LAST CRACK To Reunite For Wisconsin's ATWOOD SUMMERFEST

Once-promising midwest hard rockers LAST CRACK will reunite for one show at the Atwood Summerfest on August 3rd in Madison, Wisconsin. Two stages featuring distinctly different styles of music, community vendors, food and plenty of Berghoff beer will be available at the event, all proceeds from which benefit the Atwood Community Center. Admission is free. ...

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NIGHTWISH Take South America By Storm

Finland's NIGHTWISH have reportedly taken South America by storm with their most recent tour, which included a sold-out gig in Chile on July 17th, a show in Buenos Aires, Argentina in front of 2,200 fans and a sold-out gig in São Paulo, Brazil with 6,700 people in attendance. NIGHTWISH's new album, Century Child, was released ...

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SEPULTURA Confirmed For Italy's SALENTO SUMMER FESTIVAL

SEPULTURA have been confirmed as the headliner for the Salento Summer Festival in Porto Cesareo, Italy on August 13th. Other acts set to perform at the event include BIOHAZARD and SHELTER. Immediately after playing the Salento Summer Festival, SEPULTURA will fly to the Czech Republic to appear at the Trutnov Festival on August 16th. ...

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NAPALM DEATH Cover SEPTIC DEATH During Recording Sessions For New CD

NAPALM DEATH have laid down cover versions of two tracks from the classic hardcore act SEPTIC DEATH (led by Pushead, who is better known for his METALLICA artwork) during the recording sessions for their forthcoming CD, tentatively entitled Order Of The Leech, at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England. According to bassist Shane Embury, "the tracks ...

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APARTMENT 26 Announce New Drummer

APARTMENT 26 have recruited drummer Brad Booker from the Jefferson City, Missouri-based act STIR. The group played their first show with the newest member at the Whisky in West Hollywood, California on June 26th as support to STONE SOUR (featuring Corey Taylor and Jim Root from SLIPKNOT), and "fun was had by all, which is, ...

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LYZANXIA To Issue "Mindcrimes" In October

French thrashers LYZANXIA will release their third full-length CD, entitled Mindcrimes, in Japan on October 2nd through King Records. This version will include two bonus tracks: "COG" and "Endless Sphere". A European release through Trepan Records is expected a short time later. As previously reported, Mindcrimes was recorded at Backstage Studio in Lyon with producers ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Takes Leave From OZZFEST To Be With Wife

OZZY OSBOURNE will leave his post as the headliner of his annual Ozzfest for three weeks to be with his wife Sharon as she battles cancer, according to MTV.com. Osbourne plans to leave the tour after Sunday's show in Atlanta to join his wife as she begins chemotherapy treatment. He hopes to return for the ...

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ELVENKING Confirmed For Hungary's PEPSI SZIGET 2002 Festival

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING have been confirmed for the Metal Hammer stage at the Pepsi Sziget 2002 festival in Budapest, Hungary on August 1st. The seven-day, multi stage festival drew 400,000 people in 2001 and is expected to achieve similar numbers this year. Other artists scheduled to perform at the event include GAMMA RAY, ...

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