VOIVOD To Open For OZZY OSBOURNE In Europe

Veteran Montreal-based metallers VOIVOD, featuring former METALLICA and current OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Jason "Jasonic" Newsted, have been confirmed as the opening act on OSBOURNE's upcoming European tour, scheduled to kick off on September 9 in Rotterdam, Holland. VOIVOD will fill the slot originally occupied by GODSMACK, who pulled out of the tour in early July ...

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EXODUS Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have officially signed with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's much-anticipated comeback CD, "Tempo Of The Damned", was recorded at Prairie Sun and Tsunami studios in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY) and is scheduled for release on February 2, 2004 — the two-year ...

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GOD FORBID Finish Recording New Album

New Jersey quintet GOD FORBID have completed the recording process for their highly anticipated third full-length album. The new offering, "Gone Forever", was recorded at Trax East Studios by Eric Rachel (ATREYU, A LIFE ONCE LOST) and is currently set for an early 2004 release through Century Media Records. The album will be mastered by ...

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Unsigned Heavy Metal Band Sent To Play For American Troops In Middle East

Will Jordan of NashvilleCityPaper.com reports that on May 8, unsigned heavy metal band GENEVA became the first artists the Department of Defense and Armed Forces Entertainment sent to play for American troops in the Middle East since Operation Iraqi Freedom began, according to the band. "The Gallatin-based, leather-wearing 'hair band,' comprised of Geneva Keene (lead ...

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STAIND, SEVENDUST, LO-PRO: First Tour Dates Announced

The first four dates of SEVENDUST's upcoming tour with STAIND and LO-PRO have been announced. They are as follows: Sep. 27 - Camden, NJ - Tweeter Center Sep. 30 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom Oct. 05 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Oct. 07 - Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle As previously reported, ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Embark On Headlining Tour

MARILYN MANSON will embark on a headlining U.S. tour starting October 10 in Los Angeles. The 15-date run, which will include a mix of theaters and auditoriums, is scheduled to conclude on November 1 in New Orleans. MARILYN MANSON will be touring in support of his latest release, "The Golden Age of the Grotesque", which ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Debut To Surface In February

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), are in the process of mixing their debut album with producer Steve Thompson (KORN, METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES) for a tentative February 2004 release. ...

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MACHINE HEAD Finalize Track Listing For 'Through The Ashes Of Empires'

MACHINE HEAD have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Through The Ashes Of Empires", tentatively set for an October 13 European release through Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Supercharger" will include the following cuts (final sequence): 01. Imperium 02. Bite The Bullet 03. Left Unfinished 04. Elegy 05. In The Presence Of ...

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