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SMASHING PUMPKINS: More Tour Dates Announced

SMASHING PUMPKINS have announced their first live performance since December 2, 2000 — a very special and intimate theatre show to take place May 22 in Paris, France at the historic and elegantly appointed Grand Rex. Tickets will go on sale April 11. This marks the first time the SMASHING PUMPKINS will unveil songs from ...

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Reunited SMASHING PUMPKINS To Make Live Debut In Paris

The reunited SMASHING PUMPKINS will play their first show on May 22 at the Grand Rex in Paris, France. Tickets go on sale April 11. The SMASHING PUMPKINS have added a new and slightly odd wrinkle to the release plans for the band's comeback album, "Zeitgeist", which is due to arrive on July 7. The ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS To Headline U.S. VIRGIN FESTIVAL In Baltimore

SMASHING PUMPKINS have been announced as one of the headliners of the U.S. Virgin Festival, scheduled for August 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Also slated to appear are THE POLICE and the BEASTIE BOYS. More lineup announcements and information about ticket sales are expected over the coming weeks. The festival appearance marks the ...

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Rock The Rebel / Metal the Devil - VOLBEAT

Denmark's VOLBEAT exploded onto the European scene with a smashing debut called "The Strength/The Sound/The Songs" that was reviewed by yours truly on this very site (7.5/10). The band's spirited blend of Elvis Presley vocals (from vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen), hard rockin' riffs, '60s-style melodies, and just a hint of punk rock on that album was ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS To Rock Toronto's VIRGIN FESTIVAL

According to Canada.com, SMASHING PUMPKINS and BJÖRK will headline the second annual Virgin Festival in Toronto later this year. The festival, staged by Virgin Mobile Canada, takes place Sept. 8 and 9 on Toronto Island. Other acts scheduled to rock the event are THE KILLERS, INTERPOL, PAOLO NUTINI, AMY WINEHOUSE, TOKYO POLICE CLUB ...

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MASTODON To Team Up With AGAINST ME! For U.S. Tour

The hottest double bill of the spring kicks off May 1 with a coast-to-coast U.S. tour featuring MASTODON and AGAINST ME! Both bands will be fresh off their own headlining tours and ready to rock their fans. Progressive rock quartet MASTODON, who hail from Atlanta, GA, will be playing songs from their critically acclaimed current ...

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Begins Work On Full-Length Debut

Having recently completed their first national tour alongside DARK FUNERAL and ENSLAVED, Phoenix-based ABIGAIL WILLIAMS starts work on its full-length debut this week. The band is expected to finish tracking in early April, with the as-yet-untitled album to be mixed and completed by early May. The band's EP, "Legend", was released Stateside on January 23. ...

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Slaughtered & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture - ABORTED

It has been awhile since the term goregrind was an apt description of Belgium's ABORTED (well, except for the gore part), as the band has honed a particularly chunky, and marginally more melodic, death metal style these last few years. Some grindy characteristics are still present, but you get the gist. That of course is ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS, MARILYN MANSON, SLAYER Confirmed For Switzerland's GREENFIELD FESTIVAL

SMASHING PUMPKINS, MARILYN MANSON and SLAYER have been confirmed for the Greenfield Festival, set to take place June 15-17 in Interlaken, Switzerland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: SMASHING PUMPKINS MARILYN MANSON INCUBUS SLAYER BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE THE HIVES FLOGGING MOLLY ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES NAVEL SNITCH For more information, ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirmed For Austria's NOVA ROCK Festival

SMASHING PUMPKINS has been confirmed for the Nova Rock festival, set to take place June 15-17 on the Pannonia Fields in Burgenland, the easternmost federal state of Austria (near Nickelsdorf and the Hungarian and Slovak borders). The PUMPKINS will perform on June 15. Also scheduled to appear are SLAYER, LORDI, STONE SOUR, PAPA ROACH, PEARL ...

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BILLY CORGAN Not Likely To Put Full SMASHING PUMPKINS Together Again

Launch Radio Networks reports: It's looking more and more likely that the relaunched SMASHING PUMPKINS will not include original members James Iha on guitar and D'Arcy Wretzky on bass. PUMPKINS manager Paul Geary hinted at a different formation in comments he made to MTV.com, saying, "I've been involved with bands whose members can't stand each ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS: New Demos Leaked?

According to MTV.com, four supposed SMASHING PUMPKINS demo tracks have been making the rounds on numerous file-sharing web sites — but the authenticity of the tunes remains to be seen. The songs — "Collapsing Cities", "The Restless Word", "Siam Mais" and "In the Eyes Beholding" — were leaked as "The Baker Demos". The reunited band ...

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Seeks Keyboard Player

Phoenix-based extreme metal band ABIGAIL WILLIAMS is in need of a keyboard player for its upcoming U.S. tour with DARK FUNERAL and ENSLAVED. Submissions will be taken via email at [email protected] The band will provide all applicants with keyboard tablature once they've accepted your initial interest. Applicants must be: * Able to learn six songs ...

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Suck Out the Poison - HE IS LEGEND

The first thing that strikes you about HE IS LEGEND is the unexpected sound of Schuyler Croom's melodic vocals — a little hoarse, kinda bluesy, he doesn't sound a damn thing like you'd expect a modern metal singer to. (Nerdy-critic reference #1: he bears an uncanny resemblance to the guy from ATOMIC OPERA! Nerdy-critic reference ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Drummer Checks In From Studio

According to MTV.com, SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has updated fans of the reunited rockers on the progress of the band's comeback album in a post on the PUMPKINS' MySpace page. "We are moving along nicely in the studio," the drummer wrote. "[Mainman Billy Corgan] pulled off a magnificent guitar symphony last night and it ...

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HOPESFALL Begins Recording New Abum

HOPESFALL has just entered Vudu Studios in Long Island, NY with producer Mike Watts (AS CITIES BURN, AS TALL AS LIONS) to begin recording the follow-up to 2004's "A-Types". The band revealed that they have been working on new material for close to a year and fans should expect a further progression in their sound. ...

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Debut EP Release Date Set

Candlelight Records has set a January 23 North American release date for ABIGAIL WILLIAMS' "Legend". The limited-edition five-song EP is the territory's formal introduction to the Phoenix-based extreme metal band and coincides with the band's first national American tour; the band participating on Candlelight's upcoming (and highly anticipated) label tour featuring co-headliners DARK FUNERAL and ...

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