BALLISTIC Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

BALLISTIC, the new band featuring former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis, along with JAG PANZER members Rikard Stjernquist (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), are the latest band confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 25-26 in Balingen, Germany. The list of acts currently ...

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MONSTROSITY Confirmed For Colombia's ROCK AL PARQUE Festival

Florida-based death metallers MONSTROSITY have been confirmed for the "Rock Al Parque" open air festival in Bogotá, Colombia on October 12. The three-day event has two days of rock and a day of metal and MONSTROSITY will headline the metal day. The annual event is held at Parque Simón Bolívar in Bogotá's West and is ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Upcoming Appearances Announced

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has lined up the following appearances during October/November: Oct. 08 – Osaka, JAP @ Festival Hall (w/ Sera Masanori) Oct. 09 – Tokyo, JAP @ Budokan (w/ Sera Masanori) Oct. 19 – Osaka, JAP @ (w/ Aikawa Nanase) Oct. 29 – Peking, CHI (Mini-Concert Event) Oct. 30 - Hong Kong ...

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TANKARD: Die With A Beer In Your Hand

Veteran German thrashers TANKARD are preparing to enter Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany with producer Andy Classen to begin recording their new album, "Beast of Bourbon". Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are "Fistful Of Love", "Under Friendly Fire", "Genetic Overkill" and "Die With A Beer In Your Hand". The follow-up ...

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AC/DC To Play London At The End Of The Month?

AC/DC fan site www.ac-dc.net is reporting that AC/DC will play the Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London on Tuesday, October 21. The venue is the original world-famous Hammersmith Odeon where the group performed regularly between 1976 and 1982. Tickets will be on sale soon. In other news, AC/DC guitarist duo, Angus and Malcolm Young, ...

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BLACK SABBATH Box Set Delayed Until 2004

The much-anticipated eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)", has had its release date pushed back to early 2004, according to a Rhino Records spokesperson. No reason was given for the delay, but an official press release on the matter is expected by the end of the week. Retailing ...

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Review: AEROSMITH Rocked, KISS Handled Fireworks At Denver Gig

Matt Sebastian of The Daily Camera reports that the difference between KISS and AEROSMITH became strikingly clear by the fourth song of the latter band's set at Fiddler's Green in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday night (September 30), when the Boston rockers loosened up with a fierce rendition of "Let the Music Do the Talking". Taking ...

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PUNKVOTER: Musicians Take Anti-BUSH Message Directly To The Fans

Billy Gould (ex-FAITH NO MORE), Jello Biafra (ex-DEAD KENNEDYS), Fat Mike (NOFX), Billy Joe Armstrong (GREEN DAY), THE OFFSPRING, BAD RELIGION and FOO FIGHTERS are among the musicians that have come together to form Punkvoter, a coalition to educate, register and mobilize over 500,000 progressive voters. In an interview with Hotline, NOFX's Fat Mike said ...

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LIFE AFTER DEATH To Appear On METALLICA Tribute CD

LIFE AFTER DEATH, the Los Angeles-based band featuring ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo and guitarist Phil Sandoval, have been asked by producer Bob Kulick to contribute a song to an upcoming METALLICA tribute album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Cleopatra Records. "We decided to do the masterful 'Eye of the Beholder'," the ...

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