SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA Sponsoring OZZFEST 2003

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced Wednesday (June 25) its sponsorship of the eighth annual Ozzfest 2003 tour. As sponsor for the third year in a row, Sony Computer Entertainment America will give consumers the opportunity to play the hottest new PlayStation(R)2 software titles at the show, the chance to win tickets to see Ozzfest ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Appear On THE CURE Tribute CD?

MACHINE HEAD have been approached by THE CURE singer Robert Smith about contributing to an upcoming THE CURE tribute CD, MH frontman Robert Flynn has revealed in a posting to the band's official forum. No further information is available at this time. MACHINE HEAD are currently recording their fifth studio album, entitled "Through The Ashes ...

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OZZFEST 2003 Kick-Off: The First Report

Hector Saldana of San Antonio Express-News has filed an early-afternoon report from the inaugural date of Ozzfest 2003, which kicked off this morning at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Selma, Texas. "By noon, nearly 7,000 fans had arrived, said a Verizon spokesperson," he writes. "But thousands had been there since the gates opened at 9 a.m. ...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING Cancel Ohio Dates

Long Island death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING were forced to cancel their previously announced dates in Ohio, originally scheduled for June 27 and 28, due to an unspecified "medical emergency." The band were set to play Nyabinghi in Youngstown on Friday and The Pit in Cleveland on Saturday. "We apologize and promise we will make it ...

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THE DAVID SHANKLE GROUP To Make Live Debut In July

THE DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle and vocalist Trace Edward Zaber, will make their live debut on July 12 at the Railroad Days festival at Reed Keppler Park in Chicago, Illinois. The band will hit the stage at 10:00 p.m. Reed Keppler Park is located at 250 ...

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SPEEDEALER Name New Album

The reformed SPEEDEALER, now featuring bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), have set "Bleed" as the title for their fifth studio album, tentatively due in September through Dead Teenager Records. The follow-up to last year's "Second Sight" was produced by Jeff Pinkus (BUTTHOLE SURFERS). In other news, SPEEDEALER will ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Looking For New Label

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have fulfilled their contractual obligations to Dark Symphonies Records and are currently weighing their label options before recording their next studio album. "If any label [is interested] in working with the band, please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]," the group write on their official web site. "NOVEMBERS DOOM is ...

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