CANDLEMASS, LIONS SHARE Members Join Forces In C.R.A.N.K.

C.R.A.N.K. is the name of a brand new Stockholm "supergroup" consisting of CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, LIONS SHARE members Johan Koleberg (drums) and Pontus Egberg (bass), as well as singer Alex Swerdh and guitarist Ulf Larsson (of the KISS cover band KYSS). Described as a cross between MARILYN MANSON, RAMMSTEIN and PAIN, the quintet ...

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SLIPKNOT Pull Out Of Germany's OFF LIMITS Festival

SLIPKNOT have cancelled their appearance at Germany's Off Limits festival after city officials in the town of Leipzig expressed concern about the potentially high noise level of the "open air" event, which was previously due to be held on August 31st at Festwiese in Leipzig and on September 1st at Georg-Melches-Stadion in Essen. RAMMSTEIN, ANDREW ...

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SLAYER Announce London In-Store

SLAYER will be conducting an in-store signing session at HMV's Oxford Street store in London, England on Tuesday, July 16th at 5:30 PM. On July 15th, SLAYER will release a collector's edition of their latest CD, God Hates Us All, and a new DVD. The collector's edition of GHUA will include the original banned sleeve ...

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SLAYER, SOULFLY, IN FLAMES: Additional Dates Announced

A couple of additional dates—including a Los Angeles-area concert on August 6th—have been announced for the forthcoming SLAYER/SOULFLY/IN FLAMES North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early August. So far the following shows have been confirmed: Aug. 03 – San Jose, CA @ Event Center at San Jose State University Aug. 06 ...

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SEPULTURA To Enter Studio To Record New CD

SEPULTURA are continuing to write material for their forthcoming album and expect to enter the studio in late August/early September to begin recording the effort for an early 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. Meanwhile, the band will take a break from the current songwriting sessions to play two Brazilian shows this weekend—in Goiânia on ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Announce New Bassist

Well, that was quick… Just one day following the announcement of a split with bassist Roland Schuschke, Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have officially added former CHEMICAL BREATH guitarist Rene Rokx to the group's ranks as their new bass player. According to a message posted via the band's web site, "CHEMICAL BREATH was one ...

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