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DARK TRANQUILLITY Added To NILE Tour

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have replaced VOIVOD as the middle-slot act on the forthcoming North American tour headlined by NILE. Also appearing on the bill will be NAPALM DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE BERZERKER. Confirmed NILE, NAPALM DEATH, DARK TRANQUILLITY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE BERZERKER dates are as follows: Jan. 17 – Fitzgeralds - Houston, ...

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DOPE, PRIMER 55, SKINLAB, SOCIETY 1 Dates Announced

The dates for the Jagermeister-sponsored $12 Riot tour, featuring DOPE, PRIMER 55, SKINLAB and SOCIETY 1 have been announced. They are as follows: Oct. 31 - Randolph, NJ @ Obsessions *Halloween Show* Nov. 01 - Brooklyn, NY @ L'Amour Nov. 03 - Springfield, VA @ JAXX Nov. 04 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Nov. 06 ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT To Tour Texas, West Coast

Reunited New York metallers NUCLEAR ASSAULT are planning a tour of Texas and the West Coast between January 22nd and February 8th. Among the cities the tour will hit are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Ana, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. In addition, the band are planning to ...

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NICKELBACK Frontman To Perform 'Hero' At SPIRIT OF LIFE Dinner

NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger will perform "Hero" at City of Hope's annual Music and Entertainment Industry Spirit of Life dinner on Thursday, Oct. 17 in Santa Monica, California. Kroeger will be joined by THEORY OF A DEADMAN singer/guitarist Tyler Connolly, who contributed fretwork to the hit Spider-Man soundtrack tune. Proceeds from the event will benefit ...

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KORN Frontman Shoots Fiancée For PLAYBOY

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has photographed his fiancée Deven, a former porn actress, for Playboy. "There's nothing better than shooting your chick naked," Jonathan Davis told the magazine. When Playboy.com approached the KORN singer about becoming their fifth celebrity photographer — joining the likes of hip-hop giant Nelly, Tommy Lee and DISTURBED's David Draiman — ...

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DARK ANGEL Launch Official Web Site

The reunited Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have launched their official web site at www.thebiitch.com. A greeting from guitarist Eric Meyer on the site states: "I want to take a second and give a huge 'THANK YOU' to all of the 'Legions of Darkness' ut there. It was your relentless enthusiasm that has ...

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DARK ANGEL Destroy Santa Ana With Unannounced Set

As widely anticipated, DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and guitarist Eric Meyer joined drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez and bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) at the conclusion of DREAMS OF DAMNATION's opening set (featuring Durkin) at Monday night's KREATOR/DESTRUCTION gig at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California and tore into "Burning Of Sodom", ...

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GENE HOGLAN Forced To Skip 'Surprise' DARK ANGEL Performance

Drummer Gene Hoglan will be unable to participate in the rumored DARK ANGEL "surprise" appearance at the KREATOR/DESTRUCTION gig at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California on September 30th, guitarist Jim Durkin has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "But as to not disappoint anyone who will be there early enough to see [Jim's new band] DREAMS OF ...

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DARK ANGEL Announce West Coast Dates

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) — have lined up the following West Coast dates during December: Dec. 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ Mason Jar Dec. 04 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick Dec. 05 – Hollywood, ...

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MOTOGRATER Dropped By NO NAME RECORDS?

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER are rumored to have parted ways with No Name/Elektra Records before a single note has been released through the label. An official confirmation on the matter has yet to be made. MOTOGRATER recently entered a Vancouver, British Columbia studio with producer GGGarth Richardson (MUDVAYNE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SPINESHANK) to ...

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MORTICIAN Complete Work On 'Darkest Day Of Horror'

New York-based death metallers MORTICIAN have completed work on their new CD, entitled Darkest Day Of Horror, for an early 2003 release through Relapse Records. "[Bassist/vocalist] Will [Rahmer] and I wrote this album during the beginning of this year and finished the mastering about two weeks ago," wrote guitarist Roger J. Beaujard on the band's ...

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STRATOVARIUS' TIMO TOLKKI Speaks Out On New CD

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "The [Elements — Part 1] album is ready, mastered and sent to our record companies in Germany, France and in Japan. "The track list will be provided later, but I can tell you that it contains 62 minutes of music. ...

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THIN LIZZY To Undertake US Tour

The current line-up of THIN LIZZY have lined up a series of tour dates in the US during October/November. They are as follows: OCT 09 - San Fransisco, CA @ Mcnears Mystic Theatre Oct 10 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater Oct 11 - Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues Oct 12 - Los ...

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DARK ANGEL: San Francisco Headlining Gig Announced

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan — are due to perform a headlining show at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Saturday, December 7th, according to the club's official web site. A headlining date at The Galaxy Theater in ...

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EYES ADRIFT Announce U.S. Tour

EYES ADRIFT, the new "supergroup" featuring former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, ex-SUBLIME drummer Bud Gaugh, and MEAT PUPPETS guitarist/vocalist Curt Kirkwood, will embark on a tour next month in support of their self-titled debut album, which is set for a September 24th release. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 25 - Dallas, TX - Curtain ...

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GENE HOGLAN Rejoins DARK ANGEL!!

The reunited DARK ANGEL have been rejoined by drummer Gene Hoglan (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) after a short stint with interim skinsman Al "Mayhem" Mendez, guitarist Jim Durkin has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Gene never said he would NOT [become part of the reunion at some point]," Durkin explained when asked what made Hoglan change his mind ...

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DARK ANGEL To Make Unannounced Appearance At KREATOR/DESTRUCTION Gig

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) and drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez (DREAMS OF DAMNATION) — are strongly rumored to be planning a surprise appearance (likely for only one or two songs) at the September 30th show by KREATOR/DESTRUCTION at The Galaxy Theater ...

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THE KUSH PROJECT To Embark On LEGALIZE-IT Tour

THE KUSH PROJECT, featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, ex-FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, will participate in The Vodka Room's Legalize-It tour, covering 13 California universities between October 18th and October 31st. The trek will reportedly serve to promote and benefit High Times magazine and ...

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GODHEAD To Play "Surprise" California Gig

GODHEAD will reportedly perform a "surprise" show consisting primarily of new material on Wednesday, August 21st at The Dragonfly in Hollywood, California. GODHEAD takes the stage at 9:30 PM SHARP so be sure to get there early! Dragonfly is located at 6510 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood, California. ...

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KREATOR To Embark On North American Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: German Metal Pioneers KREATOR Embark on North American Hell Comes To Your Town Tour Celebrating 17 years of performing potent yet influential heavy metal music, Germany's KREATOR is geared to devastate North American venues to support its most recent endeavor Violent Revolution, released through SPV Music. KREATOR possesses an extensive history, pioneering ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS: ACE FREHLEY Is Still In The Band

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently conducted an interview with Metal Edge magazine for their October 2002 issue in which he was asked point-blank to confirm that guitarist Ace Frehley was no longer a member of the band. "No, [he isn't out of the band]," Simmons told the magazine. "Statement of fact, statement of intention, statement ...

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Surviving SNOT Members Mark Late Frontman's Birthday

Former SNOT members Mikey Doling (currently in SOULFLY) and John Fahnestock plan to mark what would have been late frontman Lynn Strait's 33rd birthday today (Wednesday, August 7th) the day the best way they know possible, according to Launch: (Doling) "I take a huge bong hit and try to smoke a cigar..." (Fahnestock) "When I ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS Announces Details Of Lecture Tour

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has announced the details of his upcoming five-date lecture tour of Australia, which is scheduled to take place in late October/early November. According to Simmons, "the tour is called Speaking in Tongues and is being put together by Madison, an Australian company that last year hosted President Bill Clinton for his ...

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IRON FIRE Announce New Bassist

Danish power metallers IRON FIRE have recruited bassist Jose Cruz as the replacement for Jakob Lykkebo, who left the group earlier in the year. Spanish-born Jose originally auditioned for the guitarist position, but accepted the offer to join the band as their new bass guitarist instead. As previously reported, IRON FIRE, who issued two full-length ...

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