HELMET, CLUTCH, KITTIE Confirmed For LOCOBAZOOKA 2004

HELMET, CLUTCH, JOSH TODD, KITTIE, MONSTER MAGNET and TESLA are among the bands confirmed to appear at Locobazooka 2004, a two-day event set to take place September 25-26 at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport in Fitchburg, MA. Also scheduled to appear are BREAKING BENJAMIN, CROSSFADE, DROPBOX, EARSHOT, SALIVA, SHINEDOWN, TANTRIC and UPO. For more information, click ...

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POISON: 2002 Tour Rider Posted Online

The Smoking Gun, a web site that posts original documents on the Internet, has obtained POISON's backstage rider for their 2002 tour. The contract rider includes specifications on stage design, sound systems, lighting rigs, as well as an artist's wish list — from transportation and billing to dressing room accommodations and meals. A couple of ...

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Swedish Heavy Metal Band VIPERINE Sign With METAL RULES RECORDS

Metal Rules Records has signed the Swedish heavy metal band VIPERINE to an international deal. Founded in 2002, VIPERINE features ex-members of Lion Music recording artists WINTERLONG. The VIPERINE line-up consists of Hussni Mörsare (vocals), Payre Kankanranta (guitar), Erik Tornberg (bass), and Matt Buffalo (drums). Their debut CD of classic, bone-crushing, heavy power metal is ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Develop Animated Feature Based On 'El Superbeasto' Comic

Rob Zombie has teamed up with DPS Film Roman, an IDT Entertainment Company, to produce an animated feature based on his Spookshow International comic book "El Superbeasto". Anchor Bay Entertainment, also an IDT Entertainment company, will handle domestic video distribution. IDT Entertainment Sales will be responsible for international distribution. Zombie will serve as executive producer ...

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RUSH: Early ATLANTIC Albums To Be Reissued

Billboard.com is reporting that RUSH's first four albums for Atlantic Records have been remastered and will be re-released August 24 by the label. The titles include 1989's "Presto", 1991's "Roll the Bones", 1993's "Counterparts" and 1996's "Test for Echo", which have collectively sold more than 2.4 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen ...

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SUFFOCATION To Co-Host 'Headbanger's Ball'

Reunited New York death metallers SUFFOCATION will co-host this weekend's edition of "Headbangers Ball". "Headbangers Ball" airs Saturdays from 10-12 PM EST on MTV2. SUFFOCATIONs new video, for the song "Surgery of Impalement", was filmed at Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary and features the band performing in various locations in and around the prison's locale. "Surgery ...

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