HOLOCAUST: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Long-running New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) pioneers HOLOCAUST — perhaps best known for penning the track "The Small Hours", which was later covered by METALLICA on their "The $5.98 E.P. - Garage Days Re-Revisited" EP — have posted the following update on their official web site: "Those of you who follow the metal ...

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Former PITCHSHIFTER Frontman To Tour With PIGFACE

Former PITCHSHIFTER frontman J.S. Clayden will be touring with PIGFACE as part of their upcoming "United II" tour. The trek, which kicks off on November 5 in West Dundee, Illinois, will see Clayden joined by PIGFACE mainman Martin Atkins, Seibold (HATE DEPT.), and En Esch (SLICK IDIOT, ex-KMFDM). Other bands appearing on the bill are ...

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BULLETBOYS: New Album To Include Guest Appearance By SEBASTIAN BACH

BULLETBOYS will release a new album, titled "Sophie", on October 24 through their own Bulletboys Records. The group's first studio album of new material since 1995's "Acid Monkey", "Sophie" was recorded and mixed at Jet City Studios in Hawthorne, California with producer Andy Johns (LED ZEPPELIN, CINDERELLA, VAN HALEN). The new record will contain nine ...

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DROID To Support KORN On Upcoming Tour

According to the official web site of DROID (www.droidmusic.com), the Long Beach, California-based band have been tapped to support KORN on their upcoming North American tour beginning in early November. KORN/DROID tour dates, according to DROID's web site: Nov. 09 - San Antonio, TX - TBA Nov. 10 - Dallas, TX - TBA ...

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SKID ROW Announce U.K. Tour Dates

SKID ROW have announced the details of their upcoming U.K. headlining tour. The band, will be supporting DEF LEPPARD on the German/Swiss leg of their European tour in November, will then head off to the U.K. to do some headlining dates. The jaunt will mark SKID ROW's first trip to Europe in over seven years. ...

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GOD FORBID To Support MUSHROOMHEAD

New Jersey thrash quintet GOD FORBID will be main support on the following MUSHROOMHEAD dates: Oct. 29 - St. Louis, MO @ Pops Oct. 30 - TBA Oct. 31 - Cleveland, OH @ The Phantasy Nov. 01 - Cleveland, OH @ The Phantasy Nov. 02 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room Nov. 03 - ...

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PINK CREAM 69 Set Release Date For New Album

Germany's PINK CREAM 69 have completed work on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Endangered", due on January 26 through SPV Records. The album was recorded and mixed at House Of Audio studio in Karlsdorf, Germany and was produced by PINK CREAM 69 bassist Dennis Ward. According to the band's official web site, the upcoming CD ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: 'Chainbreaker' Video Posted Online

PRIMAL FEAR's video for the track "Chainbreaker" has been posted online in Real Media format at this location. "Chainbreaker" comes off the group's long-awaited DVD, "The History Of Fear", due in the U.S. on November 4 through Nuclear Blast. As previously reported, the disc features the group's full Wacken 2001 performance, an October ...

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DESTRUCTION Frontman Slams European Record Stores For Ripping Off Fans

DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer has issued a statement slamming record stores in Europe who have chosen to sell their recently released limited-edition double-CD version of their latest CD, "Metal Discharge", for a much higher price than originally intended. Says Schmier, "This is a very bad situation for the band and the label [Nuclear Blast ...

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