BLINDSIDE To Support DISTURBED In UK

Sweden's BLINDSIDE have been confirmed as support for DISTURBED on their upcoming UK tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 01 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy Dec. 02 – Manchester, UK @ the Academy Dec. 04 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands Dec. 05 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City ...

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SLAVES OF FREEDOM To Commence Work On Sophomore CD

South Louisiana's SLAVES OF FREEDOM will shortly enter the studio to record their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Double Wide In The Sky", for an early 2003 release. "Our direction has gotten a little more Southern and less thrashy, but it's still heavy, so none of our fans should be disappointed," stated bassist Jason Ogle. "We ...

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DEFTONES In Talks With SYSTEM OF A DOWN Manager

DEFTONES are in talks with SYSTEM OF A DOWN/TAPROOT manager David Benveniste about representing the group following their split with longtime manager Warren Entner last month, according to Hits Daily Double. Also in the running for the position are Arthur Spivak (TORI AMOS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, EVE 6), and Jim Guerinot (BECK, NO ...

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PUSHED Complete Work On Debut EP

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have set "Iodine" as the name of their debut EP, which was recently recorded at Global Artists Studios (formerly Goldentrack Studios) in Escondido, California. Three new cuts appear on the effort alongside a remixed version of the track "Surface" from the ...

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BRICK BATH Announce New Vocalist

Pavement/Crash Music recording artists BRICK BATH have announced the addition of new vocalist/frontman Cody Hubbard. After six weeks of auditions, the band have decided that Cody will be the permanent replacement for former vocalist Joseph McCaw, who left the group following their 2002 US Summer Tour. The band are currently in the pre-production stages for ...

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PULKAS Becomes I:AM:I

Long-running British metal act PULKAS have changed their name to I:AM:I due to "boring tedious music business bulshit," according to an official press release. "All you need to know is one of the best bands of the last five years are back and better then ever — spread the word." I:AM:I, who recently acquired a ...

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CRIMINAL To Support DARKANE In London

CRIMINAL, the formerly Chile-based act featuring former PENTAGRAM mainman Anton Reisenegger, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Rob Eaglestone, ex-EXTREME NOISE TERROR drummer Zac O'Neil and former ENTWINED keyboardist Mark Royce, will be supporting DARKANE at the London Underworld in London, England on Tuesday, November 12. As previously reported, CRIMINAL recently completed work on a three-song demo ...

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WHITESNAKE To Issue 'Greatest Hits'-Style Double CD

A "greatest hits"-style double-CD collection from WHITESNAKE, entitled "Here I Go Again", is due to be issued on October 29 via Geffen Records. The full track listing for the compilation is as follows: CD 1: 01. Here I Go Again (Radio Mix) 02. Slide It In 03. Slow An' Easy 04. Love Ain't No Stranger ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Hard At Work On 'Jaded'

Finland's TO/DIE/FOR are currently at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta recording their new album, entitled "Jaded", for a tentative early 2003 release through Spinefarm Records. A single release will precede album before the end of the year. Among the song titles set to appear on the upcoming CD are "Too Much Ain't Enough", "Dying Embers", "Silence ...

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