METALLICA's 2004 Tour Rider Posted Online

The Smoking Gun, a web site that posts original documents on the Internet, has obtained METALLICA's backstage rider for the 2004 tour. The contract rider includes specifications on stage design, sound systems, lighting rigs, as well as an artist's wish list — from transportation and billing to dressing room accommodations and meals. METALLICA's complete 2004 ...

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MICHIGAN DEATHFEST 2004 Postponed To Early August

Michigan Deathfest 2004 has been postponed to August 6-7 from the originally announced June 25-26 due to the unexpected closing of the original venue (The Labyrinth in Detroit), according to the festival organizers. Bands scheduled to appear at the event are JUNGLE ROT, 25 TA LIFE and Columbia's UNDERTHREAT. All tickets previously sold will still ...

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AYREON To Perform On Dutch Radio

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen will appear on the "Swijnenstal" radio program on 3FM, the Dutch national pop radio station, this Friday, June 25. He will be interviewed and will play one acoustic track with Irene Jansen and Peter Vink. You can tune into the program starting at 7:00 p.m. CET and you can stream the ...

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EXMORTEM: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have revealed the track listing for their as-yet-untitled fifth album, tentatively due later in the year. The as-yet-untitled CD was mixed with producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Parasite Paradise 02. Flesh Havoc 03. Black Walls Of ...

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BEATALLICA: More Live Shows Announced

BEATALLICA, the Midwestern band which "covers BEATLES songs in the style of METALLICA, infusing the lyrics and arrangements of Fab Four standards with wonderfully unsubtle references to METALLICA's songs and a spot-on imitation of James Hetfield's distinctive vocals" (Ice magazine), have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 18 - Chicago, IL ...

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OZZFEST Organizers Warn Against Sale Of Counterfeit Passes

According to a posting at Ozzfest.com, someone is selling counterfeit passes in Denver, Colorado. "First off, Ozzfest DOES NOT SELL passes so if you are approached, please don't be conned!" reads the message on the site. "These will not be honored at any Ozzfest locations. Tickets are available for purchase on Ozzfest.com and at Ticketmaster ...

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AMON AMARTH Complete Work On New CD

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have completed work on their new album, "Fate of Norns", according to an online posting by the band's vocalist Johan Hegg. "Currently we're preparing for the upcoming Rock The Nations Festival in Istanbul on July 3rd-4th. After that we'll take a well-deserved vacation from the music before we start preparing for Wacken ...

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KINGDOM COME: 'Perpetual' Samples Posted Online

KINGDOM COME have set an August 30 release date through Frontiers Records for their new album, "Perpetual". "Taking the formula that made KINGDOM COME a household name during the late 1980s and mixing it with fresh production elements and some of [mainman Lenny Wolf's] strongest songwriting to date, 'Perpetual' will be a surefire pleasure for ...

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