ASSASSIN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

ASSASSIN, the reunited German thrash act that released a couple of promising albums in the late '80s via the SPV label (1987's "The Upcoming Terror" and 1988's "Interstellar Experience"), have been officially confirmed to appear at next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, ...

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MAX CAVALERA: 'Spoken Word' Appearance Posted Online

A recording of former SEPULTURA and current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera's "spoken word" appearance at this year's Crossing Border festival can be heard online in streaming audio at this location. Crossing Border, dubbed "the largest spoken/word festival in combination with music, literature and film in Europe," took place on Saturday, Nov. 9 at ...

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CRISIS Resurrected!

CRISIS, the formerly New York City-based group which up until recently performed and recorded in Los Angeles under the name SKULLSICK NATION, has reformed. No further information is available at this time. ...

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HALFORD Guitarist Builds PAIN MUSEUM, Plans Debut Album in 2003

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak has announced the formation of PAIN MUSEUM, a new powerhouse metal band featuring vocalist Tim Clayborne, current HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek and long time Metal Mike collaborator Steve Booke on bass. The band will tour and record around the HALFORD schedule. PAIN MUSEUM's debut CD will build ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH To Sell More Paintings

Several paintings from the private collection of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich will be auctioned off by Christie's in Amsterdam on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Ulrich, who pocketed nearly $20 million from previous Christie's auctions in London and New York, will be offering "a fine group of works by Karel Appel, Asger Jorn, Egill Jacobsen and Mogens ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist Teams Up With AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Members In New Project

SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray has teamed up with AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE vocalist Martin Cock and guitarist/bassist/programmer Chad Hanks in a new band tentatively dubbed F.O.R. The group, who will make their live debut at the 93X Nutcrackers Ball at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Dec. 20 (alongside DISTURBED, STONE SOUR and STEREOMUD), recently ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Drummer To Guest On New HELLOWEEN CD

Veteran German power metallers HELLOWEEN are utilizing the services of MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee during the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled new album after regular skinsman Mark Cross (ex-METALIUM) was struck "by the malicious (EBV) Epstein-Barr virus also known as Mononucleosis" this past September, according to the band's official web site. "[Mark will] need at ...

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