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WITHIN TEMPTATION, THERION, IN EXTREMO, TRISTANIA Confirmed For Germany's M'ERA LUNA Festival

WITHIN TEMPTATION, THERION, IN EXTREMO and TRISTANIA have been officially confirmed for this year's M'era Luna festival, set to take place August 7-8 at Flugplatz Drispenstedt in Hildesheim, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: WOLFSHEIM LACRIMOSA WITHIN TEMPTATION COVENANT IN EXTREMO L'AME IMMORTELLE ANNE CLARK ...

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KHOLD Set U.S. Release Date For Third Album

Norway's KHOLD have set an April 20 U.S. release date through Candlelight Records for their third full-length album, "Morke Gravers Kammer". Recorded in Norway and completed following the band's 2003 European tour with SATYRICON, "Morke Gravers Kammer" (The Gravediggers Dark Chamber) is an eclectic collection of fast and mid-tempo tracks that features the Oslo-based band's ...

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KATAKLYSM Singer To DEZ FAFARA: 'Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is'

KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono has issued a response to DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara's assertion that Iocono "should shut the fuck up and take a listen to DEVILDRIVER" before passing judgment on the group. In a press statement issued in December, Iacono voiced his frustration over the fact that DEVILDRIVER were chosen over KATAKLYSM to be ...

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Former COAL CHAMBER Bassist To Guest In New CYPRESS HILL Video

Former COAL CHAMBER bassist Nadja Peulen will be appearing in the CYPRESS HILL video for the song "What's Your Number". This will mark Nadja's second appearance in a CYPRESS HILL video, having previously guested in the band's clip for "Rocksuperstar". The video for "What's Your Number" was "shot early on this week and I am ...

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SEVENDUST Drummer: DEZ FAFARA Is Not Important To Society

SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose recently spoke to Tacoma, Washington's The News Tribune about his much-publicized "feud" with ex-COAL CHAMBER (and current DEVILDRIVER) frontman Dez Fafara. Asked what started the feud, Rose said, "It's been pretty humorous, actually, because to be honest he's not really someone who's important to society. So it's not like I'm talking ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Be Filmed For 'Headbanger's Ball' Episode

DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, will be filmed on February 27 in New York City for an upcoming episode of MTV2's "Headbangers Ball". They will also be playing Irving Plaza in NYC later that night with OPETH. The exact air date for the episode will be announced soon. ...

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DEVILDRIVER Singer Takes The High Road In KATAKLYSM Dispute

DEVILDRIVER singer Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has responded to KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono's accusation that DEVILDRIVER are "trying to make themselves look real [metal] by getting on real metal tours." In a press statement issued earlier today, Iacono voiced his frustration over the fact that DEVILDRIVER were chosen over KATAKLYSM to be one of the ...

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DEVILDRIVER Offered OPETH North American Tour

DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by ex-COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have been offered a rotating support slot with Portugal's MOONSPELL on the upcoming OPETH North American tour, a spokesperson for OPETH's management (the U.K.-based Northern Music) has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. If DEVILDRIVER turn down the offer, Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will end up opening the ...

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DEZ FAFARA: 'I Had To Get Away From COAL CHAMBER'

Former COAL CHAMBER/current DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Farafa recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the breakup of his previous band and his decision to go in a heavier, more aggressive direction with his new outfit. "COAL CHAMBER were a democracy where everybody ran the business together, and it just didn't work," he said. "They didn't want ...

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EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE Announce Tour Dates

Long-running Memphis hard rockers EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 29 - Coal City, IL @ Regi's Battaboom Dec. 01 - St. Louis, MO @ House of Rock Dec. 03 - Lakewood, CO @ Eck's Saloon Dec. 04 - Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub Dec. 05 - Knoxville, ...

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WOLF Complete Work On New Album

Sweden's WOLF have posted the following update on their official web site: "Watch out guys and girls, here's some WOLF news for you, finally. The new album is finished at last. Why has it taken so fucking long you might ask? Well, to make a long story short, it's been rough times for the WOLF ...

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M3: Live Album Samples Posted Online

M3, the new "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Tony Martin (vocals, ex-BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), have posted audio samples from their upcoming live album in streaming Windows Media format at

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DEVILDRIVER: Video Posted Online

DEVILDRIVER's video for the track "I Could Care Less" has been posted online at this location (Quicktime required). The clip was directed by P.R. Brown (JERRY CANTRELL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and was shot on October 5. "I Could Care Less" is the first single off the group's self-titled debut album, out now on Roadrunner ...

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KONKHRA: The Israel 'Reality Check Tour' Report

KONKHRA mainman Anders Lundemark has sent us the following report from the band's recent tour of Israel: "After confirming our involvement in this festival we did get some calls from family, asking us what we were thinking. In Denmark, nothing much happens, so if there is something happening in Israel, preferably a suicide bombing, it ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman Checks In From The Road

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "How's everybody doing? We just did three shows, and then a day off. The first show in Columbus, OH was off the hook. It was good to see people pittin', and everyone hanging out afterwards talking to the ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MORBID ANGEL: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been released for the upcoming SUPERJOINT RITUAL North American tour. As previously reported, MORBID ANGEL will join the trek as main support beginning on November 3 in State College, Pennsylvania. DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, are expected to fill the opening slot on the entire ...

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DEF JAM Hasn't Slowed ROADRUNNER's Indie Spirit

Tamara Conniff of the Hollywood Reporter reports that it's been 2-1/2 years since the Island Def Jam Music Group acquired a 50% stake in Roadrunner Records. However, the longtime rock-metal independent label still feels like an indie despite its major label parent, president Jonas Nachsin says. "In terms of the Roadrunner's indie spirit, I don't ...

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MORBID ANGEL To Join SUPERJOINT RITUAL Tour In November

MORBID ANGEL are tentatively scheduled to join the upcoming SUPERJOINT RITUAL North American tour as main support beginning on November 1 in Baltimore, Maryland. DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, are expected to fill the opening slot on the entire trek, which is slated to kick off on October ...

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DEVILDRIVER Film Video For 'I Could Care Less'

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, shot a video for the track "I Could Care Less" with director P.R. Brown (JERRY CANTRELL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) on Sunday (October 5). "I Could Care Less" is the first single off the group's self-titled debut album, due on October 28 ...

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DEVILDRIVER Announce Track Listing For Debut Album

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have set the track listing for their self-titled debut album, due on October 28 through Roadrunner Records. The band, whose sound is being described as "much heavier" than that of COAL CHAMBER and featuring "more technical" musicianship than that found ...

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