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MY RUIN To Tour U.K. With CHARGER, MURDER ONE

Los Angeles-based MY RUIN, led by "infamous" frontwoman Tairrie B (ex-TURA SATANA, MANHOLE), will be teaming up with CHARGER and MURDER ONE for a U.K. tour in November/December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 27 – Swindon, UK @ Furnace Nov. 28 - Bristol, UK @ Bierkeller Nov. 29 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 ...

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APARTMENT 26 Announce U.K. Dates

APARTMENT 26, who feature in their ranks singer Biff Butler (son of former BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler), will be hitting the road in the U.K. later this month in preparation for the release of their sophomore album. "Music For The Massive", due on January 27 through Atlantic Records, was produced by Tchad Blake and ...

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SPIRAL ARCHITECT: We Have Not Broken Up!

Norwegian progressive metallers SPIRAL ARCHITECT have posted the following message on their official web site: "We have received lots of mail lately asking if we have broken up or are not going to release a new album. The answer to that is that we are very much alive and will definitely record a new album. ...

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LORD BELIAL: Original Drummer Returns To The Fold

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL have been rejoined by original drummer Micke Backelin. The band's previous skinsman, Daniel Moilanen (half-brother of former SHOTGUN MESSIAH guitarist Harry K. Cody), left the group in early October, less than four months after being recruited to replace Backelin. No reason was given for his departure. As previously reported, LORD ...

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ARCH ENEMY Announce U.K. Dates

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY have announced brand-new tour dates in the U.K. leading up to the Christmas K! Fest. Special guests at the gigs will be U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE. The dates are as follows: Dec. 16 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts Dec. 17 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit Dec. 18 – Birmingham, ...

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ZYKLON Confirmed For England's K-FEST!

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Oct. 24 - 1001 Watt Festival – Skien, NOR Oct. 25 - Rosendal – Trondheim, NOR Nov. 30 - TBA – London, UK (K-fest) In other news, following the "incredible" success of the ...

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EVANESCENCE To Release 'My Immortal' As Next Single

EVANESCENCE have selected "My Immortal" as the next single from their double-platinum major-label debut, "Fallen". "It's definitely a different song than our first single," singer Amy Lee told Steppin' Out magazine. "This time we're releasing a ballad and a lot of us weren't ready to put out a ballad yet. We felt we should keep ...

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LORD BELIAL Part Ways With Drummer (Again)

Sweden's LORD BELIAL have parted ways with drummer Daniel Moilanen (half-brother of former SHOTGUN MESSIAH guitarist Harry K. Cody) less than four months after recruiting him to replace Michael Backelin. No reason was given for his departure. Moilanen (ex-RELEVANT FEW) will reportedly focus all his attention on his main band RUNEMAGICK and the recording sessions ...

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LORD BELIAL Announce New Guitarist

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL have announced the addition of guitarist Hjalmar Nielsen to the group's ranks. Nielsen replaces Niclas "Pepa" Andersson, who left the band in early July for reasons that have yet to be disclosed. Niclas' decision to exit the group came several weeks after the departure of drummer Michael Backelin, who has ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Discusses Early Rivalry With IRON MAIDEN

In a recent interview with Germany's Rock Hard magazine, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing addressed former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno's claim in his autobiography that he was the main reason for the old feelings of rivalry that existed between MAIDEN and PRIEST during the early '80s. "Paul apologized personally to me — what a ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Members 'Working Individually' On New Material

JUDAS PRIEST are "still working individually" on material for their much-anticipated reunion album with vocalist Rob Halford, "but Rob and [guitarist] K.K. [Downing], who are out of the U.K. at the moment, are both flying in over the next few days." PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has revealed in an online posting. "I'm picking Rob ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'Loud As [email protected]*k'

A two-disc anthology of MÖTLEY CRÜE's greatest tracks plus 10 of their finest promo videos on DVD has been compiled for release through Universal Music/Mötley Records. Titled "Loud As [email protected]*k", this package has been developed by UMI with the help of former Kerrang! editor Dante Bonutto and MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx. The set comprises ...

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METALLICA's ULRICH Defends Snare-Drum Sound On 'St. Anger'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich called into "The Cane Show" on 92.3 K-Rock on Wednesday (August 20) to announce the band's upcoming club gig at New York's 500-capacity Bowery Ballroom on Aug. 29. During the conversation, Ulrich was asked to comment on the incessant criticism leveled at the group over the sound of their latest CD, ...

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METALLICA Announce Club Show In New York City!

METALLICA will perform at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on Friday, August 29 as part of a private club show put on by 92.3 K-ROCK (WXRK). Fan Club members can enter to win tickets at www.metclub.com, or you can listen to 92.3 K-ROCK (WXRK) and call in to win every time you hear ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Skips Another OZZFEST Date

OZZY OSBOURNE has pulled out of tonight's Ozzfest performance at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey after coming down with a mild case of pneumonia, according to an announcement made by the New York radio station 92.3 K-Rock. As was the case with last month's shows in Auburn, Washington and Maysville, California (both ...

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LORD BELIAL Begin Recording New Album

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL have entered Los Angered Recording in Angered (Gothenburg), Sweden to begin recording their new album, tentatively titled "The Seal Of Belial". The self-produced effort will be engineered by Nicklas Rudolfsson and Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND), and will be mixed by Andy. Drums, rhythm guitars and some overdubs are already ...

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K-AGAIN To Enter Hollywood Studio In August

Milan, Italy-based K-AGAIN have completed pre-production for their upcoming EP at Doppiopunto Studios with former K-AGAIN guitarist Edge and will begin recording the effort on August 5 at Audiolab studios in Hollywood, California with producer Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, MEDICATION). "We think that [Logan] is the best choice for our genre and style, and ...

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MACHINE HEAD Finish Recording New Album, Prepare To Mix

MACHINE HEAD have finished recording their fifth studio album, entitled "Through The Ashes Of Empires", at Sharkbite studios in Oakland, California and are currently preparing to begin mixing the effort for an October 13 European release through Roadrunner Records. "Yesterday [July 21] was our last official day in the studio, and everything went fucking excellent," ...

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DISIPLIN Announce New Singer

Norwegian extreme metallers DISIPLIN, featuring ex-members of MYRKSKOG and EVILIZER, have announced the addition of SLAVIA vocalist Ausslavia to the group's ranks. Krig, who was previously playing guitar and singing in the band, will focus solely on his axe-slinging duties. The quartet, rounded out by Nex (drums) and General K (guitar), are due to shortly ...

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