DYNAMO OPEN AIR 2002: It's On!!!

Respected Dutch metal magazine Aardschok have confirmed via their official web site that the 2002 edition of Holland's problem-plagued Dynamo Festival will in fact take place on July 14th on the same grounds (in the town of Weert) as the Bospop festival, which is scheduled to happen on July 12th and 13th. The one-day concert ...

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SHAMAN Confirmed For Spain's VINA ROCK 2002 Festival

Brazil's SHAMAN, featuring former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (guitar), have been confirmed for the Vina Rock Espanha 2002 festival, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 27th at Auditorio Municipal in Villarrobledo, Spain. Other artists set to appear at the event include R.D.P. and BARON ROJO, ...

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DRAGONLORD To Lens Video Clip

San Francisco Bay Area's DRAGONLORD, featuring Eric Peterson of TESTAMENT, and SADUS/TESTAMENT members Steve Smyth and Steve DiGiorgio, will film a video for an as-yet-undetermined track from the group's debut CD, entitled Rapture, during April. The clip will be lensed in conjunction with RC Media, who had previously directed SKINLAB's "Know Your Enemies" video, among ...

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KITTIE Part Ways With Bassist, Replacement Announced

KITTIE have parted ways with bassist Talena Atfield and have replaced her with Jennifer J. Arroyo (formerly of the D.C. band SPINE). According to an official statement from the group, We are so sad and disappointed that Talena chose to leave the band. We wish she would have stayed with us, but we view it ...

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Former OBITUARY Drummer To Make "Saturday Night Live" Appearance!

Rising Tampa, Florida-based artist ANDREW WK, whose backing band features former OBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy, will be the featured musical guest on the April 13th edition of Saturday Night Live, hosted by WWF superstar The Rock. ANDREW WK's debut full-length album, entitled, I Get Wet, hits stores on Tuesday, March 26th through Island Records. In ...

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THE DAMNED Withdraw From ROB ZOMBIE Tour

THE DAMNED have withdrawn from ROB ZOMBIE's Demon Speeding tour due to the poor reception given to the long-running punk outfit at the tour's first several stops. "Unfortunately, from the very first show it was apparent that THE DAMNED's subtle blend of gothic punk was lost on the predominately metal crowds," guitarist Captain Sensible wrote ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND, SILENT FORCE Added To PROGPOWER USA III

DEVIN TOWNSEND (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, OCEAN MACHINE) and SILENT FORCE (featuring vocalist DC Cooper, ex-ROYAL HUNT) are the latest confirmed additions to this year's ProgPower USA festival. ProgPower is a two-day metal event scheduled to take place in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, November 15th and 16th at the Earthlink Live venue. With DEVIN ...

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LAVABONE Enter Studio To Record New Demo

San Francisco Bay Area's LAVABONE, featuring former PRIMER 55 drummer Kevin Jackson, have entered the studio to demo new tracks with producer/engineer Dave Dominguez (i.e. PAPA ROACH, POWERMAN 5000, STAIND, GUNS N' ROSES). According to drummer Jackson, “the songs are near completion, and they're coming together amazingly. We had high hopes starting this project, which ...

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