DOWN Announces Lubbock Date

DOWN, featuring PANTERA's Philip Anselmo along with members of C.O.C., EYEHATEGOD and CROWBAR, has added a show in Lubbock, Texas to its upcoming itinerary. The New Orleans-based band will perform at The Pavillion in Lubbock on Saturday, Nov. 30. ...

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KID ROCK To Appear On 'King of the Hill'

KID ROCK will make an appearance on Fox's animated series "King of the Hill" on Sunday, Nov. 10. You can also catch the Detroit rap-rocker on an upcoming episode of syndicated newsmagazine TV show "Extra". The program, slated to air in early November, will feature footage shot at one of Rock's recent Motor City shows. ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer To Co-Host WPMD's 'Rock 50'

On Saturday, Nov. 2, BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward will once again be the "in studio" co-host with Mike Stark on WPMD Radio 1700 AM's "Rock 50" show in Los Angeles, California. The show will air between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. "Bill will be sharing his thoughts on a variety of subjects, ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Announces Solo Record Deal

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has inked record deals with Universal Records in Japan, Favored Nations in the U.S., and Mascot Records in Europe. Friedman's recently-completed new solo CD, titled "Music For Speeding", will be released sometime this winter. As previously reported, "Music For Speeding" will please "fans of Marty's first solo album, 'Dragon's Kiss', ...

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METALLICA Partakes In 'Make A Wish' Jam

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, METALLICA helped make the dreams of two more youngsters come true by participating with a very worthy organization, "The Make A Wish Foundation". The band played four "rough mixes" of new songs for their guests and an impromptu jam session took place at the group's San Francisco Bay Area studio, featuring ...

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USURPER Hard At Work On 'Twilight Dominion'

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have entered Chicago's Engine Music Studios to record their sixth CD with producer Neil Kernon (CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE) for an early 2003 release through Earache Records. Entitled "Twilight Dominion", the new album promises to be, in the words of USURPER guitarist Rick Scythe, "total old school thrash metal with some over-the-top ...

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ATROCITY's ALEX KRULL To Appear On German TV

ATROCITY frontman Alex Krull will be appearing on the Halloween Special Show "48 Stunden Angst" on German TV channel Pro Sieben. A special adventure show about the mysteries of the castle Corvin in Transylvania, it is scheduled to air today at 10:30 p.m. CET. For more information, click here. ...

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ALTARIA Completes Drums, Bass For 'Invitation'

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, have completed the drum and bass tracks for their debut album, "Invitation", and are currently laying down guitars and keyboards at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki for a February/March 2003 release through AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven. A Finnish tour will take place in ...

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SILENCER Cancels Tour

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), has cancelled its southwest "Structures" tour which was slated to start Sunday, Nov. 3 in New Mexico. "Very recent unforeseeable circumstances that have arisen prevent us from getting on the road this November," reads a statement on the group's official ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Announces Recording Lineup

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, has announced the lineup of musicians appearing on the group's debut CD, "Watching In Silence", due for release in February/March 2003 via AFM Records. It is as follows: Zak Stevens - vocals Matt LaPorte - lead guitar David "Cid" Rogers - lead ...

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