HIRAX Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD 2003 Festival

Reunited California thrashers HIRAX are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists currently set to perform at Bang Your Head 2003 looks like this: TWISTED SISTER DIO THIN LIZZY HAMMERFALL U.D.O. SODOM OVERKILL ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Singer Auctions Off Rare Items

MY DYING BRIDE frontman Aaron Stainthorpe has gathered up a lot of rare MDB stuff he no longer wants to hold onto and is in the process of auctioning it off on Ebay. The money raised will be donated to an animal sanctuary in Yorkshire. Says Aaron, "I have been having a look through all ...

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DIO Set Release Date For Live DVD

DIO have set April 22 as the release date through Eagle Vision (a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment) for their live DVD, tentatively titled "Dio's Evil Or Divine". "Dio's Evil Or Divine" was recorded on Dec. 13, 2002 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City and was directed by Ken Botelho for Century Productions. ...

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BESEECH Part Ways With Guitarist

Swedish "gothic metal" act BESEECH have parted ways with longtime guitarist Klas Bohlin. According to the band, Klas "felt for a long time that he wanted to do something else music-wise. We all wish him good luck in the future and he still of course are a great friend to us in the band." BESEECH ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Name New CD, Put Away Space Suits

POWERMAN 5000 have set "Transform" as the title for their recently-completed new studio album, due on May 20 through Dreamworks Records. An as-yet-undisclosed first single is scheduled to hit radio sometime in March. According to frontman Spider One, the CD will contain 12 brand new tracks and will include no reworked material from the scrapped ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: Upcoming Dates Announced

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY have lined up the following dates during March/April: Mar. 13 – Orlando, FL @ Harley Davidson Bike Week Festival Mar. 14 - FL @ TBA Mar. 15 - FL @ TBA Apr. 03 – Las Vegas, NV @ Huntridge Theatre Apr. 04 – Tempe, AZ @ Bash on Ash Apr. 05 – ...

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MEMENTO: Video Posted Online

Australia's MEMENTO have posted the video for the track "Coming" at this location. "Coming" comes off the group's upcoming debut album, "Beginnings", due on Feb. 25 through Columbia Records. "Beginnings" was produced by Toby Wright (ALICE IN CHAINS, SOULFLY, TAPROOT) and mixed by Brendan O'Brien (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, KORN, PAPA ROACH). ...

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BUTTONHOOK Being Work On New Demo

Atlanta's BUTTONHOOK, the band featuring former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau and ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson, are in the process of recording a new four-song demo. The project will be produced by Mike and Roman, and engineered by Paul Dunaway. In other news, the band are lining up several shows in March. Confirmed dates ...

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TURBONEGRO To Issue 'Scandinavian Leather' In April

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — have set "Scandinavian Leather" as the title for their upcoming CD, due on April 28 through Sweden's Burning Heart Records. The cover art for the new album is going to be designed by Klaus Voormann, an artist and musician from Hamburg who received a Grammy ...

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