BUTTONHOOK Postpone West Coast Tour

BUTTONHOOK, the Atlanta-based band featuring former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau and ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson, have postponed their previously announced West Coast tour "due to circumstances beyond their control," according to a statement from the group. "The band will return to Atlanta on July 28, 2004. Vocalist Roman Carson will be seeking the ...

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Former KITTIE Members To Collaborate On New Material

Former KITTIE members Fallon Bowman (guitar) and Talena Atfield (bass) will be collaborating on new material for Bowman's solo project AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT, according to a posting on Fallon's web site. "I think it will be good," she writes. "I go through these times where riffs just happen. Other times, nothing. I'm sure every musician knows ...

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PROTOTYPE Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA V Pre-Show Party

Los Angeles-based progressive thrash metal band PROTOTYPE will headline the ProgPower USA V pre-show party in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 16, 2004. This annual event is marked by attendance of festival-goers as well as all of the bands from the actual festival for a meet-and-greet. Other bands appearing on the bill are ENERTIA (NY), MAGISTRAL ...

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MONSTER MAGNET: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for MONSTER MAGNET's upcoming U.S. tour. Here is how the group's schedule is shaping up so far: Aug. 27 - Seaside, NJ @ Green Room Aug. 28 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Nightclub Aug. 29 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Aug. 31 – Chicago, IL @ Double ...

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YYRKOON: New Album Delayed

French thrash/death metallers YYRKOON have pushed back the release date of their third album, "Occult Medicine", to October 2004. The CD, which will come out through Osmose Productions, was recorded and mixed at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark and features 12 "madness songs" with a "horror/fantastic" theme. A bonus video will be filmed soon and ...

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WINTER SOLSTICE Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Virginia-based metalcore act WINTER SOLSTICE have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. The band's most recent EP was recorded at Cloud City Studios (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WALLS OF JERICHO) by Mike Hasty of WALLS OF JERICHO in January 2004. The band will head back to Cloud City Studios in Detroit, MI in October ...

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'Metal History': The Story Is About To Be Filmed

The feature-length documentary "Metal: A Headbanger's History", to be released by Sanctuary Records in 2005, will begin filming July 30 in Oslo, Norway. The film will take us on a global journey to understand the meaning of metal and its impact on society over the past 35 years. Interviews with musicians, fans, metal experts and ...

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BLOODBATH: 'Nightmares Made Flesh' Cover Posted Online

The cover artwork for the sophomore BLOODBATH CD, "Nightmares Made Flesh", has been posted online at this location. BLOODBATH is the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ...

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INTO ETERNITY Tap Touring Drummer

Canada's INTO ETERNITY have announced that Pit magazine's own Adam Sagan has been tapped to tour with the band taking over the drum throne. After the position was vacated by longtime member Jim Austin, a worldwide call was made for a replacement and it was answered by Madison, Wisconsin's Adam Sagan, one of the band's ...

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