SEPULTURA to Headline Brazil's SEPULFEST 2004

SEPULTURA will headline the first edition of Sepulfest 2004 on September 25 in São Paulo, Brazil. Also appearing on the bill will be RATOS DE PORÃO, NAÇÃO ZUMBI, CLAUSTROFOBIA and MASSACRATION. This will be a very special event and SEPULTURA are planning some surprises in the set list, according to a posting on the band's ...

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GOREROTTED Part Ways With Singer

U.K. extreme metal lunatics GOREROTTED have parted ways with singer Mr. Gore. They will continue as a five-piece until a suitable replacement has been found. Remaining vocalist Goreskin and bass player Wilson will handle the high vocals between them for all upcoming festival shows and club gigs. GOREROTTED recently performed at the Kaltenbach Open Air ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Guest On 'American Idol'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his web site: "A few days ago, the band signed some lithos that will be available at KissWorld in the near future. You can always click here to find out what happening there. ”When the KISS tour ends in Mexico City on the 17th, I'll ...

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SUIDAKRA Name New CD

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA have set "Command to Charge" as the title of their seventh album, tentatively due in early 2005. The follow-up to last year's "Signs for the Fallen" will be recorded during November 1-24, 2004 and will contain such cuts as "Decibel Dance", "Reap The Storm", "The Alliance", "Strange Perfection", "Second Skin" ...

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KORN Guitarist Defends Decision To Record CAMEO Cover

Despite the fact that KORN's new cover of "Word Up", originally recorded by the legendary R&B act CAMEO, may raise a few eyebrows among the band's fans, guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer said he feels the song brings a lot of different listeners together. "It was just this great song with a good hook, and it ...

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RUSH Guitarist Says Court Case Won't Delay U.K. Tour

Andy Coleman of the U.K.'s Evening Mail is reporting that RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson today promised Birmingham fans the band's forthcoming NEC shows will definitely go ahead — despite a court case hanging over his head. The 50-year-old musician says he was due to appear in a Florida court in September but a deal has ...

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BLIND MELON Fans Organize Second Annual VIGILSTOCK

Fans of late BLIND MELON singer Shannon Hoon will gather for a Shannon Hoon Vigil on Saturday, September 25 at the Dayton/Fairfield Cemetary in Dayton, IN. The purpose of the Vigil, which is held annually on the first Saturday closest to Shannon's birthday (September 26), is to allow family, friends, and fans from all over ...

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CAOS: Demo Track Available For Download

Brazilian thrashers CAOS have uploaded a demo version of the song "Quem é o Culpado?" at their official web site. Download it here. A re-recorded version of the track will be included on the band's as-yet-untitled first EP. The follow-up to this year's single "Que Assim Seja" is currently being recorded at Against ...

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