DERIDE Announce Norwegian Gig

Norway's DERIDE, featuring vocalist Frediablo (NECROPHAGIA, GORELORD), will perform at Garage in Bergen on Nov. 30. DERIDE's sophomore effort, "First Round Knockout", was released on Oct. 15 through The Music Cartel. ...

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Former SINISTER/HOUWITSER Frontman Resurfaces In DEATH SQUAD

Former SINISTER/HOUWITSER frontman Mike van Mastrigt has teamed up with ex-RADIATHOR guitarist Walter Tjwa, drummer Michel, and guitarist J.G. in a brand new group called DEATH SQUAD. Featuring a "fast and aggressive" sound based in the late '80s thrash scene, DEATH SQUAD have completed work on a mini-CD and are currently shopping around for a ...

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SLIPKNOT DJ To Accompany MARZ On 'Pop Sux' Tour

SLIPKNOT DJ Sid (#0) will be handling turntable duties for MARZ during their upcoming stint on the "Pop Sux" tour. The band, whose forthcoming Elementree/Geffen Records debut was produced by Jonathan Davis of KORN, will be supporting KORN and TRUSTcompany at all dates between Nov. 24 and Dec. 12. Confirmed shows are as follows: Nov. ...

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SAXON To Issue DVD

SAXON will be issuing a DVD, entitled "The Saxon Chronicles", on Jan. 27, 2003 through the SPV label. More information on the DVD's contents is expected to be announced shortly. ...

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SHAPE OF DESPAIR Announce New Bassist

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SHAPE OF DESPAIR have announced the addition of bassist Sami Uusitalo to the group's lineup. The band are expected to enter the studio early next year to record their third album, due in late 2003 through Spinefarm Records. ...

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HALFORD, CHILDREN OF BODOM To Tour Japan

HALFORD will embark on a Japanese tour during February 2003. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 11 – Tokyo, JAP @ Shibuya Kokaido Feb. 13 - Fukuoka, JAP @ Zepp Feb. 14 - Osaka, JAP @ Nenkin Hall Feb. 15 - Tokyo, JAP @ Shibuya Kokaido Feb. 17 - Nagoya, JAP @ TBA Feb. 19 ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD, ULRICH Pay AEROSMITH A Backstage Visit

According to a report posted on AEROSMITH's official web site, "James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich of METALLICA came to the [AEROSMITH] show at the Shoreline Amphitheater [in San Francisco] and paid a visit to the guys in their dressing rooms before they went on. It was nice to see the two rock icons shooting the ...

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MINISTRY Bassist Launches Side Project

PINK ANVIL, the new project featuring MINISTRY bassist Paul Barker, have inked a deal with Mike Patton's Ipecac Records. The group's debut album is expected to surface early next year. PINK ANVIL will debut some of the material from the upcoming CD at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on Dec. 31 as ...

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VIO-LENCE To Record New Album In February

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE are tentatively due to enter the studio in February to begin recording their new album for a late spring/early summer release. The as-yet-untitled effort will likely surface through a new label entity formed by former EXODUS manager Toni Isabella and one-time Capitol Records A&R executive Rachel Matthews (who ...

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