KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Confirmed For Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The full list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: SLAYER SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD DOWN HATEBREED ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE ...

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SLAYER Guitarist Reveals His Favorite New Band

In this month's issue of Guitar World magazine, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King offered this ringing endorsement of his "favorite new band," Cleveland's CHIMAIRA: "They are my favorite new band, they're entertaining, which a lot of bands aren't. To me there's more than just standing on stage and playing your instrument. That's boring — you've gotta ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: New Track To Surface On HOT TOPIC Sampler

A brand new STRAPPING YOUNG LAD song, "Devour", will be included on a Century Media/Nuclear Blast compilation sampler CD, to be made available only through Hot Topic stores in the U.S. before Christmas. This will be the fans' first chance to hear the material from SYL's upcoming third full-length CD, which is not expected to ...

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DARK ANGEL Destroy Santa Ana With Unannounced Set

As widely anticipated, DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and guitarist Eric Meyer joined drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez and bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) at the conclusion of DREAMS OF DAMNATION's opening set (featuring Durkin) at Monday night's KREATOR/DESTRUCTION gig at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California and tore into "Burning Of Sodom", ...

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KILL II THIS Complete Work On New Album

Britain's KILL II THIS have completed work on their new album, Mass.[Down.]-Sin.(Drone), due in early 2003 through an as-yet-undetermined label (following the group's split with Visible Noise Records last year). The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. The Truth...And Other Lies 02. Frame By Frame 03. The Universe In A Nutshell ...

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JAMES MURPHY Speaks Out On Passing Of Former DEATH Bandmate

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is presently receiving treatment for a brain tumor with which he was diagnosed last year, recently spoke to Bloodcifery.com about the passing of DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner and his memories from the time they spent playing together. "When I remember Chuck I always think of the good time, the ...

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