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DIMENSION ZERO To Play European Dates As A Four-Piece

DIMENSION ZERO, the Swedish band featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson, have decided against adding a replacement for recently departed axeman Glenn Ljungström (ex-IN FLAMES) during their upcoming mini-tour. "A second guitar player might be considered later on this winter, ...

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DIMENSION ZERO: Another German Date Added

DIMENSION ZERO, the Swedish band featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson, have added a Duisburg (Germany) date to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 21 - Weimar, GER @ TBA Nov. 22 - Berlin, GER ...

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ZYKLON: K-FEST Cancelled

ZYKLON's previously announced K-Fest show has been cancelled, according to the group's official web site. ZYKLON will still play in London on November 22 as part of "The Blackest of the Black" package, with DANZIG as headliner. Also set to appear at the event are MARDUK, ORANGE GOBLIN and MELDRUM. Upcoming ZYKLON shows: Nov. 21 ...

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JUDAS PRIEST On Verge Of Signing New Major Label Deal

JUDAS PRIEST are on the verge of signing a new major label deal in the States (rumored to be with Sony) following the group's split with Atlantic Records last year, guitarist Glenn Tipton has confirmed in a brand-new interview. The band's forthcoming CD — which is not expected to arrive before the second half of ...

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DANZIG/MURDERDOLLS Halloween Show Cancelled

The DANZIG/MURDERDOLLS show that was to take place at The Orange Pavilion in San Bernardino, California this Halloween (Oct. 31) has been cancelled due to the California wildfires. MURDERDOLLS guitarist Joey Jordison (better known as the drummer in SLIPKNOT) recently spoke to RoadrunnerRecords.com about the importance of Halloween. "Halloween has always been my favorite holiday," ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Support URIAH HEEP, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT In Germany

Los Angeles-based heavy hitters FIREBALL MINISTRY will be supporting URIAH HEEP and BLUE ÖYSTER CULT on a German tour in December. FIREBALL MINISTRY's new album, "The Second Great Awakening", is due on November 3 through Nuclear Blast Records. "The Second Great Awakening" was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, MARILYN MANSON, VELVET REVOLVER, DANZIG) and ...

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GLENN HUGHES: U.K. Tour Photos Posted Online

Several photos from the first gig of Glenn Hughes' short U.K. tour have been posted online at this location. The former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist's tour will conclude tonight (October 21) with a concert at London's Mean Fiddler. Glenn's HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP) collaboration with ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner will embark ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Support DANZIG On Halloween

MURDERDOLLS, the band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves, will be supporting DANZIG at their Halloween show (October 31) at The Orange Pavilion in San Bernardino, California. No ...

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DIMENSION ZERO: European Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO, who feature in their ranks IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson, have lined up the following gigs during November/December: Nov. 21 - Weimar, GER @ TBA Nov. 22 - Berlin, GER @ TBA Nov. 24 - Hamburg, GER ...

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GRIMFIST Added To 'Blackest Of The Black' Show In London

GRIMFIST, the Norwegian band featuring ex-IMMORTAL drummer Horgh, are the final act to have been announced for the "Blackest Of The Black" show at London, England's The Forum on November 22. Other bands appearing on the bill are headliners DANZIG, MARDUK, ZYKLON, ORANGE GOBLIN and MELDRUM. As previously reported, the U.S. installment of the "Blackest ...

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DANZIG Announce Halloween Show

DANZIG have announced a Halloween show (October 31) at the Orange Pavilion in San Bernardino, California. As previously reported, DANZIG will be heading into the studio sometime in October to start recording their eighth album, tentatively due in the spring. The group will then travel to the East Coast for some live dates, including a ...

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BEHEMOTH Split With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have parted ways with session guitarist Havok and are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties can contact the group at [email protected] Comments guitarist/vocalist Nergal, "Havok decided to part his ways with BEHEMOTH. Lately he's been struggling [with] some personal problems. As a result he lost interest in this band, and the ...

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MELDRUM To Open For DANZIG In Europe

Stockholm, Sweden's MELDRUM, the band featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, have been confirmed as one of the support acts on DANZIG's upcoming European mini-tour. The trek, which is scheduled to kick off in late November, will include a one-off U.K. appearance in London on November 22 under the "Blackest Of The Black" banner. ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN To Embark On First-Ever European Tour

Guitarist Jeff Kollman, much sought-after collaborator and producer for rock luminaries such as Glenn Hughes ("Songs In The Key of Rock"), UFO's Phil Mogg ($IGN OF 4's "Dancing with St. Peter"), and the just released HTP album featuring Hughes and Joe Lynn Turner, is once again spreading his wings as a solo artist and has ...

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THE DUSKFALL Complete Work On Sophomore Album

Luleå, Sweden-based metallers THE DUSKFALL have completed work on their sophomore CD, "Source", tentatively due in November through Greece's Black Lotus Records. "The recordings resulted in 9 tracks and the bandmembers are more than pleased with this beast," reads a post on the group's web site. The album was recorded at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, ...

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DANZIG To Record New Album In October

DANZIG will be heading into the studio sometime in October to start recording their eighth album, tentatively due in the spring. The group will then travel to the East Coast for some live dates, including a headlining appearance at the New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest on Friday, November 14 at Asbury Park's Convention Hall ...

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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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DANZIG Confirmed For NEW JERSEY METAL AND HARDCORE FEST

DANZIG are the latest act to be confirmed for this year's New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest, a two-day event set to be held at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. The lineup of acts currently scheduled to perform at the festival looks as follows: Friday, November 14 ...

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THE CENTURY FAMILY Completes Worldwide Purchase of OLYMPIC RECORDINGS

The Los Angeles-based Century Family Inc., home to Century Media Records, has completed the worldwide purchase of Olympic Recordings, one of the world's leading underground metal labels. Established in Chicago in 1992, Olympic has built a solid catalog of releases and created brand loyalty within the extreme metal genre. During its decade of existence, the ...

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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour Postponed, U.K. Date Announced

The "Blackest Of The Black" tour, which was set to feature appearances by DANZIG, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, DEVILDRIVER and MORBID ANGEL, has been postponed, according to a message on the tour's web site. "Due to the sudden and unexpected departure of DANZIG/Blackest Of The Black booking agent Jamie Adler from The Agency Group, The U.S. tour ...

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FIREBIRD To Support GLENN HUGHES In London

Britain's FIREBIRD, the band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will be supporting Glenn Hughes, formerly of DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH and TRAPEZE, at London's Mean Fiddler on Tuesday, October 21. The group will also be performing a headlining show at The Monarch in London on October 8. Support at the gig will ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Open For DANZIG In Europe

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has confirmed in an online posting that Glenn Danzig "himself has offered [DEVILDRIVER] the European dates" on the upcoming "Blackest Of The Black" tour. Although the official "Blackest Of The Black" web site indicates that the European trek will consist of a sole London date, it now appears that ...

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BEHEMOTH To Utilize Session Bassist On North American Tour

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH will be utilizing the services of bassist Istvan from the California black metal band RISE during their upcoming Un-Natural Born Killers tour, also featuring SIX FEET UNDER, SKINLESS and BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. The group's regular bass player, Orion, is unable to make the trek for reasons that have yet to ...

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BLACK SABBATH's 'Never Say Die!': The SABBATH Book That Leaves No Stone Unturned

Rockdetector (www.rockdetector.com), the world's biggest rock & metal database (having just clocked up over 21,000 artists...) has just published the 400-page BLACK SABBATH biography "Never Say Die!" Written by editor Garry Sharpe-Young, the man behind the acclaimed OZZY OSBOURNE band biography of last year, "Never Say Die!" documents by way of exclusive interviews ...

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BEHEMOTH Added To SIX FEET UNDER North American Tour

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have been added to the forthcoming "Un-Natural Born Killers Tour 2003", featuring SIX FEET UNDER, SKINLESS and BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. As a result, BEHEMOTH are no longer part of the "Blackest Of The Black" tour lineup, which is currently believed to include DANZIG, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MORBID ANGEL and DEVILDRIVER. As previously ...

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FU MANCHU To Record New Material For Possible EP

FU MANCHU will enter the studio shortly to record "5 or 6 new songs," according to the latest online post by singer/guitarist Scott Hill. "3 or 4 [of the tracks] and maybe a cover song will be released soon. We want to release a few new songs before we sign to a new record label. ...

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