Ex-HALFORD Guitarist METAL MIKE CHLASCIAK To Appear At NAMM 2004

Former HALFORD/current PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak is confirmed to appear at NAMM 2004. Metal Mike will perform at the Digitech/Harman Music Group booth. Appearance dates/times are: Friday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Jan. 17 at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 18 at 11:00 a.m. National Association Of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the largest equipment manufacturer ...

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BALANCE OF POWER: 'Heathen Machine' To Receive U.S. Release

British metallers BALANCE OF POWER will issue their latest CD, "Heathen Machine", in the U.S. in March. This will be the first title to be released under DCA Recordings' exclusive distribution agreement with Century Media Records. The album, available in Europe through Germany's Massacre Records, was recorded at POD studios in London and was mixed ...

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ILL NINO To Film New Video

ILL NINO will shoot a video for the track "This Time's For Real" early next week in the Spanish Harlem section of New York City. The clip should be competed by the second week of February. In other news, ILL NINO guitarists Ahrue Luster and Jardel Paisante have been honored their own signature series guitars ...

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THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT Hard At Work On New Material

Dutch brutal death metal band THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT have just returned from their successful second European tour with THE CROWN. The band are currently working on new material for their second CD, "The Bloody Fields Of History", tentatively due later in the year through Cold Blood Industries. Among the songtitles set to appear on the ...

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THE FORSAKEN To Support SOILWORK In Europe

Swedish death metal act THE FORSAKEN will be the support act for SOILWORK on their European tour beginning in early February. THE FORSAKEN will be promoting their third full-length album, "Traces Of The Past", which was released through Century Media Records in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 06 – Tampere, FIN - Pukkahoune ...

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BOLT THROWER To Begin Work On New Album

Long-running British death metal band BOLT THROWER are currently writing new material for their eighth studio album, tentatively due in October/November through Metal Blade Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Honour Valour Pride" will be recorded in May and will be supported by a full European tour as well as the group's first U.S. tour ...

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PUNCHYOURFACE: Live Songs Posted Online

PUNCHYOURFACE, the new band featuring INTERNAL BLEEDING members Frank Buffalino (guitar), Jerry Lowe (vocals) and Matt Ferrara (guitar, ex-REPUDILATION, GFY, 420), have posted two live songs, recorded at CBGB in New York City on November 30, 2003, at this location. According to the band, "'Famous' is short battle track about a local white ...

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DEATH BY DAWN: More Live Dates Announced

DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX/BOLT THROWER frontman Martin Van Drunen, have lined up the following dates: Jan. 24 – Nordhoff –Neuenkirchen, GER May 14 – Talentschuppen – Steinfurt, GER (w/ CONTRADICTION) As previously reported, a recently recorded DEATH BY DAWN demo track, entitled "Legal Usury", has been posted online ...

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MURDERDOLLS Frontman Talks About Upcoming Solo Tour

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13) has issued the following statement regarding his upcoming U.K. tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early March: "A lot of questions have been coming in, asking what I will be doing at these shows. I will not ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: European Tour Officially Cancelled

OZZY OSBOURNE has officially cancelled his European tour in the wake of his quad bike crash. The singer, who almost died following the accident last month which left him with fractured ribs and vertebra, has vowed to return to the stage as soon as he could following the smash in the grounds of his Buckinghamshire, ...

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