VANIZE Cancel Gigs Due To Illness

Germany's VANIZE, featuring Peter Dirkschneider, the 36-year-old younger brother of former ACCEPT/current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have cancelled their planned performances in Wuppertal on april 12th and Marbach on April 13th after drummer Pierre Fienhold became ill. The band hope to reschedule the dates for later in the year. ...

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12V NEGATIVE EARTH Continue Work On New Material

Nashville, Tennesse's 12V NEGATIVE EARTH are continuing to write new material for a possible demo recording later in the year, which may include an unspecified FAITH NO MORE cover. The band recently reunited with original guitarist Eli McFadden, thus expanding their formation back to a five-piece. ...

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SAVATAGE Announce PITRELLI's Return To Group's Ranks

SAVATAGE have officially rejoined forces with former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli. As a result of this develoment, the group will no longer be requiring the services of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost, who filled in for Pitrelli during the latter's tenure with Mustaine and co. "Me and the boys have remained friends in the past ...

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KATAKLYSM Prepare To Enter Studio To Record "Shadows & Dust"

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will enter Montreal's Victor Studios in May with producer J-F Dagenais to begin recording their brand new album, entitled Shadows & Dust, for a November 4th release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to singer Maurizio Iacono, “since our US touring got cancelled last year with MARDUK, we had some time on ...

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NIGHTWISH "Century Child" Live Dates Announced

Finland's NIGHTWISH have announced the dates for their upcoming Century Child tour—the group's last dates prior to taking an extensive break from touring and recording activities. They are as follows: Jun. 28 - Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Jul. 13 – Helsinki, FIN @ Tuska Open Air Festival Jul. 16 - Mexico City, MEX ...

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CRYOGENIC To Record New CD, Make Festival Appearance

Australia's CRYOGENIC will enter the studio in August to record their as-yet-untitled new album for an October release through an as-yet-undetermined record label. In other news, CRYOGENIC have been confirmed for this year's Overcranked festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 22nd at Brisbane Uni in Brisbane, Queensland. Other acts set to appear ...

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DKAY.COM To Include Bonus Cuts On First Run Of New CD

Germany's DKAY.COM, featuring former DIE KRUPPS mainman Jrgen Engler, will release their second album, entitled Deeper Into The Heart Of Dysfunction, on April 22nd. A US release date is still pending. The first edition of the Deeper Into The Heart Of Dysfunction will feature a remix of the track "Film Noir" by IN STRICT CONFIDENCE ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Embarks On European Tour

Former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan's new band LOADED have announced the following European dates during July: Jul. 11 - Manchester, UK - Hope&Garage Jul. 12 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse Jul. 13 - London, UK - Mean Fiddler Jul. 14 - Amsterdam, NETH - Melkweg Jul. 18 - Hamburg, GER - Schachthof Jul. ...

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