APOCALYPTICA Confirmed For Slovenia's METAL CAMP Festival

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA are the latest band confirmed for the first installment of the Metal Camp festival, a two-day event set to take place August 20-21 in Tolbin, Slovenia. The festival is being co-produced by Austrian and Slovenian booking agencies and will take place at a "very beautiful location" which can host up to ...

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MACHINE HEAD, CHIMAIRA Comment On ROADRAGE 2004 Tour

Roadrunner Records has officially confirmed the lineup for the RoadRage 2004 tour, which is scheduled to kick off early August and run through mid-September. Joining co-headliners MACHINE HEAD and CHIMAIRA will be Roadrunner's newest signings, THREE INCHES OF BLOOD and TRIVIUM. Commented MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain: "Ever since the 2001 RoadRage tour, we've not ...

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CROWBAR: New Album Delayed Until 2005?

CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein has told Germany's Metal-Inside.de that the group's long-awaited new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", will be mixed after the band return from their German tour in August and is unlikely to surface before early 2005. The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form", "Life's Blood For ...

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Mexico's TRANSMETAL To Release Collection Of Covers

One of Mexico's biggest metal acts, TRANSMETAL, will add to their catalog of over 20 thrash/speed metal albums with a new record comprising entirely of cover versions. The quintet, founded during January of 1987 and centered on the sibling Partida triumvirate of guitarist Juan, bassist Lorenzo and drummer Javier, issued their last, James Murphy-produced (TESTAMENT, ...

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THE GATHERING: North American Tour Postponed Until 2005

Holland's THE GATHERING have postponed their previously announced North American tour to sometime in 2005. The band were originally supposed to return to the U.S. between June 30 and July 15 but have cancelled the outing due to "several reasons" which have yet to be disclosed. Upcoming THE GATHERING shows: Jun. 27 - Parkpop Festival ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: I Only Used Drugs Three Or Four Times In The Last Year

RollingStone.com has posted a lengthy VELVET REVOLVER article in which the bandmembers talk about everything from their previous groups to their battles with drug addiction. Several excerpts follow: Singer Scott Weiland attempting to "clear up" erroneous information about him that has appeared in the press: "I kicked my heroin habit a year ago, in May. ...

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MEGADETH: Drummer NICK MENZA To Rejoin The Fold?

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed in an online posting at Megadeth.com that he has sent a copy of the new MEGADETH album, titled "The System Has Failed", to former drummer Nick Menza. Mustaine will meet with Menza in Los Angeles or Arizona to see if Nick "has got what it takes to play [the ...

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