OZZFEST 2004: West Palm Beach Show Cancelled

According to local media reports and Ticketmaster.com, the September 4 Ozzfest show has been officially cancelled. The concert, which was scheduled to be held Saturday in West Palm Beach, FL, was called off because Hurricane Frances is expected to hit the area around the weekend. Frances' center Wednesday night was about 585 miles east-southeast of ...

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ICED EARTH Guitarist Launches Motorcycle Auction

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer is auctioning off his Harley-Davidson Night Train motorcycle via eBay. The auction, which has a starting bid of $20,000, ends September 11. Says Schaffer: "The bike is sitting in their showroom right now. This is a bike that I customized myself and due to my back problems it's been sitting ...

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EXODUS: Brand-New Audio Interview Posted Online

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are hoping to enter the studio before the end of the year to begin work on the follow-up to "Tempo of the Damned", tentatively due in 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. A brand-new 20-minute audio interview with EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza, conducted on Aug. 26 by Thrashin' ...

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India's PIN DROP VIOLENCE Release Debut Album

India's leading metal act PIN DROP VIOLENCE have released their debut album, "Compose...Oppose...Dispose", through OML Records (distributed by Sony Music India throughout India). Formed in 2000, PIN DROP VIOLENCE's current lineup consists of Pradeep Miranda (vocals), Vispy Homavazir V.A.S.P (guitars), Mithun Poojari "Pervert" (guitars), Rohit "P-Man" Pereira (bass) and Jai Rowkavi (drums). The complete track ...

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SHADOWS FALL, DAMAGEPLAN Comment On Upcoming Tour

SHADOWS FALL are set to embark on a massive co-headlining U.S. tour with DAMAGEPLAN this fall. The trek, scheduled to begin on October 27 and run through December 9, covers major markets and will see both SHADOWS FALL and DAMAGEPLAN swapping the closing spot each night, which will also feature THE HAUNTED in the support ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Cover AC/DC's 'Back In Black' In Its Entirety

Florida-based death metallers SIX FEET UNDER have covered AC/DC's entire "Back In Black" album for their forthcoming release, "Graveyard Classics II". "Graveyard Classics II", due on October 19 through Metal Blade Records (one day earlier internationally), was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida with Chris Carroll mixing and Chris Barnes producing. The complete track ...

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THE HAUNTED Confirm Video Track

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have confirmed that they will be filming a video for the track "All Against All" on Saturday, September 4 at an undisclosed location in Sweden. The group are currently seeking fans who are interested in attending the video shoot. For more information, write to [email protected] or visit www.the-haunted.com. "All ...

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EPICA To Embark On DVD Promotional Tour

Holland's EPICA, the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, will be embarking on a promotional tour for their upcoming DVD in late September. The tour, which will include in-store acoustic performances at various music stores throughout the Netherlands, will be the perfect opportunity for ...

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