REVEREND To Headline Germany's METAL MAFIA FESTIVAL

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH/current WAYNE frontman David Wayne and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have been confirmed to headline the 5th Anniversary Metal Mafia Festival on December 13th in Aschaffenburg, Germany. As previously reported, REVEREND will also headline the Black Rose Festival in Dordrecht, Holland on December 8th. ...

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SOCIETY 1 Ink Deal With EARACHE RECORDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Earache Records is proud to announce its newest worldwide signing: SOCIETY 1. Fronted by Hollywood extremist, Matt Zane, SOCIETY 1 are at the forefront of the new breed of L.A. metal bands. With a pounding industrial pulse, ballistic guitars and Matt Zane's unparallelled rage, SOCIETY 1 have inspired comparisons to MARILYN MANSON, ...

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Ex-MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT Drummer Gets Endorsed

Former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos (currently in THE SERVANTS) has landed an endorsement deal with Moon Drum Co. As part of the deal, Moon has given Kontos his own signature set, made to Chris' specifications: Big, solid, fat drums. 14X16 tom, 16X18 floor, 18X18 floor, 24X18 kick, 14X6 & ½ snare. The shells are ...

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DARKANE To Make Live Debut In UK, Japan

Sweden's DARKANE will make their live debut in UK and Japan in November. Support at the UK dates will come from CRIMINAL and DESCENT while the Japanese tour will include MASTODON and HIGH ON FIRE. The details are as follows: Nov. 11 – Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach Nov. 12 – London, UK - ...

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TOMAHAWK To Headline CMJ MARATHON Opening-Night Party

TOMAHAWK, the "all star" band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, ex-HELMET drummer Jon Stainer, former JESUS LIZARD guitarist Duane Denison, and ex-THE COWS/current MELVINS bassist Kevin Rutmanis, will headline the opening-night party at this year's CMJ Marathon on October 30th at the Roxy in New York City. Also scheduled to appear on ...

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CRAZY TOWN To Issue 'Darkhorse' In November

CRAZY TOWN have set Darkhorse as the title of their sophomore album, due on November 12th via Columbia Records. Darkhorse was produced by Howard Benson (P.O.D., SEPULTURA, SKINDRED) and is the follow-up to CRAZY TOWN's 1999 debut, The Gift Of Game. Among the collaborators in the studio was WEEZER frontman Rivers Cuomo, who added a ...

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SUICIDE SHIFT Mini-Clip Posted Online

A 20-second clip of SUICIDE SHIFT — the new San Francisco Bay Area band featuring SADUS/TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio, SADUS frontman Darren Travis, and TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy — performing live at The Pound in San Francisco on September 13th can be viewed at this location. ...

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NONPOINT Want To Communicate With Their Fans

NONPOINT have posted the following message via their official web site: "Some bands read their fan mail….most don't. Some Artists read their e-mail….but most rarely write back. Some post in the diary section of their web sites…but not very often. Some have IMs…but they never seem to respond. "If music is communication, NONPOINT wants to ...

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THE CULT Confirm Split With ATLANTIC — Band 'On Hiatus'

THE CULT have officially split with Lava/Atlantic Records (who released the band's acclaimed 2001 CD, Beyond Good & Evil) and are currently "on hiatus," according to guitarist Billy Duffy and vocalist Ian Astbury, who were the featured guests on the syndicated radio show Rockline last night. Although the group — completed by bassist Craig Adams ...

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BORKNAGAR Cancel European Tour

BORKNAGAR have cancelled their European tour with FINNTROLL, SUSPERIA, SUIDAKRA and WINDIR after they were unable to secure affordable transportation for the duration of the trek. "The Swedish bus company raised their prices 63% and we tried getting new busses from about all other bus companies in Europe but it seems like every band on ...

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