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THE BONDED BY METAL OVER EUROPE TOUR 2003: Complete Lineup Announced!

The complete lineup for the upcoming the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003" has finally been announced. According to the organizers, Belgium's Metallysee Productions, the trek — which is scheduled to begin in October — will feature appearances by the following groups: EXODUS NUCLEAR ASSAULT AGENT STEEL BEHEMOTH MORTICIAN CARNAL FORGE OCCULT ...

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CELTIC FROST's FISCHER Speaks Out On SANCTUARY, Upcoming CD

Reunited Swiss avant-garde metallers CELTIC FROST are continuing work on their long-awaited comeback CD, tentatively titled "Probe". The group, who have yet to sign a label deal for the new effort, are self-financing much of the recordings, which are tentatively set to surface later this year. Among the working titles that are expected to appear ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE To Play At Record Release Party

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE will play a record-release party for their fourth full-length album, "My Passion // Your Pain", on Friday, May 2 at J.C. Fenix in Sittard. Also set to appear are MORNING, CHAOS CONTROL, FLESH MADE SIN and STORMRIDER. "My Passion // Your Pain", due on May 5 through Metal Blade ...

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LIMBONIC ART Split Up!

Norway's LIMBONIC ART have officially split up. According to the group's official web site (www.limbonic.com) "We feel that we have reached as far as we could in our collaboration, and do not feel as inspired as we should when it comes to [producing] new quality music. There is no reason to go on ...

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MARCOS CURIEL: I Was Fired From P.O.D.

Ex-P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel has lashed out at his former bandmates, claiming that he was fired from the band last week because he has other projects and because of differences in religious philosophies. "I was hoping I could do what Maynard [Keenan] does," Curiel told MTV.com. "He's in TOOL and A PERFECT CIRCLE. That's obviously ...

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MARILYN MANSON's New Family

MARILYN MANSON manager Tony Ciulla has officially partnered with Spivak-Sobol Entertainment, according to Hits Daily Double. Spivak-Sobol represent QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, A PERFECT CIRCLE and TORI AMOS, among others. In related news, a bunch of photos taken at Dita Von Teese's (MARILYN MANSON's girlfriend) performance at The Chamber in Atlanta, Georgia on Jan. ...

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SAVATAGE Singer To Guest At CIRCLE II CIRCLE Gig

SAVATAGE mainman Jon Oliva will reportedly make an appearance with CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band led by ex-SAVATAGE singer Zak Stevens, at the group's first-ever show on Friday, Feb. 28 at Twilight in Tampa, Florida. Oliva is also said to have been invited by Germany's Rock Hard magazine to be a special guest during ...

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SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA, SKINLESS Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATH FEST 2003

SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA, SKINLESS and ABORTED are among the acts confirmed for Maryland Death Fest 2003, a three-day death metal festival scheduled to take place May 23-25 at The Thunderdome in Baltimore, Maryland. The complete lineup for the event (in alphabetical order) is as follows: ABORTED (Belgium) ABUSE (Canada) ARTERY ERUPTION (California) BRODEQUIN (Tennessee) CINERARY (Illinois) ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Announce Lineup Changes Galore

As first reported here on Feb. 7, former MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez (a.k.a. Jeordie White) has now officially replaced Paz Lenchantin in A PERFECT CIRCLE. In addition, the band have announced that guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen has left the group to become a full-time member of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and ...

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Ex-MARILYN MANSON Bassist Joins A PERFECT CIRCLE?

Former MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez is strongly rumored to have joined A PERFECT CIRCLE as a replacement for Paz Lenchantin. Lenchantin is believed to have left the group last year in order to become a full-time member of ZWAN, the band led by ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan. A PERFECT CIRCLE are currently working ...

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ZWAN Land At #3 On BILLBOARD Album Chart

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, are the highest debuting act on the next Billboard 200 albums chart, having sold 90,025 copies of their debut album, "Mary Star of ...

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ZWAN: Live Photos Posted Online

Several photos taken during ZWAN's performance at their album release party at The Museum Of Science And Industry in Chicago, Illinois have been posted online at this location. ZWAN feature in their ranks former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE's LEEUWEN On Upcoming CD: 'It Keeps Changing'

A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen recently spoke to Australia's Undercover News about the band's upcoming sophomore effort, tentatively due later in the year. "Last I heard, there wasn't any vocals on it," Troy said. "That is another thing that continually evolves as time progresses. It is getting close to be finishing. The vocals ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Start Work On Sophomore CD

A PERFECT CIRCLE have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to their 2000 debut, "Mer De Noms", tentatively due in the summer. "On Jan 17, 2003, A PERFECT CIRCLE reconvened to begin the writing/recording process," frontman Maynard Keenan confirmed via the group's official web site. "When it's done, you all will be the first ...

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DROWNING POOL: 'We Are Not Looking For DAVE WILLIAMS II'

Since reconvening late last year, the surviving members of DROWNING POOL have written more than half a dozen instrumental songs, which drummer Mike Luce described to Rolling Stone as ranging from their heaviest material ever to a track that might be their lightest (tentatively titled "Pussy Control"). "The only thing that kept us positive was ...

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MANOWAR Seek Acts For Label Imprint

MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music label imprint are asking all unsigned metal bands to please submit their CD, photos, bio, phone and e-mail to the following address: Magic Circle Music PO Box 7214 Auburn, NY 13021 USA For more information, visit Magic Circle Music's official web site at this location. ...

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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5: More Confirmations Announced

More artists have been confirmed for the upcoming March Metal Meltdown 5 festival, set to take place Mar. 7-8 at The Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. The following is a list of bands (in alphabetical order) that have so far been "confirmed" to appear at March Metal Meltdown 5: 7 WITCHES ALL THAT REMAINS ...

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SAHARA DUST Demo Posted Online

Holland's SAHARA DUST, the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, have posted their two-song demo online at this location. The tracks available for download are "Cry For The Moon" and "Illusive Concensus". SAHARA DUST are in the process of recording their debut ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Mixing New CD, Negotiating Record Deal

Reunited NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD have finished tracking their first full album of new songs since 1993's "Death & Progress" and are currently mixing the effort with producer Andrew Scarth for a tentative late spring/early summer release. The as-yet-untitled CD — which was recorded at recorded at Mad Hat Studios in Wolverhampton, England — is ...

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METALLICA Bassist Search: Rumors Abound

Former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and current OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo is rumored to have made three trips to METALLICA's Bay Area headquarters in the recent weeks to audition for the vacant bassist slot in the group. Also said to have tried out for the band is former MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez, a close friend ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE 2003 Festival

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE are the latest act to have been confirmed for Summer Breeze 2003 festival, scheduled to take place Aug. 21-23, 2003 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The following are the artists currently set to perform at the event (in alphabetical order): AGE OF IGNORANCE AMON AMARTH CALLENISH CIRCLE CHILDREN OF BODOM DARKSEED ...

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