CAGE To Open For IRON MAIDEN, ARCH ENEMY

San Diego, California-based heavy metal band CAGE have been invited to open for IRON MAIDEN and ARCH ENEMY at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California on Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31. CAGE will play at the Sirius Satellite Radio Showcase Stage from 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The band's set will include ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE: New Soundclip Posted Online

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, have posted a soundclip of their new track "Silent Son" at this location. "Silent Son" comes off the group's recently completed five-song EP, which was recorded at Studio 13 with producer Jeremy Staska and mastered by Mike Fuller. The ...

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TEXTURES Announce New Singer

Dutch progressive metallers TEXTURES have announced the addition of vocalist Eric Kalsbeek (ex-BRAINSHAKE) to the group's ranks. Kalsbeek replaces Pieter Verpaalen, who left the band earlier this month due to "musical differences." TEXTURES recently inked a deal with France's Listenable Records. The group's self-produced debut CD, "Polars" — originally released through the group's own label ...

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SLAYER Named 'Best Band' By Readers Of REVOLVER Magazine

Veteran Los Angeles thrashers SLAYER have been voted "Best Band" by the readers of Revolver magazine. Revolver has committed to putting SLAYER on the cover of the May issue, out March 30. The band will apparently share the cover with Bam Margera of "Jackass" fame (Margera's MTV show "Viva La Bam" won for "Best TV ...

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BLUE MURDER To Tour Japan In April?

Guitarist John Sykes (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) will reportedly play a few dates in Japan as BLUE MURDER in April. It is not presently clear which musicians will make up the rest of Sykes' touring band. According to the Japanese promoter Creativeman, BLUE MURDER will play the following shows: Apr. 16 – Osaka, JPN ...

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SKID ROW Announce New Drummer

SKID ROW have announced the addition of drummer Tim DiDuro to the group's ranks. An Orlando, Florida native, DiDuro replaces Phil Varone, who abruptly left the band due to "personal reasons." Tim has signed on to play with the band for the first leg of SKID ROW's 2004 World Tour, which starts in Vernal, UT ...

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LULLACRY: 'Killer' New Album In The Works

Finland's LULLACRY have set "Killer" as the working title of their forthcoming album, tentatively due in January 2005. "We have made lots of new amazing songs and I must say they're heavier, faster & more hellish heavy rock than ever," stated main songwriter Sami Vauhkonen. "We'll make something like 20-30 songs and choose the best ...

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RELAPSE RECORDS Announces 'Contamination Tour 2004'

Relapse Records has announced plans for the "Contamination Tour 2004", a 14-city tour comprised completely of acts on the label's burgeoning roster. The two-week jaunt is the first of several planned 2004 Relapse label tours and begins March 12 in Salt Lake City, UT, running through March 28 in San Francisco, CA. The tour will ...

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THE GREAT DECEIVER Complete Work On New Video

THE GREAT DECEIVER, the Swedish band featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, have completed work on a video for the track "Lake of Sulphur" with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL, WITHIN TEMPTATION) of Revolver Film Company. The clip, which was shot in the Arizona dessert and at The ...

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