SUICIDE SHIFT: The SADUS/TESTAMENT Collaboration

The new San Francisco Bay Area-based project featuring SADUS/TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio, SADUS frontman Darren Travis, and TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, has tentatively set SUICIDE SHIFT as its moniker, and are presently finalizing work on 10 original compositions, some of which have been completed, while others still “need a lot of work with Chuck”, according ...

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DOWN Add Birmingham, Atlanta Dates

DOWN have added two more dates to their upcoming US tour. The group will now play in Birmingham, Alabama on April 28th and in Atlanta, Georgia on April 29th. A New Orleans show is likely to take place at the end of the trek in late May. ...

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ROCK FEST 2002: A Classic Rock Celebration

Rock Fest 2002 is the name of a “classic rock” festival that is scheduled to take place on July 18-21 in Cadott, Wisconsin. So far, the following acts have been confirmed for the event: Thursday, July 18th 4:30 PM - VIC FERRARI 6:30 PM - DIO 8:30 PM - THE SCORPIONS 11:00 PM - DEEP ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's EDDIE JACKSON: We've Never Had This Many New Ideas To Choose From

Progressive rockers QUEENSRŸCHE have begun writing songs for their new, as-yet-untitled studio album for a late 2002 release through Sanctuary Records. The band is undertaking intensive songwriting sessions at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, Washington, and have already come up with “more than enough ideas to choose from,” according to bassist Eddie Jackson. “I don't ...

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WARLORD Secure Management, Ink Record Deal

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), have signed with manager Fabrizio Giruzzi, whose list of clients includes ANGRA, LABYRINTH, and VISION DIVINE, and have inked an international record deal with Drakkar Records/BMG Entertainment, Atrheia Records/Edel Distribution. ...

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MARDUK Confirmed For WITH FULL FORCE

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have been confirmed for the With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The group's only live appearance this summer, the festival will see the band officially introducing their new drummer Emil Dragutinovic and previewing some of ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Pays Tribute To Fallen Country Star

According to an MTV.com report, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield wrote a letter of condolence that was read to the crowd at the March 23rd memorial service held in honor of country superstar Waylon Jennings, who passed away in February. Hetfield's lengthy message was reportedly very heartfelt and was greeted by a great cheer from the ...

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