VIO-LENCE: MILWAUKEE METALFEST Is A No-Go

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will not be appearing at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest, according to a message posted via the band's official web site. No reason was given for the group's decision to pull out of the event. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist Welcomes Newest Addition To Family

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY leader/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde and family welcomed their newest addition, Hendrix Halen Michael Rhoads Wylde, on Tuesday, July 9th, at 3:40 AM Pacific time. Hendrix is the third child in the Wylde clan. Zakk Wylde is already back at work rehearsing for Ozzfest 2002 which kicks off tomorrow night in Scranton, ...

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Former AMEN Guitarist Resurfaces In "Heavy" New Band

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, are currently mixing their new album, entitled Hot Blood, with Joe Barresi (i.e. JESUS LIZARD, MELVINS, QOTSA) for a late 2002 release through Dim Mak Records. "It's a multi-dimensional beast that will rip your heart out as well as your face off!," vocalist Samuel James Velde ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Announce Hometown Gig

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO—featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg and LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson—will perform at Metalterassen in Gothenburg, Sweden on July 27th. ...

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HALFORD: GRASPOP Set List Revealed, Rob's WNEW Interview Posted

HALFORD performed the following set during their appearance at Graspop Metal Meeting on Saturday, July 6th: 01. Painkiller 02. Jawbreaker 03. Resurrection 04. Made In Hell 05. Exciter 06. Betrayal 07. Golgotha (10-minute break due to technical problems) 08. Cyberworld 09. The Hellion 10. Electric Eye (cut off in middle due to continued technical problems) ...

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ROCKBITCH To Cease All Gigging Activities

Britain's all-girl rock band/sex commune ROCKBITCH have announced plans to cease all gigging activities following tonight's concert in Worcester, UK. According to a message posted on the band's official web site, "we were en-route to our gig in Sheffield, England when the phone rang and we were informed that the council had put massive pressure ...

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KORN's JAMES "MUNKY" SHAFFER: "HITLER Went To Heaven"

KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer believes Hitler went to heaven. "I think this is true Hitler went to Heaven [if such a thing as Heaven really exists]," Shaffer told Britain's Metal Hammer magazine. "He felt that what he did was right, and I think that if what you feel you're doing is right, in your ...

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CAGE To Begin Recording "Darker Than Black"

San Diego, California-based power metallers CAGE will begin recording their third full-length album, entitled Darker Than Black, on July 12th at Silver Cloud studios (i.e. BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, ROB ROCK) in Burbank, California with producer Joe Floyd (WARRIOR guitarist). The tentative track listing for Darker Than Black is as follows: 01. Kill The Devil 02. ...

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SEPULTURA Enlist "Nation" Producer For Forthcoming Covers EP

SEPULTURA will enter Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil on July 25th with producer Steve Evetts (i.e. EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE) to record a mini-CD consisting of several cover songs and a couple of new cuts, to be released through an as-yet-undetermined label later in the year. At the moment, the plan is for the EP ...

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