DOWN Drop Off Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

DOWN are the latest act to have cancelled their participation in Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. No reason was given for the cancellation. The complete schedule for the event now looks as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ...

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VOIVOD Hit MTV News!

While in New York City last week mastering "The Multiverse", VOIVOD sat down with Iann Robinson from MTV to film interview footage for a news segment about former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted's involvement with the group. Scheduled air times for the segment are as follows (all times PST): MTV Thursday, Dec. 12: 3:50 a.m., 6:50 ...

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BIOHAZARD Frontman Embroiled In Porn Controversy

BIOHAZARD frontman Evan Seinfeld is embroiled in controversy over his fiancée Tera Petrick's apparent decision to discontinue making porn movies for Digital Playground — the adult film production company that she signed a five-year contract with in January following the expiration of a previous two-year agreement with the same firm. According to a posting on ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Checks Back Into Hospital

Sharon Osbourne checked back into the hospital last Friday, according to US magazine's "Hot Stuff" column. Osbourne, who is battling colon cancer, was reportedly suffering from exhaustion due to her hectic schedule. Despite the minor setback, she and Ozzy are still planning to renew their wedding vows on New Year's Eve. Even Sharon's doctors and ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Drummer To Play With TESTAMENT On West Coast Tour

ROB ZOMBIE drummer Johnny Tempesta has been tapped by TESTAMENT to fill in for the group's upcoming West Coast mini-tour after regular drummer Jon Allen (SADUS) was forced to bow out of the trek due to an undisclosed "family emergency." Tempesta will reportedly begin rehearsing with the group on Monday, Dec. 16 — less than ...

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BIOHAZARD Confirmed For STILLBORN FEST

BIOHAZARD have been confirmed as direct support to HATEBREED at the New York City and Philadelphia stops on the Stillborn Fest mini-tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 26 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom Dec. 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory Also scheduled to appear at the New York show are E-TOWN ...

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RUNEMAGICK Set Release Date For 'Darkness Death Doom'

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have set Mar. 16, 2003 as the release date through Aftermath Music for their next full-length effort, titled "Darkness Death Doom". The album, which is currently being recorded at the band's own Magick Sound Studio, will be available in three different formats: limited double CD, limited digi-CD, and regular ...

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ROSTOK VAMPIRES To Release New CD

Reunited '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, are working on new material to be released next year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The group's next show will take place in January in Dortmund, Germany. ...

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