RUSH To Issue New Album In May

RUSH will issue an as-yet-untitled new album on May 14th through Atlantic/Anthem Records in the US. The trio's first studio album since 1996's Test For Echo, the album will reportedly be followed by a world tour, the group's first live dates since the Test For Echo tour ended on July 4th, 1997, in Ottawa. The ...

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U.D.O. European Dates Announced

German metallers U.D.O., led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have announced the initial dates for their upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Mar. 28 - Helsinki, FIN @ Nostouri Mar. 29 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakahoune Mar. 30 - Sundsvall, SWE @ Pipeline Mar. 31 - Sälen, SWE @ Fjällis Tbc Apr. 01 ...

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SINERGY Bail On The KING, Plan US Tour In Late Spring

Finland's SINERGY will not be supporting KING DIAMOND on the latter act's upcoming North American tour (which is still pending, as of this writing), but will most likely be making their US live debut in late spring as the opening act for another, as-yet-undisclosed headliner, the group have just announced via their official web site. ...

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JASON NEWSTED: I Will Sit Down With HETFIELD To "Clear Air"

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich called former bassist Jason Newsted last week and suggested that the departed four-stringer meet face-to-face with frontman James Hetfield so that the former bandmates could clear the air surrounding Jason's departure, according to Allstar. "Lars called last week and said that we [James and Jason] should really have a meeting together ...

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GRASPOP METAL MEETING 2002 Line-Up Announced

The following acts have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Graspop Metal Meeting 2002 festival, which scheduled to take place on July 5-6 in Dessel, Belgium: AFTER FOREVER CANNIBAL CORPSE D.R.I. IN EXTREMO KREATOR MY DYING BRIDE SAXON SKARHEAD SLAPSHOT TRISTANIA ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Frontman Collaborates On Oi Tribute CD

AGNOSTIC FRONT frontman Roger Miret has collaborated with Dutch journalist and noted hardcore expert Onno Cromag on The Worldwide Tribute To The Real Oi Vol. 2, a self-explanatory compilation that is due to be issued shortly through I Scream Records in Europe and Triple Crown in the US. The full track listing for the collection ...

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Mayorga Quits MEDICATION, Re-Joins SOULFLY Full-Time

Drummer Roy Mayorga has officially re-joined SOULFLY on a full-time basis and is no longer a member of MEDICATION, the skinsman has announced. As previously reported, 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 ...

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