SINNER Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Veteran German metallers SINNER are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE To Go Head-To-Head With QUEEN OF ENGLAND

Sharon Osbourne will go head-to-head with The Queen of England by delivering the alternative Christmas message to Britons on England's Channel 4, according to the channel's spokesperson Channel 4 said Osbourne's message — which, like the Queen's will be broadcast at 3 p.m. on Christmas Day — will be targeted to viewers "who crave more ...

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DROWNING POOL To Premiere 'Daredevil' Track On Dallas Station

The surviving members of DROWNING POOL will be at the studios of Dallas rock Station 97.1 The Eagle (KEGL) with Cindy Scull and Robert Miguel on Friday, Dec. 6 between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Central Time. They will discuss their future plans and will premiere "The Man Without Fear", their recently-recorded contribution to the ...

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SLAYER Drummer Lines Up PHILM Gigs

PHILM, the new project featuring SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, vocalist/guitarist Gerry Nestler, and bassist Juan Perez (both from L.A.'s CIVIL DEFIANCE), have lined up the following gigs during February: Feb. 20 – Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory Feb. 21 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory The band, who were previously known as SHRINE OF COIL, ...

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FU MANCHU Sign European Deal

FU MANCHU have inked a European deal with Steamhammer/SPV Records for the release of their upcoming double live CD, "Go For It - Live", due in early 2003. The live set was recorded on the U.S. and European legs of the "California Crossing" tour in 2002, and will include approximately 22 songs spanning the band's ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman To Re-Launch BELLADONNA

Former ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna is set to re-launch his BELLADONNA solo project and is believed to be completing work on material for the band's third release — the singer's first since 1998's "Spells Of Fear" (DeRock Records). Updates and music will be posted shortly via Belladonna's official web site at this location. ...

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BACKDRAFT Split With Singer, Seek Replacement

Sweden's BACKDRAFT, who are described as a bland of "the best of LYNYRD SKYNYRD, ALLMAN BROTHERS and ZZ TOP," have fired singer Jonas Åhlén (a.k.a. Reverend Soarthroat) as a result of the rest of the band's "dissatisfaction with his contributions to the songwriting process," according to the group's official web site. "The slow pace and ...

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