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THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL Split With Founding Member, Prepare To Record New CD

British black metallers THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL have parted ways with founding member Jaldaboath (guitar, synth) and have announced the addition of bassist Deorth and guitarist/keyboardist Azrael to the group's ranks. According to an official statement from the group, THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL "has parted company with Jaldaboath after a conflict of direction. [Mainman] Metatron ...

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ILL NINO Cancel U.S. Tour

ILL NINO have cancelled the bulk of their previously-announced U.S. headlining dates in order to focus on the songwriting process for the band's sophomore CD, due sometime in late 2003. However, the group will still play the following gigs in December: Dec. 19 - NORVA - Norfolk, VA Dec. 20 - Tek World - Louisville, ...

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PEAVEY ELECTRONICS CORP Launches EDWARD VAN HALEN CUSTOM SHOP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Peavey Electronics Corp., is proud to introduce the Edward Van Halen Custom Shop. That totally tricked-out, customized Wolfgang electric guitar you've been pining for all these years is now only a few mouse clicks away at www.Peavey.com. Peavey's EVH Custom Shop offers guitarists a brilliantly simplistic online user interface where they can ...

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CLUTCH Set Release Date For Live CD

CLUTCH have set November 8 as the release date for their forthcoming live album, "Live At The Googolplex", through the group's own River Road Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Who Wants to Rock? 02. Pure Rock Fury 03. Sea of Destruction 04. Immortal 05. Careful With That Mic ...

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ARCH ENEMY, GOD FORBID: Final Tour Dates Announced

The complete itinerary for the forthcoming ARCH ENEMY, GOD FORBID, SWORN ENEMY North American tour has been announced. It is as follows: Oct. 30 - Boston MA @ Palladium Oct. 31 - Springfield VA @ Jaxx Nov. 02 - Old Bridge NJ @ Birch Hill Nov. 04 - Montreal Que @ Foufounes Electriques Nov. 05 ...

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ARCH ENEMY, GOD FORBID: More North American Dates Added

Three more shows have been announced for the forthcoming ARCH ENEMY, GOD FORBID, SWORN ENEMY North American tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 30 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA Oct. 31 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA Nov. 02 - Birch Hill - Old Bridge, NJ Nov. 04 - Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, Quebec, ...

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(HED)PE Announce U.S. Dates

(HED)PE have announced most of the dates for their upcoming U.S. tour. They are as follows: Oct. 23 - Cleveland, OH - Odeon Oct. 24 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues Oct. 25 - Minneapolis, MN - Quest Club Oct. 26 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave Oct. 29 - Indianapolis, IN - Vogue ...

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AMONG THIEVES Make Live Debut With BIOHAZARD Drummer

New York's AMONG THIEVES made their live debut with new drummer Danny Schuler of BIOHAZARD on Friday, October 11th at Birch Hill Nite Club in Old Bridge, New Jersey (as support to SUPERJOINT RITUAL). The band's next two shows will take place on October 18th at Birch Hill Nite Club with KITTIE and on Saturday, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Compilation CD To Surface In January

EMI Records is reportedly gearing up to release yet another QUEENSRŸCHE CD, this time a compilation called Classic Masters: Queensrÿche. All tracks are said to have been digitally re-mastered. The tentative track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Queen of the Reich 02. Warning 03. The Killing Words 04. Speak 05. I Don't ...

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GOD FORBID Ready New Album, Announce Dates With ARCH ENEMY

New Jersey's GOD FORBID are taking a short break from the writing process to join label mates ARCH ENEMY as direct support on their upcoming Northeast tour. With nearly all of their new music completed, the band plans on debuting three new tracks on this upcoming jaunt. "ARCH ENEMY are one of our favorite bands ...

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KITTIE To Release New EP, Hit The Road

KITTIE will release Safe, a seven-song EP featuring live tracks and remixes of the title song by KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko, on November 19. The original version of "Safe" appears on KITTIE's sophomore album Oracle, released October 30, 2001. "I am totally into doing this remix for KITTIE," said Konietzko. "My own project, KMFDM, has a ...

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AMONG THIEVES Announce Upcoming Dates

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, have lined up two shows during October. They are as follows: Oct. 11 – Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Nite Club (w/SUPERJOINT RITUAL) Oct. 18 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Nite Club (w/KITTIE) ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: The Complete U.S. Itinerary

The following are the final and complete dates for SUPERJOINT RITUAL's upcoming U.S. tour: Oct. 07 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues Oct. 08 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room Oct. 10 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx Oct. 11 - Old Bridge, NJ - Birch Hill Nightclub Oct. 12 - Hartford, CT ...

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SYMPHONY X Confirm BLIND GUARDIAN Tour

SYMPHONY X have finally confirmed that they will be supporting BLIND GUARDIAN on their North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off on November 16th in Montreal, Canada. The tour routing currently stands as follows: Nov. 16 - Medley - Montreal, QUE Nov. 17 - Big Bop - Toronto, ONT Nov. 18 - Water ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Announce Two U.S. Tours

Relapse Records recording artists HIGH ON FIRE have announced two forthcoming U.S. tours in support of their recent release, Surrounded By Thieves. The band will embark on a two-week trek with SUPERJOINT RITUAL beginning October 7th in Orlando and running through October 21st in Austin, TX. Immediately following the SUPERJOINT RITUAL tour, HIGH ON FIRE ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Dates Announced

The dates for SUPERJOINT RITUAL's upcoming headlining tour have been announced. They are as follows: Oct. 07 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues Oct. 08 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room Oct. 09 - TBA @ TBA Oct. 10 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Oct. 11 - Old Bridge, NJ @ ...

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SKID ROW Line Up Club Dates

SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger, have announced a month's worth of club dates beginning in early October. The group's current itinerary is shaping up as follows: Sep. 28 – Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa State Fair Oct. 03 – Syracuse, NY @ Bridge Street Music Hall Oct. 04 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance ...

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SOULFLY/DOWNTHESUN: Initial Tour Dates Announced

Several dates have been announced for the upcoming SOULFLY headlining tour, featuring DOWNTHESUN in the direct support slot. They are as follows: Sep. 27 - Combined Locks, WI - Ryan's Ballroom (w/NORTHSIDE KINGS) Sep. 28 - Toledo, OH - Hard Hat Concert Hall (w/NORTHSIDE KINGS) Sep. 29 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre Sep. 30 ...

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AMON AMARTH Complete Work On 'Versus The World'

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have completed work on their new album, Versus The World, for a January release through Metal Blade Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Death In Fire 02. For The Stab wounds In Our Backs 03. Where Silent Gods Stand Guard 04. Vs The World 05. Across ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN, SYMPHONY X Announce North American Tour

BLIND GUARDIAN have announced the initial routing for their first-ever North American tour, which is set to feature SYMPHONY X in the support slot. So far the following shows have been scheduled: Nov. 15 - Atlanta, GA @ ProgPower Festival Nov. 16 - Montreal, CAN @ Le Medley Nov. 17 - Toronto, CAN @ TBA ...

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SIX FEET UNDER/HATEBREED Dates Announced

SIX FEET UNDER will support HATEBREED at the following shows: Sep. 09 - Houston, TX @ Numbers Sep. 10 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Sep. 12 - Tulsa, OK @ The Other Side Sep. 13 - Pittsburgh, KS @ Fox Town City Limits Sep. 14 - Clinton, IA @ Pig Pen Sep. ...

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LOCKUP To Play UK Shows, Record New Material

LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, and DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, are tentatively scheduled to perform a one-off show in London in October. Plans also exist for the group to play a couple of shows in Ireland and a Scottish ...

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