KISS/AEROSMITH VIP Ticket Packages: Are They Worth It?

Gemma Tarlach of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that "in the emerging world of VIP concert tickets, four-digit price tags are not uncommon for packages that can include front row seats, a photo op with the band and even an autographed guitar. Like Internet pre-sales and dues-charging fan clubs, pricey concert packages are a new ...

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Review: OZZFEST 2003 Is A Magnet For Metalheads

Rebecca Dana of the Washington Post reports that "to be a second-stage act, which is to say not a headliner, at Ozzfest 2003 — the darkest, loudest and most heavily metallic touring show on Earth — is unequivocally lovely on a sunny summer day. It is to be 27 years old with a spike in ...

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DIRT Announce New Singer

Houston, Texas-based DIRT have announced the addition of vocalist Angela Domain to the group's ranks. The band are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2002's "From Dirt We Come", tentatively due in the spring through an as-yet-undetermined label. "This album has a bigger, more defined feeling," said DIRT bassist Rick Wiggins. "We ...

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ELENIUM Set Release Date For Full-Length Debut

Finnish "progressive death" metallers ELENIUM have set a November 10 release date through England's Rage Of Achilles Records for their full-length debut, "For Giving - For Getting". The CD was recorded in July at Sonic Pump studios and will be mastered on August 28 at Finnvox studios by Mika Jussila. The complete track listing for ...

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WIZARD Added To GRAVE DIGGER/SYMPHORCE Tour

Germany's WIZARD have been added to the forthcoming GRAVE DIGGER/SYMPHORCE European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on January 6 in Osnabrück, Germany. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 06 - Osnabrück, GER - Hyde Park Jan. 07 - Andernach, GER - Live Club Jan. 08 - Pratteln, SWI - Z7 Jan. 09 - ...

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HAMMERFALL: The Accident Aftermath

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "As those of you who have visited this site in the past two weeks know by now, I was involved in a pretty serious motorcycle accident almost two weeks ago. I am lucky to be alive, and even luckier that ...

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ETERNAL GRAY To Collaborate With MORBID ANGEL Singer

Israeli death metallers ETERNAL GRAY have announced plans to collaborate with MORBID ANGEL frontman Steve Tucker on their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. "We think that working in cooperation with such a great person and a metal monster will take us towards our goal, the goal of making high-quality ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Frontman Sacrifices His Health For Metal

SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "August 20th - I did my regular thing today with some extremely unimportant variations. Sharing a bed with a beautiful woman is absolutely some sweet perfection. Especially at night. Especially in the morning. Warm skin on skin. That ...

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