VOIVOD Added To OZZFEST 2003!

Long-running Canadian metallers VOIVOD — who currently feature in their ranks former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted — have secured a slot on the second stage at this year's Ozzfest. An official press release is expected shortly. VOIVOD's self-titled CD is due on March through Newsted's Chophouse label in association with Surfdog Records. A month-long headlining ...

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SPIRITU, DOZER Added To SPIRITUAL BEGGARS/CLUTCH Tour

SPIRITU and DOZER have been added to the European leg of the "Monstergroove 2003" tour, featuring SPIRITUAL BEGGARS and CLUTCH. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 25 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Mar. 26 - Groningen, NETH @ Vera Mar. 27 - Lyon, FRA @ Ninkasi Kao Mar. 28 - Vevey, SWI @ Rocking Chair ...

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STEREOMUD To Play Free Show In Atlanta

New York-based STEREOMUD, who feature in their ranks former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, will perform a free show at Ten High (Dark Horse) in Atlanta, Georgia on March 4. The group's sophomore full-length effort, "Every Given Moment", is due on April 1 through Loud/Columbia Records. "Every Given Moment" was produced by ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Added To Britain's DOWNLOAD Festival

AUDIOSLAVE are the latest act to have been confirmed for the U.K.'s Download Festival, set to take place May 31-June 1 at Donington Park. Other acts set to appear at the event include IRON MAIDEN, MARILYN MANSON, LIMP BIZKIT and the DEFTONES. Download Festival will highlight the best rock talent in the world today with ...

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CELTIC FROST's FISCHER Speaks Out On SANCTUARY, Upcoming CD

Reunited Swiss avant-garde metallers CELTIC FROST are continuing work on their long-awaited comeback CD, tentatively titled "Probe". The group, who have yet to sign a label deal for the new effort, are self-financing much of the recordings, which are tentatively set to surface later this year. Among the working titles that are expected to appear ...

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GLENN DANZIG To Reunite With THE MISFITS For Summer Tour?

Glenn Danzig is in talks with his former band MISFITS to embark on a reunion tour this summer, reliable sources have informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although no official announcement has yet been made, it is understood that several European promoters and festival organizers have been approached about booking the group, which hasn't performed with in its original ...

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VICTORY Reform, Plan Comeback CD

Germany's VICTORY have reunited to record a new album. VICTORY 2003 consist of the original line-up featuring Charlie Huhn (vocals), Fritz Randow (drums), Herman Frank (guitars), Tommy Newton (guitars) and Peter Knorn (bass). The band will enter Tommy Newton's Area 51 studio in early summer to record their comeback album, due in late 2003 through ...

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ALTARIA Set European Release Date For 'Invitation'

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, have set an April 28 European release date through AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven Records for their debut album, "Invitation". The CD, which was mixed at Helsinki's Sonic Pump studios by Nino Laurenne, will contain the following track listing: 01. Ravenwing 02. Innocent 03. ...

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