BRUJERIA To Play Ventura In Late October

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. El Asesino), will reportedly be performing at The Ventura Theater in Ventura, California on October 26. The band's previously announced show at Allen's Theatre in Southgate, California on September 27 was cancelled last week after "the city of South Gate as ...

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WITHERING SURFACE Rejoined By Drummer, Begin Work On New Album

Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE have been rejoined by drummer Nikolaj Borg in time for the recording sessions for the group's new album, tentatively due in early 2004. Borg's temporary replacement, SACRIFICIAL drummer Lukas Meier "couldn't manage to overcome the drummer job in WS because he was feeling insecure that he would not satisfy himself and ...

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TWISTED SISTER's 'Evil Twin' To Re-Emerge This Fall

TWISTED SISTER's final performance for the foreseeable future will take place on November 1, 2003 at the Royal Oak Music Theater in Detroit, Michigan. However, BENT BROTHERTWISTED SISTER's evil twin (essentially a makeup-less version of the real thing) — shall be re-emerging from the ashes of infamy to perform selected dates throughout the ...

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SKINLAB's ESQUIVEL To Collaborate With Ex-PUSHED Singer

SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hey what's up everyone. I wanted to give you the low down on DEF IGNITION. I entered the recording stages of the project. As of last week, I started collaborating with production team Marc Pattison and Luke Shedd of Bay ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Jams With DEEP PURPLE

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser joined DEEP PURPLE onstage at their gig in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on Sunday, September 21 for a rendition of the hard rock classic "Smoke On The Water". Check out the pictures at this location. SEPULTURA, DEEP PURPLE and THE HELLACOPTERS teamed up earlier this month for four Brazilians shows ...

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LIFE OF AGONY To Record New Studio Album

Reunited New York metallers LIFE OF AGONY have announced their plans to record a new studio album, tentatively due in late 2004. Speaking to HitThePit.com, drummer Sal Abruscato said, "I foresee the new material being like 'This Time' times ten. A bit more aggressive, and written better at the same time… More appealing ...

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THE GATHERING To Release Live EP In January

Holland's THE GATHERING will perform at the fifth anniversary of the 013 club in Tilburg, the Netherlands on November 16. Tickets for the show, which will most likely turn out to be the group's only Dutch gig for the remainder of the year, will cost five euros. For more information, visit www.013web.nl. THE ...

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SOULFLY Frontman And Manager Are 'Very Loving People': New Bassist

Bobby Burns (PRIMER 55, BEAUTIFUL) has confirmed via on online posting that he is currently rehearsing with SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera as the group's temporary bassist following the sudden departure of Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. The revamped band, who are completed by guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO) and drummer ...

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KORN Set Release Date For 'Take A Look In The Mirror'

KORN have set a November 18 release date through Epic Records for their sixth album, "Take a Look in the Mirror". The album's first single, "Right Now", is due to hit U.S. radio outlets in early October. The self-produced CD is the follow-up to the Grammy-winning 2002 album "Untouchables", which debuted at No. 2 on ...

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