Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Appear On Japan-Only DVD

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman performed a special show in Tokyo, Japan on August 24th as part of Dai-Gakki-Sai, which is said to be "like a NAMM show for Japan," according to the guitarist's official web site. "The theater that Marty played in was jam-packed with wall to wall fans who have patiently waited to ...

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TOOL/MESHUGGAH: More Dates Announced

More dates have been announced as part of the forthcoming TOOL/MESHUGGAH North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of the month. So far the following shows are reported to be taking place: Sep. 30 - Anchorage, AK @ Sullivan Arena Oct. 02 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena Oct. 03 ...

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HAMMERFALL Set European Release Date For 'Crimson Thunder'

HAMMERFALL have set October 28th as the European release date for their fourth full-length album, entitled Crimson Thunder, through Nuclear Blast Records. The full track listing for the effort (in no particular order) is as follows: 01. Trailblazers 02. Riders Of The Storm 03. Hearts On Fire 04. The Unforgiving Blade 05. Hero's Return 06. ...

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DARK FUNERAL's Australasian Tour Cancelled!

DARK FUNERAL's planned Australasian tour has been cancelled, according to Metal Shop. The reason cited, via the Australian promoter, is that "the band have failed to communicate with any of the four Australasian promoters involved in the Asian and Australian dates in over a month, and such disorganization can only lead to chaos, confusion and ...

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ULTRANOISE Announce New Vocalist

Australia's ULTRANOISE have been joined by vocalist Gas as a replacement for previous singer Mazen Sawaqed, who left the group earlier in the year. The band have spent the past couple of months re-writing tracks from the group's already-completed new album, Comprehensive Therapy, and developing new songs, which they hope to record shortly for a ...

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PAUL DI'ANNO Lines Up European, Canadian Dates

Former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno has announced the following live dates during the coming weeks: Sep. 07 - Velo-Rock Festival - Oostende, BEL Sep. 14 - The Dungeon - Oshawa, CAN Sep. 16 – Kasmir - Quebec City, CAN Sep. 17 - Call The Office Club - London, CAN Sep. 18 - Lee's Palace ...

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SATYRICON Announce Norwegian Tour

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will perform the following dates during October: Oct. 03 - Tromsø, NOR @ Strøket/Driv Oct. 04 - Bodø, NOR @ Studentersamfunnet Oct. 07 - Stavanger, NOR @ Folken Oct. 08 - Bergen, NOR @ Hulen Oct. 09 - Sogndal, NOR @ Meieriet Oct. 10 - Trondheim, NOR @ Samfundet Oct. 11 ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Planning Birthday Bash For Ailing Wife

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne is hatching a 50th-birthday bash for his wife, Sharon. And, considering her current fight with cancer, he wants it to be a party to bleepin' remember. Sources tell us the metal god plans an evening where the couple will honor ...

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