RAUNCHY Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Denmark's RAUNCHY are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for this 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: CRADLE OF FILTH DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR ...

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FUELED II FIRE Complete Work On Demo

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have completed work on a four-song demo with producer/engineer Ben Vallejo (SPARTA, ILL NINO, PRO-PAIN). The currently-unsigned group have lined up the following dates in March: Mar. 06 - Clovis, NM @ TBA (w/ ...

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LINKIN PARK Finalize Track Listing For 'Meteora'

LINKIN PARK have finalized the track listing for their sophomore effort, "Meteora", due on March 25 through Warner Bros. Records. The track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Foreword (Intro) 02. Don't Stay 03. Somewhere I Belong 04. Lying From You 05. Hit The Floor 06. Easier To Run 07. Faint 08. Figure.09 ...

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BODY COUNT: New Album On The Way

BODY COUNT, the heavy rock band fronted by legendary rapper Ice-T, will be putting out a new album this year. In related news, Ice-T premiered his new clothing line, Ice-Wear, Tuesday night in New York. ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE 2003 Festival

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE are the latest act to have been confirmed for Summer Breeze 2003 festival, scheduled to take place Aug. 21-23, 2003 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The following are the artists currently set to perform at the event (in alphabetical order): AGE OF IGNORANCE AMON AMARTH CALLENISH CIRCLE CHILDREN OF BODOM DARKSEED ...

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NECRONOMICON To Commence Work On New CD

Quebec-based death metallers NECRONOMICON will enter the studio on Feb. 1 to begin recording the follow-up to 1999's "Pharaoh of Gods", due later in the year. Entitled "The Sacred Medicines", the album will be recorded in the band's hometown region of the Saguenay, in North-Eastern Quebec and will be produced by NECRONOMICON guitarist/vocalist Rob "the ...

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ODIN To Reunite For One-Off Hollywood Show

Los Angeles metal legends ODIN have announced that they will be reuniting for a one-off show at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California on Feb. 08. The band feature the original lineup of Randy O., brothers Jeff and Shawn Duncan and Aaron Samson. The group, who were heavily featured in the movie "The Decline Of Western ...

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KURT COBAIN's Guitar To Be Auctioned Off

The guitar played by Kurt Cobain during NIRVANA's breakthrough "Nevermind" tour is to be auctioned, according to NME.com. The black Stratocaster was used throughout the band's now legendary 1991 world tour, and is expected to go for around £15,000 (approximately $24,000) when it goes under the hammer in London. Cobain's axe is expected to be ...

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