ABIGOR To Make Live Debut In July

Austrian black metal outfit ABIGOR will perform live for the first time ever at Innsbruck's Skeleton Bash on July 27th. Also set to appear at the event are the legendary PUNGENT STENCH. ABIGOR's appearance at Skeleton Bash will mark the band's first appearance with new vocalist Stefan F. (GRAVEWORM), who replaced Thurisaz earlier in the ...

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SUTURE Ink Deal With Deepsend Records

Louisiana's “sickest death metal act” SUTURE have inked a deal with underground label Deepsend Records (home of CINERARY, among others). The group's full-length debut, entitled Deconstructing Anatomy, will be out in July, and will feature artwork by Jon Zig (i.e. DEEDS OF FLESH, DISGORGE). ...

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NEUROTICA To Replace JERRY CANTRELL At Florida's LIVESTOCK 12

Florida's NEUROTICA, featuring former ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, have landed the Livestock 12 slot vacated by former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, who withdrew from the festival in order to attend memorial services for late AIC frontman Layne Staley. NEUROTICA will be appearing at the Zephyrhills (near Tampa), Florida event on Sunday, April 28th ...

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VOIVOD Crush Hamilton In First Official Reunion Gig

VOIVOD performed the following tracks during their first official reunion show with vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), which took place last night at Sonic Unyon in Hamilton, Ontario: 01. The Unknown Knows 02. Overreaction 03. Warriors of Ice 04. Tribal Convictions 05. The Prow 06. Nuclear War 07. Brain Scan 08. Order of the Black ...

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HALFORD Still On For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

HALFORD have not cancelled their appearance at Sweden Rock festival, according to event representative Janne Stark. Part of the confusion apparently stems from the fact that “[Germany's] Wacken [Open Air] festival [announced] HALFORD's appearance there before HALFORD had even confirmed,” says Stark. “When they couldn't confirm, [the] Wacken [organizers] said the band had 'cancelled'.” Sweden ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: Taking The Music Back

ROB ZOMBIE will go to court in mid-July to settle a dispute with Mazda Trucks over the unauthorized use of the singer's music in the company's commercial two years ago. Mazda apparently used music from ZOMBIE's Hellbilly Deluxe album without ROB's permission or knowledge and it infuriated the vocalist, who has never intended to allow ...

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PLANET US To Perform At CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS?

PLANET US, the side project band featuring Michael Anthony (bass—VAN HALEN), Neal Schon (guitar—JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals—ex-VAN HALEN), and Deen Castronovo (drums—JOURNEY), may get up on stage and perform a song or two at the 2002 California Music Awards this Saturday, April 27th at the Henry J. Kaiser Arena in Oakland, California, according to Anthony's ...

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