SLAVES ON DOPE Launch West Coast Mini-Tour

Canada's SLAVES ON DOPE have lined up the following gigs during March: Mar. 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues (w/HATEBREED, HEMLOCK) Mar. 26 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (w/FLAW) Mar. 27 – Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club SLAVES ON DOPE are still looking for a new label home following ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Becomes NARAS Voting Member

Swedish axe hero YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has officially become a voting member of NARAS (National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences), which is the body of peers that vote on the Grammy Awards. He was presented with a huge membership form and announced as a member by Robyn Hass of the Florida Chapter of NARAS, at ...

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CELESTIAL SEASON Call It Quits!

After more than 10 years together, the Dutch band CELESTIAL SEASON has called it quits. In an official statement, the group have dismissed any suggestions that internal disagreements were the cause of the split, and have attributed the break-up to the fact that the band have fulfilled their “creative quest” as a collective entity. ...

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Former SKID ROW Frontman Makes Return To Live Stage In Late March

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach and his band will perform at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th. VH1 will reportedly be filming the gigs, presumably with the intention of airing the footage during an upcoming episode of the Bach-hosted Forever Wild. For more information, ...

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OPETH, HYPOCRISY, Others Join 2000 DECIBEL Line-Up

OPETH, HYPOCRISY, 2 TON PREDATOR, and THE PROJECT HATE are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The full list of artists set to appear at the event is as follows: 2 ...

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DEBASE Commence Work On Third CD

Sweden's DEBASE are currently in pre-production for their third record and they expect to lay down the basic tracks for the CD in March/April at an undisclosed Swedish studio before moving over to a German facility to track the vocals and lead guitar. The follow-up to their Domination album is due to be issued in ...

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GLASSJAW Brand New MP3s Available For Download

GLASSJAW have made available for download two tracks—"Ape Dos Mil" and "Tip Your Bartender"—from their recently-completed new CD, rumored to be titled Worship And Tribute, at this location. Worship And Tribute was produced by Ross Robinson (i.e. SLIPKNOT, AMEN) and is tentatively due to be released in June through Robinson's I Am Recordings ...

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