METALLICA's HETFIELD Reveals His Most Memorable Festival Experience

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, a veteran of the summer festival circuit, recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about his most memorable festival experience from the pre-METALLICA days. "Probably the most memorable was the California World Music Festival," Hetfield said. "It was one of those two-day things. The first night was TED NUGENT and VAN HALEN ...

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AETERNUS Announce Record-Release Party Gig

Norway's AETERNUS will perform at a release party for their latest CD, "A Darker Monument", on June 28 at Garage in Bergen. The follow-up to 2000's "Ascension of Terror", "A Darker Monument" was recorded at Greighallen Studios with producer Pytten (ENSLAVED, MÖRK GRYNING) and is the group's first CD for Nocturnal Art Productions. ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Confirmed For TAMPA METALFEST 2003

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, will perform at the Tampa Metalfest 2003 on July 4. Joining the group onstage will be "a VERY special guest on stage, a player we have never had live on stage with us before," the band write on their official web site. ...

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BIOHAZARD: Busy Schedule Ahead

BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "What up everybody, we just got back home after playing 24 shows straight, no days off, throughout Europe. Lots of hard traveling, but a great time nonetheless... So we'll be home for a few days, then we fly to Japan ...

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THE DREAMING: Demo Track Posted Online

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall and ex-STAR 69 members Johnny Haro (drums) and Warren Huart (guitar), have posted a 75-second clip of the demo track "Let It Burn" at this location. The band, who are currently unsigned, have reportedly been demoing material with producer/engineer Bryan Carlstrom ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman To Release Solo Debut

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin will issue his long-awaited solo debut, "Threatcon Delta", at the end of June through newly-formed Middle Finger Records. Turbin was previously scheduled to release the set via Metal Mayhem Music. According to an official press release, "Threatcon Delta" is "a dynamic metal album that combines ultra-heavy old-school thrash, speed, groove, ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer Sustains Knee Injury

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has injured his knee while playing floorball. "The accident happened on Tuesday (May 20) in the morning during the normal game I play with my friends," Timo said in a posting to the band's official web site. "I stepped on the other player's blade while we were running after the ball ...

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