CRUACHAN, BALANCE OF POWER Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

CRUACHAN, BALANCE OF POWER, FOURWAYKILL, INFOBIA and WHITE BUFFALO are the latest acts confirmed for next year's installment of the Bloodstock Festival, set to take place September 3-4, 2004 at The Assembly Rooms in Derby, England. As previously reported, Austria's EDENBRIDGE are also scheduled to perform at the event, which will feature a total of ...

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VIRGIN STEELE To Play Special Benefit Gig

VIRGIN STEELE'S David DeFeis (vocals), Edward Pursino (guitar) and Josh Block (bass) will team up with former EXORCIST drummer Geoff Fontaine to perform a gig of "strange and beautiful" cover tunes on December 13 at The Village Pub South (198 Broadway) in Amityville, New York. This concert is a benefit for the South Shore Music ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Announce New Jersey In-Store Appearance

Reunited New York metallers LIFE OF AGONY will be making an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl on Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. Vintage Vinyl is located at 51 Lafayette Rd. Fords, NJ 08863. Tel. #: (732) 225-7717. LIFE OF AGONY are currently preparing for their upcoming U.S. tour, which will kick off in early ...

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METALLICA To Play Helsinki Stadium In May

According to the Finnish daily newspaper Aamulehti, METALLICA will perform at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki on May 27, 2004. As previously reported, METALLICA are scheduled to headline the Aerodrome festival in Austria on June 11. In addition, METALLICA will play a massive show in Gothenburg, Sweden as part of their spring 2004 European tour. ...

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Former DEFIANCE Guitarist To Re-Launch SORRY

Guitarist Jim Adams, formerly of the San Francisco Bay Area thrashers DEFIANCE, is looking to restart his project band SORRY. The group has in the past had guest appearances by Steve Chinn of FANG, John of FLIPPER and Mitch Mayes of DEFIANCE. The project will begin recording songs and looking for gigs at a later ...

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THANATOS Complete Work On New Album

Veteran Dutch death metallers THANATOS have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Undead. Unholy. Divine", due in late February release through Black Lotus Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Angelic Encounters", which contains a guest appearance on backing vocals by Ashmedi (MELECHESH) and Ed Warby (STAR ONE, AYREON, ex-GOREFEST), was recorded at Excess studios in ...

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MNEMIC To Support MACHINE HEAD In Europe

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will support MACHINE HEAD on the rest of their European tour beginning on December 8 (not including Helsinki, Finland). The dates are as follows: Dec. 08 – Docks - Hamburg, GER Dec. 09 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, ...

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KISS To Resume Touring In April — Without AEROSMITH

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has told the Associated Press that the rockasaurus spectacle KISS/AEROSMITH tour that launched last summer is getting near the end of its final leg, with a swing of U.S. dates — including a Dec. 18 gig at the Forum in L.A. — wrapping up toward the end of December. And then, ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Record In The Spring

Finnish "new wave" death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM are busy writing and demoing new material for their sophomore album, tentatively due next summer. The follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, "Spirits and August Light", is scheduled to be recorded late spring 2004 with engineer Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland and will be ...

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