ATOMIZER, IMPIETY, HACAVITZ To Team Up For Mexican Tour

Australian black/death/thrash metallers ATOMIZER's upcoming European tour with IMPIETY and WITCHMASTER will be preceded by a trip to Mexico with IMPIETY and HACAVITZ. "We'll do six shows in Mexico before heading off for Europe," the band write on their web site. "We're also talking with TSJUDER about a couple of shows in Norway after the ...

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SCORPIONS: First European Tour Dates Announced

SCORPIONS have announced the first dates as part of the "Unbreakable Tour 2004". They are as follows: May, 22 – Ingolstadt, GER @ TBA Jun. 04 – Halberstadt, GER @ Domplatz Jun. 11 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 12 – Lichtenvoorde, NETH @ Arrow Rock Festival As previously reported, SCORPIONS — who ...

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DIECAST Finish Recording New Album

The Boston-based dynamic metalcore quintet DIECAST have completed the recording process for their new album, "Tearing Down Your Blue Skies", set for a summer release through Century Media Records. This is the group's first effort since their acclaimed debut full-length, "Day of Reckoning", released over three years ago. Commented bassist Jeremy, "I guess the first ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Wants To Make You Sweat It Out On The Can

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has joined forces with the company Ring of Fire to produce a tongue-sizzling brand of hot sauce. Bottling is expected to begin in approximately two weeks. The sauce will initially be available this fall on Anthony's official web site, Mad Anthony's Cafe, as well as the Ring of Fire site, ...

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HELL ON EARTH: Festival Promoter Lied To Us

Industrial rock band HELL ON EARTH have issued the following statement via their official web site: "Jack Koshick, promoter for the Florida Sun n' Steel Metalfest, was caught in his own web of lies after HELL ON EARTH's meeting with Pinellas Expo Center's General Manager John LaChance and Koshick. "During the meeting, it was revealed ...

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SLIPKNOT Set First Single Off New Album

SLIPKNOT will release the track "Duality" as the first single from their as-yet-untitled new album, due out on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. The song will impact radio stations on May 4. In other news, SLIPKNOT's track "Don't Get Close", which appears in the recently released Activision game "MTX: Motocross", will NOT be appearing on ...

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ANTHRAX Announce 'Warm-Up' Show In Hollywood

ANTHRAX have announced a one-off date on Thursday, April 8 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, The gig, which will serve as a "warm-up" concert for their Japanese/Australian tour, "is a show not to be missed" guitarist Scott Ian writes on the band's web site. "We're letting [the fans] know first ...

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GREAT WHITE Singer: 'My Life Has Changed Forever'

GREAT WHITE lead singer Jack Russell recently told the Houston Chronicle that he has kept the group active following the Rhode Island club fire that killed 100 fans to make money for the Station Family Fund, a nonprofit organization benefiting the victims and survivors of the fire. "I'm out here on the road and talking ...

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MASTODON Begin Recording New Album

MASTODON have commenced the recording process for their new album, "Leviathan", at Robert Lang Studios (NIRVANA, PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES, FOO FIGHTERS) and Litho Studios (DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN, BOTCH) in Seattle with producer Matt Bayles. Bayles had previously worked with MASTODON on their acclaimed "Remission" album in addition to doing studio work with such groups as ...

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