Online Metal Community ULTIMATEMETAL.COM Acquired By METALAGES.COM

UltimateMetal.com, a popular online community for fans of heavy metal music, has officially been acquired by MetalAges.com. The following is an official statement on the matter by UltimateMetal.com head honcho Mark Bridgeman: "On May 22, 2004, myself and Deron Blevins of MetalAges.com finalized details of the acquisition of UltimateMetal.com in its entirety by MetalAges.com. "I ...

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Report: Dozens Hospitalized After Alternative Rock Concert

The Associated Press is reporting that nearly 50 people were sent to area hospitals, and more than 200 others were treated for heat exhaustion Saturday (May 22) at a Washington D.C. concert that included performances by PAPA ROACH and THE OFFSPRING. The daylong HFStival, sponsored by local alternative rock radio station WHFS-FM, featured acts performing ...

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METALLICA: LARS ULRICH Biography To Be Published In Denmark

A new biography book about METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich is being published in Denmark on June 1. Written by renowned Danish rock journalist Jens Jam Rasmussen, the book is largely based on a collection of interviews with Lars focusing on his life growing up in Denmark and moving to America to form METALLICA. At the ...

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SLAYER To Headline Fall 2004 Installment Of JÄGERMEISTER MUSIC TOUR

SLAYER will be headlining the fall 2004 installment of the Jägermeister Music Tour, according to Billboard magazine. No further information is currently available. SLAYER are currently in the studio recording their first album with the original lineup since 1990's "Seasons In the Abyss". A late 2004 release through American Recordings is expected. The band will ...

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VIRGIN STEELE: Summer Festival Appearances Planned

VIRGIN STEELE frontman David DeFeis recently spoke to Germany's Dragonight web site about the band's current activities and the status of his "Lilith" project. "We are currently preparing for a few Italian open air summer festival shows, where we will be performing very long sets," David said. "Most likely they will be between two hours ...

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MANNHAI Confirmed For Finland's ILOSAARIROCK 2004 Festival

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, who feature in their ranks former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have been confirmed for the Ilosaarirock 2004 festival, a three-day event set to take place July 16-18 in Joensuu, Finland. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include CRADLE OF FILTH, SENTENCED, THE 69 EYES, ...

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Report: SLIPKNOT's JÄGERMEISTER MUSIC TOUR Did 90 Percent Business

SLIPKNOT's Jägermeister Music Tour with FEAR FACTORY and CHIMAIRA did 90% business at venues ranging from 1,500- to 6,000-seat capacities, according to Billboard magazine. The tour wrapped May 14 at Memorial Hall in Sacramento, Calif. "This was the biggest, best-ever Jäger tour, and it's still building momentum," said Rich Levy, VP of booking, national sales ...

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