SAXON Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

SAXON are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. SAXON will headline the "classic" night on Friday, Aug. 29 with BLAZE, POWER QUEST and one other band yet to be confirmed. Also scheduled ...

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LINKIN PARK Tape MTV2's '2$Bill Concert Series'

LINKIN PARK taped an episode of MTV2's "2$Bill Concert Series" on Monday (March 17) at the State Theatre in Detroit. The show will air at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday (March 25), the same day the group's new album, "Meteora", comes out. The episode will be repeated on MTV the following week. LINKIN PARK reportedly ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE Officially Change Album Title

As first predicted here on March 15, TYPE O NEGATIVE have now officially changed the title for their upcoming CD to "Life is Killing Me" from the originally announced "The Dream Is Dead". The album, due in June through Roadrunner Records, was recorded at Brooklyn, New York's Systems 2 studios and was produced ...

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MESHUGGAH Off 'Blackest' Tour, LACUNA COIL Jump On

More changes have been made to the lineup for the DANZIG-headlined "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour, set to take place in early May. Sweden's MESHUGGAH, who were previously said to be participating in the package, have now dropped off the event and have been replaced by OPETH (as first reported here earlier today) and ...

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PAIN MUSEUM Replace SYMPHONY X On THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR

PAIN MUSEUM, the new band featuring HALFORD members Metal Mike Chlasciak (guitar) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums), have replaced SYMPHONY X on the bill of the much-anticipated The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, DARK TRANQUILITY, AMON AMARTH, and CARNAL FORGE. SYMPHONY X reportedly pulled out of the trek in ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE: New MP3 Posted Online

A brand new SLAVES ON DOPE track, titled "Go", has been posted online at this location. "Go" comes off the group's sophomore effort, "Metafour", due on May 6 through Bieler Bros./ MCA Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Inches From The Mainline" was recorded in Boca Raton, Florida with producer Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER ...

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FINNTROLL Guitarist's Death Was Alcohol-Related

FINNTROLL/IMPALED NAZARENE guitarist Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta died Sunday morning (March 16) of injuries sustained in an alcohol-related accidental fall, it has been officially announced. Teemu was 25 years old. As previously reported, FINNTROLL recently completed work on an "acoustic/experimental" CD, titled "Visor Om Slutet" (the group's first with new singer Tapio Wilska), and were set ...

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