CANDLEMASS Apologize For "Chaos" At WACKEN OPEN AIR

CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling has posted a message via the group's official web site regarding the changes in the groups' scheduled showtimes at this past weekend's Wacken Open Air festival which caused many of the Swedish doom quintet's fans to miss the band's performance at the event. "Due to fuck-ups from the Wacken HQ, a ...

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DRAGONFORCE Push Back Album Release Date

British "melodic speed power metal" act DRAGONFORCE have pushed back the projected release date of their debut album, entitled Valley of the Damned, to January 2003 through Sanctuary/Noise Records. DRAGONFORCE are currently completing work on the CD at England's Thin Ice studios with Karl Groom (producer/guitarist of THRESHOLD). ...

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SILVERCHAIR's "Diorama" Debuts At German #12!

SILVERCHAIR's latest album, Diorama, has debuted at #12 in Germany this week making it the band's best-ever European chart result. This success in the world's second-biggest market for English speaking music has been achieved without any of the touring and promotional visits which have accompanied each of SILVERCHAIR's previous releases. Plans to perform on national ...

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KID ROCK To Star In "Biker Boyz" Flick

KID ROCK is one of the most recent additions to the cast of DreamWorks Pictures' urban motorcycle film Biker Boyz, which will star Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Boyz in the Hood) and Lisa Bonet (Enemy of the State, High Fidelity). Billed as a contemporary Western on motorcycles, Biker Boyz is set in the world of ...

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JACKYL Frontman Speaks Out On AC/DC Collaboration

JACKYL frontman Jesse James Dupree recently spoke to Electricbasement.com about the group's collaboration with AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson on the track "Kill The Sunshine" for JACKYL's as-yet-untitled new album. "I am very proud of it," Dupree stated. "It sounds like AC/DC but what do you expect when him and I are writing together? I think ...

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KREATOR To Embark On North American Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: German Metal Pioneers KREATOR Embark on North American Hell Comes To Your Town Tour Celebrating 17 years of performing potent yet influential heavy metal music, Germany's KREATOR is geared to devastate North American venues to support its most recent endeavor Violent Revolution, released through SPV Music. KREATOR possesses an extensive history, pioneering ...

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INFERNAL COMBUSTION: Acclaimed Parody Webzine Returns From Hiatus

Infernal Combustion, the acclaimed parody heavy metal webzine, has returned from a six-month hiatus and launched its 25th batch of "slander, lies and mockery" upon the metalheads of the Internet. Frequently referred to as "The Onion of metal," Infernal Combustion features satirical stories sending up both modern and classic metal bands, written in a straight-faced ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: I Really Want To Produce BURTON C. BELL's Solo Album

Multi-talented Canadian musician Devin Townsend (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) has expressed interest in producing the forthcoming solo CD from ex-FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell. "I would really like to produce Burton's new record," Townsend stated in an recent online newsletter. "I bet you it's going to be cool. Would I play on it? Maybe." ...

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