CLUTCH To Release New Album In March

CLUTCH will release a new record, entitled "Blast Tyrant", on the newly formed DRT label on March 30. The new record is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2001 release, "Pure Rock Fury". Lead singer Neil Fallon explains how the record came together: "One of our approaches for 'Blast Tyrant' was to keep in ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: More European Tour Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced two more U.K. dates as part of their summer 2004 European tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 08 - Civic Hall – Wolverhampton, UK Jun. 09 - Rock City – Nottingham, UK Jun. 10 - Astoria Theater - London, UK Jun. 11 - Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK Jun. ...

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OPETH Play Abbreviated Set In Calgary

Sweden's OPETH reportedly played a five-song set in Calgary, Alberta Wednesday night (January 21), with a drum technician filling in behind the kit for Martin Lopez, who is said to be still at home in Sweden recovering from a recent bout of panic attacks. OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt reportedly repeatedly apologized for the abbreviated performance ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Rape Trial: Jury Out

A British jury trying former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland, who is accused of attempting to rape a special needs youngster while giving drum lessons, was sent out Thursday (January 22) to begin considering its verdicts, according to Scotsman.com. Holland faces one charge of attempted rape and five counts of indecent assault on the teenager. ...

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CYBERYA Part Ways With BREAKER RECORDS

German metallers CYBERYA have parted ways with Breaker Records, the label owned by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider. The band are currently demoing new material at Peter Dirkschneider's (Udo's brother, VANIZE) studio in the hopes of landing a new deal soon. CYBERYA's debut album, "Mindcontrol", was released in 2001. ...

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NECARE Sign With FIREBOX RECORDS

Virginia-based doom/death metallers NECARE have inked a deal with Finland's Firebox Records. The group's debut CD, "Ruin", is scheduled for release in the next couple of months. According to an official press release, "Ruin" "touches on themes of spiritual apostasy and the abandonment of faith in the face of mortality. Curious listeners can be assured ...

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NAGLFAR Announce Swedish Concert

Swedish death/black metallers NAGLFAR will be performing live on Friday, February 13 at Musikhuset/Sliperiet in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. Other bands scheduled to appear are AEON and BLACK SHINING DEATH. NAGLFAR's most recent album, "Sheol", was released last March through New Hawen Records (formerly WAR Music) in association with Century Media Records. The CD, which was recorded ...

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