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HATESPHERE To Play Japan In March

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have lined up two dates in Japan in early March. "This will be the first time for HATESPHERE in Japan and we are very excited finally to go there after having released 4+ albums in Japan," the band write in a statement. The details are as follows: Mar. 03 - Hate Thrash ...

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LACUNA COIL: 'Our Truth' Single Details Revealed

Century Media Records has confirmed the details of the "Our Truth" single, due out on March 6 and March 13 in Europe and the U.K., respectively. Three different versions of the single will be made available: Single#1: 01. Our Truth (radio edit) 02. Unspoken (studio acoustic version, taken from the "Comalies" Deluxe 2CD) Single#2 - ...

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The Great Cold Distance - KATATONIA

Three long, dismal years after the release of the landmark "Viva Emptiness", Swedish wrist-slitters KATATONIA deliver another monolith of obsidian sadness and bleak, visceral despair. Hard-edged and dynamic even as they concoct a sonic fog so gray and choking as to render life impossible, KATATONIA are that rarity in metal — an instantly-identifiable sound, carefully ...

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ENSLAVED Confirmed For Norway's QUARTFESTIVALEN

Norwegian metallers ENSLAVED have been confirmed for the Quartfestivalen, set to take place July 4-8 in Kristansand, Norway. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are TOOL, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CLUTCH and BURST, among others. ENSLAVED are currently putting the finishing touches on their new album, "Ruun", tentatively due on May 8 via Tabu. ...

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TOOL: No Guest Musicians On New Album

According to a posting on Toolband.com, TOOL's first CD since 2001's "Lateralus", which is tentatively scheduled for release in late April or early May, will not feature any guest musicians, despite widespread rumors to the contrary. "Although I suggested to the band members that it might be interesting to attempt to get someone from the ...

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TOOL: More European Festival Appearances Announced

TOOL have lined up more European gigs this summer, including appearances at the Nova Rock festival in Austria and the Rock Werchter festival in Belgium. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Apr. 30 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival Jun. 2-3 - GER - Rock am Ring Jun. 3-4 - GER - ...

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TOOL: Italian Dates Announced

Italian concert promoter Live In Italy has announced that TOOL will be playing three headlining dates in June. The group's itinerary is now shaping up as follows: Apr. 29-30 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival Jun. 2-4 - GER @ Rock am Ring / Rock im Park Festivals Jun. 3-5 - NETH @ Pinkpop Festival ...

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GODSMACK Set Release Date For New Album

GODSMACK have set an April 25 release date for their new album, "IV". The album's first single, "Speak", will be released to radio on Tuesday, February 14. In a recent interview with MTV.com, GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna had the following to say about the follow-up to 2003's "Faceless": "It's a killer record, and I'm really ...

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TOOL Finish Mastering New Album

According to a posting at Toolband.com, TOOL's brand-new album was mastered on Tuesday, January 31 at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, Maine by Bob Ludwig. The members of the band were present during the mastering, according to a posting on the site. TOOL's first CD since 2001's "Lateralus" is tentatively scheduled for release in late ...

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OPETH Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

Sweden's OPETH have been confirmed for this year's Roskilde Festival, set to take place June 29 – July 2 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are TOOL and VOLBEAT, among others. More acts will be announced soon. As previously reported, OPETH will hold several special performances, dubbed "Chronology MCMXCIV- MMV - A Live Observation ...

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TOOL Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

TOOL are one of the first three acts to be confirmed for this year's Roskilde Festival, set to take place June 29 – July 2 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are FRANZ FERDINAND and KANYE WEST. More acts will be announced soon. It was previously reported by Norwegian national TV channel TV2 that ...

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LACUNA COIL Frontwoman Is 'Excited' About ROB ZOMBIE Tour

LACUNA COIL will embark on a massive six-week U.S. tour this March direct support to ROB ZOMBIE. This trek, which kicks off in mid-March and runs through early May, will be the group’s first stateside run in support of their highly anticipated new album, "Karmacode", which is set for an April 4 release. It will ...

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Former KYUSS Bassist SCOTT REEDER Schedules AOL Listening Party

As former KYUSS/THE OBSESSED bassist Scott Reeder prepares for the January 24 release of his solo debut "TunnelVision Brilliance", AOL Music has chosen to lend a hand of support by hosting a listening party of the album during the week of its release. Starting on January 23 and running through January 29, the listening party ...

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Tunnelvision Brilliance - SCOTT REEDER

Don't buy this expecting heavy-lidded riff rock along the lines of Scott Reeder's former bands, KYUSS and THE OBSESSED. Reeder may have auditioned for METALLICA, and you may see him pop up onstage with TOOL once in a while, but he's also a mellow, laid back guy who lives on a ranch out in the ...

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LACUNA COIL: New Single 'Our Truth' Posted Online

LACUNA COIL's new single, "Our Truth", which appears on the "Underworld: Evolution" soundtrack, can be previewed in full at AOL Music (select "Underworld" from the list of choices at the top and scroll down to LACUNA COIL). The soundtrack, which being released today (January 10), features additional selections from PUSCIFER (Maynard Keenan's [TOOL, ...

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Wake Pig - 3

Not (thank the gods) the '80s delete-bin staple featuring ELP alumni Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer, this 3 is in fact a weird, proggy upstate New York band that pals around with COHEED AND CAMBRIA and gets compared to THE MARS VOLTA. Fans of either of these groups, PORCUPINE TREE, or the late and lamented ...

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LACUNA COIL: Complete 'Karmacode' Details Revealed

LACUNA COIL are set to release their latest full-length effort, "Karmacode", on April 4 via Century Media Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to their acclaimed commercial breakthrough album, "Comalies", was produced by Waldemar Sorychta and LACUNA COIL in Germany and Italy while the album was both mixed by Ronald Prent (RAMMSTEIN, H.I.M., IRON MAIDEN) and ...

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