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Updated: DEICIDE Cancel European Tour

DEICIDE have cancelled the remaining dates on their European headlining tour due to a "family crisis" (believed to be the death of drummer Steve Asheim's father). The group's last live appearance took place on Friday, November 5 at at the Hard Club in Porto, Portugal, where the band reportedly performed for less than 45 minutes. ...

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GWAR: New Live Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos from GWAR's show on Friday, October 29 at the Palladium in Worcester, MA have been posted online at defyUNLEARN.com. GWAR are touring in support of their latest album, "War Party", available now via DRT Entertainment. The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived" was recorded at Wreckroom Studios in ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On MEGADETH's Touring Lineup: 'These Guys Really Want To Be Here'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently spoke to the Arizona Daily Star about the group's current touring lineup, which includes drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Glen Drover from EIDOLON; and bass player James MacDonough (ex-ICED EARTH). This new group was thrown together after squabbles with previous band members — including original bassist David Ellefson — led ...

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GWAR: 'War Party' Title Track Available For Download

A brand new GWAR track, entitled "War Party", can be downloaded from the group's official web site. "War Party" is the title track to the group's new album, due release on October 26 through DRT Entertainment. The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived" was recorded at Wreckroom Studios in Richmond, Va. and ...

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VITAL REMAINS To Headline New York's DEATHTOBERFEST 2K4

VITAL REMAINS, featuring Glen Benton of DEICIDE, have been confirmed as the headliners of Deathtoberfest 2K4, set to take place on Saturday, October 23 at The Backstage in Woodmere, New York. Also scheduled to appear are MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE, RITE OF DARKNESS (performing a special set in honor of BATHORY), VEHEMENCE, THE CHASM, DIMENTIANON, MANTICORE, GNOSIS, ...

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TNT Singer To Begin Work On Solo Album

TNT singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey everyone. Hope you had a great summer. It's been a crazy couple of years. I thought I would start off with a recap and bring you all up to date. "In 2002 I released what will likely be the last of ...

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PAGAN'S MIND: Debut Album Re-Issue Due In November

The reworked version of PAGAN'S MIND's debut album, "Infinity Divine", featuring a new recording of the track "Embracing Fear", as well as "an absolutely furious" cover version of KING DIAMOND's "At The Graves", complete with guest appearances by Glen Drover (EIDOLON, MEGADETH, ex-KING-DIAMOND) and Gus G. (MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND, ex-DREAM EVIL), is scheduled for release ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Appear On 'The Polar Express' Soundtrack

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has contributed a new song, entitled "Rockin' on Top of the World", to the holiday-themed soundtrack to "The Polar Express", due Nov. 2 on Reprise/Warner Bros. Records, according to Billboard.com. The Warner Bros. Pictures animated film of the same name, based on the best-selling children's book, opens Nov. 10 in U.S. ...

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MEGADETH: North American Tour Dates Updated

MEGADETH have released the venue information for their upcoming "Blackmail The Universe" North American tour. Support at all dates is expected to come from the Los Angeles-based quintet EARSHOT and an as-yet-unannounced third act. The tour is currently shaping up as follows: Oct. 23 - Reno, NV @ Reno Hilton Oct. 24 - Las Vegas, ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Headlining Performance Scheduled This Friday

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) has scheduled a headlining performance at Paladino's in Tarzana, CA this Friday, September 24. Graham's band for the evening will consist of the following musicians: Graham Bonnet – Vocals Howie Simons (JEFF SCOTT SOTO, KEN TAMPLIN) – Guitar Tim Luce – Bass John Thomas ...

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MEGADETH: Fall 2004 North American Tour Dates Announced

The dates have been announced for MEGADETH's "The System Has Failed" fall 2004 North American tour. Venue information will follow soon. Support at all dates is expected to come from the Los Angeles-based quintet EARSHOT and an as-yet-unannounced third act. MEGADETH's "The System Has Failed" Fall Tour 2004: Oct. 26 - San Diego, CA @ ...

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ICED EARTH Bassist Quits To Join MEGADETH

ICED EARTH bassist James MacDonough has officially left the band to join MEGADETH as their touring bassist. MacDonough's statement on the matter (as posted at Iced-Realm.de) is as follows: "A while back I had heard that MEGADETH might need a bassist, so I contacted them via email and much later got a response, ...

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New ZACK DE LA ROCHA Song To Appear On 'Fahrenheit 9/11'-Theme Album

New songs from former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE frontman Zack de la Rocha and THE NIGHTWATCHMAN, an alter ego of Tom Morello, the former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist, will be included on a "Fahrenheit 9/11"-theme compilation album being spearheaded by director Michael Moore, The New York Times reports. The collection, which will be issued ...

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GWAR: 'War Party' Cover Artwork Posted Online

GWAR have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "War Party", at this location. The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived", "War Party" was recorded at Wreckroom Studios in Richmond, Va. and was mixed at the Chop Shop in New York City. Handling the production duties was Glen Robinson, who worked ...

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MEGADETH: EIDOLON Guitarist GLEN DROVER Joins The Fold

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has announced the addition of guitarist Glen Drover (EIDOLON, ex-KING DIAMOND) to the group's ranks. Speaking to the Shock Waves webzine, Mustaine said, "The webmaster for my website had talked to me about a couple guys and Glen's name popped up, we did some research and it was a perfect fit." ...

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GWAR Name New Album, Announce Headlining Tour

GWAR have set "War Party" as the title of their new album, due on October 26 through DRT Entertainment. The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived" was recorded at Wreckroom Studios in Richmond, Va. and was mixed at the Chop Shop in NYC. Handling the production duties was Glen Robinson, who worked with the ...

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EIDOLON Sign With ESCAPI

Toronto, Canada's EIDOLON have inked a new record deal with Escapi. The CD/DVD agreement, which was made possible with the help of manager Ole Bang (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, FORCE OF EVIL), "is a worldwide deal, so finally our music will be released in proper fashion in America, which has always been a problem in ...

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OZZFEST 2004, VAN HALEN, KISS, RUSH Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER, DIMMU BORGIR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & others Venue: Journal Pavilion City/State: Albuquerque, N.M. Date: Aug. 3, 2004 Gross Sales: $807,667 Attendance: 14,171 Capacity: 14,171 Shows: 1 Sell-Outs: 1 Prices: ...

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