NILE Get Custom Guitar, End Touring Cycle

Dean Guitars recently completed a NILE custom V guitar — a "beautiful" U.S.A. handmade V in transparent black flame maple burst. Mr. Dean Zelinsky personally hand-delivered the guitar to NILE guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders at the Vic Theatre in Chicago and spent the evening hanging out with the band, taking pictures and enjoying the show. Read ...

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THE COLOR RED Call It Quits!

Riverside, California-based band THE COLOR RED have called it quits. Drummer Preston Nash (ex-DOPE, PRIMER 55) will continue working with his own project NA$H full time, while no official word has been released on the future plans of the other members. NA$H are putting the finishing touches on their sophomore release and have generated management ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: New Live Photos Posted Online

MY DYING BRIDE have posted live photos from their performance at the Astoria in London last Friday (October 31) at this location. As previously reported, MY DYING BRIDE's brand-new studio album is scheduled for a February 2004 release through Peaceville Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Dreadful Hours" was recorded at Academy Studios ...

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STRATOVARIUS Guitarist To Make Finnish TV Appearance

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki will be making appearance on the Finnish Top-40 program on the national Yle1 channel this Friday (November 7) beginning at 6:36 p.m. As previously reported, STRATOVARIUS have just inked a brand-new three-album deal with Sanctuary Records (parent company of Noise Records). The contract, which is said to be worth three million ...

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TWISTED SISTER Announce Makeup-Less Gigs

BENT BROTHERTWISTED SISTER's evil twin (essentially a makeup-less version of the real thing) — will be re-emerging from the ashes of infamy to perform select concerts throughout the Northeast later this fall. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 29 - The Downtown - Farmingdale, NY Dec. 13 - The Chance - ...

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ANAL CUNT's SETH PUTNAM: 'CHRIS BARNES Is A Pussy'

ANAL CUNT frontman Seth Putnam reportedly caused SIX FEET UNDER singer Chris Barnes to cut short his band's headlining performance at The Living Room in Providence, Rhode Island on October 24 by screaming obscenities at the former CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist and challenging him to a fight. The following is Putnam's account of the incident, as ...

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The Lost CLIFF BURTON Videotape — Found!

Video footage of late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton's headbanging 1982 performance with the heavy metal group TRAUMA, shot only 24 hours before Burton was discovered by METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, is finally being made available to METALLICA and Cliff fans everywhere. Don Wrege, director of "TRAUMA Live", explains how he ended up with this historic ...

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Music Store Pulls INSANE CLOWN POSSE CDs After Suicide

A music store temporarily pulled the music and other items produced by the shock rap/metal group INSANE CLOWN POSSE following the suicide of a Wyoming teenager, according to the Associated Press. The parents of the teenager don't blame INSANE CLOWN POSSE, but say the group's music did not help either. Jessica Bartlett at the FYE ...

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SALEM: European Tour Postponed

Israeli death metallers SALEM have postponed their previously announced European tour to March 2004. The trek, which will include 2-3 weeks' worth of dates, will feature MASTER in the headlining slot. As previously reported, SALEM filmed their July 9 show at Barbie in Tel Aviv for an upcoming DVD release. No further details are available ...

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