SONATA ARCTICA To Issue First-Ever Live Album In July

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA will issue their first-ever live album, entitled Songs of Silence - Live in Tokyo, in Finland on July 1st. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Weballergy 03. Kingdom for a Heart 04. Sing in Silence 05. False News Travel Fast 06. Last Drop ...

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SLAYER Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SLAYER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The full line-up of acts presently scheduled to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER MOTRHEAD BIOHAZARD DEAD KENNEDYS AGNOSTIC FRONT ...

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AMEN Officially Part With Virgin Records

AMEN have officially announced their split with Virgin Records following the lackluster sales performance of their sophomore effort, We Have Come For Your Parents (which has shifted 15,789 copies in the US, according to Soundscan). AMEN frontman Casey Chaos stated: "we would like to thank all the past and present employees at Virgin for the ...

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ENTOMBED Line Up Finnish Mini-Tour

ENTOMBED have lined up the following Finnish dates at the end of March: Mar. 27 - Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi Mar. 28 - Turku, FIN @ Säätämö Mar. 29 - Tampere, FIN @ Klubi Mar. 30 - Jyväskylä, FIN @ Lutakko ...

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ANNIHILATOR Austrian Live Dates Confirmed

Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR have announced the dates for the Austrian portion of their forthcoming European tour. They are as follows: Apr. 30 – Wien, AUS @ Planet Music May 01 - Salzburg, AUS @ Rockhouse May 02 - Graz, AUS @ Orpheum May 03 - Wörgl, AUS @ Komma May 04 - Dornbirn, AUS @ ...

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ZYKLON Announce First European Show With New Frontman

Multi-talented musician Secthdamon (i.e. ODIUM/MYRKSKOG) will play his first European show as the new singer/bassist of ZYKLON at the Elm Street pub in Oslo, Norway on March 28th. Also appearing on the bill will be AUDIOPAIN. ZYKLON will appear at the Inferno Festival in Oslo on March 29th. ...

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Former SLAYER Drummer Officially Joins SYSTEMATIC!

Former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph has officially joined San Francisco Bay Area's SYSTEMATIC. As exclusively reported here on January 4th, Bostaph (who had also played with FORBIDDEN and TESTAMENT) has joined SYSTEMATIC as a replacement for Shaun Bannon, who was forced to leave the group last summer after sustaining an arm injury during ...

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SLIPKNOT's PAUL GRAY Comments On Forthcoming CD

SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray recently spoke to MTV News about the progress of the songwriting for the group's forthcoming follow-up to last year's Iowa release, which is tentatively due to be released at the end of the year through Roadrunner Records. "We've got a bunch of different riffs together," Gray told MTV. "Some are really ...

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