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BESEECH Announce European Festival Appearances, Tour

Swedish "gothic metal" act BESEECH will be appearing at the Eurorock Festival in Belgium on August 3rd at 11:35 AM on stage 2. The group is also scheduled to embark on a European tour with ASHES YOU LEAVE in October/November. The dates are as follows: Aug. 03 – BEL @ EUROROCK Festival Aug. 16 - ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Goes Disco!

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash joined disco legends CHIC and NILE RODGERS onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California on June 29th for a rendition of CHIC's timeless smash "Le Freak". The performance took place as part of K-BIG 104's celebration of the Saturday Night Fever 25th Anniversary, dubbed Disco Fever. ...

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RITUAL CARNAGE Announce Japanese Dates

Japan's RITUAL CARNAGE have lined up the following dates during September: Sep. 12 – Osaka, JAP @ Nanba Rockets (w/SHADOW, TACONAGURI SOUHONZAN) Sep. 13 – Nagoya, JAP @ Music Farm (w/ARGUMENT SOUL, SONIC AGITATION) Sep. 15 – Tokyo, JAP @ Takadanobaba Area (w/SIGH, DEFILED, SOLITUDE) In other news, RITUAL CARNAGE will be the only support ...

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EXODUS Announce European Dates

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively scheduled to perform the following European dates in December: Dec. 14 - Thessaloniki, GRE @ Hydrogios Dec. 15 - Athens, GRE @ Gagarin Dec. 17 - Bradford, UK @ Rio Dec. 18 - London, UK @ Underworld Dec. 19 - Zaandam, NETH @ Kade Dec. 20 ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION's Debut Album Banned In Germany!

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have reportedly had their debut album, To Serve Man, banned in Germany before the album has even been released. German Metal Blade Records distributor SPV is said to have refused to put the album in stores due to the brutal artwork, forcing the label to make the album available ...

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MURDERDOLLS Confirmed For Japan's SUMMER SONIC Festival

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have been confirmed for Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 17-18. ...

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DOWN: More OZZFEST "Off" Dates Announced

DOWN have announced a couple of additions to their upcoming Ozzfest "off" dates itinerary. Confirmed non-Ozzfest appearances are as follows: Jul. 09 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall Jul. 14 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Jul. 21 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach* Jul. 27 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sun ...

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GHOULTOWN Announce US Tour

Former SOLITUDE AETURNUS bassist Lyle Steadham's new band GHOULTOWN (in which he plays bass and sings) will kick off a US tour in support of their latest release, Give 'Em More Rope, on July 17th. The trek, to consist of 35+ dates around the U.S., will be topped off with an appearance at Dragon*Con on ...

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SLIPKNOT Pull Out Of Germany's OFF LIMITS Festival

SLIPKNOT have cancelled their appearance at Germany's Off Limits festival after city officials in the town of Leipzig expressed concern about the potentially high noise level of the "open air" event, which was previously due to be held on August 31st at Festwiese in Leipzig and on September 1st at Georg-Melches-Stadion in Essen. RAMMSTEIN, ANDREW ...

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ECHO DRAIN Accuse JASON NEWSTED Of Cybersquatting

More details have emerged about the lawsuit filed by Dallas-based ECHO DRAIN against former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, his post-METALLICA band ECHOBRAIN, and Newsted's Chophouse Records over the two bands' similar-sounding names. In addition to alleging that fans are confusing the two groups and that some music fans believe that ECHO DRAIN stole the name ...

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GOD FORBID Pull Off Midwest Tour, Plot Next CD

The following is an update from GOD FORBID guitarist Doc Coyle: "GOD FORBID unfortunately had to pull out of its mini-Midwest tour with SHADOWS FALL and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE to concentrate on writing the follow-up to our debut, Determination. GOD FORBID apologizes to anyone who was looking forward to seeing us on this tour, and will ...

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GAMMA RAY Announce European Dates

GAMMA RAY have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Jun. 18 - Rome, ITA @ Valle Giulia (w/MOTÖRHEAD) Jun. 19 - Turin, ITA @ Palastampa (w/MOTÖRHEAD) Jun. 20 - Venice, ITA @ Marcon Sport Area (w/MOTÖRHEAD) Jun. 28 - Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Jun. 30 - Moscow, RUS @ Long ...

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WADE BLACK Leaves SEVEN WITCHES

Former CRIMSON GLORY singer Wade Black has left SEVEN WITCHES due to "personal and business related matters within the band". Here is the frontman's official statement on his departure and his future plans: "At this time I would like to make a few announcements regarding my current and future projects. First off I will no ...

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DISTURBED To Film Clip For "Prayer" Title Cut

DISTURBED will shoot a video for "Prayer", the first single from the band's upcoming sophomore album of the same name, with directors the Brothers Strause in Los Angeles later this month. DISTURBED frontman David Draiman recently told MTV.com that he was inspired to write the song by two recent tragedies in his life — the ...

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DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Announce Live Dates

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced the following dates during June: Jun. 18 - New Haven CT @ Toads (w/DROWNINGMAN) Jun. 19 - Cleveland OH @ Agora Theater (w/DROWNINGMAN) Jun. 20 - Detroit MI @ Shelter At. St. Andrew's (w/DROWNINGMAN) Jun. 21 - Chicago IL @ Fireside Bowl Jun. 22 - Louisville KT @ Krazy Fest ...

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GENITORTURERS Announce Additional Dates

GENITORTURERS, featuring former MORBID ANGEL frontman David "Evil D" Vincent on bass, have announced the following dates for June/July: Jun. 28 – Tampa, FL @ Masquerade Jul. 04 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (w/MUSHROOMHEAD, REVEILLE) Jul. 05 - Tallahassee, FL @ Cow Haus Jul. 06 - Destin, FL 2 Yesterdays ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Cancel El Paso KID ROCK Gig

MONSTER MAGNET's previously announced gig with KID ROCK at UTEP Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas, originally scheduled for tonight, June 6th, has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. MONSTER MAGNET are still scheduled to support KID ROCK in Lubbock and San Antonio prior to their headlining show in Hollywood, California ...

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ANDREW WK To Appear On "Access Hollywood"

ANDREW WK will appear on NBC's Access Hollywood this weekend (June 8-9) as part of the "Access Discovers" profile. Check your local listings for times and dates (the show will reportedly air on Saturday in New York and Sunday in Los Angeles). ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Enter Studio To Record New CD

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, have entered the studio with producer Chips K. (i.e. THE NOMADS, SATOR, THE TURPENTINES) to record their as-yet-untitled new CD, due later in the year. According to drummer Robert Eriksson, "a total of 20 brand new killer ...

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IN FLAMES Set Release Date For New CD, Experience "Star Wars" Magic

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set September 3rd as the tentative release date for their as-yet-untitled new album, which was recently completed at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO). In other news, IN FLAMES got to experience the surreal on their recent North American tour with ...

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DOPESICK To Issue "Vendetta" In July

San Francisco Bay Area's DOPESICK, featuring original SKINLAB guitarist Adam Albright and ex-KILLING CULTURE singer Marcus Payton, have completed work on a five-song EP, entitled Vendetta, at Trident Studios with producers Juan Urteaga (i.e. 40 GRIT, SKINLAB) and Scott Sargeant (ex-KILLING CULTURE/SKINLAB) for a July release. According to Albright, "the songs vary from frantic noise ...

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BLAZE To Support OVERKILL In Europe

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, will be supporting OVERKILL on the latter's upcoming European tour. BLAZE's upcoming schedule now looks like this: Jun. 09 – Milan, ITA @ Gods Of Metal w/OVERKILL Jun. 14 - Ingolstadt, GER @ Ohrakel Jun. 15 - Offenbach, GER @ Hafenbahn Jun. 16 - Vosselaar, ...

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DISTURBED To Issue DVD In June

DISTURBED will release their first DVD on June 4th. Entitled M.O.L., it will feature live footage recorded from several stops on last year's Music As a Weapon tour. Also included will be interviews and the unedited videos from the group's double-platinum debut album, The Sickness, including "Down With the Sickness", "Stupify", and "Voices". DISTURBED are ...

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HEADPLATE Set Release Date, Announce Upcoming Gigs

Gothenburg, Sweden's HEADPLATE will issue their recently-completed CD on June 2nd. In the meantime, the group have lined up the following gigs during the next couple of weeks: May 23 - Hamar, NOR @ Hydranten (w/LOK) May 24 - Bergen, NOR @ Hulen (w/LOK) May 25 - Stavanger, NOR @ Folken (w/LOK) May 26 - ...

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