METALLICA To Host Premier Edition Of Resurrected 'Headbanger's Ball'

METALLICA will be hosting the premiere edition of the resurrected "Headbanger's Ball" on Saturday, May 10 at 10:00 p.m. on MTV2. In other news, RockOnTV.com has listed appearances by AEROSMITH, KORN, AVRIL LAVIGNE, LIMP BIZKIT, LINKIN PARK, LISA MARIE PRESLEY, STAIND, and SUM 41 as part of the upcoming MTV "mtvICON" special dedicated to METALLICA, ...

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SKINLAB To Support SUPERJOINT RITUAL In San Francisco

SKINLAB have been confirmed as the opening act for SUPERJOINT RITUAL's upcoming show at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California on May 4. SKINLAB are believed to be in discussions with Century Media Records about releasing an album of alternate versions of studio tracks, several live tracks recorded on the band's "ReVolting Room" tour, ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD DVD On The Way

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD are reportedly compiling footage for their first-ever DVD, tentatively due before the end of the year. The band are also said to be planning a headlining tour of the U.S. in September. No further details are available at this time. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have just kicked off a U.S. tour as the ...

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PAGAN WAR MACHINE Confirmed For CLASSIC METAL FEST 3

PAGAN WAR MACHINE, the new Los Angeles-based thrash project featuring Jim Durkin (former DARK ANGEL guitarist), Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR frontman), Marcelo Lima (guitar) and "Meyhem" Mendez (drums), have been confirmed to appear at Classic Metal Fest 3, set to take place June 27-28 at Oasis One-Sixty in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Also scheduled to perform at ...

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OIL Finalize Track Listing For Live Album

Los Angeles-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have finalized the track listing for their first-ever live album, "Choice Cuts Off The Chopping Block", now available for pre-order via Roxx Productions. The CD, which was recorded primarily during the band's appearance at the First Baptist Church of Downey in Downey, California on ...

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EXODUS Prepare To Record 'Tempo Of The Damned'

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have set "Tempo Of The Damned" as the title for their upcoming CD, tentatively due to be recorded during May/June at Sonic Ranch studios (formerly Village Productions) in Tornillo, Texas. The follow-up to 1992's "Force Of Habit", which is scheduled to be produced by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: New Release Date For 'Tribe'

QUEENSRŸCHE have pushed back the projected release date of their new CD, "Tribe", to July 22 through Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to 1999's "Q2K", which will feature a guest appearance by original QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo, is being engineered by Scott Olson, who has previously worked as the "full-time right hand" to Terry Date (producer ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Shorten Album Title

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, have apparently had a change of heart and have shortened the projected title to their sophomore CD to "A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred" from the originally announced "Striking Fear Into The Enemy: A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred". The follow-up to last ...

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