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SEVEN WITCHES To Support OVERKILL In Europe

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, and HELSTAR singer James Rivera, have been confirmed as the opening band for OVERKILL on their November European tour. Prior to hitting the road with OVERKILL, SEVEN WITCHES will play several warm-up headlining dates in the U.S. and Europe. ...

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DEATH ANGEL Added To 'Get Thrashed' Documentary

Reunited San Francisco metallers DEATH ANGEL have been added to the lineup of bands featured in "Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene. As previously reported, METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, VOIVOD, DISTURBED, SLIPKNOT, KITTIE and MESHUGGAH are among the other ...

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Thrash Metal Memorabilia Sought By Makers Of Documentary

The makers of the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene are looking for help and contributions from longtime metal fans everywhere. "We are looking for thrash fan memorabilia such as concert flyers, promo posters, old thrash magazine covers (ie: Metal Forces), classic ticket ...

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OVERKILL Announce U.S. Dates In Support Of 'Killbox 13'

New Jersey thrash metal legends OVERKILL have the first dates as part of their full U.S. headlining tour in support of their latest album, "Killbox 13". The details are as follows: Sep. 12 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Sep. 13 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre Sep. 14 - Harrisonberg, VA @ Main Street Sep. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Issue Career-Spanning Collection In October

MOTÖRHEAD will issue a five-CD, 99-song career-spanning overview, titled "Stone Deaf Forever!", on October 7 through Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records. It's the first fully comprehensive box set containing recordings made for multiple record companies during the period 1975-2002. And it's also the first one ever released with full band approval. The track listing was compiled with input ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE: New Song Posted Online

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, have posted a new demo track, titled "All Out War", in Real Audio format at this location. RESPONSE NEGATIVE's next show will take place on Friday, July 11 at Spanky's in West Palm Beach, Florida. Also set to appear ...

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OVERKILL Announce First Dates In Support Of 'Killbox 13'

New Jersey thrash metal legends OVERKILL have lined up a handful of regional dates following performances at several esteemed European festivals this month. OVERKILL are supporting their latest album, "Killbox 13", the 13th studio effort from the longstanding band. These shows will be among the first the group are playing since the release of "Killbox ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE: New Concert Date Announced

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the new Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, will be performing live at The Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale on Sunday, June 29. Also set to appear on the bill are SAQ, CHI PROJECT, and INHUMANE. For more information on RESPONSE NEGATIVE, visit the group's official web site ...

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REBELLION Pull Out Of OVERKILL Tour

Germany's REBELLION, featuring former GRAVE DIGGER members Uwe Lulis (guitar) and Tommi Goettlich (bass), have pulled out of their previously announced European tour with OVERKILL due to "organizational problems." The group, who released their second album, "Born a Rebel" (Drakkar Records/BMG) in April, are tentatively planning on embarking on a headlining tour in the fall. ...

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1349 Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Norwegian black metallers 1349, featuring SATYRICON drummer Frost, are the latest act to have been confirmed for Germany's With Full Force 2003 festival, which is set to take place July 4-6 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: Friday, July 4: ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Produce Themselves On Upcoming CD

Despite published reports suggesting that MACHINE HEAD would work with British producer Russ Russell on their new, as-yet-untitled album, the band are believed to be contemplating tackling the production duties themselves when they begin recording in the San Francisco Bay Area later this month. The follow-up to 2001's "Supercharger" will be mixed by Colin Richardson, ...

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Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, set to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany, has been announced. It is as follows: Friday, June 27 DESTRUCTOR (opener) BITCH ROBROCK AMON AMARTH AXXIS T.N.T. ANNIHILATOR DOKKEN SODOM HAMMERFALL DIO (headliner) Saturday, June 28 HIRAX (opener) ANGELWITCH MASTERPLAN BRAINSTORM PINK CREAM ...

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ANNIHILATOR Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Veteran Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have parted ways with vocalist Joe Comeau (ex-OVERKILL, LIEGE LORD) and have replaced him with Vancouver-based newcomer Dave Padden. Says ANNHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters: "Joe and I had a difference of opinion on an issue (not of a musical nature) that just couldn't be resolved mutually. We will miss Joe and ...

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SLAYER Confirmed For Spain's METAL MANIA FESTIVAL

SLAYER are the latest act confirmed to perform at Metal Mania Festival, a three-day event set to take place July 11-13 at Auditorio Municipal de Villarobledo in Albacete, Spain. Other bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival are as follows: Friday, July 11 BLIND GUARDIAN NIGHTWISH SEPULTURA KREATOR APOCALYPTICA OVERKILL REBELLION Saturday, July 12 ...

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DIO, KREATOR, HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Spain's METAL MANIA FESTIVAL

DIO, KREATOR, HAMMERFALL, and STRATOVARIUS are the latest acts confirmed to perform at Metal Mania Festival, a three-day event set to take place July 11-13 at Auditorio Municipal de Villarobledo in Albacete, Spain. The acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival are as follows: Friday, July 11 BLIND GUARDIAN NIGHTWISH SEPULTURA KREATOR APOCALYPTICA OVERKILL ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Work With COLIN RICHARDSON On New Album

MACHINE HEAD's as-yet-untitled fifth album will be produced by Colin Richardson, the man largely responsible for the crushingly thick sound on the band's first two offerings, 1994's "Burn My Eyes" and 1997's "The More Things Change…" Richardson, who has previously worked with FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH and OVERKILL, among others, mixed MACHINE HEAD's current live ...

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Former OVERKILL Guitarist Resurfaces In RESPONSE NEGATIVE

Former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson has resurfaced in a new South Florida-based band called RESPONSE NEGATIVE. A self-proclaimed power/death metal group, RESPONSE NEGATIVE have apparently yet to record any material with Gustafson, who, along with drummer Jim McCourt, is a recent addition to the band. Upcoming RESPONSE NEGATIVE dates: Apr. 12 – West Palm ...

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EXODUS Drummer Pulls Out Of ANGEL WITCH Reunion

EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting has pulled out of the planned ANGEL WITCH reunion project in order to focus all his time on upcoming touring and recording commitments with his main band. In his place, ANGEL WITCH mainman Kevin Heybourne, bassist Jon Torres (WARNING SF, ULYSSES SIREN, LAAZ ROCKIT) and Lee Altus (HEATHEN, DIE KRUPPS) have ...

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