PRIMATE: Live Dates Announced

PRIMATE, the San Francisco Bay Area band featuring former SKINLAB guitarist Mike Roberts and ex-SYSTEMATIC bassist Nick St. Denis (on second guitar), have announced the following dates during October/November: Oct. 24 - Cadillac Ranch – Concord, CA Oct. 31 - The Time Out – Concord, CA Nov. 08 - The Pine Street Bar & Grill ...

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SEARING MEADOW Sign With CATHARSIS RECORDS

Finnish melodic death metal band SEARING MEADOW have signed a deal with Australia's Catharsis Records. The band are currently rehearsing material for their forthcoming full-length album, tentatively due in the spring. Check out clips from the group's 2002 "Enduring Enchantment" demo: "Wasted Heroes" (mp3), "Three Names For Denial" (mp3). ...

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DEICIDE Members Held On Drug, Weapons Charges

Buffalo News reports that two members of the Florida death metal band DEICIDE were arrested at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge when they were found with drugs and weapons in a mobile home they were driving there from Canada, state police said. Benjamin T. Boynton [believed to be a member of the band's road crew — Ed.], ...

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DON ARDEN's Autobiography To Be Published In April

Don Arden's much-anticipated autobiography, "Mr. Big", has been pushed back to an April 2004 publication date via Robson Books. Arden, one of the earliest and most notorious managers of the rock 'n' roll era and father of Sharon Osbourne, wife/manager of former BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne, was frequently accused of violent, bullying tactics by ...

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LEAVES' EYES Name Debut CD

LEAVES' EYES, the new band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY (who are fronted by Liv's husband Alexander Krull), have set "Lovelorn" as the title for their debut album, tentatively due on May 24, 2004 through Austria's Napalm Records. The music of LEAVES' EYES is "based on ...

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KREATOR, EXODUS Confirmed For 'Get Thrashed' Documentary

KREATOR and EXODUS are the latest bands confirmed to appear in "Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene. As previously reported, METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, VOIVOD, DISTURBED, SLIPKNOT, KITTIE, DEATH ANGEL and MESHUGGAH are among the other bands covered in ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Enter Studio In Early November

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will enter the studio around November 6 to begin recording their new album, tentatively due late spring/early summer through Republic/Universal Records. Production duties will once again be handled by Jacob Hellner, who worked with the group on 2001's "Mutter". No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, RAMMSTEIN ...

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TOMMY LEE Gets 'Punk'd' By BACKSTREET BOYS Singer

A one-minute, 21-second preview of the second season of MTV's "Punk'd", featuring brief footage of former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee getting "punk'd" by BACKSTREET BOYS singer Nick Carter, has been posted online at this location (.zip file, size: 2.5 MB). The second season of "Punk'd", hosted by Ashton Kutcher, premieres this Sunday ...

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