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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: European Tour Dates Announced

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be teaming up with LIAR for a European tour during January/February. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 20 - Essen, GER - Zeche Carl Jan. 21 - Sneek, NETH - Het Bollwerk Jan. 22 - Luxemburg, LUX - Kulturfabriek Jan. 23 - Stuttgart, GER - t.b.a. Jan. 24 - Rennes, ...

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NOCTUARY To Enter Studio In November

After five years of silence, California-based extreme metal stalwarts NOCTUARY have emerged with plans to enter the studio. Currently slated to record in mid-to-late November, NOCTUARY are planning for an official release sometime in January 2006, with an advance release for their e-mail list subscribers in December. The as-yet-untitled album is intended to bridge the ...

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FOZZY: North American Tour Dates Announced

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and members of STUCK MOJO, have lined up the following North American tour dates during November/December: Nov. 14 - Ottawa, ON @ Barrymore’s Music Hall Nov. 15 - Hamilton, ON @ The Underground Nov. 16 - Montreal, PQ @ Club Soda Nov. 17 - ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Mindcrime' Art Direction Company Enlisted For Sequel

According to a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site, Reiner Design Concepts, the art direction company that did all the artwork for 1988's "Operation: Mindcrime", has been signed back on for the band's upcoming CD, which is currently going under the working title of "Operation: Mindcrime II". Production has already begun and the group expect ...

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Legendary LONDON BRIDGE Studio Reopens

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, London Bridge, a recording studio where ALICE IN CHAINS, SOUNDGARDEN, PEARL JAM, MOTHER LOVE BONE and TEMPLE OF THE DOG recorded some of their classic albums in the late 1980s and early '90s, has been rescued by new owners Jonathan Plum and Geoff Ott, two former employees. "A lot of ...

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Former STATIC-X Guitarist Is A Free Man — For Now

MTV.com is reporting that former STATIC-X and DOPE guitarist Tripp Eisen was released from a California state prison last week, a little more than six months after his arrest on a single crimes-against-children count. Eisen's freedom could end up being short-lived, depending on what next week brings. He's due to stand before a ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Cancel Mexican Shows

QUEENSRŸCHE have posted the following message on their official web site: "Due to recording deadlines, we've had to officially cancel the October 18th, 19th and 21st shows in Mexico. All tickets will be refunded, and we apologize for the inconvenience." QUEENSRŸCHE are continuing work on the sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", ...

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TRENT REZNOR, AUDIOSLAVE, STAIND Perform On 'ReAct Now' Telethon: Video Available

MJI Interactive is reporting that NINE INCH NAILS frontman Trent Reznor's touching performance of "Hurt" and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' acoustic rendition of "Under the Bridge" were among the many highlights of Saturday's "ReAct Now: Music & Relief" telethon to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. STAIND, AUDIOSLAVE, LINKIN PARK's Chester Bennington, GREEN DAY, PEARL JAM, ...

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Majestic - GAMMA RAY

When Kai Hansen left HELLOWEEN way back when, he took a large portion of that band's eccentricity with him, put to great use in GAMMA RAY. The band's core has always been the European style of power metal that Hansen helped found, but GAMMA RAY has always been willing to indulge a gloriously ludicrous streak. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer Signs Book Deal

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has signed a publishing deal to release three brand new drum books of his entire history of playing. The first book is scheduled to be published sometime early next year, and will include a large selection of drum music transcribed from Scott's early years with QUEENSRŸCHE through the later years. It ...

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NAPALM DEATH: South American Tour Dates Announced

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has poste the following message on the group's official web site: "Just a quick little note before i head off to bed. Pretty tired, as i have just come back from the studio where I have been working on my Eighties heavy metal project! Anyway, [we have announced] the rough ...

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BLACK SABBATH Plotting Canadian Tour In Early 2006

According to Billboard.com, BLACK SABBATH are plotting a Canadian tour in early 2006. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, the BLACK SABBATH-headlined Ozzfest show in Somerset, Wisconsin that got rescheduled last week has now been cancelled. The tour was supposed to hit the Float Rite Park Amphitheatre on August 7, but after ...

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FOZZY Frontman Schedules Montreal Signing Session

FOZZY frontman/WWE wrestler Chris Jericho will be signing autographs at the HMV Megastore (1020 Rue Ste. Catherine Ouest) in Montreal this Monday, August 15 at 12:00 p.m. As previously reported, FOZZY, which features Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO, will be touring Australia in September. FOZZY's third album, "All That Remains", was released in January ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 18 New Songs And Counting

The following update has been posted at QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site: "As the recording of 'Operation: Mindcrime II' progresses, word from the studio is that [Michael] Wilton and [Mike] Stone are in the midst of laying down guitar tracks with vocals shortly thereafter. So far 18 songs have been completed. Not sure if all 18 ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Comment On RHINO Signing, Upcoming Album

Rhino Entertainment has announced the signing of progressive metal band QUEENSRŸCHE. The band is working on "Operation: Mindcrime II" — the sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime" — for release on Rhino early in 2006. The announcement was made by Rhino Entertainment President Scott Pascucci. "We are excited to be working with ...

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LEAVES' EYES To Tour Germany With SUBWAY TO SALLY

LEAVES' EYES, the new band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY (who are fronted by Liv's husband Alexander Krull), will be teaming up with SUBWAY TO SALLY for the "Nord Nord Ost" tour of Germany and Austria in December 2005. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 15 ...

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UGLY: New Songs Posted Online

UGLY, the Louisville/Detroit-based band formed from members of Lava/Atlantic's OUTSPOKEN and Detroit favorite BRIDGE, have just unveiled four new songs. Recorded in Ann Arbor, MI with Michael Lutz (BROWNSVILLE STATION founder/TED NUGENT bandmember) at his Tazmania studio. The band have completed seven songs for their as-yet-untitled record that will hopefully be hitting shelves after the ...

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SLAYER Guitarist To Lead Clinic, Sign Autographs

According to Delaware Online, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King will lead the Guitar Abuse Clinic at 5:30 p.m. Friday (July 15) at Middletown Music (5238 Summit Bridge Road) in Middletown, DE. King, a 20-year veteran of the music industry, will give pointers on style and technique to aspiring guitarists. Audience members are permitted to bring their ...

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