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ILL NINO Frontman Explains Concert Cancellation

ILL NINO frontman Cristian Machado has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "First and foremost: To the thousands of ILL NINO fans that we will not get to see due to our cancellation, I sincerely apologize for the inability to perform this show and promise a prompt and rescheduled return. If ...

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GODSMACK, MINISTRY, DISTURBED Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: GODSMACK, HINDER Venue: Centre de Foire City/State: Quebec City, Quebec Date: June 10, 2006 Gross Sales: $115,900 Attendance: 3,695 Capacity: 3,748 Artist/Event: MINISTRY, REVOLTING COCKS, PITBULL DAYCARE Venue: House of Blues City/State: Anaheim, Calif. Date: May ...

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ENSIFERUM: '10th Anniversary Live' DVD Delayed

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM have pushed back the projected release date of their "10th Anniversary Live" (Spinefarm) DVD to June 28 from the previously announced June 14. The delay is being attributed to a "slow manufacturing process." The disc was recorded at the band's 10th-anniversary celebration concert, which took place December 31, ...

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THUNDERSTONE: 'The Future Of Finnish Metal Is Here!'

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have posted the following message on their official web site: "THUNDERSTONE spent their second weekend rehearsing and demoing new material for the forthcoming fourth album at Sonic Pump Studios. There are currently five new songs in a very rough form, missing vocals etc. but nevertheless sounding better than ever! Expect ...

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SILENT CIVILIAN Frontman To Guest On 'Headbanger's Ball'

SILENT CIVILIAN frontman Jonny Santos (ex-SPINESHANK) will be co-hosting this weekend's episode of "Headbanger's Ball", airing Saturday, June 10 at 10:00 p.m. EST on MTV2. Also appearing on the program will be EIGHTEEN VISIONS. The show will include an airing of SILENT CIVILIAN's video for the track "Rebirth of the Temple". The song is the ...

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DARKANE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Swedish high-energy thrashers DARKANE have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON DIE KRUPPS MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK ...

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THE CULT, THE DARKNESS, SOULFLY, H.I.M. Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: GUNS N' ROSES, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Venue: Hammerstein Ballroom City/State: New York, N.Y. Date: May 12, 14-15, 17, 2006 Gross Sales: $739,668 Attendance: 12,872 Capacity: 12,872 Artist/Event: AVENGED SEVENFOLD Venue: Cobo Arena City/State: Detroit, Mich. ...

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ENSIFERUM: '10th Anniversary Live' DVD Track Listing Revealed

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM have revealed the complete track listing for their "10th Anniversary Live" DVD, due on June 14 via Spinefarm. The disc was recorded at the band's 10th-anniversary celebration concert, which took place December 31, 2005 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. "10th Anniversary Live" DVD (view cover here) ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Announce New Vocalist

Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have announced the addition of singer Jukka Pelkonen (a.k.a. "J") from the band called ELENIUM as their new frontman. "Jukka and other ELENIUM dudes have been our dear friends for a really long time, so it seemed very natural choice for us to ask Jukka for his services — ...

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GOD FORBID Frontman Talks About Touring

In a recent interview with Live-Metal.net, GOD FORBID frontman Byron Davis commented on some of the bands GOD FORBID has shared the stage with during its busy touring schedule this year. Live-Metal: Back in January, you went out with ANTHRAX. How did that go? Byron Davis: "That was awesome, the original lineup, the ...

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EYES OF FIRE Part Ways With Keyboardist, Seek Replacement

Orange County ambient-metal quintet EYES OF FIRE have parted ways with keyboardist Pete Truax. "He was released of all his duties within the band and will no longer be representing the band in any way, shape, or form," the group write on their web site. "Unfortunately, Pete's disrespect for fellow bandmates as well as other ...

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PROFANE OMEN: Web Single Available For Download

Finnish death'n'roll band PROFANE OMEN have uploaded a "web single," entitled "Rewind", at this location. The song comes off the group's debut album, "Beaten Into Submission", due later in the year via Dethrone Music. The CD was recorded over a three-week period at Hideaway and Villvox studios with producer Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW). PROFANE ...

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ANCIENT RITES Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Belgian metallers ANCIENT RITES have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON SEVENDUST MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK 36 ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON SEVENDUST MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA ...

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WINTERSUN Begin Recording New Album

WINTERSUN, the band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää, have posted the following message on their official web site: "We entered the studios [on May 2]. The day went setting up the drums, changing the drumheads, miking the drums, making the basic drumsound and Kai playing too fast all day long (and driving Nino ...

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THUNDERSTONE Pull Out Of France's METALLIANCE Festival

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are very sorry to announce that we have cancelled the planned show at the Metalliance festival in Beauvais [France] [on May 5]. We want you to know that this was entirely beyond our control. Our agent sent dozens of ...

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Latin Band ILL NINO Reacts To Immigration Law Protests

As bilingual Latin metal band ILL NINO prepares to embark on a 28-city major market U.S. tour aimed at cities with strong Latino communities, members of the politically and socially conscious New Jersey sextet paused to comment on today's nationwide protests of Congress' attempts to toughen immigration laws. "Hispanics just want to be appreciated for ...

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ANKLA To Release Debut Album In July

ANKLA, the Los Angeles-based band led by former PUYA guitarist Ramón Ortíz, will release their debut album, entitled "Steep Trails", on July 25 via Bieler Bros. Records. The CD will feature twelve tracks produced by Bob Marlette (SEETHER, ILL NINO, BLACK SABBATH). A song from the album, entitled "Deceit", is available for preview at

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ENSIFERUM Set Release Date For 10th Anniversary DVD

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM have set a June 14 release date for the DVD of their 10th anniversary celebration concert, which took place Dec. 31, 2005 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. The band are planning on entering the studio in November to begin recording their third album for a tentative early February ...

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ILL NINO, GOD FORBID, SILENT CIVILIAN to Team Up For U.S. Tour

Just back from sold-out tours of Europe and Australia, bi-lingual Latino metal sextet ILL NINO is set to criss-cross America leading the "One Nation Undivided" spring tour. Presented by Jagermeister, the 28-city major market assault is ILL NINO's first and only U.S. headlining tour supporting its latest Roadrunner Records CD, "One Nation Underground". Joining ILL ...

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