ROB ZOMBIE Drummer To Play With TESTAMENT On West Coast Tour

ROB ZOMBIE drummer Johnny Tempesta has been tapped by TESTAMENT to fill in for the group's upcoming West Coast mini-tour after regular drummer Jon Allen (SADUS) was forced to bow out of the trek due to an undisclosed "family emergency." Tempesta will reportedly begin rehearsing with the group on Monday, Dec. 16 — less than ...

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BIOHAZARD Confirmed For STILLBORN FEST

BIOHAZARD have been confirmed as direct support to HATEBREED at the New York City and Philadelphia stops on the Stillborn Fest mini-tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 26 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom Dec. 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory Also scheduled to appear at the New York show are E-TOWN ...

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RUNEMAGICK Set Release Date For 'Darkness Death Doom'

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have set Mar. 16, 2003 as the release date through Aftermath Music for their next full-length effort, titled "Darkness Death Doom". The album, which is currently being recorded at the band's own Magick Sound Studio, will be available in three different formats: limited double CD, limited digi-CD, and regular ...

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ROSTOK VAMPIRES To Release New CD

Reunited '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, are working on new material to be released next year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The group's next show will take place in January in Dortmund, Germany. ...

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RICK MYTHIASIN: 'STEEL PROPHET's Songwriting Was Boring'

Vocalist Rick Mythiasin has spoken out about his decision to leave STEEL PROPHET and concentrate completely on his German/American band TARAXACUM. In an interview posted on the TARAXACUM web site, Mythiasin revealed his reasons for exiting his previous band on the eve of the release of their latest CD, "Unseen". "To make a long story ...

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Promoter: Rest Of GUNS N' ROSES Tour Officially Cancelled!

GUNS N' ROSES' North American tour has been officially canceled, concert promoter Clear Channel Entertainment confirmed Wednesday evening. "The remainder of the GUNS N' ROSES concert dates promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment have been canceled," read a brief statement to the press. "Refunds will be available at point of purchase. Clear Channel Entertainment takes pride ...

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CENTINEX To Re-Release Back Catalog

Sweden's CENTINEX spent a day at Black Lounge Studios in early December editing and digitally mastering their back catalog, planned for re-release by Candlelight Records in 2003. Each CD will include bonus material previously unavailable and new artwork. Of special interest are the band's remakes of KREATOR's "Ripping Corpse" and DEATH's "Mutilation", the latter of ...

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WITHERING SURFACE Pursue Side Projects

Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE are spending the down time during the songwriting process for their next album by actively pursuing side projects. Guitarist Jacob Krogholt and drummer Nikolaj Borg have teamed up with Jakob Albrechtslund to form THE SOUTHERN BONDAGE CORP., a "hard punky redneck blues" act that has just finished recording a promo CD ...

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