SOULFLY, BRUJERIA Confirmed For AZTLAN FEST '03

SOULFLY and BRUJERIA are among the artists that have been confirmed for the upcoming Aztlan Fest '03 tour, which showcases the top international Latin artists and the hottest up-and-coming talent from the U.S., Mexico and Latin America. Also set to appear on the bill are Latin rap pioneers DELINQUENT HABITS and Mexico's hottest ska-punkers CABRITO ...

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NO RETURN Looking For New Singer

Steeve "Zuul" Petit, singer for the acclaimed French high-energy death/thrash metallers NO RETURN, has left the band in order to concentrate on his new project ZUUL FX. The reasons for Petit's departure are said to be entirely of a "professional" nature, and reportedly include the usual musical differences. NO RETURN are currently looking for a ...

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PREJUDICE Added To HATE ETERNAL/DYING FETUS European Tour

Belgian death metallers PREJUDICE have reportedly been added to the upcoming European tour featuring HATE ETERNAL, DYING FETUS, DEEDS OF FLESH and SEVERE TORTURE. Exact cities and dates for the trek, which is expected to kick off in September, will be announced shortly. PREJUDICE will enter the studio in late 2003 to begin recording their ...

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GREAT WHITE's JACK RUSSELL: 'I Cry Every Single Day'

In preparing for the group's upcoming weekend shows to raise money for The Station Family Fund, GREAT WHITE's manager Charrie L. Foglio interviewed the band's lead singer Jack Russell and guitarist Mark Kendall and provided the media with statements from the band members, according to the Providence Journal. In those written statements, Russell and Kendall ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Guitarist Offers Update From The Road

In his latest update from the road, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon sheds a little light on the hazards of being on the road, some great new & vintage music to listen to, the virtues of dual rectifiers, and pointy guitars: "SYL has been writing and compiling video footage lately... except our video camera ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH Sign American Deals With CENTURY MEDIA

Following a fierce label bidding war, Finnish melodic thrash titans CHILDREN OF BODOM have officially signed a U.S. deal for their upcoming album "Hate Crew Deathroll" with Century Media Records. The label has also secured North American licensing rights for the "Century Child" album by Finnish neo-classical operatic goth sensations NIGHTWISH. Both albums are scheduled ...

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INCANTATION: The Show Must Go On!

INCANTATION were forced to cancel their gig at Forest Inn in Bexley, Australia Friday night (June 27) after drummer Kyle Severn injured his wrist and was unable to play. The following night, the group performed an abbreviated set at the Bloodlust III Festival in Blacktown with the help of fill-in drummer David Haley of opening ...

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TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER: Guilty As Charged

Dan Lorenzo of Steppin' Out spoke to TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider about the change in the group's musical direction following the multi-platinum success of their 1984 "Stay Hungry" CD. "After 'Stay Hungry' I remember saying 'Shit. I've got a million dollar house, five cars, two boats, fame, fortune, everybody loves me. I want to keep ...

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SALIVA, P.O.D., FILTER To Appear On 'Tomb Raider' Soundtrack

SALIVA, P.O.D. and FILTER are among the acts on the hard rock and electronica-fused soundtrack to "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life", due July 22 on Hollywood Records. The soundtrack features "Time", a previously unreleased track from SALIVA, FILTER's "The Only Way (Is the Wrong Way)" , and a Paul Oakenfold remix of ...

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