSA will play their first Bay Area headlining show on March 5 at ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Confirmed For YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's U.S. Tour

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch and his solo band have been officially confirmed as the support act for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN on his upcoming U.S. tour. Joining Lynch in his group will be singer Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) and drummer Jeff Martin (RACER X vocalist). GEORGE LYNCH supporting YNGWIE ...

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JOSH TODD: New Band Photos Posted Online

Former BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd his backing band — Jesse Logan (guitars), Mike Hewitt (guitars), Mark John (bass) and Kent Ross (drums) — did a studio photo session with Larry Marano of London Features International Ltd. on Friday, February 13 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Check it out here. As previously reported, Todd will ...

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