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DARK FUNERAL: London Show Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have added a U.K. date to their itinerary. The band will be peforming at The Underworld in London on November 20. Support at the show will come from THUS DEFILED, ABGOTT and CRUEL HUMANITY. Upcoming DARK FUNERAL shows: Oct. 30 – Seichamps, FRA - Tattoo The Mind Festival Nov. 06 ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Russian/Ukranian Tour Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will be embarking on a tour of Russia/Ukraine in early December. Support at the dates will come from the Russian bands HORNED NECROCANNIBALS and ICEWIND BLAST. DARK FUNERAL's complete touring schedule is shaping up as follows: Oct. 31 - Espace Culturel de Seichamps – Seichamps, FRA Nov. 06 - Nordic ...

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ANTHRAX Change Title Of Upcoming CD

ANTHRAX have changed the title of their upcoming collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs performed by the band's current lineup to "The Greater of Two Evils" from the previously announced "Metallum Maximum Aeturnum". "What, no one speaks Latin any more?" ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian joked in a posting on the band's official web site. With ...

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GOATSNAKE, INTERNAL VOID, ABDULLAH To Appear On SAINT VITUS Tribute CD

GOATSNAKE, INTERNAL VOID and ABDULLAH are among the artists contributing tracks to the upcoming SAINT VITUS tribute album, "A Timeless Tale…", due in October through RavenMoonRecords. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. INTERNAL VOID – "Prayer for the Masses" 02. NORTHWINDS – "Clear Windowpane" 03. GOATSNAKE – "Burial at Sea" ...

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LIFE AFTER DEATH: Hard At Work On Material For Second Album

LIFE AFTER DEATH, the Los Angeles-based band featuring ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo and guitarist Phil Sandoval, are continuing to write material for their second release. Once the new recording is completed, the group are said to be considering issuing both CDs together as a two-disc set with a DVD of live bootleg performances recorded throughout ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: U.S. Tour Dates Confirmed

According to Pollstar.com, CRADLE OF FILTH have lined up the following U.S. dates in October: Oct. 15 - Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall Oct. 16 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley Oct. 17 - Quebec City, QC @ Capitol Theatre / Cabaret Oct. 18 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus (formerly Warehouse) Oct. 20 ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA Issues ANTHRAX European Tour Report

Bassist Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, ARMORED SAINT, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey all, I'm in the end stages of tour decompression and feeling like I should write an update. I've been home now for a week but it feels like only a few days. Weird 'cause when I was ...

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MURDERDOLLS Bassist To Tour With ROXY SAINT

MURDERDOLLS bassist Eric Griffin has teamed up with Hollywood's rising star ROXY SAINT for a U.K. tour beginning August 24. The trek will include both the Reading and Leeds festivals and several other shows around Great Britain. Eric will also be playing in Los Angeles with the NAPOLEON BLOWNAPARTS on August 11 at the Troubadour. ...

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YO DIDDLEY: ARMORED SAINT Side-Project To Play Club Gig

YO DIDDLEY, the rock/blues side-project of ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo and guitarist Phil Sandoval, will be performing at the club River Bottom in Burbank, CA (across from Warner Bros.) on Friday, July 30. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. ARMORED SAINT are planning on entering the studio in late 2004/early 2005 to begin recording the ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA Reports On ANTHRAX European Tour

Bassist Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, ARMORED SAINT, SEVEN WITCHES) has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey y'all, I know it’s been some time since my last update but I've been away as you know. Seems like I just got back from the ANTHRAX European tour yesterday. These past two weeks have flown ...

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SAINT VITUS Tribute Album Due In August

The first volume of the long-delayed tribute to doom legends SAINT VITUS is reportedly due in August via RavenMoon Records. Contributions from many bands — including GOATSNAKE, EARTHRIDE, VOODOOSHOCK, INTERNAL VOID, REVEREND BIZARRE, SOUR VEIN, MIRROR OF DECEPTION, and RWAKE, among others — have been recorded toward the effort over the years. You can read ...

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SAINT VITUS: Classic Album To Be Reissued

Southern Lord Records will shortly be re-releasing the classic SAINT VITUS album "V". The album "features the classic doom anthem: 'I Bleed Black' and the mid-tempo stomp of the often-covered 'Angry Man'," according to an official Southern Lord press release. "The production is raw, pure and primitive, the dying embodiment of DOOM. Besides the classic ...

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GOATSNAKE: New EP Due In August

GOATSNAKE will be issuing an EP of new material in August through Southern Lord Records. Titled "Trampled Under Hoof", the CD and LP/vinyl will contain three brand-new songs with Scott Reeder (KYUSS, THE OBSESSED) on bass and two rare cover versions of songs originally written and recorded by SAINT VITUS and BLACK OAK ARKANSAS. Southern ...

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GRAVE: New Album Track Listing, Cover Artwork Posted Online

GRAVE have revealed the track listing for their new album, "Fiendish Regression", due in Europe on August 23 through Century Media Records (September 7 in the U.S.). The group's sixth full-length album, "Fiendish Regression" was recorded and mixed at Abyss studio with producers Tommy and Peter Tägtgren. 11 tracks were recorded for the album, including ...

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ARMORED SAINT: New Album Due In 2005

ARMORED SAINT have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, kiddies, Phil & Gonzo have reformed their rock/blues band called YO DIDDLEY along with current members of LIFE AFTER DEATH, Ray 'Geezer' Burke & that illustrious vocalist Jack 'Lo' Emrick. They will be playing some blues standards ('Red House', 'Cross Roads', 'Couldn't ...

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GRAVE, UNLEASHED: New Albums To Receive U.S. Release In Early September

Century Media Records has set September 7 as the U.S. release date for the new albums from Sweden's death metal godfathers GRAVE and UNLEASHED. GRAVE, who recently replaced drummer Christofer Barkensjö (KAAMOS) with Pelle Liljenberg (COERCION), recorded their sixth full-length album, "Fiendish Regression", at Abyss studio with producers Tommy and Peter Tägtgren. 11 tracks were ...

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Ex-TROUBLE/ZOETROPE Drummer To Play With DEBRIS INC.

Former TROUBLE/ZOETROPE drummer Barry Stern will be sitting behind the kit for DEBRIS INC. when they perform at the Templars of Doom Festival in Indianapolis on June 19. He will also be playing with the band at their Templars warm-up date on June 17 at the Liar's Club in Chicago, Illinois. DEBRIS INC. is the ...

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INFERNAL MAJESTY: Canadian Tour Dates Announced

Long-running Canadian thrashers INFERNAL MAJESTY will kick off a six-week Canadian tour by supporting METAL CHURCH at The Cobalt in Vancouver B.C. on Sunday, June 20. Dates include (all shows with DEAD JESUS): Jun. 20 - Vancouver B.C. - The Cobalt (w/ METAL CHURCH) Jun. 24 - Calgary, AB - The Machine (w/ DIVINITY) Jun. ...

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TOOL: New Album Update

According to a posting at Toolband.com, TOOL members Adam Jones (guitars), Justin Chancellor (bass) and Danny Carey (drums) "have been keeping to their rigorous schedule, writing and arranging material for the next TOOL CD, this despite the Lakers being in the NBA play-offs, a fact of life which occupies a couple of the ...

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RING OF FIRE Finalize New Album Title, Release Date

RING OF FIRE, the new band led by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mark Boals, have set "Lapse Of Reality" as the title of their follow-up to 2002's "Dreamtower", due on July 22 through Japan's King Records. The Japanese edition will contain 14 songs, including two as-yet-untitled bonus cuts. "Lapse Of Reality" track listing: 01. Lapse ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: Canadian Headlining Dates Announced

DAMAGEPLAN have announced two headlining dates in Ontario immediately following their short Canadian tour as the support act for SLAYER. The group's Canadian itinerary is shaping up as follows: Jun. 10 – Halifax, NS - Metro Centre (w/ SLAYER) Jun. 11 – Moncton, NB - Coliseum Moncton (w/ SLAYER) Jun. 12 - Saint John, NB ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA To Tour Europe With ANTHRAX

Bassist Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, SEVEN WITCHES, ARMORED SAINT, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his web site: "Seems like just yesterday but it's been almost a month since I got back from the tour with ANTHRAX in Japan and Australia. Most of us, myself included, got some weird upper respiratory illness half way ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL: DAMAGEPLAN Has A Beautiful Future

DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell has told Canada's Chart Attack that he and his brother Vinnie Paul have every intention of continuing to live up to the partying reputation they'd earned during their lengthy run with PANTERA. "We go out and raise fuckin' hell — it's just in our blood," Darrell said. "We just stay burned ...

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GRAVE Complete Work On New CD

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have posted the following message on their official web site: "After three weeks in Abyss studio, the new album, entitled 'Fiendish Regression', is finally finished. 11 tracks were recorded including 9 brand new songs + a cover version of SAINT VITUS classic 'Burial At Sea' and a re-recording of a ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

THE WILDHEARTS have announced four extra dates in the U.S. during their upcoming tour as support for THE DARKNESS. They are as follows: Jun. 05 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (w/ NASHVILLE PUSSY) Jun. 10 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note Jun. 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar Jun. 19 - New ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL's JIMMY BOWER To Play Drums For DEBRIS INC.

SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist and DOWN/ex-C.O.C. drummer Jimmy Bower will be sitting behind the kit for DEBRIS INC. when they hit the road in the U.S. later this month. DEBRIS INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, will support ORANGE GOBLIN between May 24 and May 28. In ...

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GODSMACK Announce Headlining Shows Following METALLICA Tour

After GODSMACK finish touring with METALLICA on May 15 in North Little Rock, Arkansas, the band will play seven radio festivals and solo shows, starting May 17 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and running through May 29 in Noblesville, Indiana. Then GODSMACK will hook back up with METALLICA for the next leg of their North ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Singer Comments On Toronto Cancellation

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION frontman London LeGrand has posted the following message in the "Diary" section of the band's official web site: "People, there was talk earlier that day we would not be entering Canada because of their government not being understanding enough to realize human beings are only just that…human beings. And because of this, ...

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