GRADE 8 To Finish Out OZZFEST Tour

Looks like GRADE 8 will stick it out on this year's Ozzfest after all. Just one day after announcing the New Jersey group's withdrawal from the tour as a result of an unspecified "conflict" (rumored to be discontinued tour support from their record company), the Ozzfest web site has posted an update, stating that "GRADE ...

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MACHINE HEAD: 'Through The Ashes Of Empires' Track Listing Revealed!

MACHINE HEAD have set the tentative track listing for their forthcoming album, "Through The Ashes Of Empires", due in Europe on October 13 through Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Supercharger" will feature the following cuts (in no particular order): 01. Imperium 02. Bite The Bullet 03. Left Unfinished 04. Elegy 05. In The Presence ...

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KING DIAMOND/ENTOMBED: First Tour Dates Announced!

The first dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour featuring KING DIAMOND and ENTOMBED. The Metal Maniacs magazine-sponsored trek will kick off on October 18 in Los Angeles and will feature KING DIAMOND presenting one of their most elaborate stage performances to date. The veteran Danish metal combo will be touring in ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Drop Off SOILENT GREEN Tour

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have been forced to pull off the SOILENT GREEN tour due to "personal reasons". However, despite rumors to the contrary, the band have most definitely "not broken up," according to a spokesperson for the group's label, Metal Blade Records. THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER were added to the SOILENT GREEN tour as ...

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FALL TO GRACE Seek Full-Time Drummer

Los Angeles-based metal band FALL TO GRACE are seeking a full-time drummer to join the band. As previously reported, percussion duties in the group were originally handled by John Tempesta (ROB ZOMBIE, ex-TESTAMENT). Tempesta went on to record a three-song demo with FALL TO GRACE that featured production and mastering by Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, ...

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SYMPHORCE To Enter Studio In September

German power metallers SYMPHORCE, featuring BRAINSTORM frontman Andy B. Franck, will enter House Of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany in September with producer Achim Köhler (BRAINSTORM, PRIMAL FEAR) to record their new album, titled "Twice Second". "No more mistakes," commented Franck. "We've worked very hard for this new album, and it will surprise many out ...

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PITBULL DAYCARE Hard At Work On 'Unclean'

San Antonio, Texas-based PITBULL DAYCARE, featuring former NEUROTICA drummer Jason West, have entered A&M studios in Hollywood, California with producer Fred Coury (CINDERELLA) to record their new album, "Unclean", due in early 2004 through Cleopatra Records. "The basic tracks sound unbelievable and are starting to take shape!" reads a post on the band's web site. ...

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Review: OZZFEST 2003 Turns Into DRENCHFEST 2003

Josh McAuliffe of Scranton Times Tribune is reporting that In spite of less-than-stellar weather conditions, "a full house of frothing metalheads got a dose of pure headbanger bliss Tuesday night at Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain [in Scranton, Pennsylvania], where the 'Prince of (Bleeping) Darkness,' Ozzy Osbourne, triumphantly returned with his annual daylong festival of ...

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DOHENY Add Drummer

DOHENY, the Los Angeles-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have announced the addition of drummer Colin LaRocque to the group's ranks. Colin, a native of Toronto, Canada, has been an L.A. resident for awhile and has been drumming for many years. Says Sean ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Commence Work On Full-Length Debut

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN, who feature several members of FUNERIS NOCTURNUM, have entered Sam's Workshop with producer Sami Kokko to begin recording their debut album, due in November through Firebox Records. The as-yet-untitled effort will contain the following tracks: 01. Through Her Silvery Body 02. Deadly Nightshade 03. Out Of This Gloomy ...

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