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DARK TRANQUILLITY: Back From South America

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following message on their official web site: "Yep, we've returned home after a very exciting and successful trip to South/Central America and would like to thank everyone involved; the promotors & agents, the excellent local support bands, the club owners, our touring crew and of course the extremely devoted ...

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BLUT AUS NORD: Back Catalog To Receive U.S. Release This Month

Candlelight Records has confirmed a June 28 U.S. release date for "Ultima Thulee" and "Memoria Vestusta", the previously unavailable back catalog from French extreme metal band BLUT AUS NORD. The releases follow the recent reissue of the band's current album, "The Work Which Transforms God", with the value-added bonus of the band's amazing new EP, ...

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Former BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Suffering From Ear Infection

Former BLIND GUARDIAN/current SAVAGE CIRCUS drummer Thomen Stauch has posted the following message on his official web site: "Unfortunately, I have to tell you that I won't be able to join you on our exclusive four-song presentation from our first SAVAGE CIRCUS album 'Dreamland Manor' on the Sweden Rock Festival this Saturday (June 11th) "Some ...

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'Rock School' Documentary Pulled From Release

Launch Radio Networks reports: "Rock School", the documentary about the real-life "School of Rock", has closed after just one weekend on a handful of screens. Sources told Launch that after a very light box office, Newmarket Films opted to cancel the remaining nationwide openings with no word about whether they'll be rescheduled. "Rock School" is ...

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Time's Up For JIMI HENDRIX's Boyhood Home

The Associated Press has issued the following report: The owner of a run-down home where Jimi Hendrix once lived plans to move it to suburban Renton, across from the cemetery where the rock legend is buried. Owner Pete Sikov has until Friday to provide completed plans for moving the house; otherwise, Seattle officials say they ...

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Winter Enclosure - OCTAVIA SPERATI

In the current global market, a Norwegian band comprised entirely of good-looking women seems destined to have A&R executives tripping over their erections in a race to get their checkbooks out. OCTAVIA SPERATI has entered the scene in a low-key fashion so far, making noise at home for several years before finishing a proper debut ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE's PETER STEELE Is Not Dead

Despite a message on the band's official web site that seems to suggest otherwise, TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Peter Steele HAS NOT DIED. The band, who are famous for their dark sense of humor, have spent much of the last few months preparing material for their SPV Records debut, which is expected to ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Jams With G3 In Japan

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's official web site has been updated with the following message: "The sold-out Tokyo International Forum got a treat when Marty joined Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and John Petrucci for an all-star jam at the end of the G3 show. They did 'Going Down', and as one would imagine, there was ...

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CELTIC FROST Frontman On BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE

CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "We cut short a CELTIC FROST vocal recording session last night to go and see BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE play a concert in Zurich. We are all blown away by their music and concept, and BOHREN's Morten Gass ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Is A Hit On Japanese TV

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's official web site has been updated with the following message: "The [Japanese] TV show 'Hebimetasan', which features Marty each week as a regular, is a smash hit! The premise of the high-energy show is to introduce, explain and have fun with (as well as make fun of) heavy metal/hard rock ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Says Past Experiences Help Keep AUDIOSLAVE Together

Launch Radio Networks reports: AUDIOSLAVE vocalist Chris Cornell says that, unlike some other rock "supergroups," there were no concerns about AUDIOSLAVE being able to stay together. Cornell told Launch that the quartet's past histories as members of SOUNDGARDEN and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE helped them become more mature and mellow in their current association. "We ...

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What the Mind Perceives - BEYOND THE FLESH

This New Jersey death metal band has been busting its ass since 2000, releasing music, garnering press accolades and touring with no help from others. That changes now as Screaming Ferret steps in to reissue the band's 2003 album "What the Mind Perceives" to a worldwide audience. It's always nice to see a hardworking band, ...

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ANTHRAX's BELLADONNA: I Could Have Done 'The Sound Of White Noise' Album

Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with returning ANTHRAX vocalist Joey Belladonna. Several excerpts follow: Blasting-Zone.com: Personally, I thought it was odd that they chose to re-record your material using John [Bush]. You are both completely different singers... Joey: "Yeah, totally. You can't even compare us on any given level, unless people are ...

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