OPETH To Tour UK, Begin Recording Two New CDs

OPETH have confirmed via their official web site the plans for Music For Nations to release a special edition version of OPETH's last album, Blackwater Park, which will contain additional music and video footage (as first reported here yesterday). According to the band, this edition [will] feature an additional CD with two new tracks, amongst ...

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KING DIAMOND Still Signed To Metal Blade Records (For Now)

KING DIAMOND are still officially signed to Metal Blade Records, despite recent rumors indicating that the company and the band have parted ways. However, according to manager Ole Bang, the current running agreement is approaching the date of the option for a new recording, and I have no info to the effect whether Metal Blade ...

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COAL CHAMBER: Not Broken Up (Yet)

COAL CHAMBER have not broken up and are going ahead with plans to perform a free show on May 7th at the Key Club in Hollywood, California celebrating the release of their third album, Dark Days, according to informed sources. Plans are also apparently afoot for the group to play a free show in New ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist Auctions Off Equipment On EBay

If you though guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine was the only former MEGADETH member engaged in auctioning off pieces of his equipment, think again. Ex-MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson is selling a few items of his own, and anyone placing a high enough bid can walk away with the stuff. For more information, click on the following links: ...

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DANZIG/MARDUK US Tour: Initial Dates Announced

DANZIG have announced the initial dates for their forthcoming Danzig 777 I Luciferi US tour with Swedish black metallers MARDUK in the support slot. The confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 01 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre Jun. 02 - Albequerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre Jun. 04 - El Paso, TX @ Far West ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Frontman Passes Away At Age 34

The following article was posted at Seattletimes.com: A body was removed last night from the University District residence of Layne Staley, lead singer and guitarist for the Seattle grunge band ALICE IN CHAINS. KOMO-TV, citing an unidentified source, said the body was that of Staley, 34. A King County medical-examiner's investigator said his ...

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UNJUST Get Added To CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS

UNJUST have been added to the California Music Awards on April 27th in Oakland, CA. The band join PAPA ROACH, SAMMY HAGAR, SMASH MOUTH, BOB WEIR, JOE SATRIANI, THE K.G.B. & MIXMASTER MIKE as performers. UNJUST recently won the California Music Awards Rising Star Showcase, sponsored by Live 105 and Guitar Center, to win ...

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DIONYSUS Complete Work On Debut CD

Swedish/German melodic power metal act DIONYSUS, featuring the voice behind guitarist Luca Turilli's solo work Olaf Hayer and ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz, have completed work on their debut album at Rhön Studios in Fulda, Germany with producer Tobias Sammet (EDGUY vocalist). Mixed by Tommy Newton at Area 51 studios, the as-yet-untitled effort will be released ...

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