MELISSA AUF DER MAUR Cancels Los Angeles Show

Former HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf der Maur was forced to cancel her show Tuesday (March 23) at Spaceland in Los Angeles following the unexpected death of her grandmother. The following is Melissa's official statement on the matter: "I regret to announce that we have cancelled our show this Tuesday at Spaceland in Los Angeles. ...

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DREAM EVIL Set Release Date For 'The Book Of Heavy Metal'

DREAM EVIL, the Swedish band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have set a May 31 European release date through Century Media Records for their third album, "The Book Of Heavy Metal". The follow-up to last ...

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THRESHOLD: 'Subsurface' Track Listing Revealed

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have released the tentative track listing for their new album, "Subsurface", due in July. The album is being recorded at Thin Ice Studios and will mark the recording debut with the group of bassist Steve Anderson, who replaced Jon Jeary on tour in 2003 for the "Critical Energy" release. Photos from ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Begin Recording New Album With Producer ROY Z

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi - Jayne here again! I haven't had a chance to post any messages on the board recently as I've been up to my eyes what with sorting out the new record deal, arranging the world tour, working ...

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MIA ZAPATA Murder Trial Goes To Jury

Jurors have begun deliberating the fate of the Miami man charged with the 1993 murder of Seattle punk-rock singer Mia Zapata of THE GITS, according to a post on the band's web site. Jesus C. Mezquia, a 49-year-old fisherman and laborer with a history of assaults on women and only a passing connection to Seattle, ...

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ILLDISPOSED Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS?

CloneMetal.dk is reporting that Danish death metal veterans ILLDISPOSED have signed a four-album deal with Roadrunner Records. The band will enter the studio in April/May with producer Ziggy to record their new CD, tentatively due this fall. Working songtitles set to appear on the album include "Incisive Souls", "Jeff", "Call In The Boys", ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Video Used In Videogame Trailer

TDK Mediactive is using WITHIN TEMPTATION's video for "Mother Earth" to launch their new game "Knights of the Temple" made for X-Box, PS2, Nintendo and PC. View the trailer here. The "Mother Earth" clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Films, who has previously worked with IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, MNEMIC, LACUNA ...

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HOSTILE BREED: New Music Available For Download

Russian "angry modern metal" band HOSTILE BREED have posted two exclusive MP3 files from their forthcoming album, "The Second Cut", at the web site of the top Russian record label, Irond Records. The tracks available for download are as follows: 01. Die Inside (mp3, 3.3 MB) 02. Civilization Of Hatred (mp3, ...

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