BYFIST: Texas Dates Announced

Texas metalheads BYFIST, who feature in their ranks former REVEREND members Davey Lee and Nacho Vara, have lined up the following gigs during September/October: Sep. 14 – Houston, TX @ 19th Hole (w/ SHADOWKEEP) Sep. 19 – San Antonio, TX @ Sam's (w/ SHADOWKEEP) Oct. 17 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Zero's BYFIST will release ...

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THE GENITORTURERS Frontwoman Lands TV Gig

THE GENITORTURERS frontwoman Gen has landed a new gig as the regular music correspondent for "The Spot", a new, weekly half-hour entertainment news show airing in the time slot immediately after "Saturday Night Live" in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area. "The Spot" will make its debut on WFLA-TV (NBC) on September 13 and will appear ...

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KINGDOM COME Enter Studio To Record New Album

Germany's KINGDOM COME, led by frontman Lenny Wolf, will enter the studio on August 28 to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Independent", tentatively due in early 2004 through UlfTone Music. Says KINGDOME COME's webmaster Marko (who also happens to be Lenny's brother), "For me personally the upcoming album is already the best [KINGDOM ...

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SILENTIUM Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have confirmed the departure of singer Maija Turunen following the release of their third album, "Sufferion - Hamartia of Prudence". "Due to unexpected conditions, we had to reconcider our situation concerning our new supposed-to-be female vocalist Maija Turunen and because of this, we were forced to give up the talented ...

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AC/DC's 'Live At Donington' To Be Released On DVD

AC/DC's "Live At Donington" concert video, originally issued on VHS in 1992, will receive its long-awaited DVD release through Epic on November 11, according to Billboard.com. A two-hour DVD chronicling an Aug. 17, 1991, show at the famed outdoor U.K. venue, "Live At Donington" will be packaged in a deluxe digi-pack with a 12-page color ...

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GLENN HUGHES Announces Spanish Tour

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will embark on a short tour of Spain in late September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 25 – Gamma - Murcia, SPA Sep. 26 – Macumba - Madrid, SPA Sep. 27 – Gares - Pamplona, SPA Sep. 28 – Bikini - Barcelona, SPA Sep. 30 – Roxy ...

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REBELLION Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Germany's REBELLION, featuring former GRAVE DIGGER members Uwe Lulis (guitar) and Tommi Goettlich (bass), have officially parted ways with drummer Randy Black (ANNIHILATOR). The split, which was announced on the band's web site, came about as a result of Black's decision to join fellow German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR, thereby leaving him little time to ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer To Guest On AMSTERDAM Album

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin was recently at Jet City studios in Los Angeles laying down backing vocal tracks for the new AMSTERDAM album, "Suffering". Neil sings on the track "Mistaken", featuring Tracy G. (ex-DIO, WWIII) on lead guitar, Paulie Mervosh on drums and Ronnie Borchert on guitar and vocals. Turbin issued his solo debut, ...

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DARKEST HOUR: Toronto Robbery Fails To Derail Tour

DARKEST HOUR have issued a statement clarifying recent reports that their van was broken into while the group were on tour with ATREYU, GOD FORBID and UNDEROATH. The group's statement reads as follows: "To dispel any rumors that might be floating around about the DARKEST HOUR robbery, here is the situation: On Thursday, August 21 ...

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