ATROCITY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

ATROCITY have been confirmed for the 11th edition of With Full Force festival, a three-day event set to be held July 2-4 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany. ATROCITY will take the stage on July 4, according to a posting on the band's web site. Other acts set to appear at the festival include ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Comment On ICED EARTH Tour

Finnish melodic thrash quintet CHILDREN OF BODOM have issued the following statement regarding their upcoming North American tour with ICED EARTH: "We finished our first American tour in late December with a very satisfied feeling. We had really no expectations when we got on the road, and the response from audience, and especially from our ...

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TESLA: Live Dates Announced

TESLA have announced a series of March dates in support of their new CD, "Into the Now" — the group's first collection of new material since 1994's "Bust a Nut". "Into the Now", due on March 9 via Sanctuary Records, features the original TESLA lineup of vocalist Jeff Keith, guitarist Frank Hannon, guitarist Tommy Skeoch, ...

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ADEMA Dropped By ARISTA, Band Plan On 'Independently' Releasing Next CD

ADEMA have been dropped by Arista Records following the disappointing sales performance of the group's second full-length album, 2003's "Unstable". The band, who parted ways with guitarist Mike Ransom late last year, are planning on "independently releasing their next album," according to a posting on the group's message board by ADEMA's official video/audio guy, Brad ...

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DOMINE: New Album To Arrive Next Week

Italian "epic power metal" band DOMINE will release their fourth full-length album, "Emperor Of The Black Runes", on February 9, with distribution through SPV. Release dates in Russia, Taiwan, Brazil and the U.S. are still pending. "Emperor Of The Black Runes" has been available in Japan since November. The follow-up to 2001's "Stormbringer ...

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LI'L GN'R: New York Date Announced

LI'L GN'R, the GUNS N' ROSES "tribute band" consisting of five children ages five to eleven dressed in GN'R costumes, will be performing at CBGB's Gallery in New York City on Sunday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. As previously reported, a Quicktime video preview of the auditions for the first-ever GUNS N' ROSES kids tribute ...

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THE JON OLIVA PROJECT To Release Debut CD In May

THE JON OLIVA PROJECT, consisting of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva and former members of CIRCLE II CIRCLE, will issue their debut album in May. An extensive tour throughout Europe and the U.S. will follow the release. The group's live performances will cover material from Oliva's solo CD as well as "a bountiful assortment" of SAVATAGE ...

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IMPELLITTERI Set Release Date For 'Pedal To The Metal'

IMPELLITTERI have set a March 24 Japanese release date for their new album, "Pedal To The Metal". In addition, IMPELLITTERI mainman Chris Impellitteri will be on the cover of Young Guitar magazine's April issue with a DVD guitar lesson. Commented Chris: "We are hearing from our record label, the press really like this new CD. ...

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