SKINLAB Frontman Forges Ahead With Side Project

DEF IGNITION, the San Francisco Bay Area-based band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, have completed their lineup and are currently recording their first "official" demo. "Things are going fast," Esquivel said. "We're not wasting anytime with this. The plan is to have a record out this year. I'm not sure where it will end up, ...

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REGURGITATE Drop Off CENTINEX Tour

Sweden's REGURGITATE have been forced to drop off the upcoming Finnish mini-tour headlined by CENTINEX. A new support act will be announced shortly, according to a posting on CENTINEX's web site. In other news, CENTINEX's upcoming show in Borlänge, Sweden, which was previously scheduled to take place on February 6 at S2, will now take ...

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Former HYPNOSIA Drummer Dies Of Cancer

Former HYPNOSIA drummer Mikael Sjöstrand passed away on Thursday, January 8 after a battle with skin cancer. He was 27 years old. A highly acclaimed Swedish thrash/death metal act, HYPNOSIA split up in June 2002 after a seven-year existence that produced a seven-song EP (1999's "Violent Intensity", Iron Fist Productions) and one full-length album (2000's ...

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Girlfriend Of Ex-MEAT PUPPETS Bassist Says He's Being Mistreated While In Custody

Ruth Wilson, the girlfriend of former MEAT PUPPETS bassist Cris Kirkwood, has issued an update on his condition via the Cris Kirkwood Yahoo! group [email protected] Kirkwood, 43, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon at a federal facility for allegedly striking a security guard with the guard's baton after an argument over a parking ...

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MINISTRY: New Studio Photos Posted Online

Industrial rock pioneers MINISTRY are at Sonic Ranch studio in Tornillo, Texas the studio recording the follow-up to 2003's "Animositisomina". Entitled "Houses of the Molé", the album is tentatively scheduled for release in the spring through Sanctuary Records. Check out a few pictures from the studio at this location. MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen ...

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DEAD KENNEDYS Announce Mexican Tour Dates

DEAD KENNEDYS will play Mexico City and Monterey, Mexico for the first time ever. The Mexico City show will take place on January 31, 2004 at El Rayo and the Monterey date is set for February 1, 2004 at Café Iguana. Additionally, the band announced two dates in California to coincide with the Mexico shows. ...

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