UNJUST Added To Oakland's TATTOO THE EARTH

San Francisco Bay Area metallers UNJUST have just been added to the 2002 Tattoo The Earth festival. The event will be held at the Oakland Coliseum (home of the Oakland Raiders) on Friday, August 9th. UNJUST will be performing a forty-five minute set on Friday featuring new, previously-unreleased material. Tickets are $20 and are available ...

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SCHANDMAUL: Folk Metal Of The Highest Order

Up-and-coming German folk metal act SCHANDMAUL will release their third album, entitled Narrenk├Ânig, in the first week of October. Combining old instruments as flutes, bagpipes, fiddle, etc. with electric guitar, bass and drums, SCHANDMAUL create their unique sound, which has been described as being somewhere between IN EXTREMO, SUBWAY TO SALLY and latter-day SKYCLAD. Five ...

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BREACH Split Up

Swedish hardcore/punk band BREACH have split up after ten years together. The group had released four full-length albums via Burning Heart Records. No information is currently available about the band members' individual plans for the future. ...

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BIOHAZARD Cancel European Tour

BIOHAZARD have cancelled plans to tour Europe later this month as a result of guitarist Carmello Vincent Matteliano's recent emergency surgery. Although Carmello is expected to make a full recovery, he is unable to travel for the next few weeks, hence the group's decision to withdraw from all of their previously-scheduled shows. As previously reported, ...

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SKINLAB Confirmed For Oakland TATTOO THE EARTH Event

San Francisco Bay Area's SKINLAB will perform Saturday, August 10th as part of the Tattoo The Earth weekend at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The event, sponsored by The Oakland Museum Of California will be hosted by acclaimed tattoo artist and festival brainchild, Paul Booth. The focus of this year's event will be more ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Commence Recording "Damnation And A Day"

CRADLE OF FILTH have entered Parkgate Studio in Hastings, England to record their much-anticipated Damnation And A Day CD for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Sony Music. "The studio is akin to a buzzy hive of activity right now, with several recording processes' going on at the same time," bassist Dave Pybus (ex-ANATHEMA, DREAMBREED) ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Praises Producer's Contributions To New CD

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis recently commented on the contributions to the group's latest CD, Untouchables, of the album's producer Michael Beinhorn, a renowned studio wizard who's previously produced groups ranging from the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS to OZZY OSBOURNE. "What we did was like write heavy music in an orchestral style using different like movements, ...

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DAVE GROHL To Direct New FOO FIGHTERS Video

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl will direct the first video, "All My Life", from the band's fourth album, 1 X 1 ("One By One"). The clip is scheduled to be filmed in Los Angeles the week of August 12th. Grohl had previously directed the videos for "Monkey Wrench" and "My Hero", both from 1997's The ...

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MARILYN MANSON Makes Cameo Appearance In MURDERDOLLS Video

MARILYN MANSON makes a guest appearance in "Dead In Hollywood", the first video from MURDERDOLLS. MURDERDOLLS singer Wednesday 13 told Launch about the clip. "Actually, our guest star is Marilyn Manson. Manson. You know that guy? Marilyn Manson? Not Charles Manson. And so y'know, he has a role in it, which I can't reveal 'till ...

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"THE OSBOURNES" One Of 10 Worst Shows On Cable: Report

A TV watchdog group denounced The Osbournes as one of the ten "worst" shows on cable television in a new report released yesterday, according to Billboard. MTV programs like The Osbournes and The Real World comprise half of the Parents Television Council's (PTC) "Worst" list, which is rounded out by offerings on FX, TNN, and ...

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