KIRK HAMMETT Says BEATALLICA Are 'Cool'

BEATALLICA, the Midwestern band which "covers BEATLES songs in the style of METALLICA, infusing the lyrics and arrangements of Fab Four standards with wonderfully unsubtle references to METALLICA's songs and a spot-on imitation of James Hetfield's distinctive vocals" (Ice magazine), were recently featured in Bizarre magazine. The journalist who wrote the article also ...

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DIO: 'Sacred Heart' Concert Video To Receive DVD Release In February

DIO's "Sacred Heart" concert video from 1986 is scheduled to be reissued on DVD in February 2004 through Warner Strategic Marketing. Featured on the disc will be bonus footage including interviews with current band members Ronnie James Dio, Craig Goldy, Simon Wright and Jimmy Bain. The band will reportedly discuss the "Sacred Heart" tour, the ...

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BRUJERIA To Play Ventura In Late October

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. El Asesino), will reportedly be performing at The Ventura Theater in Ventura, California on October 26. The band's previously announced show at Allen's Theatre in Southgate, California on September 27 was cancelled last week after "the city of South Gate as ...

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WITHERING SURFACE Rejoined By Drummer, Begin Work On New Album

Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE have been rejoined by drummer Nikolaj Borg in time for the recording sessions for the group's new album, tentatively due in early 2004. Borg's temporary replacement, SACRIFICIAL drummer Lukas Meier "couldn't manage to overcome the drummer job in WS because he was feeling insecure that he would not satisfy himself and ...

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TWISTED SISTER's 'Evil Twin' To Re-Emerge This Fall

TWISTED SISTER's final performance for the foreseeable future will take place on November 1, 2003 at the Royal Oak Music Theater in Detroit, Michigan. However, BENT BROTHERTWISTED SISTER's evil twin (essentially a makeup-less version of the real thing) — shall be re-emerging from the ashes of infamy to perform selected dates throughout the ...

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SKINLAB's ESQUIVEL To Collaborate With Ex-PUSHED Singer

SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hey what's up everyone. I wanted to give you the low down on DEF IGNITION. I entered the recording stages of the project. As of last week, I started collaborating with production team Marc Pattison and Luke Shedd of Bay ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Jams With DEEP PURPLE

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser joined DEEP PURPLE onstage at their gig in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on Sunday, September 21 for a rendition of the hard rock classic "Smoke On The Water". Check out the pictures at this location. SEPULTURA, DEEP PURPLE and THE HELLACOPTERS teamed up earlier this month for four Brazilians shows ...

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LIFE OF AGONY To Record New Studio Album

Reunited New York metallers LIFE OF AGONY have announced their plans to record a new studio album, tentatively due in late 2004. Speaking to HitThePit.com, drummer Sal Abruscato said, "I foresee the new material being like 'This Time' times ten. A bit more aggressive, and written better at the same time… More appealing ...

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