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TYGERS OF PAN TANG: Italian Dates Announced

NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG will play four shows in Italy in January 2009. The details are as follows: Jan. 09 - Stonehenge - Verona, Italy Jan. 10 - Sottotetto Sound Club - Bologna, Italy Jan. 11 - MotoRock - Como, Italy Jan. 12 - Viper Theatre - Firenze, Italy Special guests for the ...

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EARTH, CODE Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

Seattle's EARTH and CODE, the British/Norwegian black metal project featuring bassist/backing vocalist Viper (a.k.a. Vicotnik from DHG), guitarist/songwriter Aort, drummer Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, CRADLE OF FILTH) and vocalist Kvohst (DØDHEIMSGARD), have been confirmed for next year's Inferno festival, set to take place April 8-11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is now ...

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LOWBROW: Finalized European Schedule Revealed

The original lineup of the Florida-based death metal band LOWBROW has scheduled a 10-date European tour starting on October 30 in Gouda, the Netherlands. Support on the trek will come from Belgium's BLOODWRAITH and Switzerland's REQUIEM. WARMASTER from Holland will also play the first two shows. The band writes, "This is LOWBROW's first tour of ...

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GENITORTURERS: New Tour Dates Announced

Florida-based "shock-rock" band GENITORTURERS, featuring MORBID ANGEL frontman David "Evil D" Vincent on bass, has scheduled the following dates: Oct. 23 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Vegas Oct. 25 - San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Exotic Erotic Ball Oct. 26 - West Hollywood, CA - Viper Room Oct. 31 - Seattle, WA ...

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HINDER Slams SAVING ABEL, Talks New Album; Video Available

Jelynn Rodriguez of Altitude recently conducted an interview with HINDER at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California. During the chat, HINDER bashes the Mississippi rock band SAVING ABEL, calling them out as copycats. They claim that SAVING ABEL saw that HINDER's wild rock 'n' roll lifestyle was connecting with people and tried to do the ...

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Wardrive - WASTELANDER

These past few years it sure seems like everything Chris Black touches turns to gold, whether it is his playing in bands SUPERCHRIST, PHARAOH, or DAWNBRINGER, his guest appearances and production duties with NACHTMYSTIUM, and now his production and label chief role with Lansing, MI's WASTELANDER. Black certainly has an ear for great metal, as ...

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SOULFLY: U.S. Dates Announced

SOULFLY will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in November. So far, the following dates have been confirmed: Nov. 03 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX (ages 17+) Nov. 04 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX Nov. 05 - Meridian - Houston, TX Nov. 09 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL Nov. 11 ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN's LOADED: 'No More' Video Posted Online

"No More", the new video from LOADED, the band formed by current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan (on guitar and vocals) after he left GUNS N' ROSES, can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's new five-song EP, "Wasted Heart", which is scheduled for release on September 22 via Century Media Records. A ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN's LOADED Checks In From Europe

LOADED, the band formed by current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan (on guitar and vocals) after he left GUNS N' ROSES, has issued the following update: "We are on day five of the Europe tour and things have been beyond fantastic! The shows have been so much fun, thank you to everybody for coming out ...

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BLACK CHERRY Reunion Show Announced

BLACK CHERRY, one of Hollywood's top bands of the late '80s and early '90s, will reunite for a one-time show at the Viper Room in Hollywood as a tribute to their rhythm guitarist Curtis Grant, who tragically passed away after losing his battle with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at age 39. He ...

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CODE To Continue Working With Original Vocalist KVOHST

British/Norwegian black metal project CODE, featuring bassist/backing vocalist Viper (a.k.a. Vicotnik from DHG), guitarist/songwriter Aort, and drummer Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, CRADLE OF FILTH), has issued the following update: "It's time to come clean and show our true faces, update and inform our advocates and devotees what has been going on behind cloaked veils ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN's LOADED: Fourth Webisode Posted Online

LOADED, the band formed by current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan (on guitar and vocals) after he left GUNS N' ROSES, has posted the fourth webisode (see below) featuring footage from the recording sessions for the group's new album. LOADED played a warm-up show for its European tour on September 2, 2008 at the Viper ...

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THE MYSTERY To Appear On DORO Tribute Album

German female-fronted melodic metallers THE MYSTERY have recorded a cover version of the DORO song "Bad Blood" for an upcoming DORO tribute album, to be released in the fall via Pure Steel Records. Also scheduled to appear on the CD are LONEWOLF, CRYSTAL VIPER, SABATON, CUSTARD, EMERALD, VOLNAYA STAYA, BOOMERANG, CAPITAL SIN, ETERNAL WINTER, ANCESTRAL, ...

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SOULFLY To Play Russia In October

SOULFY has announced the following dates: Sep. 29 - Sport Arena - Odessa, Ukraine Oct. 01 - B1 Club - Moscow, Russia Oct. 03 - Sport Arena Trud - Irkutsk, Siberia Oct. 05 - Gavana Club - Krasnoyarsk, Siberia Oct. 06 - Rock City - Novosibirsk, Siberia Oct. 07 - XL Club - Omsk, Siberia ...

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CODE Announces Final Performance Of 2008

British/Norwegian black metal project CODE, featuring vocalist Simen Hestnaes (a.k.a. ICS Vortex; DIMMU BORGIR, ex-ARCTURUS), bassist/backing vocalist Viper (a.k.a. Vicotnik from DHG), guitarist/songwriter Aort, and drummer Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, CRADLE OF FILTH), has issued the following update: "We will be playing live at club Willemeen in Arnhem, the Netherlands on the 17th October ...

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SOULFLY-Headlined 'D-Low Memorial' Show Rescheduled

The 12th annual D-Low Memorial show — the yearly Arizona-based festival held in memory of SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera's stepson, Dana Wells (article) — which was originally slated to take place on August 7, 2008 has been rescheduled for November 29. Bands that are confirmed to perform at the event include SOULFLY, CAVALERA ...

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CRYPTOPSY: European Headlining Tour Dates Announced

Montreal-based extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY will undertake a European headlining tour in November/December with support from fellow Canadians BENEATH THE MASSACRE as well as British acts TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED and IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION. The dates are as follows: Nov. 14 - Schweinfurt, Germany - Alter Stadtbahnhof Nov. 15 - Bischofswerda, Germany - Eastclub Nov. 17 - Hamburg, ...

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CANDLEBOX: Album-Release-Party Webisode 1 Posted Online

The first webisode featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with CANDLEBOX shot at the band's album-release party on July 21, 2008 at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California can be viewed below. CANDLEBOX was interviewed on the July 28 edition of the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", hosted by Bob Coburn. The program is now available ...

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PAUL STANLEY, Wife Expecting Second Child

People.com reports that KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and his wife, Erin, are expecting their second child together. Erin, 36, an attorney, is due this winter. "Erin and I are thrilled and can't wait to meet our newest addition," Stanley, 56, said in a statement to People. "We've been extremely blessed and we're excited ...

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ABORTED, NEAERA, TEXTURES: European Tour Dates Announced

European death metal butchers ABORTED, whose members hail from Belgium, France and UK, will embark on a European tour in October with NEAERA and TEXTURES. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 15 - Hannover, Germany - Musikzentrum Oct. 16 - Würzburg, Germany - AKW Oct. 17 - Passau, Germany - Metalinvasion Oct. 18 - Wien, ...

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CHRISSIE HYNDE Performs With (And On) CAMP FREDDY In Hollywood; Video Available

CAMP FREDDY — the Los Angeles-based "jam" group featuring Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Billy Morrison (ex-THE CULT bassist, current CIRCUS DIABLO vocalist), Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Donovan Leitch (son of legendary folk singer Donovan), and Chris Chaney (JANE'S ADDICTION, ALANIS MORRISETTE) — performed last night (Thursday, July 17) ...

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