ARCH ENEMY Announce Japanese Tour Dates

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY have announced the details of their upcoming Japanese headlining tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 16 - Diamond Hall - Nagoya, JPN Jun. 17 - Namba Hatch - Osaka, JPN Jun. 19 - Drum Logos - Fukuoka, JPN Jun. 21 - Shibuya AX - Tokyo, JPN Commented ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael ...

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MESHUGGAH: New Full-Length Album To Surface Through NUCLEAR BLAST

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have reportedly negotiated a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will release their next full-length album through the label. As previously reported, MESHUGGAH's last album under their previous agreement with Nuclear Blast was 2002's "Nothing". MESHUGGAH recently entered the studio to begin recording their much-anticipated new EP, tentatively due ...

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HEARSE Set U.S. Release Date For Second Album

HEARSE, the Swedish band featuring former ARCH ENEMY/NONEXIST vocalist Johan Liiva, have set an April 6 U.S. release date through Candlelight Records for their second full-length album, "Armageddon Mon Amour". Recorded at Basement Audio System in Stockholm, the follow-up to 2003's "Dominion Reptillian" "showcases the band's refreshing hybrid of musical styles — an embodiment of ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION To Enter Studio This Weekend

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have posted the following message on their official web site: "CATTLE enter the studios this weekend in Burbank, CA with Bill Metoyer (SLAYER, W.A.S.P., SIX FEET UNDER) at the helm!!! We'll be recording all the drums starting this weekend and then heading down here in San Diego to the ...

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JOEY BELLADONNA: Tour Dates Announced

Former ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna has announced the following dates in March: Mar. 12 – New Jersey March Metal Meltdown - Irvine, NJ Mar. 13 - Bomb Shelter - Manchester, NH Mar. 19 – Minnesota Metalfest - St. Paul, MN Belladonna is currently selling copies of his third full-length solo album, "03", via his official ...

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WAR & PEACE Album To Include Version Of DOKKEN's 'Walk Away'

WAR & PEACE, the band led by former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson, have confirmed that a total of 14 tracks will now be featured on their forthcoming album, "The Walls Have Eyes", due on April 19 through Z Records. The track listing will include an exclusive European bonus track — a version of DOKKEN's "Walk ...

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DREAM THEATER's PETRUCCI: New Guitar Models Detailed

OLP Guitars (Officially Licensed Product) has posted some information about the new John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) models being released. Check it out here. As previously reported, Petrucci has set "Suspended Animation" as the title of his new solo album, tentatively due later in the year. No further details are available at this time. ...

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VALUME NOB Hit The Studio, Schedule Shows

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, will be entering the studio March 14 to begin recording some new material for a spring release. In the meantime, the band have announced the following shows in April: Apr. 02 - T.B.A. Apr. 03 - Zeppelins - Metairie, La The group, ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Defends The Group's Right To Rock

In a recent interview with The Daily Journal, DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover spoke about the contributions of former PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore to the group's early sound and the changes brought about with the addition of Ritchie's permanent replacement, Steve Morse. "You know, it's strange with a group," he said. You think that someone ...

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EUROPE: More Summer Appearances Announced

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have added more dates to their upcoming summer 2004 European tour. The trek is currently shaping up as follows: Jun. 11 – Hamar, NOR @ Valset Arena Jun. 12 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Jul. 17 – Vaasa, FIN @ Rockperry Festival Aug. 07 – Gent, BEL @ Lokerse ...

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