MORTIIS First-Ever European Tour Announced

MORTIIS will be embarking this spring on his first-ever European tour, in support of his critically acclaimed new album The Smell Of Rain. Now backed by a full live band, MORTIIS will be hitting all the hot spots around Europe, including a show at London's Clink, the oldest prison in England!!! The confirmed dates are ...

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THE GATHERING Split With Century Media, Announce ULVER Collaboration

Holland's THE GATHERING have split with longtime label Century Media Records and are currently negotiating with several labels and distributors for their next studio album, which will be released at the end of the year. The band have also announced plans to collaborate with ULVER mastermind Trickster G (a.k.a. Christophorus G Rygg) on the upcoming ...

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More MORBID ANGEL/MOTORHEAD Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the upcoming MORBID ANGEL/MOTORHEAD US tour. They are as follows: Apr. 19 - Nations - Washington, DC May 02 - Royal Oaks Music Theater - Royal Oaks, MI May 07 - Otto's - Dekalb, IL May 08 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL ...

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ENTWINE, RAM-ZET Confirmed For THEATRE OF TRAGEDY's European Tour

Finland's ENTWINE and Norway's RAM-ZET have been confirmed as the opening acts on THEATRE OF TRAGEDY's upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in Hamburg, Germany on April 29th. However, a possibility exists that the support bands will not accompany the headliner on the Norwegian portion of the trek. More news on this ...

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SHAMAN Set Album Title, Continue Work On Debut CD

Brazil's SHAMAN, featuring former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (guitar), have set Ritual as the title of their debut album, which is currently being recorded in Wolfsburg, Germany with producer Sascha Paeth for a summer release through an as-yet-undetermined label. In related news, HENCEFORTH, who feature in their ranks ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Offers Post-Rehab Update

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has posted the following update on his recovery process from alcoholism and other addictions via the the group's Fan Club magazine So What: "James here!! ALIVE...and getting well...Recovery is the most difficult and challenging thing I've ever attempted (along with parenting). Also the most grounding and gratifying gift I've ever received ...

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PARADISE LOST In Negotiations With Universal Following Split With EMI

PARADISE LOST are negotiating a new record deal with Universal Records following their split with EMI Records and expect to release their next studio CD in September, according to informed sources. As previously reported, PARADISE LOST have completed the initial pre-production sessions for the follow-up to 2001's Believe In Nothing with producer John Pennington, who ...

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MEDICATION Line Up German Gig, Replacement For Mayorga

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, will be performing a one-off show at Domsport in Kln-Deutz, Germany on March 19th, to be followed by a gig at the Key club in West Hollywood, ...

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