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SWEDEN ROCK Festival Nearing Sell-Out

Last year, Sweden Rock festival sold out all the 15,000 two-day tickets two days before the first band took the stage. That was actually the first time ever the festival was sold out. This year the tickets will sell out much earlier. As of today, more than 13,000 of the 16,000 three-day tickets have been ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Open For KID ROCK

One of the most influential guitarists of his generation, JERRY CANTRELL will be opening for KID ROCK on tour dates beginning April 15 in Albuquerque, NM. After five platinum and multi-platinum albums with ALICE IN CHAINS, Cantrell embarked on a solo career in 1998. "Boggy Depot" (Columbia), his first solo release, was an introspective musical ...

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SEVENDUST Seek Audience Members For FUSE TV Appearance

SEVENDUST are looking for audience members to join them during their appearance on "IMX", Fuse's daily live show on Wednesday, April 7. Interested parties must be between the ages of 15-25 and available in New York City that day between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30pm. Fuse's studio is centrally located, across the street from Madison Square ...

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JANE SCHULDINER: CHUCK's Last Masterpiece Deserves To Be Heard

Jane Schuldiner, mother of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, has abandoned her previously announced plan to make available for free download the unfinished recordings originally slated to appear on the sophomore CONTROL DENIED album. As previously reported, Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare ...

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HEATHEN: First Two Albums Available For Free Download

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have made their entire "Breaking the Silence" (1987) and "Victims of Deception" (1989) albums available for free download via their official web site. Check them out here. As previously reported, HEATHEN have encountered unforeseen problems in the manufacturing of their new CD, "Recovered", and have been ...

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MOONSPELL Announce South American Tour Dates

Portugal's MOONSPELL have announced the details of their South American tour, scheduled to take place next month. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 14 - Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador (w/ SATYRICON, ANATHEMA) May 15 - Monterrey, MEX @ Cafe Iguana May 16 - Guadalajara, MEX @ Explanada de la Expo May 19 – ...

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MONTROSE, TNT, NIFELHEIM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONTROSE, TNT, DANGER DANGER, NIFELHEIM, CRAZY LED and MARYSLIM are the latest confirmations for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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HEATHEN: 'Recovered' Delayed Due To 'Manufacturing Difficulties'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have encountered unforeseen problems in the manufacturing of their new CD, "Recovered", and have been forced to delay its release until mid-April. Commented the band: "We are currently experiencing difficulties with our manufacturer in getting the new CD out. Unfortunately this will set production back by two weeks. ...

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HEATHEN To Guest On San Francisco Radio Station

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN will appear on Billy Steel's "Metal Zone" show on San Francisco radio station 107.7 The Bone on Friday, April 2. The show will air between 9:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. PST. For those of you not in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can still listen in with ...

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WINDIR To Play 'Farewell' Concert In Norway

Norwegian black metallers WINDIR have announced plans to perform on final concert as a tribute to late frontman Terje "Valfar" Bakken, who tragically passed away in January. The concert, dubbed "Heidra Valfar", will take place on Friday, September 3 at the Rockefeller Arena in Oslo, Norway. "The 3rd of September would have been ...

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KING'S X Drummer To Release Solo Album Next Month

KING'S X drummer Jerry Gaskill will be issuing his first solo album, "Come Somewhere", on April 27 through InsideOut Music. KING'S X colleague Ty Tabor provided his studio for the recording and was involved as bassist, guitarist, and producer. Commented KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick: " 'Come Somewhere' makes me jealous and proud at the ...

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SPASTIC INK: Prepare To Have Your Minds Melted!

Acclaimed San Antonio, Texas prog/tech metal triumvirate SPASTIC INK, featuring guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, GORDIAN KNOT), bassist Pete Perez (RIOT), and drummer Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, PAINMUSEUM) have set a March 23 release date via EclecticElectric for the their long awaited sophomore album, "Ink Compatible". Japan and South East Asia will follow on April 21 ...

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D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 and RITUAL are the latest bands confirmed to appear at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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GHOULUNATICS To Release Studio, Live Album Next Month

Montreal deathcore act GHOULUNATICS will simultaneously release a studio album and a live CD next month. Both CDs will be available from Galy Records and the band on April 9, and in stores across Canada on May 4. "Sabacthany" is the title of the group's fourth studio album, while the live CD will carry the ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Announce Brazilian Tour

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have announced the details of their Brazilian tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 10 - Sao Paulo, BRA - DirecTV Aug. 11 - Rio De Janeiro, BRA - Garden Hall Aug. 12 - Curitiba, BRA - Moinho Sao Roque Aug. 14 - Belo Horizonte, BRA - Lapa Multishow Aug. 15 ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Begin Writing New Material

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have finished writing eight songs for what will become their second full-length CD. Songtitles include: 01. Through the Broken Lens 02. The Conjoined 03. Hand That ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's 'Zero Tolerance' Due At The End Of The Month

Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records) has set "Zero Tolerance" (view cover here) as the title of the upcoming collection of unfinished recordings made by late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, due in Europe on March 22. As previously reported, Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, ...

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DEICIDE, SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Team Up For U.S. Tour

DEICIDE will be hitting the road this spring with SUPERJOINT RITUAL. The tour kicks off April 6 in Louisville, Ky. CLUTCH will be joining the bill at select shows. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 07 - Annie's - Cincinnati, OH Apr. 08 - Pop's - Sauget, IL + Apr. 09 - The ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's Mother: CONTROL DENIED Album To Made Available For Free Download

Jane Schuldiner, mother of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, has issued another statement in response to continuing reports that the now-defunct Hammerheart Records (currently operating under the name Karmageddon Media) will be releasing the unfinished sophomore album from CONTROL DENIED this spring. As previously reported, Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Crank Up The Volume At London's Royal Opera House

MOTÖRHEAD played the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in central London on Sunday night, raising the rafters at the home of classical opera in London as part of a publicity stunt to boost tourism to the British capital, according to the South African Press Association. The band, listed in the Guinness Book of Records ...

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37 STABWOUNDZ Sign With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

Dutch metal/hardcore act 37 STABWOUNDZ have signed a deal with new label Garden of Exile Records. The band, who play and create a blend of groovy crossover-metal with influences from bands like CROWBAR, MERAUDER and PANTERA, recently had their debut album, "Embrace Solitude", mastered by Tue Madsen of Antfarm Studios (BORN FROM PAIN, THE HAUNTED, ...

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GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Memorial Service Held

A ceremony held Thursday to honor the victims and survivors of a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island was filled with messages of hope and transformation, as Gov. Don Carcieri urged the suffering to find a reason to keep on living, according to the Associated Press. Rescue workers who responded to the Feb. ...

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