Religious Police Call Time On Malaysian Punks And Skins

BruneiDirect.com is reporting that the Islamic department in the capital of the Malaysian state of Kelantan has launched a campaign to rid the area of punk and skinhead culture after deciding they are un-Islamic. Teenagers who sport Mohican haircuts may find themselves confronted with a pair of clippers and verses from the Koran. During a ...

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KORN Tour Sponsored By Adult-Film Company

Jill Kelly Productions, Inc., a leading international provider of high-quality adult entertainment content for a wide range of media platforms, is sponsoring KORN's current tour. The merging of mainstream rock 'n' roll and adult entertainment is an example of "JKP's innovation and cross-over promotion strategy," according to an official press release. Click here ...

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HASTE To Hit The Road In Support Of 'The Mercury Lift'

Birmingham, Alabama sextet HASTE will embark on their first national U.S. in support of their third release, "The Mercury Lift", on September 11 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The group will tour alongside AS I LAY DYING and STILL BREATHING with additional support from BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, BLEEDING THROUGH, SILVERSTEIN and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER ...

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DAYS OF THE NEW Frontman Lines Up Solo Dates

DAYS OF THE NEW frontman Travis Meeks has lined up a host of solo gigs during the fall. All shows will feature Meeks performing solo in an acoustic setting. Tentative dates so far are as follows: Sep. 13 - Birmingham, AL @ TBA Sep. 20 - Rockford, IL @ TBA Sep. 24 - Flint, MI ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH VIP Ticket Packages: Are They Worth It?

Gemma Tarlach of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that "in the emerging world of VIP concert tickets, four-digit price tags are not uncommon for packages that can include front row seats, a photo op with the band and even an autographed guitar. Like Internet pre-sales and dues-charging fan clubs, pricey concert packages are a new ...

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Review: OZZFEST 2003 Is A Magnet For Metalheads

Rebecca Dana of the Washington Post reports that "to be a second-stage act, which is to say not a headliner, at Ozzfest 2003 — the darkest, loudest and most heavily metallic touring show on Earth — is unequivocally lovely on a sunny summer day. It is to be 27 years old with a spike in ...

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DIRT Announce New Singer

Houston, Texas-based DIRT have announced the addition of vocalist Angela Domain to the group's ranks. The band are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2002's "From Dirt We Come", tentatively due in the spring through an as-yet-undetermined label. "This album has a bigger, more defined feeling," said DIRT bassist Rick Wiggins. "We ...

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ELENIUM Set Release Date For Full-Length Debut

Finnish "progressive death" metallers ELENIUM have set a November 10 release date through England's Rage Of Achilles Records for their full-length debut, "For Giving - For Getting". The CD was recorded in July at Sonic Pump studios and will be mastered on August 28 at Finnvox studios by Mika Jussila. The complete track listing for ...

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WIZARD Added To GRAVE DIGGER/SYMPHORCE Tour

Germany's WIZARD have been added to the forthcoming GRAVE DIGGER/SYMPHORCE European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on January 6 in Osnabrück, Germany. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 06 - Osnabrück, GER - Hyde Park Jan. 07 - Andernach, GER - Live Club Jan. 08 - Pratteln, SWI - Z7 Jan. 09 - ...

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