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PRONG Kicked Off DANZIG Tour, CHIMAIRA Added

CHIMAIRA have been added to the ongoing DANZIG US tour starting with tomorrow's date at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio. According to an official statement from the group, "the former direct support band [i.e. PRONG] was kicked off the tour, and we were asked to pick up the slot. After this tour ends we will be ...

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HADES: No More Live Shows?

HADES appear to be on the verge of taking an extended break from the live stage. According to guitarist Dan Lorenzo, "we THINK we've decided to stop playing indefinitely—too much work for too little reward. If a great European festival offer came around I'm sure we'd consider it though. We have a four-page spread in ...

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PRONG Join DANZIG US Tour

PRONG have replaced MARDUK as the main support on the upcoming DANZIG North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off tomorrow, June 1st in Phoenix, Arizona. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 01 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre Jun. 02 - Albequerque, NM @ Midnight Rodeo Jun. 04 - El ...

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MARDUK Cancel US Tour—Again!

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have once again cancelled plans to tour the US as a result of their inability to secure the proper paperwork from the American Embassy to enable them to enter the country legally. Here is the band's official statement on the matter: "MARDUK still has not been granted their clearance from the ...

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DAMNAGED Confirmed For DANZIG US Tour

Seattle-based DAMNAGED have been selected as the opening act on the forthcoming DANZIG US headlining tour, also featuring Swedish black metallers MARDUK. Vocalist/lead guitarist Nick Woodward, rhythm guitarist Jeff Roderick, bass guitarist Trevor Fox and drummer Chris Johnson will tour the country with DANZIG from June through mid-August. DAMNAGED's new CD, Aggression Therapy, is available ...

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MARDUK "Still Waiting" To Get Visas For DANZIG US Tour

According to the band's official web site, MARDUK are still waiting for INS approval for the [group's US tour with] DANZIG. So far the response from the US embassy has been positive and we hope to bring the verdict from INS very soon. The DANZIG/MARDUK North American trek is scheduled to kick off on May ...

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DANZIG/MARDUK US Tour: Initial Dates Announced

DANZIG have announced the initial dates for their forthcoming Danzig 777 I Luciferi US tour with Swedish black metallers MARDUK in the support slot. The confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 01 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre Jun. 02 - Albequerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre Jun. 04 - El Paso, TX @ Far West ...

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PRONG Recruit MADONNA Guitarist, Prepare To Record Live Album

The latest incarnation of PRONG have recruited former MADONNA touring guitarist Monte Pittman to fill in for DIESEL MACHINE's Rich Gonzales during the group's current US tour after Gonzales was forced to pull out of the trek due to unspecified scheduling conflicts. Pittman is no stranger to the PRONG camp, having extensively collaborated with the ...

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MARDUK Confirm North American Trek With DANZIG

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have confirmed the group's plans to support DANZIG on the latter act's US headlining tour that is scheduled to kick off on May 29th and run through the end of July (as first reported here on March 30th). According to a statement posted at MARDUK's official web site, “MARDUK has been ...

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DANZIG Shoot Video For New Single

DANZIG shot a video for "Wicked Pussycat", the first single from the group's forthcoming full-length CD, entitled Danzig 7:77: I Lucifer I, last Friday, March 22nd, in downtown Los Angeles. As previously reported, Danzig 7:77: I Lucifer I is due to be issued on May 21st through Spitfire Records. ...

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DANZIG Set Release Date, Finalize Track Listing

DANZIG have set May 21st as the US release date for their brand new effort, entitled Danzig 7:77: I Lucifer I. Due out through Spitfire Records, the album's final track listing is as follows: 01. Unendlich 02. Black Mass 03. Wicked Pussycat 04. God of Light 05. Liberskull 06. Dead Inside 07. Kiss The Skull ...

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DANZIG To Issue Single, Lens Promo Video

DANZIG will be shooting a video in the next two weeks for the song "Dead Inside", taken from the group's forthcoming Danzig 7: I Luciferi CD. According to DANZIG's new label Spitfire Records, the band may also lens a clip for the album's first single "Wicked Pussycat" at a later point, although this remains unconfirmed ...

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DANZIG Set Title, Tentative Release Date For New CD

DANZIG have set Danzig 7: I Luciferi as the title of their forthcoming CD, the group's first under a multi-album agreement with Spitfire Records. Set for an April release, the album will reportedly feature a color blurry close-up photo of the band on the cover where Glenn is wearing his new black elbow-length gloves with ...

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DANZIG Rock The House At Hollywood's The Whiskey

Here is the set list (in no particular order) for DANZIG's performance at the Whiskey in Hollywood, California on Friday, December 28th (the group played at The Roxy in Hollywood the following night): 01. Godless 02. 7th House 03. Possession 04. How The Gods Kill 05. LiberSkull (new) 06. It's Coming Down 07. Until You ...

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DANZIG Ink Deal With Spitfire Records!

DANZIG have reportedly inked a multi-album deal with Spitfire Records. The first album to be released under the agreement will be the group's long-awaited Danzig 7: Kiss The Skull CD, which is tentatively scheduled to be issued during the spring. As previously reported, the provisional track listing for Danzig 7: Kiss The Skull is as ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 1

The recently-reunited classic CANDLEMASS line-up—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will perform a five-song set at the Christmas bash, dubbed Black Lucia, of Sweden's premiere metal magazine, Close-Up (www.closeupmagazine.net), at Wildside (Daily's) in Stockholm, Sweden on December 13th. The event ...

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Archive News Nov 12, 2001

NEVERMORE have dismissed as “totally false” the statement issued by the group's record company, Century Media Records, on Thursday, October 8th that indicated that the band had withdrawn from the five-date east coast/midwest tour with OVERKILL (which was scheduled to run from November 25th through December 2nd) in order to begin work ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Nov 02, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 5th, and subsequently denied (falsely) by none other than Mayorga himself (see news for October 9th, 2001), SOULFLY have enlisted former skinsman Roy Mayorga to replace the recently-departed Joe Nunez. The newly revamped group are currently at Phoenix, Arizona's (Brill Street) Chaton Studios recording their third ...

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 1

Through no effort of their own—and as a result of a chain of events that they clearly had no control over—it appears that ANTHRAX the band has been getting an increased amount of coverage through media outlets that wouldn't have normally covered the group. Here is a sampling of recent online articles ...

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Archive News Oct 03, 2001

Further to the news item we posted here yesterday about SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez's possible defection from the group's ranks over contractual issues, it now appears that the skinsman is keeping busy by playing in a local Chicago-area band called STRIPPING THE PISTOL, who are reportedly showcasing for a few major labels on Sunday, ...

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Archive News Sep 18, 2001

In what is yet another Roadrunner Records first, SLIPKNOT will be gracing the cover of the next issue of Rolling Stone magazine, which is due to hit the newsstands this Friday, September 21st.


ENTOMBED's brand new studio opus, entitled Morning Star, will be released through Koch Entertainment in the US ...

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Archive News Sep 11, 2001

Desperately seeking to make peace to everyone who has previously supported the group in an attempt to rebuild a career that has inarguably seen its best days, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine is continuing to reach out to former foes through personal postings via the group's official web site at www.megadeth.com. In the wake of ...

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Archive News Aug 30, 2001

According to early reports from national retail accounts, SLIPKNOT's Iowa opus will have shifted between 350,000 and 400,000 copies during its first week of release, virtually ensuring it the #1 slot on the Billboard Pop Album chart when the final numbers are released in the middle of next week. Meanwhile, Iowa's closest competitor, MARY ...

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Archive News Jun 25, 2001 - update 2

CORPORATE AVENGER, who feature in their ranks former MIND FUNK vocalist Pat Dubar, have lined up a host of live shows in support of their upcoming Koch Records debut. The dates are as follows:

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July 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Sanctuary

July 17 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain ...

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