METALLICA: 'Monster' Documentary To Receive Theatrical Release In May

METALLICA's much-anticipated documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" — an unusual look at the heavy metal band undergoing group therapy to help its members through addiction, fatherhood and "near-total disintegration" while recording their first original studio album in six years — won't be ready for theatrical release until May, according to MTV.com. Despite the later-than-originally-expected ...

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TOMMY LEE To Play Drums For SKRAPE At Hollywood Gig

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will sit in behind the kit at SKRAPE's show December 18 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California, according to MTV.com. The event will be a returned favor of sorts, since SKRAPE drummer Will Hunt was the touring drummer in Lee's band earlier this year. SKRAPE's sophomore ...

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BEYOND THE EMBRACE Name New Album

New Bedford, Massachusetts-based sextet BEYOND THE EMBRACE have set "Insect Song" as the title for their sophomore album, tentatively due in the spring through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Against The Elements" will be recorded during late December/early January with producer/UNEARTH guitarist Ken Susi. "Being a guitar player himself, we feel that if ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE To Film Promo Video, Record Live Album

Finland's IMPALED NAZARENE will film a promotional video for the track "Armageddon Death Squad" beginning on December 11. "Armageddon Death Squad" (mp3 clip) comes off the group's eighth album, "All That You Fear", which was released in November through Osmose Productions. The follow-up to 2001's "Absence Of War Does Not Mean Peace" was ...

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AGALLOCH To Support THE GATHERING On North American Tour

Portland, Oregon's AGALLOCH will be main support on THE GATHERING's upcoming North American tour, which is tentatively scheduled to kick off on February 12, 2004. Among the cities the band are tentatively planning on hitting during the trek are New York, Boston and Toronto, with two or three more in the works. More information will ...

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METALLICA: Seattle Date Announced

METALLICA will headline KeyArena in Seattle, Washington on March 28, according to The News Tribune. METALLICA last headlined their Summer Sanitarium stadium tour, which stopped at Seahawks Stadium in August. Tickets go on sale Dec. 20, but no sale time or prices were available Thursday. Tickets for the performance will be available through Ticketmaster (253-627-8497 ...

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NIGHTWISH Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

NIGHTWISH have been confirmed as the headliners of a new metal festival, Sauna Open Air, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 11, 2004 in Tampere, Finland. The festival is scheduled to end at 10:00 p.m., after which additional live activities will continue at Tampere's Pakkahuone venue (capacity 1,500). Additional bands for the ...

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STRATOVARIUS: JENS In, KOTIPELTO Out?

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki has reportedly told the Finnish daily newspaper Ilta-Sanomat that keyboardist Jens Johansson will definitely continue to be a member of the band once the group have sorted through their current personnel "crisis". The situation with the band's drummer, Jörg Michael, however, is still up in the air. According to Tolkki, Michael's ...

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