MEDICATION 'On Hold', Band Deny Breakup Rumors

MEDICATION, the Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have been officially put on hold as the various members of the group pursue other projects. "MEDICATION has not toured since Aug. 4 and I ...

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DEICIDE Drummer: New Album Will Be 'Vicious And Brutal'

DEICIDE drummer Steve Asheim has issued the following update on the band's current and upcoming activities: "Greetings DEICIDE fans. News from the bowels of the DEICIDE camp: Work proceeds on the new material and fans should expect a vicious and brutal release from the band sometime this summer. The new disc will contain brand new ...

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NIGHTWISH, LORDI, THE 69 EYES Get Nominated For Finnish GRAMMY!

NIGHTWISH, LORDI and THE 69 EYES are among the artists nominated at the Finnish Grammy equivalent, EMMA, set to be broadcast live via Finnish TV2 on March 8. NIGHTWISH were nominated in three categories (Best Band, Best Hard Rock/Metal Album, Best Finnish Artist), as were LORDI (Newcomer Of The Year, Metal Album Of The Year, ...

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LINKIN PARK To Tour With JURASSIC 5, MUDVAYNE

LINKIN PARK have tapped JURASSIC 5 and MUDVAYNE to support them on the 2003 installment of the group's Projekt Revolution U.S. tour. The trek, which is set to kick off in April, will include other, as-yet-undetermined opening acts. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. This is the second year LINKIN PARK have gone ...

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LAMB OF GOD Prepare To Master New CD

LAMB OF GOD will master their new album, "As The Palaces Burn", next week at Marcessun Studios in Los Angeles for a May 6 release through Prosthetic Records. The much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "New American Gospel" was recorded at Richmond, Virginia's Montana studios with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). In other news, the band ...

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JAMES MURPHY Keeps Spirits Up, Needs Your Help

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001, has issued the following update on his condition and current/upcoming activities: "I have been doing good, playing a lot. And staying busy helping a friend's band in NY... I may even do ...

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THE HAUNTED: More European Dates Announced

Swedish high-energy thrashers THE HAUNTED have announced a host of European dates in April/May. The details are as follows: Apr. 02 - The Baroeg - Rotterdam, NETH Apr. 03 - Vera - Groningen, NETH Apr. 04 - Biebob - Vosselar, BEL Apr. 05 - Afterclub - Nancy/Amnev, FRA Apr. 06 - Koslow - Bordeaux, FRA ...

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