PUMPJACK, SINNOCENCE, LORD SLUGG Confirmed For SLUG FEST 2004

PUMPJACK, the Texan band featuring vocalist Thurber T. Mingus of PANTERA offshoot group GASOLINE, will be headlining the Slug Fest 2004 on Saturday, April 17 at Lone Star Country Club in Coppell, TX. A total of 14 bands will be performing at the all-day event, including SINNOCENCE, LORD SLUGG, BENEATH THE BLACK SKY and AS ...

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Norwegian Black Metal Photo Exhibition To Be Held In April

Photographer Peter Beste has scheduled three exhibitions of his "Norwegian Black Metal" photographs in April. One will be held at the Horse Hospital in London, while the other two will be taking place in conjunction with the Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway (one at the Rockefeller Center, and one at Elm Street Pub). The dates ...

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GURD To Part Ways With Guitarist SPRING

Switzerland's GURD, the band formed out of the ashes of the power-thrash metal legends POLTERGEIST, will be parting ways with guitarist Spring at the end of the year. Spring's official statement on the matter is as follows: "After five years, two studio albums and countless concerts, I have decided to leave GURD at the end ...

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ELVENKING: New Sound Clip Available For Download

A brand-new ELVENKING sound clip has been uploaded at the group's official web site. Check out the track "Jigsaw Puzzle" at this location. "Jigsaw Puzzle" comes off the Italian "pagan metal" act's upcoming album, "Wyrd", due on April 19 through Germany's AFM Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Heathenreel", "Wyrd" was recorded in three ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, have announced more dates as part of their upcoming U.S. tour. Support at all shows will come will come from ZEKE, with DEICIDE added to the bill from April 6 onwards. The trek is shaping up as follows: Mar. 26 – Tallahassee, FL ...

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RIOT Announce Headlining Show In Dallas

Veteran hard rock band RIOT will be performing a headlining show at Club Clearview (web site) in Deep Ellum, Texas on April 30. For more information, call (214) 939-0077. "The band is trying to play as many shows as they can to build up as many venues as possible so they can play ...

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BESEECH: Live Video Posted Online

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have uploaded a live video of the track "Bitch" at their official web site. Check it out at this location (Windows Media, 13 MB). The "Bitch" live clip was recorded on February 27 at the group's "Drama" release party in Borås, Sweden. BESEECH's fourth full-length album, "Drama" was ...

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KORN, THE RASMUS Confirmed For Spain's FESTIMAD 2004

KORN and THE RASMUS are among the bands confirmed to appear at Festimad 2004, a two-day festival scheduled to take place May 28-29 at Parque "El Soto" in Madrid, Spain. Other acts set to appear at the event include JET, PATTI SMITH, PIXIES, THE DATSUNS and TOKYO SEX DESTRUCTION. More bands will be confirmed soon. ...

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