SATANIC SLAUGHTER To Embark On ANGELGRINDER TOUR PT. II

Swedish "black/death/thrash" metal act SATANIC SLAUGHTER will be touring Europe in March/April as part of Angelgrinder Tour Part II. Other acts for the package will be announced soon. In other news, SATANIC SLAUGHTER have been confirmed to appear at Bands Battle 2003, the "biggest underground festival in Germany". No further information is available at this ...

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TUFF To Appear On 'The Mullet Years 2'

The TUFF song "American Hair Band" is slated to appear on a Canadian compilation through Universal Records tentatively titled The Mullet Years 2. This CD will feature various tracks from MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON, AEROSMITH, CINDERELLA, RATT, WHITESNAKE, KISS, SKID ROW, JUDAS PRIEST and more. TUFF will also appear on a seasonal CD this year called ...

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THE GATHERING EP To See Worldwide Release

Holland's THE GATHERING are planning to release their Black Light District mini-CD in Germany in mid-October. The rest of the world (outside the Benelux and France, where the EP is already available) should see the CD later in the month. More details will be made available soon. ...

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XTREME BENEFEST: A Benefit Concert For JAMES MUPRHY

The following very important message comes to us from Cheri Anderson (a.k.a. "Cheribomb"), promoter of the Xtreme Benefest, a two-day benefit festival for former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy: James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY, CANCER, more) was diagnosed with a massive brain tumor last August 2001 & underwent emergency life saving surgery in Sept. 2001 (just ...

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NINEDENINE Confirmed For 'BBC Radio One Live'

Alternative British rock/metal act NINEDENINE have been confirmed as part of this years BBC Radio One Live event, which takes place in Nottingham at the end of October. The band have been asked to appear at one of the fringe events and will perform at The Old Angel on Sunday, October 27th, on a bill ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: How I Landed SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR For Benefit CD

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins recently told Launch how he hooked up with SKIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor for the Rollins-produced compilation CD Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs To Benefit The West Memphis Three, due on October 8th through 2.13.61/Sanctuary Records. "It was one phone call," Rollins said. "I just got his number, called Corey ...

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COCKSTAR Becomes MOTORDOG

The new Los Angeles-based band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS axeman Tracii Guns, ADEMA drummer Kris Kohl, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi, and previously-unknown vocalist London have reportedly changed their name from COCKSTAR to MOTORDOG. No further details are available at this time. ...

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GRAVE: New MP3, Album Cover Posted Online

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have posted a full-length MP3 of the track "Rise", the opening cut from their forthcoming Back From The Grave CD, via their official web site at this location. Back From The Grave is due to be released on October 21st through Century Media Records. To view the cover ...

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ARCH ENEMY, DARK TRANQUILLITY Confirm Montreal Show

ARCH ENEMY and DARK TRANQUIILLITY have been confirmed to appear at Montreal's Foufounes Électriques on Monday, November 4th. The show will be part of the two bands' short tour of the northeastern part of the U.S. and Canada, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of this month. Additional dates will be announced ...

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