AMON AMARTH/DIABOLIC Tour Cancelled!

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have been forced to cancel the remaining dates of their North American tour with DIABOLIC due to “venues dropping shows” midway through the trek, according to an official statement from Metal Blade Records. AMON AMARTH's last performance was on January 31st in Corpus Christi, Texas. The AMON AMARTH/DIABOLIC tour originally included headliners ...

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GROHL To Play Drums On AUF DER MAUR CD!

FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl will reportedly be playing drums on the upcoming solo effort from girlfriend and former HOLE and SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur, tentatively titled Auf Der Maur. In addition to Grohl, former PUMPKINS bandmate James Iha, former HOLE drummer Samantha Maloney, A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lenchantin, and other ...

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INSANIA Set To Record Third Album, Support VINCE NEIL

Stockholm's INSANIA will enter Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Mikko Karmila on July 1st to begin recording their third album, tentatively titled Fantasy, for a late 2002 release through No Fashion Records. In the meantime, INSANIA will support MOTLEY CRUE vocalist Vince Neil on his solo European tour, which is scheduled to take ...

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AETERNUS Part With Hammerheart, Cancel European Tour

Norway's AETERNUS have left Hammerheart Records after having issued four full-length and two mini albums through the label. “We would like to state very clearly that no bad things have happened,” the group stated on their official web site. “AETERNUS finished their contract and were free to go. Hammerheart offered them a new deal but ...

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BESEECH: "Souls Highway" Track Listing Revealed

Swedish “gothic metal” act BESEECH will issue their third album, entitled Souls Highway, through Napalm Records on March 18th. Recorded at Studio Mega, the album will feature the following track listing: 01. Illusionate 02. Between The Lines 03. Souls Highway 04. Blinded 05. Endless Waters 06. Fiction City 07. Sunset 28 08. A Last Farewell ...

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MORIFADE Push Back Release Date Of Second Full-Length CD

Sweden's MORIFADE have pushed back the release of their second full-length album, entitled Imaginarium, to April 8th after the promo CDs for the record were manufactured with the wrong print on them. As previously reported, MORIFADE are in negotiations with Hammerheart Records to have their previous three releases (Across the Starlit Sky EP, Possession of ...

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TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD Guitarist Forms New Side Project

TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD guitarist Steve Smyth and his longtime friend, Steven Hoffman (ex-ARIAH/SWEET LEAF bassist) are currently collaborating on an instrumental side project called THE ESSENESS PROJECT. Described as “progressive” and “covering a wide spectrum of moods”, some of the material being worked on spans back to several years ago. "This is something I planned to do ...

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