IMPELLITTERI Ink European Deal

IMPELLITTERI have signed a European deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records and will issue their latest CD, System X, in that territory on October 14th. According to the band's official web site, the European version of the CD "may actually sound a bit different, if the band uses some of the new mixes, which are heavier [than ...

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INCANTATION Cancel Shows

INCANTATION were forced to cancel their appearances in Lima, Ohio on August 4th and St. Louis, Missouri on August 5th after their touring van broke down following the group's show in Buffalo, New York on August 3rd. IMPALED, DECAPITATED, VEHEMENCE and DEAD TO FALL were expected to go ahead with both gigs, as scheduled. ...

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MELDRUM To Perform California Gigs

Stockholm, Sweden's MELDRUM, featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, will be playing several dates in Los Angeles, California during September. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. Here is a list of the band's currently-confirmed upcoming shows: Sep. 14 - Van Nuys, CA @ U.S. Paladinos Sep. 27 – Södertälje, SWE @ TBA ...

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DYNAMO OPEN AIR 2002 Fails To Live Up To Past Glories

According to unofficial reports, this year's Dynamo Open Air festival—held on July 14th in Weert, Holland and featuring appearances by SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, CHILDREN OF BODOM, OPETH, and FINTROLL, among others—drew only about 6,500 fans—a far cry from the 120,000 that showed up for the event during its heyday in the mid-'90s. ...

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FOZZY, SICK SPEED Australian Dates Cancelled

The previously announced FOZZY and SICK SPEED shows in Australia have been cancelled, according to an update from guitarist Rich Ward (ex-STUCK MOJO). "We are obviously very disappointed and hope that the Australian fans understand that it is totally out of our control," stated the guitarist. In other news, SICK SPEED won the award for ...

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FOR MY PAIN Set First Single, Album To Follow

FOR MY PAIN, the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLECTION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have reportedly set "My Wound ...

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KONKHRA To Remix New Album

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have posted the following update via the group's official web site at www.konkhra.com: "OK, we did mix the [new] record but we are going to run it by again. There are a couple of leads that turned out a little low, and we want to make sure that everything ...

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ANTIMATTER Ink North American Deal With THE END RECORDS

Britain's ANTIMATTER, featuring ex-ANATHEMA bassist Duncan Patterson, have inked a North American deal with The End Records. The group's debut album, Saviour, will be issued domestically on September 24th and will include two acoustic bonus tracks—"Over Your Shoulders" and "Flowers"—both featuring ANATHEMA guitarist Danny Cavanagh. Duncan commented on the signing: "So far I have only ...

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TOMMY LEE: "VINCE NEIL And I Absolutely Hate Each Other"

Despite continuous rumors to the contrary, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has no intention of rejoining his former bandmates for a farewell tour. "Right now I'm having so much fun doing this [solo tour] that I don't even really think about it," Lee said in a recent interview. "And I know [CRÜE bassist] Nikki [Sixx] ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT To Issue Live Album Through SCREAMING FERRET WRECKORDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Social Reformists NUCLEAR ASSAULT Reunite! Original Lineup of Thrash Metal Innovators Prepare Live Album For Screaming Ferret Wreckords!! With America's societal transgressions reaching a boiling point, it has become necessary for the injustices to possess a voice. While many have attempted, none have been able to address the issues with the intoxicating ...

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