MACHINE HEAD Confirmed To Headline Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

MACHINE HEAD have been confirmed as the first headliners of this year's Rock Hard Festival, a two-day event set to take place May 29-30, 2004 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Other bands currently scheduled to appear are STRATOVARIUS, LACUNA COIL, RAGE, IN EXTREMO, DOOMSWORD, DESASTER and DEAD SOUL TRIBE. Tickets to the festival cost 50 ...

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Swedish THE SWEET Tribute: Audio Available

Current and former members of KISS, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, THUNDER, HUGHES & TURNER PROJECT, EUROPE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JEFF SCOTT SOTO, AT VANCE, CANDLEMASS, TALISMAN, LION'S SHARE, NARNIA and RADIOACTIVE have contributed to the Swedish tribute to THE SWEET, titled "The Sweet According To Sweden", due on February 9 through Rivel Records. Liner notes for the ...

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PSYCHOTIC WALTZ Albums To Be Reissued

Metal Blade Records (Europe) will re-release the long-out-of-print albums by acclaimed progressive metal outfit PSYCHOTIC WALTZ. All four albums will be released in two box-sets featuring a wealth of bonus material. The first box-set will include the albums "A Social Grace" and "Mosquito" and will be released on March 22. The bonus material will be ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Studio Update

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello to all the DEATH ANGEL fans out there. Happy New Year (better late than never, right). "We've been locked away at SF Soundworks in San Francisco recording a new album. We've been in here since Jan. 3rd & ...

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ANTHRAX: 'Metallum Maximum Aeturnum' Track Listing Revealed

ANTHRAX have announced the list of winning tracks to be recorded for the group's collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs sung by current vocalist John Bush, dubbed "Metallum Maximum Aeturnum". The songs, which were selected by the fans via the band's official homepage as part of ANTHRAX's 20th Anniversary Celebration, are as follows: 01. Anthrax ...

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ENTOMBED Confirm Bassist's Departure

Sweden's ENTOMBED have issued an official statement confirming the departure of bassist Jörgen Sandström (as first reported here yesterday). According to the statement, "Jörgen has decided to quit touring and left the band on good terms. [However] this does not mean that Jörgen will leave the music business as he is still a ...

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DESECRATION Confirmed For Germany's NRW DEATHFEST

Brutal Welsh death metallers DESECRATION are the latest act confirmed for NRW Deathfest, a two-day festival set to take place September 17-18 in Wermelskirchen (near Leverkusen), Germany. The complete list of bands currently set to appear at the festival is as follows: DESECRATION (Wales) IMMERSED IN BLOOD (Sweden) PURGATORY (Germany) DEPRESSION (Germany) IMPURE (Germany) JACK ...

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ST. LUCIFER To Release Promotional CD In May

ST. LUCIFER, the new Austrian metal band featuring former ABIGOR members Peter Kubik (guitars), Silenius (vocals, ex-SUMMONING) and Moritz Neuner (drums, SHADOWCAST, DARKWELL), are scheduled to release their first demo/promo CD in May. The disc will be used primarily for promotional purposes, but a limited amount will be available for purchase via the group's soon-to-be-launched ...

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METALLICA And LINKIN PARK Confirmed To Headline DOWNLOAD 2004

The organizers of the U.K.'s Download Festival have confirmed that METALLICA and LINKIN PARK will headline this year's event. LINKIN PARK will top the bill at Donington on 5 June, while METALLICA will close the festivities the following day. Due to the success of last year's debut Download Festival, Download will be going on the ...

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