IRON MAIDEN's 'Rainmaker' Enters U.K. Chart At No. 13

IRON MAIDEN's "Rainmaker" has entered Britain's singles chart at No. 13. Meanwhile, LIMP BIZKIT's cover of THE WHO classic "Behind Blue Eyes" has debuted at No. 18 on the same chart. "Rainmaker", written by guitarist Dave Murray, bassist Steve Harris and vocalist Bruce Dickinson, comes off IRON MAIDEN's latest album "Dance Of Death", which has ...

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FIREBIRD To Support MONSTER MAGNET In London

Britain's FIREBIRD, the band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have lined up the following dates during December: Dec. 05 - Station Road, High Wycombe, UK @ The Irish Center Dec. 07 - Charing Cross Road, London, UK @ Astoria (w/ MONSTER MAGNET) FIREBIRD's latest album, "No. 3", was released in June through ...

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CRUACHAN, BALANCE OF POWER Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

CRUACHAN, BALANCE OF POWER, FOURWAYKILL, INFOBIA and WHITE BUFFALO are the latest acts confirmed for next year's installment of the Bloodstock Festival, set to take place September 3-4, 2004 at The Assembly Rooms in Derby, England. As previously reported, Austria's EDENBRIDGE are also scheduled to perform at the event, which will feature a total of ...

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VIRGIN STEELE To Play Special Benefit Gig

VIRGIN STEELE'S David DeFeis (vocals), Edward Pursino (guitar) and Josh Block (bass) will team up with former EXORCIST drummer Geoff Fontaine to perform a gig of "strange and beautiful" cover tunes on December 13 at The Village Pub South (198 Broadway) in Amityville, New York. This concert is a benefit for the South Shore Music ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Announce New Jersey In-Store Appearance

Reunited New York metallers LIFE OF AGONY will be making an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl on Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. Vintage Vinyl is located at 51 Lafayette Rd. Fords, NJ 08863. Tel. #: (732) 225-7717. LIFE OF AGONY are currently preparing for their upcoming U.S. tour, which will kick off in early ...

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METALLICA To Play Helsinki Stadium In May

According to the Finnish daily newspaper Aamulehti, METALLICA will perform at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki on May 27, 2004. As previously reported, METALLICA are scheduled to headline the Aerodrome festival in Austria on June 11. In addition, METALLICA will play a massive show in Gothenburg, Sweden as part of their spring 2004 European tour. ...

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Former DEFIANCE Guitarist To Re-Launch SORRY

Guitarist Jim Adams, formerly of the San Francisco Bay Area thrashers DEFIANCE, is looking to restart his project band SORRY. The group has in the past had guest appearances by Steve Chinn of FANG, John of FLIPPER and Mitch Mayes of DEFIANCE. The project will begin recording songs and looking for gigs at a later ...

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THANATOS Complete Work On New Album

Veteran Dutch death metallers THANATOS have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Undead. Unholy. Divine", due in late February release through Black Lotus Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Angelic Encounters", which contains a guest appearance on backing vocals by Ashmedi (MELECHESH) and Ed Warby (STAR ONE, AYREON, ex-GOREFEST), was recorded at Excess studios in ...

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