METALLICA Schedule Book-Signing Session

To celebrate the release of their first official book, "So What: The Good, The Mad, and The Ugly" (Broadway Books), METALLICA will be signing books at First Avenue in Minneapolis immediately following their appearance at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul on August 16. Because "So What!" the book hits stores the next day, ...

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DRACONIAN Name New Album

Swedish gothic doom metal band DRACONIAN have set "Arcane Rain Fell" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Napalm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Where Lovers Mourn" will be recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden during September and will contain "nine tracks of dark, atmospheric metal," according ...

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DOHENY Added To SOULSHINE MUSIC FESTIVAL, Return To Recording Studio

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have been added to the bill of the Soulshine Music Festival in Malibu, California on Sunday, August 8. The festival, which begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. (and also features WHITESTARR) ...

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RELEVANT FEW Confirmed For Sweden's UPPSALA BLOODBAD II Festival

RELEVANT FEW, the Swedish grindcore band featuring bassist Robert Hakemo (KEROZENE, ex-GARDENIAN, GOOSEFLESH), have been confirmed for the Uppsala Bloodbad II festival on Friday, September 3 in Uppsala, Sweden. Other acts scheduled to perform are REGURGITATE, CROWPATH, IMPERIOUS, ENEMY IS US, FROM THE ASHES and MASTERS OF MOSH. Prior to their Uppsala Bloodbad II appearance, ...

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MEGADETH: 'Chat with DAVE MUSTAINE' Contest

To celebrate the release of their re-mastered catalog July 27, MEGADETH is launching a contest for 25 lucky winners to gain entrance to an exclusive chat room with Dave Mustaine. Sponsored by EMI, Abrasive Rock, and Fan2Fan the contest asks MEGADETH fans to submit their thoughts on why these albums are so meaningful and memorable. ...

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CLUTCH: Live Video Posted Online

CLUTCH have posted a video of the group performing the track "Worm Drink" live in Seattle on July 3 at this location (Windows Media). "Worm Drink" comes off the group's latest album, "Blast Tyrant", which was released late March through DRT Entertainment. A promotional video for the album's first single, "The Mob Goes ...

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THE GREAT KAT: 'Zapateado' Video Available Online

The Great Kat, named the "Top 10 Fastest Shredders of All Time" by Guitar One magazine, has just released the new patriotic shred/classical music video, "Zapateado". Described as "the world's first violin and guitar shred/classical music video, "Zapateado" "combines phenomenal violin virtuosity, guitar shredding, patriotic glory, historical figures and documents, and the world-famous 'Uncle Sam' ...

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Ex-HADES Guitarist: GEORGE W. BUSH Is Not A Liar

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo is the latest metal musician to offer his views on the political situation in Iraq. What follows is Lorenzo's "open letter" on the subject, as sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Musicians probably shouldn't speak about politics. We alienate half our audience and we're not the brightest people on the planet. "Just a ...

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