SEPULTURA Guitarist To Perform With Brazil's DEATH TRIBUTE

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will perform with the Brazilian band DEATH TRIBUTE at the "Bonded by Blood Thrash Fest" on September 18 at Via Funchal in São Paulo, Brazil. DEATH TRIBUTE were formed by members of the Brazilian group WOMBAT and singer Bruno Sutter, who is also part of the "fun" heavy metal project MASSACRATION ...

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GRAVEWORM To Enter Studio In September

Italian gothic black metal band GRAVEWORM, featuring former ABIGOR and current DARKWELL/SHADOWCAST drummer Moritz Neuner, will enter Stage One studios in Bühne, Germany in September to begin recording their new CD, tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. GRAVEWORM will be teaming up with KATAKLYSM, MYSTIC CIRCLE and INTO ETERNITY for the "No ...

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EPICA To Embark On First European Tour

Holland's EPICA, the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, will be embarking on their first European tour beginning in late October. Support at all shows will come from the Austrian "epic metal" band VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. EPICA will also be embarking on a Mexican ...

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EXCITER: European Tour Dates Announced

Canadian thrash pioneers EXCITER will be teaming up with Sweden's STEEL ATTACK and Germany's BLACK ABYSS for a European tour beginning in early October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 08 - Osnabrück, GER @ N8 Oct. 09 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Oct. 10 - Zaandam, NETH @ Kade Oct. 11 - Essen, GER ...

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MARDUK Finish Recording Basic Tracks For New CD

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have finished tracking the drums, guitars and bass for their ninth full-length album, tentatively due in November. The band will soon return to Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden to begin recording the vocals, according to a posting on their web site. The group's forthcoming CD will be their first recording with ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Confirmed For LOCOBAZOOKA 2004

DAMAGEPLAN are the latest act confirmed for Locobazooka 2004, an all-day music festival set to take place September 26 at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport in Fitchburg, MA. Also scheduled to appear are SALIVA, SHINEDOWN, UPO, CLUTCH, TESLA, MONSTER MAGNET, NONPOINT, DROPBOX, EARSHOT, CROSSFADE, JOSH TODD, KITTIE, SILVERTIDE, CANDIRIA, ALL THAT REMAINS and SHADOWS FALL. In ...

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NICK OLIVERI Shoots Back At JOSH HOMME On New DWARVES Album

MTV.com reports: "After staying relatively quiet in the wake of his ousting from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ex-bassist Nick Oliveri has shot back at his former bandmate Josh Homme on the new record by his former group the DWARVES. The track 'Massacre' on the disc 'Dwarves Must Die' features Oliveri cackling in the background ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Studio Report

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have just entered Armoury Studios in Vancouver to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2002 release, "SYL". Devin Townsend (vocals, guitars) checks in with the following studio update. "Here's a heads up from the Dev, speaking on behalf of the STRAPPING camp. We recently put in a long ...

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