JUDAS PRIEST Representative: SANCTUARY Have No Say In Management Of Band

JUDAS PRIEST Management Coordinator Jayne Andrews has dismissed the suggestions that Sanctuary Group's recent acquisition of Trinifold Group — which handles PRIEST — will significantly impact the group's future activities. "Some of you will have read about The Sanctuary Group acquiring Trinifold Management," Andrews said. "This is correct, but does not make any difference to ...

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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS: Why I Cancelled U.S. Tour

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless recently gave the following explanation via the group's official web site for the cancellation of their US tour: "With the recent cancellation of our U.S. Tour I'm sure that there will be some out there that are going to be disappointed. I thought long and hard before this decision was made ...

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VOIVOD Still Part Of NILE U.S. Tour: Booking Agent

The booking agent in charge of the forthcoming NILE tour of North America has rejected as "incorrect" the reports of VOIVOD's non-participation in the trek. The tour, originally announced as a five-band package also featuring NAPALM DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE BERZERER, was set to include VOIVOD in the middle slot, with a dozen ...

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MACHINE HEAD Set Tentative Track Listing For Live Album

MACHINE HEAD's as-yet-untitled live album is tentatively scheduled to be mixed by Colin Richardson in November at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England for a January/February release through Roadrunner Records. The album, which was originally set to contain material recorded solely at the band's December 8th, 2001 show at the Brixton Academy in London, England, will ...

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SLIPKNOT Final DVD Cover Posted Online

Seems that the projected cover artwork for SLIPKNOT's forthcoming DVD, Disasterpieces, has changed since it was last posted via the Australian web site Metal Shop a few days ago. The new/final cover artwork can be viewed at this location. As previously reported, Disasterpieces was recorded in February in front of 12,000 SLIPKNOT fans ...

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MORBID ANGEL, DARK ANGEL Among Acts Rumored To Co-Headline NO MERCY 2003 Festivals

MORBID ANGEL and DARK ANGEL are among the acts rumored to fill the co-headlining slot on the forthcoming No Mercy/Easter Festivals 2003 European tour, which is set to include appearances by TESTAMENT, MARDUK, PRO-PAIN, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, GRAVEWORM, CALLENISH CIRCLE and ARKHON INFAUSTUS. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. ...

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