GRADE 8 Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003!

New Jersey's GRADE 8 have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest. As previously reported, artists believed to have secured spots on the main stage include KORN, MARILYN MANSON, and DISTURBED. Also confirmed for the second stage are KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The complete lineup for the eighth installment ...

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HOOBASTANK Commence Work On Sophomore Album

HOOBASTANK are in Los Angeles writing material for their second album, due this summer on Island Records. The band plan to begin recording with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., SEPULTURA, LESS THAN JAKE) in early March. The album will be the follow-up to their million-selling 2001 debut, which spawned the hit singles "Crawling in the Dark" ...

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VANDERHOOF Set American Release Date For 'A Blur In Time'

VANDERHOOF, the band led by METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, have set May 20 as the North American release date for their sophomore full-length effort, "A Blur In Time". In other news, the band been hard at work at building a brand new recording studio. "We found the ideal building for it and have been ...

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ANKLA, 40 GRIT Team Up For West Coast Tour

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring guitarist Ramon Ortiz (PUYA), Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, and drummer Aaron Rossi (STRIFE, SHELTER, MEDICATION), will team up with San Francisco Bay Area metallers 40 GRIT for a host of West Coast dates during March. Also set to appear on the bill are I.R.A.T.E. Confirmed ...

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MARDUK: New MP3 Posted Online

Sweden's MARDUK have posted a full-length MP3 of the track "Night Of The Long Knives" at this location. "Night Of The Long Knives" comes off the group's forthcoming "World Funeral" CD, due in Europe on Feb. 24 through the group's own Blooddawn Productions. A U.S. release date has yet to be determined. A ...

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Ex-HELLOWEEN Drummer To Host Greek Seminar

Former HELLOWEEN/METALIUM drummer Mark Cross will host a "Drum Recording Seminar" at SAE (School Of Audio Engineering) in Athens, Greece on March 1-2. For more information, call +30 (210) 321-7661 or e-mail: [email protected] ...

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Finnish 'All-Star' Cover Band Announce Helsinki Gig

Finland's CRAZY TRAIN OF MIKA JÄRVINEN, a cover band composed of vocalist Mika Järvinen (FIVE FIFTEEN), guitarist Roope Latvala (SINERGY, ex-STONE), guitarist Jiri Jalkanen (ex-STONE), bassist Lauri Porra (SINERGY) and drummer Mika Karppinen (a.k.a. Gas Lipstick, H.I.M.), will be performing '80s metal classics at On The Rocks in Helsinki on Thursday, Feb. 20. ...

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36 CRAZYFISTS Postpone Dates

36 CRAZYFISTS have been forced to re-schedule these upcoming shows: Mar. 24 - Big Easy – Boise, ID Mar. 25 - The Warehouse – Bozeman, MT Mar. 26 - Cotton Club - Couer D Alene, ID Mar. 27 - Club Real Soda – Spokane, WA Mar. 29 - Club Broadway – Everett, WA The band ...

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Former SAIGON KICK Singer Resurfaces With Solo Debut

Former SAIGON KICK frontman Matt Kramer recently resurfaced after a lengthy silence with his first album as a solo artist, "War & Peas". He explained to Electricbasement.com what happened to his previous band. "Let's say I was getting ripped off. Yeah, they found me on the highway jacked up on blocks, stripped and burning...and broke. ...

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